Android development: Restart application programmatically

Here are two short code snippets that I used to restart my Android application programmatically.

First, I added the following code in the onCreate method of the activity I would like to restart and saved references to the activity and the restart-intent to static attributes:

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
  ACTIVITY = this;
  RESTART_INTENT = PendingIntent.getActivity(this.getBaseContext(), 0, new Intent(getIntent()), getIntent().getFlags());

Second, I used the following code to restart the application:

AlarmManager mgr = (AlarmManager)ACTIVITY.getSystemService(Context.ALARM_SERVICE);
mgr.set(AlarmManager.RTC, System.currentTimeMillis() + 1000, RESTART_INTENT);

2 responses to “Android development: Restart application programmatically”

  1. I have the following problem: I’m doing some tests on applications with robotium and i want to restart the application from within the test case. Below is the code I’m working on

    public testtest(){


    public void setUp() throws Exception {
    solo = new Solo(getInstrumentation(), getActivity());

    public void testFai() throws Exception {

    Where can I go to write something in order to restart the application? Thank you very much

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