Can I run Appium without initiating an APK

I was wondering if I can run Appium with out having to initiate an APK, Package, or Activity? I want to be able to control the entire phone just like UIautomator. I already installed the APK onto the device. I also have no access to the activity name since my phone is not rooted and I dont have access to the Manifest file or source code of the application I am testing.