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Sat 9 Jun 2012, 9:00

Remote Application Debug on Android* OS

Remote Application Debug on Android* OS

Remote Android* OS Application Debug


Android* Debug Bridge

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a command line tool that handles debug communication between a debugger on the host (usually GDB* or DDMS* (Dalvik* Debug Monitor Server) as well as ADT) and an Android* image running on the target. The target image could be running on device emulation or running on a physical development device, which you communicate with via USB-OTG (On-The-Go) or USB-to-Ethernet dongle. In short, ADB is the glue that makes application debug on Android* possible.

The device you are connecting to or emulating could cover a wide range of form factors. Typically it would be a smartphone or tablet. It could however just as well be a medical tablet or an embedded device in industry, home energy management, warehousing or any number of intelligent systems applications.

Setting up the Android Debug Bridge to allow remote debugging of an Intel® AtomTM Processor based platform does not differ very much from debugging on other architectures.

First you will need the Android* SDK including ADB* installed on the development host. Instructions for this can be found at

Setting up ADB*

If your target image ...

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