Remote debugging on Android

Due to the differences between development and running environments, some problems only occur on specific physical devices.

At this time, remote code debugging is very important. It can help you to locate the problem quickly, saving you lots of time.

Fortunately, remote code debugging is very easy in Cocos Creator.

To perform remote code debugging on physical devices, just follow these 3 steps:

  1. Make sure the Android device is on the same LAN as the computer that you are using for debugging. (Do not enable proxy during debugging, otherwise the connection may fail.)

  2. Select the Android platform and check Debug mode in the Build panel of Cocos Creator, then build and run. cocos creator android

  3. Open the Chrome devtools for remote debugging by visiting the following address in the Chrome browser. (You'll need to replace <device_LAN_IP> with the correct mobile device's IP address.) You can then start the remote debugging on TypeScript code in your project.


    cocos creator android dbg

For more detailed instructions, you can take a look at the official Cocos Creator documentation.