5/7/2018 - 3:46 AM

How to debug a Release apk

How can we debug a Release APK


In short, add this to the app build.gradle:

android {
    buildTypes {
        release {
            debuggable true

After this, we can just build a relase APK as normal. Run the app -> Attach the debugger -> See log as normal.

Don't use the Manifest method as any field with the Debug enable will be defualt into a debug build instead of a release build.