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Monaca Debugger for Android

Monaca Debugger for Android
Monaca Debugger (Store Version)
Custom Monaca Debugger
Monaca Debugger available in the stores
Monaca Debugger built from the Monaca Cloud IDE
Core and some third-party Cordova plugins are automatically included.
In addition to the core and third-party Cordova plugins, user submitted plugins (of the current project) are included.
App ID (Android:PackageName)
Version Name (Android:versionName)
Display version name set by a user
App Version (Android:versionCode)
Version set by the user
Available (Chrome Dev Tools)
Available (Chrome Dev Tools)
The following Cordova plugins for push notifications can not be used in the store version and the custom build debugger. You can use these plugins only in a debug build or a release build.
  • Monaca Backend plugin
  • NIFCloudMB plugin
  • Other cordova plugins for push notifications:
    • phonegap-plugin-push
    • onesignal-cordova-plugin
    • cordova-plugin-firebase
If the Cordova version of your project is lower than 5.2, it might not work properly with the Monaca Debugger 5.X.X. There are two ways to fix this issue:

Cordova plugins

In the Monaca Debugger, core and third-party Cordova plugins are automatically included.
Monaca includes the core cordova plugins such as battery status, camera, contacts and device. For a complete list of the core Cordova plugins, please refer to Core Cordova Plugins.
Monaca also includes some third-party Cordova plugins such as statusbar, date picker and barcode scanner. For a complete list of currently included third-party Cordova plugins, please refer to Third-party Cordova Plugins.
While developing your project, you may need to add other third-party or custom Cordova plugins to your project. The standard Monaca Debugger (Store Version) doesn't have these newly added plugins. For this reason, your project might not run properly in the debugger. Therefore, you need to use a custom Monaca Debugger. Custom Monaca Debugger is a debugger that is built from a Monaca project in the Monaca Cloud IDE.

USB debugging

Monaca Debugger for Android supports USB debugging functions with Google Chrome browser:
  • console debugging: using a console to diplay message
  • DOM inspection: viewing and modifying the DOM structure with live
  • JavaScript debugging: profiling JavaScript performance, setting
    breakpoints and execution control
For more information, please refer to USB Debugging with Monaca Debugger for Android Apps.

Network install

Network install is a feature provided by the Monaca Debugger for Android allowing you to install the built app (debug build only) using the debugger. For more information, please refer to how to use Network Install feature.

Build and install a custom Monaca Debugger

  1. 1.
    From the Monaca Cloud IDE menu, go to Build → Build App for Android.
  2. 2.
    Select Custom Debugger Build and click Start Build.
3. It may take some time until the build is completed. The following screen will open after the build is successfully completed. Then, you can use the QR code to install the debugger on your device or download the built file to your PC.
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