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Eren Basar
Eren Basar
2,122 Points

My app works on Android 4.3 emulator but not on 4.3 real device

Hey there,

I'm a newbie at android programming, i'm following some basic courses and managed to make a little app like crystal ball. It's working on my 4.2.2 tablet and on 4.3 emulator. But when i sent it to my friends who use version 4.3, it stopped working on them after a short time. I wonder why would it works on version 4.3 emulator but not on real 4.3 device. I'm not able to debug it on a real 4.3 device since i dont have one, but could you give some basic suggestions about it?

Have a nice day.

2 Answers

Michael Ikhane
Michael Ikhane
2,390 Points

Hi Eren,

I am a rookie android dev. However from my general dev experience, I think the best way debug the issue is to get your friend's device plugged in to you computer and test on the device from eclipse. Or at least try any other 4.3 device. I hope this helps.


Steve Bedard
Steve Bedard
14,335 Points

You can ask your friend to send you the log error. Usually when an app crashes the user has an option to send a report. Tell your friend to send you the log and you will get the same message as you would from the logcat. Also, it could be a problem with your friend's phone.