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Device Monitor

Android Device Monitor is a stand-alone tool that provides a graphical user interface for several Android application debugging and analysis tools. The Monitor tool does not require installation of a integrated development environment, such as Eclipse, and encapsulates the following tools:


To start Device Monitor, enter the following command from the SDK tools/ directory:


Start an Android emulator or connect an Android device via USB cable, and connect Device Monitor to the device by selecting it in the Devices window.

Note: Only one debugger can be connected to your device at a time. If you're using ADT, you may need to close the debugging tool before launching the Device Monitor in order for the device to be fully debuggable.