How to Collect Logs using Eclipse ADT Bundle on Android Devices


Java JDK 7 or later must be installed. Perform the following steps to collect logs using Eclipse ADT Bundle on Android Devices:

  1. Download and install Eclipse with built-in ADT (Android Development Tools) here.
  2. Install Android USB drivers on the machine for your device if it is a Samsung device here
    For example: Samsung USB Driver for Windows machine:
    For Windows machine, browse to the location where ADT bundle was downloaded. Run SDK Manager as Administrator.
    Ensure that the Google USB Driver is installed.
  3. Enable “Unknown sources” on the device under Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on the device under Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  5. Attach your Android device to the machine using USB. Run Eclipse as Administrator.
  6. Get and view the logs using LogCat (under Window > Show View > LogCat).
  7. Clear the existing logs using the Clear Log option located at the right corner of the window. Reproduce the issue on your device.
    Note: It is important to delete any previous logs since there is a limited buffer to store the logs.
  8. Save the logs to a location on your machine. Email the logs with the steps to reproduce the problem.
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