How to resolve "Waiting for Debugger" message?


Question

I have HTC Comet connected to Eclipse with SDK 2.2. I do a debug build - the application does not run; though it does get installed on the device. On the device I get this message box on the Comet screen

Waiting for Debugger
Application HunyDew (process com.airvine.hunydew) is waiting for the debugger to attach.
[Force Close]

Whereas in the Eclipse console I get these set of messages

[2010-12-07 01:42:29 - hunydewprj] Android Launch!  
[2010-12-07 01:42:29 - hunydewprj] adb is running normally.  
[2010-12-07 01:42:29 - hunydewprj] Performing com.airvine.hunydew.HunyDewAAStartsHere activity launch  
[2010-12-07 01:42:47 - hunydewprj] Application already deployed. No need to reinstall.  
[2010-12-07 01:42:47 - hunydewprj] Starting activity com.airvine.hunydew.HunyDewAAStartsHere on device 308730C861BC  
[2010-12-07 01:42:49 - hunydewprj] ActivityManager: Starting: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] cmp=com.airvine.hunydew/.HunyDewAAStartsHere }  
[2010-12-07 01:42:49 - hunydewprj] Attempting to connect debugger to 'com.airvine.hunydew' on port 8601  
[2010-12-07 01:43:09 - hunydewprj] Launch error: Failed to connect to remote VM. Connection timed out.  

The application runs fine in the Emulator - please help - what is it that I am missing here? Any hints/suggestions? Thanks

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12/7/2010 10:03:55 AM

Accepted Answer

Some devices will only let the debugger attach if the application has the android.permission.SET_DEBUG_APP permission set in its manifest file:

<manifest>
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SET_DEBUG_APP"></uses-permission>
</manifest> 
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12/7/2010 10:15:54 AM

The Dialog Waiting for Debugger is shown if you are building a debug application or somewhere in your source code, you called Debug.waitingForDebugger();

Inside Android Studio 2.0 and above, there is an option of Attach Debugger to Android Process. It is the last menu item in the Run menu.

Screen shot of Run menu options in Android Studio


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