Android Connection Methods

To make a connection to an Android system under test (SUT) with TestPlant's testing tools, you need to have a VNC server on the device. You have a couple of options with the eggPlant range, and you'll need to choose the best one for your specific devices and testing needs.

Automatic Android VNC Server


eggPlant Functional includes a built-in VNC server for Android devices. If you connect a device through eggPlant Functional and it doesn't have a VNC server installed, eggPlant Functional will install and use its own.

The automatic Android VNC server works with Android 4.1 and later. Note: Depending on the specific device and OS version, you might need to switch the ADB version that eggPlant Functional uses, which you can do on the Connections tab of eggPlant Functional Preferences.

eggOn for Android


For older Android devices, you might need to use eggOn, TestPlant's mobile VNC server. eggOn for Android works with Android 2.3 and later. You can download eggOn for Android from the TestPlant website. For installation instructions, please see eggOn for Android Installation.

To learn how to use either of these methods to connect to Android SUTs, please see Connecting to Android SUTs.