How to use Android devices with Passcode on KOBITON system

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How to Use Android Devices with Passcode on KOBITON System

The lock screen is an important feature in Android, and keeping it secure is important for all Android users. However, setting up a secured lock screen is an annoying necessity for most testers because it takes longer to unlock your device. So, how can we bypass it during executing manual tests or automation tests? In this tutorial, I would like to guide you to set up Android devices with a PIN code that can work with the Kobiton system.

Set up a PIN code for Android Versions 4, 5, 6, and 7

  • Go into the Settings menu > Lock screen and security or Settings > Lock Screen or Settings > Security
Screen shot of security settings
  • Tap on the Screen lock
Screen shot of screen lock screen
  • Select the Screen lock type = PIN
Screen shot of screen lock screen
  • Enter the PIN code = 0000 and confirm your PIN again to continue
Screen shot of entering 4 digit pin

Configure Passcode function on Kobiton Desktop app

For all Android versions

  • Create a config file in the folder
    • ~/Library/Application\ Support/Kobiton/devices/${udid}
  • Add data for the config file
{"unlockPasscodeEnabled": true}
  • Create a passcode file in the folder
    • ~/Library/Application\ Support/Kobiton/devices/${udid} 
  • Add data for the passcode file
{"type":"pin","key": "0000"}
  • If Android versions 8, 9, and 10 don’t have a passcode file, Kobiton will automatically generate PIN code for these devices.
  • If you want to change the default passcode (“0000”) by another one, you must change the PIN code on the device and the data in the passcode file too. The length of the PIN code should be 4-10 numbers.
  • If we have several Android devices with the range of version 4 -10. that plugged into a Mac, the structure of configuration files looks like that:
├── udid
│   ├── config
│   └── passcode
  • After configuring the devices successfully, unplug & plug the device again
  • Register the device and start your testing

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