1 – Preparing your Android device

Now that you’ve set up the Android SDK on your computer, you’ll need to prepare your device.

Similar to the setup process for iOS projects, you’ll want to test your games out on your personal Android device(s) prior to submitting them for review by app distributors.  The instructions below detail how to prepare your device for use with the GameSalad Android Viewer.

Setting up your device

  1. On your android phone or android tablet, go to Settings, and then to Manage Applications (or “Applications” on some devices)
  2. Check the box next to “Unknown Sources” to allow installation of the GameSalad Android Viewer
  3. Next, navigate to Storage (typically found in Settings -> SD Card -> Phone Storage or Settings -> Storage); uncheck the box next to USB Storage
  4. Turn on USB Debugging (typically found in Settings -> Applications -> Development)

    NOTE: On Android 4.2 and higher, the Developer options screen is hidden by default. To make it available, go to Settings > About phone and tap Build number seven times. Return to the previous screen to find Developer options.

    NOTE: Specific instructions for Nook HD can be found here.