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Device monitor window

This chapter describes the device monitor feature.

Device monitor is a window allowing to view various parameters of the target device or emulator. It has a device selector which shows currently connected devices and a page selector which allows to choose one of the pages, e.g. properties, CPU info, processes, user account and rooting status, etc. The device monitor reads this information from the device using typically shell commands through ADB interface.

Showing the device monitor window

In order to show the window, choose Show device monitor window from WinGDB menu. In case of WinGDB Enterprise edition, this option is located in the Android submenu.

Using the device monitor window

As said above, the window has two selectors (one for the device and another for info page). There is also a Refresh button which can be used to refresh the information. It does not refresh automatically to avoid excessive load on device's CPU.

Currently there are the following pages (more will be added in the future):

Some pages can be right-clicked to invoke a menu with additional options. You can for example kill processes from the Processes page, which can be sometimes useful when stale gdbserver process remains after previous session and blocks a port.

Currently some of these options might not work on non-rooted devices. A rooted device is therefore recommended.

Several examples of device monitor display are presented on screenshots below.

Device properties page on Cardhu device:

Device properties page on the emulator:

CPU info page on Cardhu device:

CPU info page on the emulator:

User page on the emulator:

Processes page on the emulator:

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