Native Debugging with Android Studio

This section introduces debugging our sample native apps in Android Studio.

The default configurations created during project import only support Java debugging.

Select Edit Configurations… in the Configurations drop-down menu in the Android Studio toolbar.

Create a new Android App configuration as show below:

In the General tab of the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, give the configuration a name and select a module.

In the Debugger tab of the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, change the Debug type to Native, and add symbol paths:

Note that ndk-build places stripped libraries inside the libs/ directory. You must point the symbol search paths at the obj/local/<arch> directory. This is also not a recursive search path, so you must set the full path to the obj/local/armeabi-v7a directory.