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Android 8.1 Not Showing in Debug List Workaround RRS feed

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  • User25759 posted

    If you are pairing an Android 8.1 device it may not show in the "Debug" drop-down list even though it is showing in the device pairing screen after scanning the QR code. We are working on a fix for this, but have a simple work around.

    Simply head to your application data folder:

    • Windows: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming
    • macOS: ~/Users/$USER/.config

    In this folder you will find PlayerDeviceList.xml

    Open it up in an editor such as VS or VS Code. Inside you will see a list of devices find your Android 8.1 device and change:

    <AndroidApiLevel>27</AndroidApiLevel>

    to

    <AndroidApiLevel>26</AndroidApiLevel>

    Close and re-open Visual Studio. Now your device will show up in the list.

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 11:04 PM

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  • User368412 posted

    I get this issues, but in my case it dont show the code in xamarin live app for input in the vs, and i dont have the PlayerDeviceList.xml in the Folder appdata

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:52 PM