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Install Node.js

  • Download and install Node.js using the Windows installer on: https://nodejs.org/en/download

    Make sure you install Node.js into a location where you have full Read and Write permissions.
  • When installing Node.js, make sure that the Add to PATH option is checked.


    To make sure Node.js is installed correctly, you can open Windows command line and type the command: where node to see if system can find Node.js.

 

Install Appium

  • Open Command Prompt of Windows and input following command to install Appium:

    npm install -g appium
  • Open Katalon Studio and go to the Windows > Katalon Studio Preferences > Katalon > Mobile settings. Set Appium Directory to the installed folder. By default, it's usually installed at C:\Users\{your login account}\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\appium.

 

Setup Devices

  • Install USB Driver for your phone, you can download it from the device manufacturer site. (If your Android phone is one of Google Nexus series, please skip this step because Android SDK already include the driver)
  • Turn on the phone developer mode (go to Settings -> Developer options).
  • Connect your Android device to the computer using USB cable. Just confirm if prompted for accepting/trusting the phone.

 

Test Execution

  • Launch Katalon Studio
  • Open a test project
  • Open a test case or test suite
  • Select the option to execute with the Android device from the Run button of the main toolbar. (Katalon Studio for Windows only supports Android devices).
  • Select your device from the Android Devices list. Click OK
     

    If you don’t see any device in the list, check to see if the developer option of the phone is turned on (see Setup Devices), then try to reconnect the device again until you are prompted for accepting/trusting the computer, and make sure you accept it.

 

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