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Bypass the passcode on Android devices guidelines

Devices or applications that are encountered the passcode for security or any specific testing purpose, Kobiton will help you to automatically bypass the passcode (number only) and continue your test execution by following these steps:

Setup on Android version from 4.4.2 to 7.x

Step 1:  Set the passcode on your Android device(s):


  • Type: Pin
  • Key: 4-10 numbers

Step 2:  Generate data for Kobiton desktop app:

  • Go to this folder: “~/Library/Application Support/Kobiton/”
  • Create a new folder with the device’s UDID as a name.
  • Go to the newly created folder.
  • Create a new TextEdit Document file with following structure and filename is “data”:

        “type”: “pin”,
        “key”: “0000”
  • Please replace “0000” with the passcode you just have set for this device.

  • Plug a device into the USB port.
  • Register the device and start your testing

Setup on Android version from 8.x to 9.x

With Android devices having version from 8.x, Kobiton will automatically generate the “data” file before plug devices to Kobiton desktop (follow the step 2 from the guideline of Android devices version 4.4.2 - 7.x above). The passcode will be set automatically for those devices.


  • On these Android version, you don not need to manually set the passcode directly on your device (as step 1 above)




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