Android Studio Quick Start

Install Installing the JRebel for Android plugin

  1. Access Settings (Preferences on Mac OS). Open Plugins > Browse repositories > Manage repositories.
  2. Add the private repository:
  3. Next, access Settings (Preferences on Mac OS). Select Plugins > Browse repositories.
  4. Find JRebel for Android. Press Install plugin.
  5. Next → Activate

Did this work?

If the installation was a success, your IDE will demand a restart. You will also see new toolbar buttons and a new menu under Tools > JRebel for Android.

Didn't work?

The JRebel for Android plugin can also be downloaded as a ZIP archive from downloaded, open Plugins and press Install plugin from disk. Browse to the downloaded file and follow the prompts.

Activate Getting a license

  1. The activation dialog pops up automatically.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Press Activate JRebel for Android Enterprise Trial.
  4. Next → Run

Did this work?

JRebel for Android will notify you when the activation succeeds.

Didn't work?

You can also open the activation dialog from Tools > JRebel for Android > Activate.

Run Running your app with JRebel for Android

  1. Open Run > jrebel-ide-icon Run with JRebel for Android to launch your application with JRebel for Android.
  2. Next → Make a change!

Did this work?

  • Once JRebel for Android has successfully launched and is running, the following message is displayed in JRebel console:
  • Application started and ready for use.
  • Your application has successfully launched on the device or emulator.

Didn't work?

Configuration failed? Let us know! Open Tools > JRebel for Android > Submit a support ticket.

Make a change! Experiencing live Android development

  1. Make a change to your project code or resources.
  2. Save and trigger building via Run > jrebel-ide-icon Apply changes.
  3. Take a look at your device or emulator!
  4. Next → Getting support

Getting support We are here to help you

  1. Open Tools > JRebel for Android. Select Submit a support ticket.
  2. Describe your issue.
  3. Press Send.
You can also review any logs that are attached to the ticket. 

Plugin logs

Where are the logs kept? The log file location is displayed in the console at JRebel for Android launch. For example: Logs are kept in: /Users/username/.jrebel-android/logs/project/debug

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