Android Release Version and “Waiting for Debugger”

I know this has been asked before but I still don’t have a solution.
My first app: developed and debugged on my moto droid and then followed all the release steps, (exported from Eclipse, using my key to sign) including removing the debug in the manifest xml.

I copied the resulting apk to the droid, disconnected the usb and installed it by double clicking on the file using Astro.

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  • 6 Solutions collect form web for “Android Release Version and “Waiting for Debugger””

    Yes, restart your phone. It worked for me.

    I just restart my phone and the problem is solved :)

    Have you looked at this?


    It sounds like the phone’s global debug flag is on and you can change that with the DevTool

    For those getting this annoying behavior in 4.2.2 you have to un-check the setting for “wait for debugger” in the developer options. Of course, those options were hidden by Google, and you have to do a sneaky trick to get them to show back up. I had set them before they disappeared, and couldn’t for the life of me find them again.

    This page explains the procedure

    Restarting works in most cases. and it worked for this case. Thanks buddy.

    Great, Development.apk is the solution.
    Download it from

    OK. I think that it works because that Development.apk resetting debug flag of my gphone,
    or may also because i restart my phone after i install Development.apk.

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