Thursday, May 22, 2014

Genymotion - Setting up for Android Studio & Titanium Appcelerator

I needed to test a new Android device today and decided it was time to give Genymotion a try. So far a great experience that has greatly simplified the installation and running of new emulators. Below are steps involved to get Genymotion running for both Android Studio and Titanium Appcelerator on a Mac (OS X 10.9.3)

Get Genymotion and dependencies

Get and install Virtual Box if you don't have it already, as this is a dependency:

Get Genymotion:

Configure Development Environments

Configure for Android Studio

Android Studio --> Preferences --> Plugins

Click the button: "Install JetBrains Plugin..."

Select "Genymotion" from the link

Restart Android Studio

Run Genymotion

Install & run an emulator.

Go to Android Studio and the emulator should be available as an option as you build and launch your app.

Configure Titanium Appcelerator (Version 3.2)

Add config to Titanium from your shell.
ti config genymotion.enabled true

View config to verify you have a section for "Genymotion Emulators"
ti info -t android

Run Genymotion
Install & run an emulator.

Then you should be able to run the app in the emulator you ran in Genymotion from Titanium Studio.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ubertooth Mac Installation Notes

Installation notes for the Ubertooth Bluetooth test tool on Mac OS X 10.9.3.

Installation was strait forward with a glitch or two from the description described on the Ubertooth site, so I've documented the process here for my own notes.

Project site:

Note the wiki:

Getting started URL:

With some help from the troubleshooting guide, here:

Get PySide & QT if you want to run the spectrum analyzer demo:

Install Brew the Mac package manager if you don't yet have it:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Brew installation failed, so I (hesitatingly) changed /usr/local permissions:
sudo chowbn -R j2:admin /usr/local
Install prerequisites:
brew install libusb wget cmake
...including PyUSB:
wget -O pyusb-1.0.0b1.tar.gz
tar xvf pyusb-1.0.0b1.tar.gz
cd pyusb-1.0.0b1
sudo python install
The next step of installing libbtbb failed because a missing package:
brew install pkg-config
then libbtbb still couldn't install correctly, because of the failed partial installation. Uninstalling, didn't work, but manually removing the files from /usr/local/lib and the header file btbb.h in /usr/local/include. worked.

I was then able to install libbtbb:
wget -O libbtbb-2014-02-R2.tar.gz
tar xf libbtbb-2014-02-R2.tar.gz
cd libbtbb-2014-02-R2
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install
Then, I was able to continue with the installation as described on Ubertooth site:
wget -O ubertooth-2014-02-R2.tar.gz
tar xf ubertooth-2014-02-R2.tar.gz
cd ubertooth-2014-02-R2/host
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
sudo make install
Then upgrade firmware of device. Mine shipped with a previous version of the firmware. So using the firmware provided in the source tree, and following these directions, this worked for me.

$ubertooth-util -v
    Firmware revision: 2012-10-R1

$cd ubertooth-2014-02-R2/ubertooth-one-firmware-bin

$ ubertooth-dfu --write bluetooth_rxtx.dfu
    Checking firmware signature
    No DFU devices found - attempting to find Ubertooth devices

    1) Found 'Ubertooth One' with USB ID: 1d50:6002

    Select a device to flash (default:1, exit:0):
    Write complete
$ ubertooth-dfu --detach
    Detached$ ubertooth-util -v
    Firmware revision: 2014-02-R2
$ ubertooth-util -V
    ubertooth 2014-02-R2 (dominicgs@mercury) Thu Feb 20 13:28:01 GMT 2014