Unable to open UIAutomatorviewer on Mac High Sierra

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We have brand new MacBooks with High Sierra (10.13.6). Other system info:

JAVA Version: java version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16 LTS

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13-LTS)

JAVA_HOME: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.1.jdk/Contents/Home

When tried to open Android UIAutomatorViwer we’re getting following error:

/Library/Android/sdk/tools/bin/uiautomatorviewer ; exit;

/Library/Android/sdk/tools/lib is not supported. Use -classpath instead. Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine. Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit. logout Saving session… …copying shared history… …saving history…truncating history files… …completed. Deleting expired sessions…111 completed.

More details: Java is at: /usr/bin/java

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Answer

  • Installed older java(8) JDK
  • Updated Java version to 1.8 in JAVA_HOME

Commands used to update Java Version:

cd ~/
vim ~/.bash_profile
Updated the JAVA_HOME
Save in vim using :wq!
source ~/.bash_profile

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  • Restart & UiAutomatorViewer is working! enter image description here


Source: stackoverflow