UIAutomatorviewer throws error


Still i am facing this issue after doing below steps:

adb shell uiautomator dump
adb pull /sdcard/window_dump.xml ui.uix
adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/ui.png
adb pull /sdcard/ui.png .

  1. Run the script. It will generate ‘ui.uix’ and ‘ui.png’ files in current directory.
  2. Load the ‘ui.uix’ and ‘ui.png’ files into ui automator viewer by clicking ‘Open’ button.

Could you please get me help out ?


Hello! What does not work?

This workaround work for me

@Saurav24 : download platform_tools older version 26 and replace adb.exe file from that folder with your current adb.exe in platform_tools folder.

I’m facing issue related to screenshot inspecting. I have tried out above steps, it worked for me but I cannot find out proper element locator. Only Locators for outer screen is visible. Can u please let me know?

if uiautomator not working for you then you can try appium desktop.

Thanks, it’s working, but i m used to uiautomatorviewer tool, want to invoke it manually and take the ss, pls help if any solution