Unity Remote for Android not working (solution)

I have seen a lot of requests for people looking for help getting the Android Remote working.

I have been at it for a few hours to get it working on my new tablet. So here is a guide to getting it working.

Follow these steps and you should have no problems on any device (famous last words).

Step 1 - Download Android SDK

Step 2 - In the SDK installer ensure you install "Google USB Drivers"

Step 3 - Go to device manager and make sure your device has its drivers installed. You can get more help here. http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

Step 4 - In Unity under preferences set the path to the Android SDK. C:Program Files (x86)Androidandroid-sdk or something similar.

Step 5 - Close Unity

Step 6 - On your android device ensure that in Application Settings that USB Debugging, Stay Awake and Allow Mock Locations are all enabled.

Step 7 - Connect via USB and launch the remote app.

Step 8 - Launch Unity

Step 9 - Run your game in the editor

Step 10 - Enjoy

Each time you restart the Unity Remote app you must restart Unity or the app will not pick it up. If I am in for a long dev session I plug in device and run remote and then begin work. Means I dont have to keep restarting Unity.

I hope this helps everyone who has a problem with Unity Remote on Android.

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asked Dec 26 '11 at 08:43 AM

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thanks i have bean looking for a way to use the remote

May 16 '12 at 10:30 PM qwertyqaz

First I found that "Unity Remote" is actually an app on the Google Play Store. But still no luck. I believe my drivers and firewall are all fine but no way to test. Is it working with the without Unity Android license?

May 24 '12 at 11:22 PM Wernight

It seemed that the drivers where not correctly installed even though the Google Drivers were marked as working. It would be nice to have every version of Unity being able to check if the phone USB is correctly setup. Something like a red/green light or whatever.

After that, I didn't have to restart Unity which is really good and the Android displays the game screen.

May 25 '12 at 11:24 PM Wernight

Thanks for this.

Sep 06 '13 at 11:58 AM Setmaster

Thank you!!

Dec 09 '13 at 08:17 PM Nick4
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answered Oct 04 '12 at 04:23 PM

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Thanks, this solved my problem, I am using PTP as it was recommended there.

May 04 '13 at 10:59 PM YIAOQ1

thanks this helps a lot

Jun 05 '13 at 06:33 PM Justice
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It's not always the best idea to install google's USB drivers. for some phones only the manufacturer's drivers will enable the use of USB debugging. If you want it to work for your phone, just search for "setting up ADB on DEVICENAME" and you will probably find what you need to do. If ADB see's your device, it should work in Unity.

a simple check is to run "adb.exe" that comes in platform-tools in the sdk from command line as "adb devices" if you see something listed, then you are good to go (in theory).

Adb working? check. Launch unity remote, check. Launch Unity and play your game.

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answered Jul 18 '12 at 12:26 AM

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Would it work on Touch screen Monitors? Monitors?

Oct 31 '13 at 09:22 AM sheheryar_noor

please don't post answers as questions

make a comment instead!

Oct 31 '13 at 09:22 AM sdgd

OK Sorry i didn't knew and see the comment area. Sorry

Oct 31 '13 at 09:31 AM sheheryar_noor
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