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A custom instrumentation test runner for Android that generates XML reports for integration with other tools.
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Android JUnit Report Test Runner


The Android JUnit report test runner is a custom instrumentation test runner for Android that creates XML test reports. These reports are in a similar format to those created by the Ant JUnit task's XML formatter, allowing them to be integrated with tools that support that format (e.g. continuous integration servers).

Home Page

Android JUnit report has home on the web at:


This code is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See the LICENSE file for details.

Quick Start

This is a quick overview of how to integrate the runner with Ant builds. Note all modifications are made to your test project, i.e. the project which implements the JUnit tests:

  • Grab the latest jar from: and add it to your libs/ directory.
  • Edit AndroidManifest.xml to set android:name in the instrumentation tag to:
  • Edit to add the line:
  • Run your tests as you would normally: $ ant debug install test
  • Pull the resulting XML report from the device (from the application under test's internal storage directory): $ adb pull /data/data/main app package/files/junit-report.xml
  • Integrate the XML with your chosen build tool.

Customising Via Arguments

The runner supports the following arguments:

  • multiFile: if set to true, a new report file is generated for each test suite. Defaults to false (a single file contains all suites).
  • reportFile: the name of the report file to generate (single file mode) or a pattern for the name of the files to generate (multiple file mode). In the latter case the string suite will be substituted with the test suite name. Defaults to junit-report.xml in single file mode, junit-report-suite.xml in multiple file mode.
  • reportDir: path to a directory in which to write the report file(s). May start with external which will be replaced with the external storage directory for the application under test. This requires external storage to be available and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission in the application under test. Defaults to unspecified, in which case the internal storage directory of the application under test is used.
  • filterTraces: if true, stack traces in the report will be filtered to remove common noise (e.g. framework methods). Defaults to true.

To specify arguments, use the -e flag to adb shell am instrument, for example:

adb shell am instrument -w -e reportFile my-report.xml \ com.example.test/

See the example and/or full documentation for how to set arguments in you Ant build.

More Information

Check out the following resources for more details:

Building From Source

If you would like to modify the runner, or build it yourself for any other reason, you will need:

  • A JDK, version 1.5 or later.
  • The Android SDK (or at least a stub android.jar as provided in the SDK).
  • Apache Ant version 1.7 or later.

To run a build:

  • Create a file in the directory containing this README. In this file, define the location of an android.jar to build against, for example:


    where /opt/android is the root of an Android SDK.

  • Run ant in this same directory:

    $ ant

The jar will be created at build/android-junit-report-dev.jar.


If you have any thoughts, questions etc about the runner, you can contact me at:

All feedback is welcome.

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