Please need urgent help: Not able to continue with android testing

I am unable to start android application. I am getting an error. I have gone through all the sol’n provided on katalon forum but couldn’t get the sol’n for my issue. Reinstalled the all the file’s but no use. Following are the info about my machine setup. Kindly go through the provided info and help me to countinue with the android testing.

  • Operating System: (Windows 10)
  • Katalon Studio Version: 5.5
  • Appium version :1.9.1
  • npm version 6.4.1
  • Mobile platform/version under test: Android 7.1.1
  • Real device or emulator/simulator: samsung SM-T350

Also i have attached the appium log file. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you



Hi Creta,

It looks like you’re using Appium version 1.9.1. There are compatibility issues with that version, and it’s recommended that you downgrade to Appium 1.8.1 instead.

Hope this helps,


Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply!
I tried with appium 1.8.1 but seems like issue is still exists.attached is the error,which is diaplyed.


Hi Creta,

A couple more things you could try:

  1. Upgrade to Katalon Studio 5.7.1, which is the latest and may have some fixes for you.

If that doesn’t work, try:

  1. Set the AutomationName to “Appium” instead of “uiautomator2”.

You’ll need the following imports at the top of your file:

import com.kms.katalon.core.configuration.RunConfiguration
import io.appium.java_client.remote.MobileCapabilityType

Then, in your test, right before you call “startApplication”, set the capabilities:

RunConfiguration.setMobileDriverPreferencesProperty(MobileCapabilityType.AUTOMATION_NAME, "Appium")