Profiling a Vulkan application on an Android device requires the following:

  • A supported device
  • The device must run Android 10 or later. Previous versions are not supported.
  • The device must have adb debugging enabled, and be accessible via adb.
  • The target application must be debuggable; the debuggable attribute in the Android manifest of the application must be set to true. This attribute enables AGI to add its own Vulkan layer when the application starts.
    <application [...] android:debuggable="true">
  • The target application must not report any warning/error when it runs with the Vulkan validation layers enabled. Fix any Vulkan validation error before profiling. The replay profiler assumes that the application uses the Vulkan API correctly. Invalid use of the Vulkan API is considered undefined behavior.

Supported Android devices

The following Android devices are supported by AGI:

Device name GPU name
Google Pixel 4 (standard and XL) Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Exynos) Arm® Mali™-G76
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Snapdragon) Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Exynos) Arm® Mali™-G76
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon) Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640

Android emulators are not supported.


The following are the minimum system requirements for profiling an Android application using a desktop or laptop:


  • Windows 7 or later
  • Vulkan GPU drivers for desktop frame profiling


  • El Capitan (10.11) or later


  • Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ (14.04) or later recommended
  • Java 64-bit JDK or JRE 11 (or newer)
  • Vulkan GPU drivers for desktop frame profiling