How to find Android debug.keystore location

Developing Android Apps on a Windows 7 platform and you need to find your android debug.keystore key, then do the following.

step 1: go to – C:Program FilesJava<your java version>bin – and run jarsigner.exe first ( double click)

step2: locate debug.keystore, in my case it was – C:Users<“MyUserName”>.android

step3: open command prompt and go to dir –  C:Program FilesJava <your java version>bin  and give the following command:  keytool -list -keystore “C:Users <“MyUserName”>  .androiddebug.keystore”

step4: it will ask for Keystore password now. The password is ´ android ´.  

The Android SDK tools create the debug keystore/key with predetermined names/passwords:

  • Keystore name: “debug.keystore”
  • Keystore password: “android”
  • Key alias: “androiddebugkey”
  • Key password: “android”
  • CN: “CN=Android Debug,O=Android,C=US”

If you using eclipse follow the steps in eclipse:  Windows>preferences>android>build>..  ( Look in  `default Debug Keystore ´  field.)

Command to change the keystore password (look here):  Keystore change passwords.


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