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Mobile Debugging

Remy Sharp
September 21, 2012

Mobile Debugging

Mobile debugging is a bitch. Let's talk about that, and then fix it.

Remy Sharp

September 21, 2012

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  6. Tether and check via desktop O2 you can change username

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