Run Firebase TestLab test on release build

Andres Sandoval
1 min readOct 23, 2023

By default FTL tests run the debug build. To run Firebase Test Lab test on the release build we need to make a small change inside build.gradle.

1. Change to Build type “Release”
2. Inside build.gradle add “ testBuildType “release””

android {
testBuildType "release"

3. It will add the directory (/AndroidTest) to your release build path
4. Clean and build
5. Run Android tests
6. The Android tests will run on the release build, and will generate the release test APKs:

  • app-release-androidTest.apk
  • app-release.apk (sign with release key)

7. Go to firebase Test lab. And upload the TestAPK and the Release APK.
8. Run tests. They pass :)

FTL test run:

Thanks for spending your time reading it and let me know if I’m wrong somewhere or if there’s something that could do differently or better. I’m open to your feedback 🙌🏻