[E2E Testing] Running Detox tests on debug builds/Expo Dev-client

Has anyone had any success running detox tests with their apps in debug mode?

Here’s how my setup looks:

  • Expo project with @config-plugins/detox package, ejected/prebuilt into native android code(I’m on windows)
  • Detox build(gradle) to create debug apk(and androidtest apk)
  • Emulator avd with Pixel 31 AOSP installed

The debug apk launches expo dev client. I want to use detox to enter the expo server address that I’m running on my windows. But detox says app is not ready, when searching for any element on that dev-client interface before my app is built.

Am I doing this right?