android – Appium Automatic Server – No Chromedriver found that can automate Chrome '68.0.3440'-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m trying to connect a physical Android device to Appium Automatic Server. The capabilities are:

  "platformName": "Android",
  "platformVersion": "8.1.0",
  "deviceName": "Oreo",
  "browserName": "Chrome"

When I click “Start Session” it says

An unknown server-side error occurred while processing the command. Original error: No Chromedriver found that can automate Chrome '68.0.3440'. See for more details.

Going to it says I need version 2.4.2. I tried installing it with npm install -g appium-chromedriver --chromedriver_version="2.42", is this not the right command?

I also tried downloading the zip here and running it to no avail.

How to solve:

Try the below commands if you are turning on Appium server from command prompt.

npm install appium --chromedriver_version="2.42"


CHROMEDRIVER_VERSION=2.42 npm install appium

If you are turning on appium server from Appium desktop app.

Provide the path of the chromedriver binary in the highlighted field.

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When I had the same issue, I resolved it like this :

cd /usr/local/lib/node_modules/

  1. npm uninstall appium

  2. npm install appium –chromedriver_version=”79.0.3945.36″


After setting the Appium CrhomeDriver Binary path and trying the code, I got the same error.

However, when I add the following code then it is executed successfully:


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