Saturday, June 16, 2012

ADB Over Wifi

When you are doing android development and you don't have the usb adapter with you, there's a way to use adb by tweaking your device using adb over wifi.  To do this, your device must be rooted. I'm using CyanogenMod and this tweak is part of the features.  First, enable the ADB Over Wifi then restart the device.

Once restarted go to your Terminal Emulator.
$ su
# setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555
# stop adbd
# start adbd

On your computer, 
$ adb connect

The ip address on the example is the ip address of your device. If you don't know how to get the ip address of your device, here's a quick step.  Go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wifi Settings > select the network that you're connected to.

And you should be connected!  Now you can proceed with android development without worrying your usb adapter.

More detailed info here.

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