So you’d like to connect your phone to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) but your just so sick of USB cables and their ilk? Well, a neat little app in the Market can solve that problem for you by allowing you to connect wirelessly to your Android device through ADB using your Wifi signal. Not only that but you can also use it to connect to your application editor (i.e. Eclipse) and use it to test your app on it. Here’s how.
1. You must have Windows and must have a rooted Android device. If you need to root your device, head to our How To’s section for how to do that.
2. You must have installed the SDK according to this procedure.
1. Firstly, head to the Android Market on your phone and search for ADBWireless, then download and install it.
2. Then connect to Wifi on your phone (it must be the same Wifi network that your computer is connected to).
3. Now, open the ADBWireless app on your phone and push the big red button (allow Superuser permissions when it asks).
4. The app should display “adb connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx” similar to the picture above. Remember this line.
1. On your computer open a command prompt by clicking on the Start menu and then typing in cmd and hitting enter in the search box.
2. Once the command prompt opens type in the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:
adb connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx (replace the x’s with the corresponding numbers that are displayed in the app itself).
3. After typing the last line, you should see a serial number display indicating that it recognizes your device in ADB. If you see that serial number, you are all set!
1. The original procedure and how to connect to the device in Eclipse now is available here. Feel free to comment on his page and thank him if the procedure helped you! Enjoy!
Thanks JesseChen for sending this in!
If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.
Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!
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