I want to debug Android APPs on my phone (LG nexus 4). I'm travelling and I forgot my USB cable. When I work at home I can do it just connecting the USB cable and executing the command 'adb tcpip 5555'. Then I can unplug the USB cable and connect via 'adb connect IP'.
But now I cannot execute the first command because I don't have a cable. I don't understand why I have to do it every time, since I already execute the 'adb tcpip' command before.
What I tried now:
I installed a terminal application on my Android and tried to execute that command there, but I received a "device not found" error. Maybe he cannot see himself...
I search for any reasonable option in "Android Development Options" and enabled everything seemed to have relation with Wifi. But nothing helped.
I search StackOverflow, but all answers I found involving connect via USB cable before. Is there I way to do this connection without the need of a cable at all?
Some info: My Nexus 4 isn't rooted. The android version is 5.1.1.
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~ Asked on 2015-07-09 20:43:45
The question is about a non rooted device but if it is rooted the simplest way would be to:
From the terminal on your phone, do this:
su setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd start adbd
See this answer for full details.
~ Answered on 2015-07-09 20:48:18
Had same issue, however I'm using Macbook Pro (2016) which has USB-c only and I forgot my adapter at home.
Since unable to run adb at all on my development machine, I found a different approach.
Connecting phone with USB cable to another computer (in same WiFi) and enable run adb tcpip from there.
Master-machine : computer where development goes on, with only USB-C connectors
Slave-machine: another computer with USB and in same WiFi
adb usb && adb tcpip 5555from there
On master machine
deko$: adb devices List of devices attached deko$: adb connect 10.0.20.153:5555 connected to 10.0.20.153:5555
Now Android Studio or Xamarin can install and run app on the phone
I also tested Bluetooth tethering from the Phone to Master-machine and successfully connected to phone. Both Android Studio and Xamarin worked well, however the upload process, from Xamarin was taking long time. But it works.
~ Answered on 2017-03-21 14:26:31