Android Development Bridge, ADB driver is particularly useful for android troubleshooting and development. ADB : device not found error is the most basic and common error that all android users / developers face at some point while trying to interface their android device with their computer. Fortunately, it is very easy to solve it. How? Read on..
I. INSTALLING ADB DRIVERS
First you need to install ADB Drivers refer to this TUTORIAL. If you already have them installed then skip to Step 2.
II. INSTALLING USB DRIVERS
1. It is very important that you have correct USB drivers for your device. Install PdaNet. Select your phone manufacturer and follow the instructions. It will automatically install the drivers for your device.
2. To confirm whether the drivers have been installed correctly or not keep your android device connected to the computer and go to Device Manger on your computer (Right click on ‘My Computer’ > Manage > Device Manager).
As shown in the image, if your drivers are installed correctly you see Android ADB Composite Interface as shown in the red box.
III. USB DEBUGGING
3. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > Check USB Debugging
Now with your android device connected to the computer go to command prompt (cmd) and type : adb devices. If you get a response as shown in the image then Congrats! Your problem is solved.
But if you are still getting the error : device not found .Then i advise you to go through all the steps mentioned above properly and if that doesn’t work then go to step 4.
IV. ADB WIRELESS
Connect ADB wirelessly using ADB Wireless (root) both apps available on google play that enables ADB wireless connection to connect to the phone as if connected by USB however it requires that your android device be rooted otherwise it won’t work. For users with unrooted phones, you can also check out ADB Wireless (no root) Big kudos to app developer ‘Apps By Henry‘ for his work.
It is really easy to use. Open the app after installing it on your phone and follow the instructions in the app.
Simply type the instruction in adb on your computer to confirm the connection. Now if you type adb devices in cmd. You should see a response similar to one shown below.
Feel free to ask me if you encounter any problems.
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