Configuring ADB for Wi-Fi Debugging in Eclipse

Configuring ADB for Wi-Fi Debugging in Eclipse

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Debugging your Android applications over Wi-Fi can be a convenient alternative to using a USB connection. This guide will walk you through the steps to configure ADB for Wi-Fi debugging in Eclipse, ensuring a seamless development experience.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Connect Your Device to ADB Over Wi-Fi

To connect your Android device to ADB over Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

  • Open a terminal or command prompt.
  • Run the following command, replacing <phone-ip-address> with your device’s IP address:
    adb connect <phone-ip-address>

    If no port number is specified, ADB uses port 5555 by default.

  • Verify the connection by running:
    adb devices

    Ensure your device appears in the list.

2. Configure Eclipse

If your device is connected via ADB but Eclipse still starts an emulator, you need to configure Eclipse to use your device:

  • Go to RunDebug Configuration[your configuration].
  • In your configuration, navigate to the Target tab and select Manual.
  • This setting will prompt you to select a device each time you start the app from Eclipse, allowing you to choose your connected device.

3. Disconnecting Your Device

To disconnect your device from ADB over Wi-Fi, run the following command:

adb disconnect <phone-ip-address>

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during this process, here are some common solutions:

  • Ensure your device and computer are on the same network.
  • Verify that ADB is running on your device by checking the Developer Options.
  • Restart your ADB server using:
    adb kill-server
    adb start-server

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