How to Enable ADB Access for Genymotion Android Emulator

How to Enable ADB Access for Genymotion Android Emulator

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

When working with the Genymotion Android emulator, you might encounter issues gaining ADB (Android Debug Bridge) access. This guide will walk you through the process to ensure your emulator connects properly via ADB, enabling smoother development and testing workflows.

Step-by-Step Guide to Enable ADB Access

Find the Emulator’s IP Address

To connect your Genymotion emulator to ADB, you need to use its IP address. You can find the IP address in the emulator’s title bar or by using the “Genymotion Shell” with the command:

devices list

Note down the IP address displayed.

Connect to the Emulator

With the IP address in hand, execute the following command in your terminal or command prompt:

adb connect [your_emulator_ip]:5555

Replace [your_emulator_ip] with the IP address you noted earlier. This command establishes the connection, and ADB should now recognize your emulator.

Automating the Connection

For a more seamless experience, consider setting the Android SDK path directly in Genymotion’s application parameters. This can automate the connection process, eliminating the need to manually run the adb connect command each time.

Alternative Methods

If the above methods do not work, you can try other solutions such as:

  • Using VirtualBox’s network settings to forward the local port 5555 to the remote port 5555.
  • Running ADB commands directly from Genymotion’s installation directory.

For detailed instructions, refer to our documentation section.

Maintaining ADB Connection

Occasionally, ADB might disconnect from the emulator, especially during prolonged sessions. If this happens, simply re-run the adb connect command using the emulator’s IP address to re-establish the connection.

Enhancing Your Testing Workflow

For developers and testers looking to streamline their mobile app testing, consider using Repeato, a no-code test automation tool for iOS and Android. Repeato allows you to create, run, and maintain automated tests efficiently, leveraging computer vision and AI for robust testing capabilities. With built-in ADB support, Repeato simplifies executing ADB commands, enhancing your testing workflow.

Learn more about Repeato’s features and benefits on our Android testing tool page.

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