Resolving ADB Connection Issues in Android Studio 3.4

Resolving ADB Connection Issues in Android Studio 3.4

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Experiencing connection issues with ADB after upgrading to Android Studio 3.4 can be frustrating. This guide will walk you through the steps to resolve these problems effectively.

Understanding the Issue

After upgrading to Android Studio 3.4, some users encounter an error message indicating that the ADB cannot connect. This issue often arises due to platform-tools incompatibility or corruption.

Solution for Windows Users

If you’re using Windows, follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Download the platform-tools package from the following link: Platform Tools
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file.
  3. Navigate to C:\Users\your_computer_user_name\AppData\Local\Android\Sdk and delete the existing “platform-tools” folder.
  4. Copy and paste the extracted “platform-tools” folder to the same location.
  5. Open Android Studio and rebuild your project.

Solution for Mac Users

Mac users can follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Tools > SDK Manager > Android SDK.
  2. Click on the SDK Tools tab and update the Android SDK Platform-tools.
  3. Invalidate cache and restart your IDE.
  4. Restart your Mac (this step may be unnecessary).

Solution for Linux Users

Linux users can resolve the issue with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to your Android SDK installation folder (typically under your home directory).
  2. Delete the “platform-tools” folder.
  3. Open Android Studio and go to File > Settings > Appearance & Behaviour > System Settings > Android SDK > SDK Tools.
  4. Check the Android SDK Platform Tools option and click OK to reinstall the tools.
  5. Restart Android Studio and your deployment targets should appear.

Additional Tips

If you are still experiencing issues, consider the following tips:

  • Ensure your localhost entry points to for IPv4 or ::1 for IPv6.
  • Update your Windows Universal C Runtime if you encounter missing DLL errors.
  • Clear all cache memory related to Android Studio and restart ADB manually.

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