Resolving ADB Interface Issues on macOS

Resolving ADB Interface Issues on macOS

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Developers often encounter issues when setting up ADB (Android Debug Bridge) for Android development on macOS. A common problem is the inability to open the device interface, which can halt development and debugging processes. This article aims to guide you through the steps to resolve the interface issue, particularly the error e00002c5, and how to ensure a smooth connection between your Android device and your Mac.

Understanding the Issue

The e00002c5 error typically signifies that the device you are trying to connect is already in use by another driver or application. This means that while ADB recognizes your device, it cannot communicate with it because another process has claimed the interface.

Step-by-Step Solution

  1. Check for Open Tabs in Chrome: If you have the Chrome browser open with a Stetho inspection tab (chrome://inspect/#devices), it could be occupying the device. Close any such tabs, then execute the following commands in the terminal:
    adb kill-server
    adb devices
  2. Close Conflicting Applications: Applications like Tizen IDE for Samsung Gear Development can interfere with ADB. Ensure that such applications are closed before attempting to connect your device.
  3. Revoke and Re-authorize USB Debugging: On the device, go to Developer Options and revoke USB debugging authorizations. Reconnect the device to your Mac and accept the debugging authorization prompt on your device.
  4. Manage Virtual Machine Connections: If you are using VirtualBox or any similar virtual machine, ensure that the device is not connected to the virtual machine. Disconnect the device from the virtual machine’s USB settings before trying to connect it to your host operating system.

Repeato: Streamlining Your Testing Workflow

While resolving ADB issues can help reestablish a connection between your device and development environment, ensuring the reliability of your app requires rigorous testing. This is where Repeato comes into play.

Repeato is a No-code test automation tool that simplifies creating, running, and maintaining automated tests for iOS and Android apps. With its computer vision and AI capabilities, you can automate tests without delving into the complexities of code. Additionally, Repeato’s integration with ADB allows for seamless execution of ADB commands via script steps, ensuring precise timing and sequencing for your automated tests.

By leveraging Repeato, you can circumvent common issues associated with manual testing and focus on delivering high-quality applications with confidence. Learn more about how Repeato can enhance your testing strategy by exploring our documentation.

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