Resolving Android Studio Wireless ADB Error (10061)

Resolving Android Studio Wireless ADB Error (10061)

22 April 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

Wireless debugging in Android Studio is a convenient feature that allows developers to deploy and debug their applications without the need for a physical connection between the device and the development machine. However, establishing a wireless ADB connection can sometimes result in an error with the code (10061), indicating that no connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to resolve this issue and establish a successful wireless ADB connection.

Prerequisites for Wireless ADB Connection

  • Ensure that both your computer and Android device are connected to the same network.
  • Verify network visibility by pinging the device’s IP address from your computer.
  • Confirm there are no IP address conflicts.
  • Ensure that USB Debugging is enabled on your Android device.

Steps to Establish Wireless ADB Connection

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer via USB.
  2. Open a terminal or command prompt.
  3. Execute the command: adb kill-server to stop any existing ADB processes.
  4. Execute the command: adb usb to ensure the ADB is running over USB.
  5. Execute the command: adb tcpip 5555 to restart the ADB daemon with TCP enabled on port 5555.
  6. Disconnect the USB cable from your device.
  7. Execute the command: adb connect <device-ip-address>:5555 replacing <device-ip-address> with your device’s actual IP address.
  8. Confirm the connection by executing: adb devices, which should list your device by its IP address.

Note: If you encounter any issues, such as a changed IP address or port after restarting your device, repeat the steps above using the updated IP address.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • If you have multiple devices connected or emulators running, specify the target device using the -s option followed by the device ID.
  • For devices running Android 11 or higher, enable Wireless Debugging in the Developer Options and follow the prompts to pair the device with a pairing code.
  • If you are still experiencing issues, consider disabling any network adapters on your computer that are not in use, as the ADB connection may not be able to find the correct network path.

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