Retrieving Specific Device Information via ADB Command

Retrieving Specific Device Information via ADB Command

22 April 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

When working with Android devices connected to your computer, it’s essential to be able to retrieve device-specific information for purposes such as debugging, development, and testing. The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command-line tool that allows you to communicate with an Android device. In this guide, we’ll focus on how to retrieve information for a specific device using ADB commands.

Using ADB to Get Device Properties

If you need to get information about a specific device, you can use the following ADB command:

adb -s <device_serial_number> shell getprop

This command will list all available properties and their values for the specified device. Replace <device_serial_number> with the actual serial number of your device.

For example, to get information about the device with serial number “123abc12”, you would use:

adb -s 123abc12 shell getprop

Accessing Specific Device Properties

Once you have the list of properties, you can query specific ones to get their values. For instance, to get the model of the device, use:

adb -s 123abc12 shell getprop ro.product.model

Similarly, you can access other device-specific properties, such as:

  • Product Name: adb -s 123abc12 shell getprop
  • Device Name: adb -s 123abc12 shell getprop ro.product.device

Note that the ADB shell might append carriage return and line feed characters (\r\n) to the output, which could affect text processing on certain platforms.

Filtering the Device List

If you prefer to filter the list of connected devices to show only the specific one you’re interested in, you can use the following command:

adb devices -l | grep <device_serial_number>

This will return only the line containing the serial number of the device you specified.

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Thank you for reading, and we hope this guide has been helpful. For further assistance with ADB or any other testing needs, feel free to explore our blog for more mobile app testing resources.

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