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= ADB : Android debug bridge =
 
To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use
 
To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use
  
 
   [http://people.openmoko.org/sean_mcneil/adb adb]
 
   [http://people.openmoko.org/sean_mcneil/adb adb]
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== Connecting ==
  
 
You should be able to connect to the phone as long as you start it up with the USB connected to your host. I don't think it will work if you plug it in after starting. Of course, you need to setup [[USB_Networking]] (<tt>ifconfig usb0</tt> ...) on your host before connecting.
 
You should be able to connect to the phone as long as you start it up with the USB connected to your host. I don't think it will work if you plug it in after starting. Of course, you need to setup [[USB_Networking]] (<tt>ifconfig usb0</tt> ...) on your host before connecting.
  
Some helpful commands are:
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Sometimes, adb gets stuck: if you cannot to the device run "adb kill-server" before trying other commands.
  
    ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb logcat          - like a tail -f of the android log
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If Adb cannot find any device:
    ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb logcat -b radio  - same as above for the radio logs
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Make sure you can ping the device. Kill the background running adb-server by "adb kill-server" and start your first adb instance (which starts the background process) with "ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb devices". After that, you can run adb without ADBHOST-Variable.
    ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb shell            - bring up a command shell to the phone
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    ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb kill-server      - kill the background server on the host
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Sometimes, adb gets stuck: if you cannot to the device run "adb kill-server" before trying other commands.
 
  
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Some helpful commands are:
  
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    ./adb logcat          - like a tail -f of the android log
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    ./adb logcat -b radio  - same as above for the radio logs
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    ./adb shell            - bring up a command shell to the phone
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    ./adb kill-server      - kill the background server on the host
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    ./adb install app.apk  - install app.apk on the phone
  
Startup problems (Beta2): adb shell to the device and delete /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
 
  
Adb can not find any device:
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== Fixing startup problems ==
Make sure you can ping the device. Kill the background running adb-server by "adb kill-server" and start your first adb instance (which starts the background process) with "ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 adb devices". After that, you can run adb without ADBHOST-Variable.
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Startup problems (Beta2): adb shell to the device and delete /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db

Revision as of 00:23, 26 January 2009

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Android.png

ADB : Android debug bridge

To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use

  adb

Connecting

You should be able to connect to the phone as long as you start it up with the USB connected to your host. I don't think it will work if you plug it in after starting. Of course, you need to setup USB_Networking (ifconfig usb0 ...) on your host before connecting.

Sometimes, adb gets stuck: if you cannot to the device run "adb kill-server" before trying other commands.

If Adb cannot find any device: Make sure you can ping the device. Kill the background running adb-server by "adb kill-server" and start your first adb instance (which starts the background process) with "ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb devices". After that, you can run adb without ADBHOST-Variable.


Some helpful commands are:

   ./adb logcat           - like a tail -f of the android log
   ./adb logcat -b radio  - same as above for the radio logs
   ./adb shell            - bring up a command shell to the phone
   ./adb kill-server      - kill the background server on the host
   ./adb install app.apk  - install app.apk on the phone


Fixing startup problems

Startup problems (Beta2): adb shell to the device and delete /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db

Personal tools

Android.png

To assist in debugging and to gain shell access to the phone with Android, you can use

  adb

You should be able to connect to the phone as long as you start it up with the USB connected to your host. I don't think it will work if you plug it in after starting. Of course, you need to setup USB_Networking (ifconfig usb0 ...) on your host before connecting.

Some helpful commands are:

   ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb logcat           - like a tail -f of the android log
   ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb logcat -b radio  - same as above for the radio logs
   ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb shell            - bring up a command shell to the phone
   ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 ./adb kill-server      - kill the background server on the host

Sometimes, adb gets stuck: if you cannot to the device run "adb kill-server" before trying other commands.


Startup problems (Beta2): adb shell to the device and delete /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db

Adb can not find any device: Make sure you can ping the device. Kill the background running adb-server by "adb kill-server" and start your first adb instance (which starts the background process) with "ADBHOST=192.168.0.202 adb devices". After that, you can run adb without ADBHOST-Variable.