How to Set Up and Use ADB Wirelessly With Android
ADB or Android Debug Bridge is a powerful tool used by developers to debug and analyze Android applications. This tool allows you to access your device over a wired connection and execute commands on your device from your computer. However, using ADB over a wired connection can be inconvenient at times. Therefore, setting up and using ADB wirelessly with Android can be a useful alternative.
In this article, we will guide you through the steps to set up and use ADB wirelessly with Android.
Step 1: Enabling Developer Options on Android
Before we start, we need to enable Developer Options on your Android device. To enable Developer Options, follow these simple steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select “About Phone” or “About Tablet.”
3. Tap on the “Build Number” seven times. A notification will appear saying “You are now a developer.”
Step 2: Connecting your Android Device to your Computer
Before we can connect your device wirelessly, we first need to connect it to your computer with a USB cable. Once your device is connected, follow these steps:
1. Open a Command Prompt window on your computer (or Terminal on a Mac).
2. Type “adb devices” and press Enter. You should see your device listed.
3. Type “adb tcpip 5555” and press Enter. This will enable ADB over WiFi.
Step 3: Disconnecting your Android Device from your Computer
Now that we have enabled ADB over WiFi, we can disconnect the USB cable from your device. Follow these steps:
1. Find the IP address of your device by going to “Settings > About Phone > Status > IP address.”
2. Type “adb connect IPADDRESS:5555” (replace IPADDRESS with the IP address of your device) and press Enter. This will connect your device to ADB wirelessly.
Step 4: Using ADB Wirelessly
Now that we have successfully connected your device to ADB wirelessly, we can use ADB to execute commands on your device from your computer. Here are some common ADB commands:
1. To access the shell on your device, type “adb shell” and press Enter.
2. To pull a file from your device to your computer, type “adb pull /path/to/file /path/on/computer” and press Enter.
3. To push a file from your computer to your device, type “adb push /path/on/computer /path/to/destination” and press Enter.
In conclusion, setting up and using ADB wirelessly with Android can be a useful alternative to using ADB over a wired connection. With this tool, developers can easily debug and analyze their Android applications without the hassle of wires. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can set up and use ADB wirelessly with your Android device.