Android Wireless Debugging Helper: WiFiADB

There is a great tool in the Android plugin can help the developers debug phone wirelessly. That is WiFiADB. Please check the marketplace, you’ll find it.

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1. Here is the Old Way
📡2. WiFiADB Method

⌨1. Here is the Old Way

In the old way, I have to use CLI or terminal to solve the technique.

Open a terminal or CLI:

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Use a USB cable to connect the Android phone. (If it is a new phone, please turn on the developer mode by tabbing Settings/About Phone/Build number, 7 times.) Answer to the alert window to turn on the debugger.

Check device:

> adb devices
List of devices attached
ZY326LVCZQ device

Set TCPIP:

> adb tcpip 5555
restarting in TCP mode port: 7575

Next, you have to find the phone IP at Settings/About Phone. Mine is :

IP address
fd80::2646:c8ff:fe41:f500
192.168.1.73
...

Back to the terminal:

> adb connect 192.168.1.73:5555
connected to 192.168.1.73:5555

Check devices again:

> adb devices
List of devices attached
ZY326LVCZQ device
192.168.1.73:5555 device

Now, it’s ready. You can detach the USB cable.

📡2. WiFiADB Method

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After you install the plugin and restart the Android Studio, you need to connect your phone with the USB cable. (Google news: Wireless debug without USB cable has set on the next-generation phones.)

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Click Tools/WiFiADB:

Good Online Example:

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Problem Online Example:

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If you can find your IP in the list, please check your WiFi connection.

Find the ONLINE and click “connect”.

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It’s ready and you can detach your USB cable.

Computer Science BS from SFSU. I studied and worked on Android system since 2017. If you are interesting in my past works, please go to my LinkedIn.

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