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New S4, ADB question...root

OP wetwaterdog

27th August 2014, 11:49 PM   |  #1  
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I have a new S4 with baseband MK2. I am getting ready to do the root etc. but I was testing ADB first to make sure it works.

I have installed the latest USB drivers, and turned debug on in the S4

I get get adb to launch, but when I use the command "ADB devices" nothing shows up.
I have rebooted both PC and phone with the same results.

Question,
Does the phone need to be rooted before ADB will work? If so....then how to I side load "Towelroot"? or anything else for that matter.
am I missing some sdk files...or something else?

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28th August 2014, 12:14 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wetwaterdog

I have a new S4 with baseband MK2. I am getting ready to do the root etc. but I was testing ADB first to make sure it works.

I have installed the latest USB drivers, and turned debug on in the S4

I get get adb to launch, but when I use the command "ADB devices" nothing shows up.
I have rebooted both PC and phone with the same results.

Question,
Does the phone need to be rooted before ADB will work? If so....then how to I side load "Towelroot"? or anything else for that matter.
am I missing some sdk files...or something else?

Thanks

Usually when nothing shows up at all it's a driver issue. What drivers did you install where did you get them. Windows right?
Edit : root not required.
Last edited by jawmail; 28th August 2014 at 12:15 AM. Reason: change
28th August 2014, 12:55 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by jawmail

Usually when nothing shows up at all it's a driver issue. What drivers did you install where did you get them. Windows right?
Edit : root not required.

Got the drivers from samsung site...latest ver 1.5.45. phone connects to windows computer and displays directories so I know the USB driver is ok.
I did some more looking and am updating my sdk devices right now. I expect that to correct the problem.
28th August 2014, 02:44 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by wetwaterdog

Got the drivers from samsung site...latest ver 1.5.45. phone connects to windows computer and displays directories so I know the USB driver is ok.
I did some more looking and am updating my sdk devices right now. I expect that to correct the problem.

Drivers are good then, update your SDK like you said and try again. It should work after that, I don't have an S4 but they're all the same when it comes to ADB and fastboot. Good luck.
29th August 2014, 01:05 AM   |  #5  
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Drivers are good then, update your SDK like you said and try again. It should work after that, I don't have an S4 but they're all the same when it comes to ADB and fastboot. Good luck.

Yup....sdk's installed and all is well.....

I sure wish I knew exactly which downloads to take from the SDK download manager....
I played it safe with the 4.3 and 4.4. I didn't know if the updates were progressive (included all past needed stuff) or just specific for the version.
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