Free for XDA members and as a thank you for all the information, tools and roms XDA Developers has provided over the years here is something I created that makes it easy to connect adb over tcpip to multiple Android devices. Get rid of the wires!
One click to switch adb on all usb connected devices to tcpip.
One click to switch adb on all tcpip connected device back to usb.
Auto discovery of the devices listening on tcpip.
The application consists of two parts. "Helper.jar" to run on the pc and "Helper.apk" for the device.
- Installs the Helper.apk on the device.
- Attempts to switch adb on the device to use tcpip.
- Sends broadcast messages to look for devices on the network.
- Initiates an adb connection over tcp to any ip that responds to the broadcast.
- Provides a button to switch all usb devices to tcpip.
- Provides a button to switch all tcpip devices to usb which also uninstalls the helper.apk file, leaving no "junk" on the device.
On the device, Helper.apk
- Checks and shows if the adb port was indeed opened
- Listens and responds to udp broadcasts from Helper.jar.
Some android devices will work without root but if you get a red message from the helper on the device, you will need to root it to enable adb in tcpip mode. The rooted method to set adb to use tcpip is used in case the device is rooted.
If you like the tool and want to contribute, please feel free to buy the app on the Play store. The attachment contains exactly the same files for free.
Feedback is welcome and I hope someone finds this useful!