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[Q] No matter what ADB reports "List of devices attached" EMPTY

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16th April 2014, 06:23 PM   |  #1  
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Not sure where to post this. I have worked with roms many many times on android over the years without any trouble. I am on OSX macbook air with brand new HTC One M8 trying to S-OFF. No matter what I try I get this running ADB: "List of devices attached" EMPTY. Nothing listed.

WeakSauce rooted phone no problems.

1. HTC Sync connects to phone just fine.
2. Brand new Android SDK downloaded for use
3. Tried using sudo ./adb devices
4. Tried USB debug switch on/off
5. Tried USB unplug/replug
6. Tried phone on/off
7. Tried macbook on/off
8. System Profiler shows USB HTC device connected

What else can I do to make this work. Starting hour 5 of attempts. Any help much appreciated.
16th April 2014, 08:20 PM   |  #2  
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Not sure where to post this. I have worked with roms many many times on android over the years without any trouble. I am on OSX macbook air with brand new HTC One M8 trying to S-OFF. No matter what I try I get this running ADB: "List of devices attached" EMPTY. Nothing listed.

WeakSauce rooted phone no problems.

1. HTC Sync connects to phone just fine.
2. Brand new Android SDK downloaded for use
3. Tried using sudo ./adb devices
4. Tried USB debug switch on/off
5. Tried USB unplug/replug
6. Tried phone on/off
7. Tried macbook on/off
8. System Profiler shows USB HTC device connected

What else can I do to make this work. Starting hour 5 of attempts. Any help much appreciated.

The HTC Sync app on your laptop should be removed. You only needed it to install the drivers, then per the Firewater instructions, Sync should be uninstalled. I don't know if that's what's causing your problems, but try it.
16th April 2014, 08:53 PM   |  #3  
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per the Firewater instructions, Sync should be uninstalled

I did try that as well. Do I need to remove and restart? I will try that.
16th April 2014, 09:05 PM   |  #4  
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I did try that as well. Do I need to remove and restart? I will try that.

Possibly? I'm not a mac guy so I don't know, sorry.
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16th April 2014, 10:23 PM   |  #5  
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Possibly? I'm not a mac guy so I don't know, sorry.

WOW! Got it! This will no doubt save some people. From stackoverflow:

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If you have installed the application EasyTether, this can interfere with ADB.

sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/EasyTetherUSBEthernet.kext

Boom! It worked.
16th April 2014, 11:06 PM   |  #6  
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WOW! Got it! This will no doubt save some people. From stackoverflow:



Boom! It worked.

Ahh, yeah... That was mentioned in the firewater instructions.:P

"All other phone software removed or disabled (Samsung Kies, PDANet, etc.)"
17th April 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by studioleland

WOW! Got it! This will no doubt save some people. From stackoverflow:



Boom! It worked.

hey what did you do to fix it ? i spent hours trying to unlock this thing and now my phone is with a guy that owns a computer store trying to do it for me . please help me out
17th April 2014, 05:21 AM   |  #8  
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hey what did you do to fix it ? i spent hours trying to unlock this thing and now my phone is with a guy that owns a computer store trying to do it for me . please help me out

Happy to be of help if I can. What step are you stuck on. Can you post a list of steps taken already?
12th September 2014, 12:07 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by studioleland

Not sure where to post this. I have worked with roms many many times on android over the years without any trouble. I am on OSX macbook air with brand new HTC One M8 trying to S-OFF. No matter what I try I get this running ADB: "List of devices attached" EMPTY. Nothing listed.

WeakSauce rooted phone no problems.

1. HTC Sync connects to phone just fine.
2. Brand new Android SDK downloaded for use
3. Tried using sudo ./adb devices
4. Tried USB debug switch on/off
5. Tried USB unplug/replug
6. Tried phone on/off
7. Tried macbook on/off
8. System Profiler shows USB HTC device connected

What else can I do to make this work. Starting hour 5 of attempts. Any help much appreciated.

How did you do it..mine also says "list of devices attached "..
28th September 2014, 06:38 PM   |  #10  
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Step 1 : stop adb by typing code
adb kill-server
Step 2: remove the usb cable from the computer and phone
Step 3: disable usb debugging on your phone
Step 4: Enable usb debugging on your phone
Step 5: Connect usb to your phone and computer
Step 6: kill adb server by typing the code
adb kill-server
Step 7: ???
Step 8: Profit

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