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mikecyber

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The Barnes & Noble Nook uses adb over wifi. How can I setup my N1 to do the same? Ideally I would like to specify on the N1 to only allow connections over wifi, and if possible have some sort of password type security. Can this be done?
 

xkonni

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why not use ssh?
the dropbear-client is included in most custom roms.

edit: i mean dropbear-server of course ;)
 
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packetlss

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Getting adbd to listen to tcpip in the phone is quite easy.

Example below:
Code:
[I]# detach adbd from usb and tell it to listen to port tcp 2222
[/I][email protected]$ adb tcpip 2222
restarting in TCP mode port: 2222

[I]# tell your local adb command to use ip:port to connect through instead of usb (192.168.0.151 is my N1 on Wifi)
[/I][email protected]$ adb connect 192.168.0.151:2222
connected to 192.168.0.151:2222

[I]# connect over ip 
[/I][email protected]$ adb shell
# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.29.6-cyanogenmod #3 PREEMPT Wed Jan 27 07:21:12 EST 2010 armv7l GNU/Linux
# exit

[I]# tell adbd to go back to listen on usb
[/I][email protected]$ adb usb
restarting in USB mode
 

mikecyber

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Getting adbd to listen to tcpip in the phone is quite easy.

Thank you, your method works well.

With my nook all I need to do is "adb connect 192.168.1.x:5555" I don't have to put adb into tcpip mode or enter "uname -a" in shell.
I would love to see "Wireless Debugging" in Settings -> Applications -> Development, or really anywhere in Settings. I haven't voided my N1's warranty, so an app to add this functionality would be great.
 

packetlss

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Thank you, your method works well.

With my nook all I need to do is "adb connect 192.168.1.x:5555" I don't have to put adb into tcpip mode or enter "uname -a" in shell.
I would love to see "Wireless Debugging" in Settings -> Applications -> Development, or really anywhere in Settings. I haven't voided my N1's warranty, so an app to add this functionality would be great.

That's because the nook adbd is configured to listen to tcp by default, on most other platforms it just listens to USB by default.

The 'uname -a' was just to show that I actually was connected to the phone. Nothing to do with the actual adb stuff at all, I was just lazy and copied from my terminal :)
 
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paulobrien

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MoDaCo Custom ROMs generally run dropbear by default with a password that is randomly generated on first startup.

I don't mind making an addon update zip for Cyanogen's ROM with this functionality if you want it? ;)

P
 

britoso

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Found this really useful as my USB driver causes BSODs. thanks packetlss

1. connect device via usb
2. adb tcpip 2222
3. connect over wifi. adb connect 192.168.3.5:2222
4. adb commands as normal

can the OP remove [request] as this is now a [tip] or [howto]
 

martin0285

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Nice howto!!

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Found this really useful as my USB driver causes BSODs. thanks packetlss

1. connect device via usb
2. adb tcpip 2222
3. connect over wifi. adb connect 192.168.3.5:2222
4. adb commands as normal

can the OP remove [request] as this is now a [tip] or [howto]

Gotta say that is slick as sh**!!! How to get it to stay on tcpip via terminal on phone??
 
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leonnib4

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Found this really useful as my USB driver causes BSODs. thanks packetlss

1. connect device via usb
2. adb tcpip 2222
3. connect over wifi. adb connect 192.168.3.5:2222
4. adb commands as normal

can the OP remove [request] as this is now a [tip] or [howto]

interesseting... thanks!
i'll try that

EDIT: worked so good - thx!
 
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britoso

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Does the USB have to be hooked up each time, or is it a 1 time then WIFI is good after that?
Do it once and it stays...perhaps till you reboot the phone.
If your IP address on wifi you will need to run the connect command again. Also set the wifi-sleep mode to 'never', possibly install the wifi-keepalive app.

Its awesome to be able to run stuff on your phone straight from eclipse, unplugged; or install/push/pull files
 
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bohlool

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TCPIP mode without connecting usb

Is it possible to enable ADBD tcpip mode without connecting device to USB port and use adb command? I mean maybe a command we can run in a Terminal Emulator?
 

bohlool

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re,it's there any possible that get adb work over TCP/IP ,on all android devices(include non-rooted devices)?

I know how to enable it, just connect it with usb to computer and enter "adb connect tcpip <port>" then disconnect usb and connect phone to wifi, find the ip of phone and on your computer type "adb connect <ip>:<port>"

my problem is how can I do the first step without usb cable, i.e. using a terminal emulator. I have root access.
 

leonnib4

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# adbd
As root on the device returns
Cannot bind tcp 5037
Im not home so i cant test but maybe this could work over tcp port 5037...

Sent from my Nexus One
 

wobiu

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I know how to enable it, just connect it with usb to computer and enter "adb connect tcpip <port>" then disconnect usb and connect phone to wifi, find the ip of phone and on your computer type "adb connect <ip>:<port>"

my problem is how can I do the first step without usb cable, i.e. using a terminal emulator. I have root access.

for rooted device。you can use"start adbd" command to start adb daemon ,instead of plug into usb.

What am i looking for is a way to use adb over wifi for all device including non-rooted.
 

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    I finally solved the problem. these are the commands to enable adb over wifi:


    Code:
    setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555
    stop adbd
    start adbd

    and to disable it:


    Code:
    setprop service.adb.tcp.port -1
    stop adbd
    start adbd


    I assume you need su access to run it. I tested it and its working.
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    Getting adbd to listen to tcpip in the phone is quite easy.

    Example below:
    Code:
    [I]# detach adbd from usb and tell it to listen to port tcp 2222
    [/I][email protected]$ adb tcpip 2222
    restarting in TCP mode port: 2222
    
    [I]# tell your local adb command to use ip:port to connect through instead of usb (192.168.0.151 is my N1 on Wifi)
    [/I][email protected]$ adb connect 192.168.0.151:2222
    connected to 192.168.0.151:2222
    
    [I]# connect over ip 
    [/I][email protected]$ adb shell
    # uname -a
    Linux localhost 2.6.29.6-cyanogenmod #3 PREEMPT Wed Jan 27 07:21:12 EST 2010 armv7l GNU/Linux
    # exit
    
    [I]# tell adbd to go back to listen on usb
    [/I][email protected]$ adb usb
    restarting in USB mode
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    Thank you, your method works well.

    With my nook all I need to do is "adb connect 192.168.1.x:5555" I don't have to put adb into tcpip mode or enter "uname -a" in shell.
    I would love to see "Wireless Debugging" in Settings -> Applications -> Development, or really anywhere in Settings. I haven't voided my N1's warranty, so an app to add this functionality would be great.

    That's because the nook adbd is configured to listen to tcp by default, on most other platforms it just listens to USB by default.

    The 'uname -a' was just to show that I actually was connected to the phone. Nothing to do with the actual adb stuff at all, I was just lazy and copied from my terminal :)