codenamejupiterx codenamejupiterx - 3 months ago 11
Android Question

How do you connect your terminal with the Android emulator

I have tried the navigate to the android tool folder and entering the "adb shell" command but it doesn't seem to work. My terminal seems only to recognize the adb part of the command and gives me an error message. What am I doing wrong???

Answer
  1. List all connected devices by typing adb devices

    Check, if there are any devices listed. If not you may want to check that your device is connected and/or your emulator is running.

  2. If it works and you have for example your emulator running and your usb-device connected use:

    adb -d shell to connect to an USB-Device.
    adb -e shell to connect to an emulated device.

    If you have more than one emulator or usb devices you might want to use: adb -s <DEVICE> shell

Note: Make sure that the path to the android-sdk is properly set-up in your environment. To quickcheck, fire up a shell and type adb version. If that command succeeds, you're set up. If not, add /path/to/android-sdk/tools and /path/to/android/platform-tools to your $PATH env variable. On windows the android sdk is typically located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk.