ant2009 ant2009 - 2 months ago 9x
Android Question

adb doesn't show nexus 5 device

Android Studio 0.3.6
Fedora 18 3.11.7-100.fc18.x86_64
Nexus 5 Kitkat


I have been using my
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Android 4.1.2
everything works fine with

However, I have just bought a new Nexus 5 device, and when I do the following command
adb devices
it doesn't show my Nexus 5.

Android SDK Manager | Extras | Google USB Driver | status "Not compatiable with Linux"

Because I am running
Fedora 18
if I need drivers what drivers for the USB do I need?

Because the Samsung works fine and I can deploy and run my apps, I think my setup is correct. So I am wondering if there is something wrong with my Nexus 5.

I have tried the following:

adb kill-server
adb start-server

Setting the Nexus 5
Camera PTP
media device MTP
didn't work.

Many thanks for any suggestions,


What you need to do is this:

Settings | About Phone

Scroll to the bottom to build number. Tap on build number about 7 times. Each time you will get a popup message saying you are x steps away from being a developer

When you get to the final step you will get a message saying now you are a developer

Go back into settings and you will see a new setting Developer options there you will see a lot of options for developers. Enable USB debugging

Re-connect you phone to the usb, and you should see you device under adb devices.

I hope this answer helps someone else.