eric eric - 9 days ago 5
Java Question

Why can't OSX detect android Galaxy S for USB debugging?

I searched for similar questions on this issue but found none related to Mac OSX.

Situation:

Trying to test android apps on a Galaxy S (Details below) but Mac is not detecting the device. Tried all the things below and have wondered whether this might be a driver issue (which I've heard things about for Samsung USB debugging).

Questions:

1) Are samsung drivers required for android USB debugging?

2) And are they available for Mac OSX?
3) Any other reasons OSX might not detect device for usb debugging?

Things I tried:



  • Enabled USB Debugging @ Settings >> Applications >> Development >> USB Debugging

  • Enabled Tethering @ Settings >> Wireless and network >> Tethering >> USB
    Tethering

  • Set Tethered mode @ Settings >> USB connection >> Tethered mode

  • Attempt to detect devices via ./adb devices (from platform
    tools dir)

  • Verified that "Unknown Sources" is checked @ Settings >> Applications >> Unknown Sources

  • Verified that device is connected to Mac

  • Restarted phone

  • Restarted mac

  • Added various device / product ids to adb_usb.ini

  • Did ./android update adb (which does adb kill-server / start-server)



Using:

Samsung Galaxy S (4G) with Sprint

Mac OSX 10.6.8

Eclipse Classic 3.7.1

Answer

Have you tried connecting the phone using a powered USB hub? I haven't tried it yet but found this blog post that suggests it may help for Samsung Galaxy devices.

http://esausilva.com/2010/10/02/how-to-set-up-adb-android-debug-bridge-in-mac-osx/

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