steveclark steveclark - 2 months ago 6
Android Question

Cordova: Samsung S3 not recognized via USB on Mac

I have a basic Hello World Cordova application working on an Android emulator (Nexus 4) on my Mac. I wanted to try deploying to a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I have (model SCH-R530M) but when I try running

adb devices
and empty list is returned.

I have already tried unplugging the device, killing adb using
adb kill-server
, running adb using
adb start-server
, and then plugging the device back in and it is still not being recognized.

The only other problem I can find is that my USB cable might be a "charge only" cable, but I don't know how I would go about determining if it is.

Does anyone have a potential fix for this issue?

Answer Source

Is it in developer mode?

Does it allow USB debugging?

These are the instructions for your device:

Go to Settings → More → About Device Scroll down to Build Number Tap it repeatedly (It'll show a message telling you how many more times you need to tap it to enable developer mode). See the Developer options menu under Settings → More

Then make sure 'usb debugging' is selected in the developer options.