WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air

WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air


Debug/test apps on device over the air, wireless, no cable. Must-have developer tool.

WiFi ADB makes it easy to debug/test your Android apps directly on device via WiFi TCP/IP connection. No need to use USB cable. After enabling ADB over WiFi, to connect your computer to the device open the console and run

adb connect ip_address_of_the_device

REQUIREMENTS

This app works on ROOTED devices only. If you don't know what it means or your device is not rooted please don't install. Users also need to grant this app su permission when being asked.

FEATURES

★ Quickly enable/disable ADB connection over WiFi TCP/IP
★ Auto-enable ADB over WiFi on configured known SSIDs
★ Once enabled an entry is added to ongoing notification bar to remind user that ADB over WiFi is active and make it easy to disable it manually
★ The app icon can be put on status bar at all time for quick access (better than home screen widget, IMO)
★ Temporarily increase screen-off timeout. Nine times out of 10 this is what users want during development of an Android app and testing it on device. The original screen timeout value is restored when ADB over WiFi is disabled again.
★ Temporarily lock WiFi, prevent it from going into sleep mode (how effectively it works depends on device and Android version)
★ Also acts as Tasker/Locale plugin. You can configure Tasker/Locale to automatically turn on/off WiFi ADB based on other conditions

TIPS

★ If your development computer is Unix/Linux or Mac open a console and run

while true ; do adb connect phone_ip_address ; sleep 15 ; done

This one-liner auto-reconnects to ADB daemon on the phone every time the link is broken for whatever reason.

★ If you control the WiFi router, configure it to give the phone the same IP address every time. Then assign a local DNS hostname to that IP address so that you don't have to type an IP address which changes everytime in the console.

IN-APP PURCHASE

This app requires in-app purchase permission. This is for users to make donations to the app developer. Donations are voluntary and in fact do not add any extra features. But if you want to say thank-you with your wallet, you can. (Thanks!)

Recent changes:
Version 1.37
✓ Publisher name change: ttxapps => MetaCtrl
✓ We have real website http://metactrl.com/

If you like this free no-ad app and find it useful, please take a moment to write a quick review or to give the app a nice rating. Thanks and happy coding :-)
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About WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air
Debug/test apps on device over the air, wireless, no cable. Must-have developer tool.

WiFi ADB makes it easy to debug/test your Android apps directly on device via WiFi TCP/IP connection. No need to use USB cable. After enabling ADB over WiFi, to connect your computer to the device open the console and run

adb connect ip_address_of_the_device

REQUIREMENTS

This app works on ROOTED devices only. If you don't know what it means or your device is not rooted please don't install. Users also need to grant this app su permission when being asked.

FEATURES

★ Quickly enable/disable ADB connection over WiFi TCP/IP
★ Auto-enable ADB over WiFi on configured known SSIDs
★ Once enabled an entry is added to ongoing notification bar to remind user that ADB over WiFi is active and make it easy to disable it manually
★ The app icon can be put on status bar at all time for quick access (better than home screen widget, IMO)
★ Temporarily increase screen-off timeout. Nine times out of 10 this is what users want during development of an Android app and testing it on device. The original screen timeout value is restored when ADB over WiFi is disabled again.
★ Temporarily lock WiFi, prevent it from going into sleep mode (how effectively it works depends on device and Android version)
★ Also acts as Tasker/Locale plugin. You can configure Tasker/Locale to automatically turn on/off WiFi ADB based on other conditions

TIPS

★ If your development computer is Unix/Linux or Mac open a console and run

while true ; do adb connect phone_ip_address ; sleep 15 ; done

This one-liner auto-reconnects to ADB daemon on the phone every time the link is broken for whatever reason.

★ If you control the WiFi router, configure it to give the phone the same IP address every time. Then assign a local DNS hostname to that IP address so that you don't have to type an IP address which changes everytime in the console.

IN-APP PURCHASE

This app requires in-app purchase permission. This is for users to make donations to the app developer. Donations are voluntary and in fact do not add any extra features. But if you want to say thank-you with your wallet, you can. (Thanks!)

Recent changes:
Version 1.37
✓ Publisher name change: ttxapps => MetaCtrl
✓ We have real website http://metactrl.com/

If you like this free no-ad app and find it useful, please take a moment to write a quick review or to give the app a nice rating. Thanks and happy coding :-)

User reviews of WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air
Dec 4, 2013
Very easy to use app. Automatically connects to WiFi.
Jul 30, 2012
didn't see that it was for rooted devices. tried it on my rooted tablet. works great
Dec 25, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sunday 2:47 PM
Android Studio over WiFi!! Testing apps from the Android Studio is super easy now that I just have to type in "adb connect" into the terminal!!
A Google User
4 days ago
Does what is expected Would prefer to have this built into the stock nexus ROM, but this is a good compromise
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Perfect
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
Helpful, could be better. It does work as described, but it would benefit from extra features. If I do a reboot from my adb shell, the device restarts & WiFi ADB is in the OFF setting, it would be better if there was an option to go ON when the device boots.
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
Perfect !! No cable anymore :)