Installing Motorola Droid as an Android Debug Bridge device
In my last post I successfully installed the Kindle driver as an Android Debug Bridge (adb) device. My Motorola Droid was not recognized as an adb device – and for one application that I am planning to do, I need GPS. So once more into the world of partially correct forum posts.
- First item to check was to insure that adb was enabled on the device! It turned out that I had not enabled it (I had enabled Unknown Sources).
- When I connected the USB after changing the adb setting, I received a driver error. The phone now shows as a Drive (G:\) only instead of MTP USB Device. One step forward, half a step back.
- I decided to just double check that the adb is not working… so at the command line,
- What! It’s there. The device ID is different from the Kindle.
This was a mercifully short post. If I had not double checked, I could easily gone down a rabbit hole trying to get something looking like a phone showing up in the device manager. A rabbit hole that could have resulted in hours of frustrations. Instead, I just see a misleading “G:\” for my Motorola Droid, and “Kindle” for my Kindle. Aaarrrgh!