All Common ADB errors and Their Solutions

Android is an open-source operating system that has been very popular since it arrived in the smartphone market. Moreover, it is one of the most popular smartphones operating systems and developers have been on their toes to bring new custom ROMs and mods for Android devices. But, in order to command your phone via the computer then, you need to have ADB (Android Debug Bridge) which is a command-line utility when you want to debug certain apps and install any new apps or mods. In this post, we will give you the solutions to all the common ADB errors and solutions.

With the help of this guide, you will be able to overcome most of the issues that arise on the ADB. Moreover, with the help of ADB, you establish a connection between your phones and your PC to perform some specific tasks and if that comes up with an issue, that can hamper the task if commands are not executed properly. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:

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All Common ADB errors and Their Solutions

Below is the list of ADB errors and their possible workarounds that you can follow to fix the issues:

ADB Device not found:

It is related to the ADB driver issue which is associated with the ADM driver itself. If you are also experiencing this issue then, chances are that even if you are doing everything correctly, your phone is not recognized. Follow the guide below to fix this:

  • Check connection mode:
    – Connect your phone to the computer and scroll down the notification panel. Tap on USB Debugging connected option and make sure that Mobile Device MTP option is selected.
  • Enable USB Debugging:
    – Head over to Settings>>About Device>>Build Number (tap on it 7 times)>> Developer Options and then enable the toggle in front of USB Debugging.
  • Update ADB Driver:
    – Go to Device Manager>>Other Devices>>ADB Interface or Android Phone>>Update Driver Software>>and choose to Browse my computer for driver software. Then click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer>>Show all devices>>Next>>Have Disk>>browse and locate your SDK and double click on android_winusb.inf. Choose ADB interface and hit Next.
  • Install universal ADB: If the above solutions do not work for you then, you need to install the universal ADB tool on your PC.
  • Restart ADB Process: Just open the command prompt and run below commands:
    1. To kill running ADB process – adb kill-server
    2. To start it back again – adb start-server

ADB Command not found

This issue will prevent you from running any ADB commands from your PC over to your phone. Below is the fix for it:

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  1. Select Media Transfer Protocol
    Connect your phone to the computer and scroll down the notification panel. Tap on USB Debugging connected option and make sure that Mobile Device MTP option is selected.
  2. Update ADB Driver:
    – Go to Device Manager>>Other Devices>>ADB Interface or Android Phone>>Update Driver Software>>and choose to Browse my computer for driver software. Then click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer>>Show all devices>>Next>>Have Disk>>browse and locate your SDK and double click on android_winusb.inf. Choose ADB interface and hit Next.
  3. Enable USB Debugging:
    – Head over to Settings>>About Device>>Build Number (tap on it 7 times)>> Developer Options and then enable the toggle in front of USB Debugging.
  4. Run ADB command from the installation directory
    – 
    Open Command Prompt.
    – Navigate to the folder where you have installed the Android SDK tool.
    – Try to run commands from here.

ADB server is out of date

If you are facing issues like:

  • adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
  • adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    ** daemon still not runningerror: cannot connect to daemon

Then this issue can normally slow down the deployment of your command and the majority of the times, the command gets failed. Below is the fix for it:

  1. Connect your Phone to your PC.
  2. Download and open ADBFix.
  3. Give the exact location of your Android SDK.
  4. Make sure that ADBFix is able to find the culprit of this issue.
  5. Then, tap on Fix all and make sure the conflict is fixed.

ADB Waiting for devices message

If you are also facing this issue then, it is mainly a driver issue. Follow the below steps to fix this issue:

  1. Head over to the link and download the correct Fastboot drivers.
  2. Extract the downloaded files.
  3. Right-click on your current fast boot driver and delete the driver software.
  4. Reconnect your device again and it will install the drivers automatically.
  5. That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys were able to solve the issues related to ADB command and tools. Let us know in the comments below if you know any more such issues and a fix for them. Until the next post…Cheers!

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