How to Fix the ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error?

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If you are facing an error box as ADB_Vendor_Keys not set and wanted to know how and why you are facing this and how you can come over with this error.

This error is shown in Android while using USB debugging to your computers, and all of a sudden, you prompted an error as ADB_VENDOR_KEY, and you want to know why this error prompted and how you want to solve this. 

How to Fix the ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error?

How to Fix the ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error?

Before you try to solve this error, I would like to mention How and Why this error occurs in your Android device. This error occurs from USB debugging in your computer for manual transfer of your images, videos, documents and etc., from Developer mode and from where the error occurs in Android.

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Whenever you start USB debugging, you find some prompt asking for Allow USB debugging? And ask for your biometric pass, i.e., Fingerprint or password in your Device. 

For accessing your files on your computer, you need to allow the option so that you can access every file of your Android device in your computer, and after that ADB_Vendor_Key will be saved in your computer for future purposes.

Why ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error Prompt

However, in above, I told you what is ADB_VENDOR key, you can have a proper image of why I am telling you about the ADB Vendor key. 

So, now the question is why this error occurs? This because whenever you connect your Android to your computer, you need to grant some manual bypass of security in the phone, which gets stored in your computer at a safe location.

When in your Android device, by any reason your ADB_VENDOR_KEY get corrupted or missing or inaccessible then your device pops you ADB_VENDOR_KEY error.

Step To Fix ADB_VENDOR_KEY

After every theory told above, you are clear with what ADB Vendor is and how it is used in your computer, so what are possible ways to fix this:

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Fix 1: Check that ADB Keys are up to date

ADB keys and Fastboot are used to communicate with your USB as why they need some specific driver to communicate.

You can download ADB drivers according to your mobile preferences from Google itself.

And install the EXE file in your computer so that it can be resolved.

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Fix 2: Grant and Enable USB debugging mode

As you can do this from your Android device so that ADB_VENDOR_KEY can be accessible by your USB.

Part 1:  Enable Developer Mode

Step 1: Start Setting

Step 2: Scroll down to System

Step 3: Click on System

Step 4: Now choose About Phone

Step 5: Click Software info

Step 6: Tap on Build number seven times 

Step 7: You will see a small pop-up of Developer mode enabled.

Part 2: Enable USB Debugging mode

Step 1: Start Setting

Step 2: Scroll down to System

Step 3: Click on System

Step 4: Now choose About Phone

Step 5: Click Software info

Step 6: Tap on Developer Mode

Step 7: Scroll down to USB debugging mode and enable the option

How to Fix the ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error

Fix 3: Regenerate ADB vendor key

You can regenerate your ADB key from your computer i.e Mac, Linux or Windows from a command shell.

Part 1: Starting Command shell

In windows

  • Win + R
  • Cmd
  • Press enter

In Mac 

  • Click on launchpad icon

In Linux

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+T

Part 2: Regenerating ADB key

Step 1: Enter this “adb devices”

How to Fix the ADB_Vendor_Keys Not Set Error

Step 2: Remove existing ADB key by entering this command

rm -v .android/adbkey* .android/adbkey .android/adbkey.pub

Step 3: Create new ADB keypair by entering this command

adb keygen .android/adbkey adb I 47453 711886 adb_auth_host.cpp:220] generate_key '.android/adbkey' adb I 47453 711886 adb_auth_host.cpp:173] Writing public key to '.android/adbkey.pub'

Step 4: Manually copy the ADB key from Computer

.android/adbkey.pub

Step 5: Reboot your Device

Conclusion

ADB vendor key helps to connect your USB to devices. If for some reason, the device fails to recognize this key then it will pop you the ADB error.

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