Sunday, 13 October 2013

Troubleshooting steps when Eclipse ADT does not recognizing your Android device.

Before going to the troubleshooting steps make sure following basic checks are passed.

  1. Make sure you have installed Google USB driver. If not you do it from Android SDK manager.

  2. Next make sure you have enabled USB Debugging on your android device. You will find this option in System Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging.
  3. Make sure your device it compatible with the minimum API level you have set on your android project.

Debugging Steps

You need to install proper driver of your device. Only then your Eclipse can detect your device to launch you application on it.

 1. Go to Computer(right click) -> Manage ->  Device Manager.
 2. If your device is categorized in "other devices" or "portable" devices" something is not right. Double click on the device listed in Device manager. Inside it check your driver details.
 3. If there are no driver details shown or the button is not clickable then the driver is not installed. If it is you need to update it.
 4. Windows should automatically do this for you. If not you can click on the icon when it is searching for the device driver and select "install most suitable driver automatically".
 5. Either case mentioned in point 3 the end result should be that after installing your driver(mind any suitable driver if your device driver is not available). Your device should be listed under the category "Android USB Devices"
 6. Now you can be sure that ADT would detect your device.

PS : I have mentioned any suitable driver because in my case I had Micromax A69(ICS) and it installed HTC driver. After this Android ADT started detecting my device. I am using Windows 7. Attaching a screen shot just for the reference - 

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