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First, im new on linux so please bear with me.

I have a rooted android phone and i was able to run the adb via wifi network on windows, where i just need to go to the adb's directory and type adb connect.

However, i can't just do that in my ubuntu. Everytime i enter adb connect, the terminal always said that i dont have the adb and i must install it. When i check the ADT Bundle (I downloaded the bundled one from here), i can see the adb is there inside the platform-tools folder.

I already tried to change the directory to the platform-tools and run the adb connect from there, but its still not working.

Do i need to install the adb again via terminal? Or did i miss something?

You may be wondering why dont i just download the adb (again) via terminal and do trial and error? The answer is because i dont have a good internet connection, so i want to avoid unnecessary downloads.

Thanks for your time :D

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The answer is easy enough, i just need to use ./adb connect instead of adb connect on ubuntu. Thanks :D

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Plz mark this answer as the answer to your question – cshubhamrao Nov 4 '13 at 10:47
@cshubhamrao done :D – Blaze Tama Nov 5 '13 at 9:36

First enable ADB over network on your android device by running Developer Options->ADB over network.

On Ubuntu terminal, goto the folder where sdk platform tools are installed, for example (change <user> for your username):

cd /home/<user>/Android/Sdk/platform-tools

then run:

./adb connect <host>:<port>

you will verify HOST and PORT on your android phone, when you enable adb over network. For example:

./adb connect

then you must open Android Device Monitor (in Android Studio Tools->Android->Android Device Manager

once inside ADM, click on the down arrow under Devices and choose option Reset adb.

In terminal, run adb connect again. For example:

 ./adb connect

This will renew your device list and should find your device.

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