I create an Android device in Genymotion : Custom Phone Android 4.4-API 19, and the device run well.

But when I try 'adb devices, it is empty below 'List of devices attached'

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'Use custom Android SDK tools' is already set

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the device's Developer Options and USB debugging is enabled.

I have tried

  • adb kill-server adb start-server adb devices

but the adb still can not detect the Genymotion device.

virtualbox as follow

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Runing on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Does anybody have the same problem ? Please help, many thanks!

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I found this answer to be helpful for a similar situation. I'm not really sure what the underlying bug is (either in adb or Genymotion), but until it gets fixed this is a suitable workaround. Essentially you're explicitly pointing adb to the device with adb connect ...

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