How to configure Android adb without using the mini-usb

android serial lines debugAs presented in an earlier blog post, the Android adb daemon (in the host device) can be set to listen for requests coming from wifi or ethernet instead of the default usb. This process is common for the majority of Android smartphone/tablets and in order to achieve it, the host device must receive at least a set of initialisation commands sent throughout the mini-usb connector.

The mini-usb is a very good connector but when you have to disconnect and reconnect it many times, it may fail or broke. As a consequence, having a mini-usb connector that does not work, means that you can not upload your apks, debug and in general manage your Android device. Continue reading

New Android Touch Panel with Wifi Support

Android Touch Panel Rear CoverWe are proud to announce that a new product has been released on our on line store. It is an Android based touch panel for industrial and home automation HMI projects.

It features a 7″ capacitive multi touch display together with a SoC Samsung Cortex A8 microprocessor running at 1Ghz, 512 MB DDR Ram with many interfaces such as RS485, RS232, I2C, SD, Camera and many more.

The additional feature that distinguishes this touch panel is the full support of Ethernet as well as WAN 802.11 b/g/n networks.

The product comes in two versions:

  • The Ltouch FW has an anodized and polished 5mm thick frontal frame and rearward cover. Thanks to this layer of protection and a special assembly process, the product has an IP54 frontal ingress protection (dust and water).
  • The Ltouch SW is a development board that have the same features as the Ltouch FW but it does not have the frontal frame and rear cover protection. This is especially useful when it need to be mounted in an already existing structure.

How to set the Android Adb over Wifi

android wifi connection panelIn this post I’d like to describe you how to set adb over Wifi or Ethernet. As you probably already know, the adb (a.k.a. Android Debug Bridge) is a powerful tool that allows you to shell directly to the emulator or to a connected real device. Indeed, many other actions are available, such as:

  • copying files from/to the device
  • installing and removing and apps
  • managing port forwarding
  • making backup and restoring older archives
  • partitions synchronization
  • seeing the log from the device
  • checking for bug report

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