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Google Nexus 7 Debugging

BrianMainsBrianMains USMember
edited September 2013 in Xamarin.Android


I have a Nexus 7 with 4.2.2 installed. I follows the instructions for xamarin studio, but only turning on debug Dev settings doesn't enable the device to be detected. Is there something else I need to do?



  • mhutchmhutch USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Is the device listed by the adb devices command line tool?

  • BrianMainsBrianMains USMember

    OK, so I'm a mac newb, and can't find any online documentation anywhere... Where is the path to the adb utility in the mac environment? I cannot find it...

  • mhutchmhutch USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    On Mac, you can find it at ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86/platform-tools/. So open, then

    cd ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-mac_x86/platform-tools
    ./adb devices

    I've asked our docs team to update the docs pages with this information.

  • ChristineZuckermanChristineZuckerman USMember ✭✭✭

    I'm having this issue as well, I can connect a samsung galaxy phone running 4.1.2 but the google nexus running 4.3 doesn't connect, and it is not listed when running adb devices.

  • mhutchmhutch USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Did you enable developer mode on the google nexus?

  • RonnyBattyRonnyBatty GBMember

    In Settings|System|Developer options you'll need to check the USB debugging option.

    With Android 4.2+ the Developer options won't be visible by default so you'll need to enable them. Go to Settings|System|About tablet and click on the Build number 7 times to switch on developer mode.

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