WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air

WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air


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Debug/test apps on device over the air, wireless, no cable. Must-have developer tool.

WiFi ADB makes it easy to debug/test your Android apps directly on device via WiFi TCP/IP connection. No need to use USB cable. After enabling ADB over WiFi, to connect your computer to the device open the console and run

adb connect ip_address_of_the_device


This app works on ROOTED devices only. If you don't know what it means or your device is not rooted please don't install. Users also need to grant this app su permission when being asked.


★ Quickly enable/disable ADB connection over WiFi TCP/IP
★ Auto-enable ADB over WiFi on configured known SSIDs
★ Once enabled an entry is added to ongoing notification bar to remind user that ADB over WiFi is active and make it easy to disable it manually
★ The app icon can be put on status bar at all time for quick access (better than home screen widget, IMO)
★ Temporarily increase screen-off timeout. Nine times out of 10 this is what users want during development of an Android app and testing it on device. The original screen timeout value is restored when ADB over WiFi is disabled again.
★ Temporarily lock WiFi, prevent it from going into sleep mode (how effectively it works depends on device and Android version)
★ Also acts as Tasker/Locale plugin. You can configure Tasker/Locale to automatically turn on/off WiFi ADB based on other conditions


★ If your development computer is Unix/Linux or Mac open a console and run

while true ; do adb connect phone_ip_address ; sleep 15 ; done

This one-liner auto-reconnects to ADB daemon on the phone every time the link is broken for whatever reason.

★ If you control the WiFi router, configure it to give the phone the same IP address every time. Then assign a local DNS hostname to that IP address so that you don't have to type an IP address which changes everytime in the console.


This app requires in-app purchase permission. This is for users to make donations to the app developer. Donations are voluntary and in fact do not add any extra features. But if you want to say thank-you with your wallet, you can. (Thanks!)

Tags: wifi adb, adb over the air, adb wifi, adb over wifi, wifiadb, adb over air, wifi tcp, adb via wifi, adb daemon, adb wifi router.

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.37
✓ Publisher name change: ttxapps => MetaCtrl
✓ We have real website http://metactrl.com/

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Comments and ratings for WiFi ADB - Debug Over Air
  • (75 stars)

    by nam vu Bui on 25/07/2014


  • (75 stars)

    by Paulo Diez on 24/07/2014

    The way it should have been in the first place.

  • (75 stars)

    by Độc Bước on 24/07/2014

    This app is awesome and makes life is easier for android developers. I forgot my USB cable at home and this app saved my day. Maybe I do not need my cable any more lol Have no reason not to give this app five stars.

  • (75 stars)

    by Chris Ciollaro on 24/07/2014

    easier than plugging in a usb

  • (75 stars)

    by Simeon Brooks on 19/07/2014

    But does eat the battery

  • (75 stars)

    by Kent Johansen on 19/07/2014

    Love every bit

  • (75 stars)

    by Michael Nahkies on 19/07/2014

    Great app, works as expected and eliminates tedious cable juggling

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