I recently destroyed my good old Nexus 6 phone. It’s still working, but display screen is broken. Due to this fact, I’ve had an excuse to buy new Pixel 2 phone. It’s pretty expansive, but its quality is really good. As usual, I wanted to debug an app on this device and encountered problem related to device permissions.
Once I connected the phone, to my laptop and typed
adb devices, I’ve seen the following message:
List of devices attached HT7AS1A03004 no permissions (user in plugdev group; are your udev rules wrong?); see [http://developer.android.com/tools/device.html]
and I couldn’t debug my apps.
Later, I enabled debugging in:
Settings -> System -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging
Of course, in order to see these options, we need to tap several times on the compilation number first in:
Settings -> System -> Information about the phone
After that, debug options will be enabled
Nevertheless, I still couldn’t debug my apps!
I realized, I have connected phone just for charging
Once, I switched it to “Transfer files”, I could finally debug my phone.
It’s important to note, that it’s good to restart
adb (Android Debug Bridge) after changing connection mode to avoid any further problems.
We can do this as follows:
adb kill-server adb start-server
Now, we should see the following message:
* daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037 * daemon started successfully
Next, we can type
adb devices again and we see that our device is finally attached.
List of devices attached HT7AS1A03004 device
Now, we can install our apps or run logcat with
adb logcat command or even more fancy colored pidcat if we want to.
I hope, you will find this post useful in case of having similar issues.