After I upgraded my nexus 4 to 4.2.2 I noticed that my adb stopped working (Mac). I quickly googled for the issue and I saw that many people are facing the same problem. But none of the solutions specified worked for me. After spending a lot of time trying to fix it, I finally managed to figure it out. I had almost decided to load a custom rom to make adb work, but thankfully it worked without that.

<Assuming you are running these commands in Mac/Linux>

  1. Goto your android sdk dir > platform-tools , and then run ./adb devices. It should show your device as offline. Only if this is the case, proceed with the next set of steps
  2. Run ./adb version
    Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.31. If it does not show this, you might need to upgrade your adb. In my case it did show the right version, but even then adb devices shows my device as offline.
  3. Next, try ./adb kill-server and then Continue reading “How to fix adb “device offline” issue after android 4.2.2 upgrade” »

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