Getting the Samsung Galaxy S to work with Android SDK on Ubuntu

Just an info dump here.

To get the Samsung Galaxy S working with the Android SDK in Ubuntu, some setup is needed, else you’ll be getting errors like this:

? adb devices
List of devices attached
????????????	no permissions

I did these on a Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, but this should work for other versions/distro of Linux too I think.

Change to root

? sudo -

Create the needed file. 04e8 refers to the Vendor ID for the Samsung manufacturer.

# echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666"' >> /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

Restart the udev service

# /etc/init.d/udev restart

Plug in the phone (make sure debugging mode is already enabled), and run adb as needed

? adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
[device-id]    device

Hope this helps whoever needs this. 🙂


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