Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Back to School @ Indian School of Business

This one is dedicated to a new beginning ...

Its been more than a month since my ISB journey started. And what a month of contrasts it has been !!!

Studying instead of reading...Lecture videos instead of movie trailers on YouTube ..Turning ON the AC in Hyderabad instead of Turning OFF the fan in Bangalore

Lack of sleep...lack of food and the most damaging...lack of a monthly salary !

But the spirit of the Software Engineer lives on..thriving on coffee and pizzas ...battling daily deadlines of economics and away for a quick ice cream between 2 meetings...bantering and bickering with the team...meeting people...jamming and partying...though assignments and problem sets and problem packs and projects and case studies and quizzes and examinations !

All in a day's work at ISB.

Monday, 24 February 2014

adb not detecting your Android Device ?

To debug your mobile application on an actual device, Android requires you to connect your device to your computer and test if it is detectable by Android.

To achieve that , you need to go to -


and give the command

adb devices

You might not have platform-tools  installed by default.
So install it through the SDK Manager before you read further.

Ideally the output of  the command should be the serial number of your device.

But many times if the device is not read by Android you end up seeing blank.

To troubleshoot , make sure that -

  1.  USB debugging is enabled on your Android phone
  2.  Ensure that you have successfully downloaded and installed Google USB Driver Package
  3.  In case of Samsung devices,install Samsung Kies as it installs device drivers.
  4. Goto Control Panel->System ->Device Manager and make sure that none of the drivers show any error.
For Samsung devices Samsung Kies software installs device drivers.
There are different Kies versions for different Samsung devices so make sure you have installed the right Kies

Eg:  Kies 2 supports Samsung Note 2 but Kies 3 doesnt.
If you try to connect a Samsung Note 2 with Kies 3 installed,you will observe device driver errors.
You will then have to install Kies 2