Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Setting up ADB for debuging the Viewsonic G Tablet in Ubuntu Linux

After rooting and installing CyanogenMod, the Viewsonic G Tablet is an amazing device.  If you are a developer though, you may find difficulty using this device with ADB.

To get it working under windows, follow the guide at XDA forums under the "Setting up ADB" heading.  If you are on Linux, follow the steps below:

To start with, in the terminal, enter the following command.

sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules

Then, paste the following line into the file.

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0955", SYMLINK+="android_adb", MODE="0666" GROUP="plugdev"

Press CTRL+X to close, and press Y then Enter to save.

Then run the following commands:

sudo restart udev
adb kill-server
nohup adb start-server
adb devices

You should see your tablet in the list of devices. If so, then you're ready to go! If not, comment below with your results, and we'll try to get it figured out.

1 comment:

  1. No go. I'm running stock firmware on the gtablet. Debugging is on but dev 0955 doesn't appear in sysfs until I enable USB storage on the tablet. I placed the udev rule in the file 51-android.rules that I use for my other android devices that work fine.