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Android Wireless Debugging (Flutter + MAC + VsCode)

This article is purely for Mac Users who develop flutter apps in MacBook with VScode.

Follow the steps below to get done.

Step 1: Install ADB

ADB stands for “Android Debug Bridge,” and it is a command-line tool that is used to communicate with a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, set-top box, or any other device that can run the Android operating system (even an emulator). The computer with ADB can send commands to our device through the USB cable and wirelessly for debugging

the easiest way to install ADB is

  • Install homebrew
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL []("
  • Install ADB
brew cask install android-platform-tools
  • run adb --versioncommand in terminal to ensure ADB has been installed

Step 2: Install ADB interface for VScode

  • Search for ADB interface in the Extensions of VScode

  • Select the above Extension and install

Step 3: Wireless debugging

Before we start wireless debugging make sure that your android phone is in developer mode and “debugging” and “wireless debugging” options are toggled on.

Also, both the computer and android device must be connected to the same WiFi.

Now follow the steps given below…

  1. Open VScode
  2. Connect an Android device to the computer using a USB cable
  3. Open Command Palette ( command + shift + P)

  1. Select the commands given below from the command palette
  • ADB: Disconnect from any device’
  • ‘ADB: Reset connected devices port to:5555
  1. Now disconnect the Android device from the computer and Select the command below from the Command Palette
  • ‘ADB: Connect to device IP’
  1. Enter the IP address of the Android device when prompted

(you can find the IP address of the android device from its *settings>status )

You may have to wait for a while to start.

Enjoy Android wireless debugging……………

Top comments (4)

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Thank you!

Note: brew cask install has been updated to brew install --cask

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Komang Krisnanda Gita Prasantya


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Rohit Vishwakarma

after restarting mac will again require one time USB connection ?