As the title implies, Droid Explorer cannot detect my Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I've enabled USB debugging and set up Droid Explorer with Android SDK Platform-Tools 28.0.1. I can detect the device with adb devices which shows:

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I can send commands to it as well, running adb reboot will cause the device to reboot, but Droid Explorer still cannot detect it.



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Droid Explorer is pretty old and unmaintained for years.

Some years ago Google changed the API of adb. If you are using a recent version of adb together with Droid Explorer which was developed for the old adb version this may end up in several non-functional features.

You should better check for an adb based tool that is still actively developed and maintained.

  • Do you have any suggestions? I'm just trying to view the root directory on my device. Thanks for the help.
    – Chris
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 0:41
  • Just use adb on the command line. This works without problems: adb shell -> cd / -> ls -l
    – Robert
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 7:21

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