I am trying to configure my emulator to connect to my WiFi as per these instructions, however, I find that the "redir" command is not available. My emulator is for API version 29, and its image was generated from the AVD manager supplied with version 4.0.1 of Android Studio.

What gives?

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The console has to be authenticated first to unlock more commands on the emulator console, including redir.

  1. After connecting through telnet, it will prompt something like this:

    Android Console: Authentication required
    Android Console: type 'auth <auth_token>' to authenticate
    Android Console: you can find your <auth_token> in
  2. Browse/open the said file, and note/copy the 16-characters authorization token

  3. Then, enter auth <auth_token>

  4. Afterward, redir and more commands will be unlocked (typing help will show the available commands)

  • That worked. I wasn't expecting the console to need further information, and hence it may have helped if the instructions were given in the guide I was following. Thanks for your help.
    – user329619
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 5:24

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