Multiple times per day, ADB suddenly stops responding. After this occurs, every adb shell command fails to finish or produce any output. IntelliJ and Android Studio no longer recognize my phone(s).

The solution is straightforward: run the command

killall adb

However, I find myself needing to do this repeatedly, approximately every 15-30 minutes, which significantly hampers my development workflow. Each time I perform this action, I have to restart my Flutter application. Do you have any suggestions for resolving this issue?

I am using a New M2 MacBook Pro with Ventura 13.6, and ADB was installed via the Jetbrains SDK Manager (SDK Platform-Tools):

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  • Also posted on Apple.SE: apple.stackexchange.com/q/465177/95704
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Oct 19, 2023 at 14:56
  • I do have the same problem. Last weeks it just helped to run adb kill-server. But since days even this call times out and nothing happens until i kill all adb services. Do you use any "bad" security tools such as Zscaler, Cyberark, ...?
    – Timo Bähr
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 20:08
  • @TimoBähr It is a company PC so some security tools are installed, for example SentinelOne and Netskope.
    – L.Nightman
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 22:10
  • Do you have any other Android devices connected, or Android emulators running? Commented Nov 8, 2023 at 20:26

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I have never used adb on macOS, but I had similar problems with it on Linux, and cured them by starting adb manually with sudo.

Kill any existing server demon with:

sudo adb kill-server

Then start it with

sudo adb start-server

Then see how things go from there.

  • I can not execute this command because it will never finish, just like all other adb commands. If I use killall adb to terminate adb. Then I am able to execute those commands, but it does not prevent adb from getting stuck sometime later.
    – L.Nightman
    Commented Nov 6, 2023 at 22:07

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