I'm trying to reinstall Android on my first-gen Nexus 7. I'm using adb to do so because the install is so corrupted I can't even use the touch screen.

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have adb and fastboot installed. My Nexus is plugged in. This is what I type:

sudo adb kill-server
sudo adb start-server
adb devices

And... nothing shows up. How do I fix this?


Try running "sudo adb devices". Or, fix your udev rules so that the USB device is writable by your user (see the link in caffinatedmonkey's comment)

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    I've tried sudo adb devices. Thanks for the advice tho! – Smik Games Jan 18 '14 at 22:10

Use PTP option instead of MTP USB PC Connection.

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    How did you end up with this conclusion? Please explain and possibly back it up with source(s) too. – Firelord Jun 26 '15 at 5:39

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