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Fix “No Connection could be made. ADB Error 10061”

Fix “No Connection could be made. ADB Error 10061”

 You’ve just started your first Android project and you want to test it on your Android device? Of course, you’ve downloaded the Android SDK and installed it on your computer. You’ve also plugged in your device and you are ready to start. You’ve opened the Android SDK Manager, but you get the following error message: “No connection could be made. ADB Error 10061.” What does this mean?  How can you fix it? Does this error message have to do with all Android devices? Let’s find out. 

Update the PC’s OS to the Latest Build

 The latest build of the OS is now available for download. The new features are amazing and will make your life easier. The latest build is compatible with older versions of the OS and you can update your PC without having to buy a new one. This latest build is compatible with all the old versions of the OS from Windows 8 and 8.1. It is also compatible with other devices like smartphones, tablets, Xbox One with the exception of some features for mobile devices.  

Update the Android Studio and SDK Platform Tools

 Many Android developers are still using Android Studio 1.5 and the Android SDK Platform Tools 25.2.0. This is a problem because Android Studio 2.2 is out and it includes a lot of improvements such as faster build speeds, code folding, and an improved layout editor. If you are still  on the older version of Android Studio and the Android SDK Platform Tools, you are not going to be able to use the latest features or any features at all in Android O. You don’t have to update. However, if you want to use them, you will have to update. 

Update the Android Device Driver or Use an OEM-Provided Driver

 The Android Device Driver is the software that allows your device to communicate with your computer. The driver software is what allows you to plug your device into a computer and transfer data. If you have an outdated or incompatible driver, you will not be able to sync your device with your computer. In order to ensure  that you have the most up-to-date driver, you will want to check your device manufacturer’s website and check for updates.  If you can’t check for updates for your device, go to the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows by pressing and holding Windows + R. Type in “Device Manager” and select “Device Manager. Once you have found the Android driver, right click on it and select “Update Driver.”  If you do not have the option to update the driver, it may be an older version of Windows. If that’s the case, you will want to find the driver online or try an incompatible computer.  If you have been using the computer that you are using now, you can also try changing this computer. Otherwise, you will want to download the driver onto a thumb drive and try plugging the device into another computer. 

I was a little bit nervous about disconnecting the VPN on both my System and my Android Device. I had heard horror stories from my friends about how they had been hacked and all their information stolen. I was also worried about what would happen to my work emails and documents if I lost access to my System.   I could always connect to the VPN again but I doubted I could get access to the documents I had been working on from the Android Device.  I had to take that risk.  I was confident it would be secure enough to use the VPN when I needed it and I was confident that I could still get access to my System using the Remote Desktop App. 

Disable Other Network Adapters on the System

 When you’re troubleshooting a network problem, it’s always a good idea to disable all other network adapters on the system. If you have multiple network adapters and you disable one, then the other one will be used to communicate with the network. When you have a lot of network adapters installed on  a computer, it can be troublesome to remember which adapters you have enabled and which ones you have disabled. Windows includes a utility called the Netsh utility that allows you to see the status of all of your network adapters.   This utility is installed by default on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To open it, run the command netsh.  exe ad firewall context http=all. Reviewing this Netsh output, you’ll be able to quickly see the status of all the network adapters on your system. Figure 1 shows a screenshot of the Netsh output for a computer that has two network adapters installed.  In this figure, one network adapter has been disabled, while the other one is still enabled.

Edit the USB Debugging Settings of the Android Device

 The Android device is a great device to use for editing documents, surfing the web, and playing games. Android devices are also great for editing the USB Debugging Settings. The USB Debugging Settings can be accessed through the Settings Menu. From there, the Debugging Settings can be found by going to the  : “Development” Menu. This can also be found by going to the: “Applications” and “Development” menu. From there, you may toggle USB Debugging On/Off.  The Android device will ask for confirmation before you are able to toggle the settings. This is also a precaution to make sure that you have the USB Debugging Settings enabled on the device. Without the USB Debugging Settings enabled, you will not be able to connect your Android device to the computer with the USB debugging connector. 

Use the IP Address of the Local Host in the Command if Using an Android Emulator

  It’s a good idea to know the IP address of the local host when using an Android Emulator. The IP address will be automatically displayed in the command prompt when you type “adb connect localhost” but if you are using a terminal emulator it may not be displayed. So, to find out the Emulator’s IP Address you need to type “/sbin/ifconfig” from the terminal emulator. :  /

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