People always ask us for help using ADB, because it can be very confusing. So we decided to make this guide to the amazing WebADB site. We hope you enjoy!
What is WebADB?
WebADB is a powerful website which can run ADB directly from your browser. This guide will help you get started with WebADB. Because it is an online tool, you can use it on many devices including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebooks, Phones, and Tablets, with very little setup required.
WebADB works in any Chromium based browser, including Google Chrome, Microsoft edge, Opera, and more. It will not work on Firefox.
Setting up your phone
To use WebADB, you must enable USB Debugging on your phone.
LG Exalt: Dial ##7764726220,
Enter 000000 as the service code,
select "Developer Options > USB Debugging" and turn it on.
LG Classic Flip & LG Wine 2:Dial ##228378, select "Developer Options > USB Debugging" and turn it on.
TCL Flip 2 and Alcatel Go Flip V: Simply dial *#*#33284#*#*
Kyocera and all other Phones: Go to "settings > about phone > software info", and tap "build number" 7 times. Now developer options are enabled. Go to developer options, and turn on USB Debugging.
After you set up USB Debugging, connect your phone to the computer. In notifications, make sure to set the USB connection to charging only.
Note: ADB only works on phones connected to the computer with a USB cable that is compatible with file transfer.
Connecting your phone
Now we are ready to use WebADB. Head over to webadb.com, and press "start". Then, press "Add", choose your phone, and press connect.
Now, check your phone. You should see a popup requesting access for your computer. Press allow. If you want to connect automatically next time (without this dialog popup), also press allow always. You are now connected.
To run shell commands, such as the commands on apps4flip.com, press the interactive shell button, and type your command (or paste it) in the black box.
Remember, you are already inside shell. So if a command begins with "adb shell", skip those words and only type the rest of the command.
The file manager tab of WebADB can browse all your files. It can even download, delete, and upload files.
Note: This file manager is the root of your phone. So if you want to go to your internal storage, go to the SDCard folder (You do not need an SDCard. It's simply a symlink to your internal storage.)
Scrcpy is an amazing tool that allows you to control your phone directly from your computer. Just go to the SCRCPY tab, press start, and watch the magic happen!
Use the device info to show a few details about your phone, like the model, etc.
Using the screen capture option, you can take a screenshot of your phone, directly from your computer. Just press "capture". (Pretty cool, eh?)
You can use this to install Apps on your phone directly from the computer. Just press open, then choose a file.
Note: it will say completed even if it failed. See troubleshooting on bottum of this page for a better, but more confusing method.
You can use logcat to see the logs of your phone in real-time. Just press start. Great for reverse engineering!
You can use power menu to turn your phone on/off or to other boot modes, directly from your computer. Just choose an option.
Warning: It says "Danger Zone Below", for a reason. If you don't know what one of these buttons mean, don't press it. You can brick your device if you do something wrong.
My phone isn't connecting:
Make sure that:
- You enabled USB Debugging
- Your phone is connected to the computer with a USB Cable compatible with file transfer
- You set USB to "charge this device"
- You are using a chromium based browser
I am getting "unable to claim interface error"
Make sure that you aren't connected to ADB on another tab of WebADB or natively on your computer.
If you are connected on your computer, run "adb kill-server" from CMD, or open task manager, find ADB, and end task. Then, try connecting again.
SCRCPY not working
Scrcpy doesn't work on phones with no video codecs, for example: Kyocera Candence.
It says APK Installation completed, but I can't find the app on my phone
The installation may have failed. You can put the APK in the download folder of your phone, and run this command inside shell:
pm install -g /sdcard/filename.apk
If it says success, the app installed. Otherwise, it will show an error.
Remeber: only apks from our site will work on your flip phone.