android – How can usb debugging for Kindle Fire can be enabled on a Linux (Ubuntu)?-ThrowExceptions

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I am trying to do some Android development on a Kindle Fire, however I am having trouble making my Ubuntu 11.04 recognize the device for using it with the ADB. I’ve added a line like this SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="1949", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev" in my etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file, restarted the computer and plugged in the Fire but still adb devices did not show it.

Any suggestions?

How to solve:

It seems that it works if you edit ~/.android/adb_usb.ini and add 2 lines containing 0x1949 and 0x006 and restart the adb server using

adb kill-server
adb start-server

Also, the 51-android.rules file contains the Lab126 vendor id.

You may also need to edit the inf file. See the instructions here:


  1. Add a single line to: ~/.android/adb_usb.ini. The content of the line: 0x1949
  2. Restart server

    $ adb kill-server

    $ sudo adb start-server

Worked for me on Ubuntu 11.10


There will be a number of steps you have to take. Basically you need to edit an ini file. Different steps is needed for MAC and PC.
Kindle Fire: Enable USB Debugging

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