Sometimes your android emulator might fails to connect eclipse DDMS tool and ask for adb to start manually. In that case you can start or stop the adb using the command prompt.

Method 1

Open the cmd from Start ⇒ run ⇒ cmd and execute these commands.

Before you execute the commands in CMD make sure that you added the adb tool to your Environment Variables path.

Killing adb

adb kill-server

Starting adb

adb start-server

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  • farooq shaik

    could you kind of enough to teach me how to add adb tools to path i do have issues with path

    • Axel Lodyga

      type in cmd qithout quotes ” SET PATH=%PATH%;C:adb/ ” C:/adb is an example for where your adb files are

    • Extreme

      In cmd type:
      (C:androidsdkplatform-tools stands for the location of your adb.exe and its files)

  • Extreme

    It tells me server not running when i kill it and when i start it it said:
    adb server is out of date. Killing
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *