Remote ADB Shell APK

Version 1.7.1 - com.cgutman.androidremotedebugger

Connect to ADB running on another Android device over the network

Remote ADB Shell apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.7.1 (15)
Apk Size564.73 KB
App DeveloperCameron Gutman
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.cgutman.androidremotedebugger.apk

Download Remote ADB Shell 1.7.1 APK

App Description

Remote ADB Shell is cgutman,androidremotedebugger,tools,remote,shell, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.67 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Cameron Gutman website who developed it. com.cgutman.androidremotedebugger.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.7.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 17144+ times on store. You can also download com.cgutman.androidremotedebugger APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Remote ADB Shell is a terminal app that allows you to connect to the ADB shell service of other Android devices over the network and execute terminal commands. This can be useful for remotely debugging Android devices (running tools like top, logcat, or dumpsys). It supports multiple simultaneous connections to different devices and keeps these connections alive even when the app is in the background. This app does not require root on either device, but root may be helpful to configure the target devices. If the target devices are not rooted, you must use a computer with the Android SDK and Google USB drivers to configure the them (detailed below).
This app is a wrapper around the shell that is exposed over ADB. It maintains a 15 command history which is accessible by long pressing the command box. Long pressing the terminal display itself will give the option to send a Ctrl+C, toggle auto-scrolling, or exit the terminal session.
This works in the exact same way that the "adb shell" command works on a computer. Because this app uses a native implementation of the ADB protocol in Java, it does not require root on either device or any 3rd party apps on the target device. The devices simply speak the same protocol to each other that they would to a computer running the ADB client from the Android SDK.
IMPORTANT: Devices running Android 4.2.2 and later use RSA keys to authenticate the ADB connection. In my testing, devices running 4.2.2 will need to be plugged in to a computer the first time you connect to them (from each device with this app installed). This allows them to display the public key acceptance dialog, which you must accept (and check "Always allow from this computer"). Devices running Android 4.3 and 4.4 seem to have no problem displaying the dialog without a connection to a computer, so it looks like this is a workaround specific to Android 4.2.2.
To configure a stock un-rooted target, plug the target device into a computer that has the Android SDK installed and run "adb tcpip 5555" from the Android SDK's platform-tools folder. This will start ADB listening on port 5555 on the target device. The device can then be unplugged and will remain configured properly until reboot.
For devices that are rooted (although it's not required), you can install one of the several "ADB WiFi" apps to enable the ADB server to listen over the network. Devices with a custom ROM may have an option to enable ADB over the network in the Developer Options pane of Settings. Using either of these methods will properly configure ADB for network access with this app. The extra step for 4.2.2 is still required for the initial connection.
To connect to your remote Android device, type in the IP address of the device and the port number (5555 from the example above) in Remote ADB Shell. Tap Connect and it will attempt to connect to the device and start up the terminal.
Developers: The custom Java ADB library I've written for this app is open-source under the BSD license at
The source for this app is available under the Apache license: 

App ChangeLog

  • v1.7.1
  • - Disconnects no longer trigger a notification if the session is currently open
  • - Crash fixes

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  1. Tarun-avatar


    Awesome app. Wish it had paste feature so that command can be copied and pasted. For those who need close feature, use exit command

  2. James Reynolds-avatar

    James Reynolds

    Doesn't work. When trying to connect to another device over the wifi it connects to itself.

  3. Cedric Blaylock-avatar

    Cedric Blaylock

    Very cool way to control Android devices especially when you've misplaced remote control.

  4. Cal Malouin-avatar

    Cal Malouin

    5 stars because it's free! Only issue - and others have mentioned it - is it doesn't disconnect. This may actually be better than the alternative, because it works so damn well as it is. When you are done, just force-stop the app (easy!). Thanks dev!

  5. Michael Chen-avatar

    Michael Chen

    Handy to use on smart TVs, but a pain without a proper keyboard, since copy-paste is disabled for some reason. There's simply no better option, at the moment, so we're stuck with this.

  6. jan harald-avatar

    jan harald

    horrible experience but it's THE SINGLUAR app I've found that has actual on-device adb... consider using a proper terminal, like jackpal's one? no persistant command history, very small input and output areas, non-configurabke everything, etc...

  7. David Slutsky-avatar

    David Slutsky

    In general doing the job, the app can be improved by adding an option to use adb on another device using OTG and allowing to paste commands to the input box from the clipboard.

  8. Lema Cices-avatar

    Lema Cices

    Makes the job done. Needs special keys and a different formatting on long terminal outputs, like say top. Otherwise it's quick and nifty. Would pay for this with advanced options added.

  9. Justin Cram-avatar

    Justin Cram

    use ADB on your device you're trying to use ADB on! the thing I love about this is no PC is required whatsoever. I use this for all of my Android device is also to program my fire TV's or fire devices or Android media devices.

  10. Vadim Shirokiy-avatar

    Vadim Shirokiy

    Great app, no need to use your pc anymore but... Why pasting from clipboard is disabled? It is useful when following a guide and just copying and pasting long commands