The DeX ADB plug-in helps you develop and debug DeX-optimized apps. Use the DeX ADB plug-in to connect a phone that is plugged into a DeX station to Android Studio over WiFi or Ethernet. Once connected, you can install, run, and debug your applications by pressing a single button.
DeX ADB plug-in adds a tab to your Android Studio. To use this plug-in, the project opened in your Android Studio has to be an Android project configured with the Android SDK.
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8 device
Samsung DeX Station
Monitor, keyboard, and mouse
The installation process is the same for all plug-ins.
- Launch Android Studio, and open Preferences.
- Open the Plugins section:
- Click Browse repositories... to load the full list of IntelliJ DEA plug-ins.
- Search for the DeX ADB Tool plug-in, and click the Install button:
- After the installation completes, restart Android Studio.
The DeX ADB toolbar shows the following icons:
|Reload the device list|
|Choose ADB path|
|Connect device using WiFi|
Connect device using Ethernet
|Disconnect the device|
|Activate or deactivate plug-in|
To debug your app using Dex ADB:
- Choose an ADB path by clicking .
- Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable, and click to reload the device list.
- Select or to see one of the two following windows. Then click to disconnect the USB:
- Click OK or Done. A popup appears to let you know if your connection is successful or unsuccessful:
Once connected, you can deploy, run, and debug your device.
Note: Your device and your computer must be connected to the same network.