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My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

I ordered an Excite as soon as it is available in the US market. As soon as I unboxed it, my first set was to enable the USB development option and plugged it into the computer. As usual, The ADB device drivers are not released by Toshiba. So I tried to use the same trick I used with THRiVE with stock ADB drivers.

 

   Windows recognized the device but ADB doesn't. Isn't it wonderful? Since then I have been trying to access ADB using the EXCiTE without any success. What is it with Toshiba and ADB Drivers? I talked to the Customer Support and they acted like they had no clue about ADB drivers. So as a developer, the EXCiTE is a was of money.

 

  It would have been salvageable even if Toshiba provided an option to enable ADB via TCP/IP which is trivial to Toshiba and will free them forever from providing a USB driver. But no luck.

 

  So let me say this upfront. If I wanted a tablet that I could not develop Apps for, I would have purchased an iPad as without ADB both are equally useless to an Android Dev.

 

 

PS: I still love the THRiVE because of ADB and the USB Host ports.

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

Have you found out anything else since you posted this? I'm looking to root my Excite and unlock the bootloader in hopes to install Windows 8 on an microSD card.

 

Hopefully somebody finds something. I like my Excite, but if I could switch the OS it would be more valuable to me.

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

One word : NOPE.

 

   I could not even get the ADB working. Forget bootloader and the good stuff. I am planning to return the tablet soon if the ADB is not released. Thats one less customer/dev for excite.

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

Hi guys,
  I just acheived ADB connection to excite. It is not via USB but I can still work with it so I am not worried.
  I found out that the adb works without any issues in the linux environment. So, i followed the steps outlined below,
  1) Enable USB development on excite.  

  2) Plug it into a linux machine with adb working  

  3) run adb devices  

  4) We can see the excite listed  

  5) i executed 'adb tcpip xxxx'. now the adb in excite is set to run via tcpip  

  6) now from the development machine execute 'adb connect yyyy:xxxx', where yyyy is the ip address of your excite and xxxx is the port you picked in previous address.  

  7) Voila! now you have ADB working from you Windows PC
I hope this helps folks with windows adb
Cheers,

 Windozer     

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

I do not know who marked it as solved, but that was a kludge. Now a solution. I am still waiting for the ADB drivers to be released. What stumps me is that the ADB works just fine under linux and just does not work under windows.

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

Is there anyone whom i can seek for developing my desired Android application.? I am ready to pay too.

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Re: My Experience as an Android Dev with Toshiba Excite. AT200 - Frustrating

Windows recognized the device but ADB doesn't. Isn't it wonderful? Since then I have been trying to access ADB using the EXCiTE without any success. What is it with Toshiba and ADB Drivers? I talked to the Customer Support and they acted like they had no clue about ADB drivers. So as a developer, the EXCiTE is a was of money.