Using the EEE Pad Transformer with the Android SDK on Ubuntu

New Android project wizard on EclipseJust a very quick post about how to get the Asus EEE Pad Transformer working with the Android SDK and Eclipse under Ubuntu 11.04. As the emulator for Android tablets can be a bit slow this could be a handy way to test out applications as you build them. The starting point is to follow the instructions under Using Hardware Devices page on the Android Developer website. Following these instructions I got the machine working on my machine so I thought I would share what I did here.

First edit a new file:

sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

Then inside this file I entered:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0b05", MODE="0666"

As per the instructions I ran:

sudo chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

Make sure USB debugging is enabled (under Settings -> Applications -> Development) on the device and also Unknown sources is ticked (but switch this off when you are not using the machine for development). When you plug the EEE Pad Transformer into your Ubuntu machine you should get a "USB debugging connected" notification and you should see an entry for the machine under the DDMS tab on Eclipse.

Happy Developing!


Thanks. I had a really difficult time finding information on this so this was extremely helpful to me and it worked like a charm.

Thanks, its helpful info. On Karmic Koala 64-bit, i found i had to also restart the udev system with

sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart

before it would update the permissions

I ordered an Asus EEE Pad TF101 tablet to run Android application. I use Eclipse on Windows XP.

What are the instructions to connect the tablet to PC (Windows XP)?
I just need to install the driver found on the ASUS site or the plugin on Eclipse is enough?

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