The following will take you through the setup of Forge for ADB debugging on your Windows PC.
Enabling Developer Mode
- Go to “Settings” from the home screen
- Go to “About”
- Click on the “Build” info until developer mode is unlocked
- Go back to the home screen
- Go to “Settings”
- The “Preferences” row will now have a “Developers options”
- Go to “Debugging”
- Turn on “USB debugging”
Switching the USB Port
The single USB port on the back of the Forge can be both a host and device USB port. By default, the box boots as a host USB port and is not capable of being debugged through USB. The following steps will convert the USB port to device mode.
- Go to “Settings” from the Forge Home screen
- On the “Preferences” row (second row) select the “Developer options” icon (assuming you have done the “Enabling Developer Mode” steps)
- Scroll to the bottom of the list and select “Razer Tools”
- Select “Device mode”
- Select “On”
Connecting to the PC
- The Forge connects to your PC through the USB 2.0 A-to-A cable. These cables can be purchased online easily. USB transfer cable and USB 3.0 cables are not compatible.
- Here is an example cable on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-28106-Male-Cable/dp/B000R4L4CM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1435704317&sr=8-8&keywords=usb+a+to+a
- This step requires that you’ve already installed the Google ADB drivers from the SDK.
- Go to device manager and select “Update Driver Software…” on the “Android” device that is banged out.
- Select “Browse my computer for driver software”
- Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”
- Select “Android Device”
- Select “Android ADB Interface”
- This step tells ADB that the VID/PID from the Razer Forge should be used for ADB.
- Run the SDK’s tools to generate an ADB configure file: [YOUR ADB MAY BE INSTALLED AT SOME OTHER PLACE] C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\tools> android.bat update adb
- Modify the adb usb configure file to add the new vendor id 0x1532.
Example adb_usb.ini (normally located at C:\Users\\.android\adb_usb.ini) file…
# ANDROID 3RD PARTY USB VENDOR ID LIST -- DO NOT EDIT.
# USE 'android update adb' TO GENERATE.
# 1 USB VENDOR ID PER LINE.
After these steps, running adb devices should show Razer Forge as a found device.
If you need to use the USB port for a device at the same time as debugging then you should enable network adb. Once adb is connected through USB, it can be configured though networking by following these instructions.
|[border_top]OS||Android 5.0, Lollipop|
|Chipset||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 805|
|Quad-Core Krait 450 CPU - 2.5GHz per core|
|Adreno™ 420 GPU|
|16GB of Storage|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.1 + HS|
|Wireless 802.11ac 2X2|
|Ports||HDMI 1.4 output|
|Dimensions||105mm X 105mm X 17mm|
|Requirements||TV with HDMI input|
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