I’ve recently installed FydeOS on my Chromebook Pixel 2013.
I want to enable mock locations as detailed HERE but I cannot get the RSA authorisation box to authorise the device when I connect to the ADB server. The device therefore remains unauthorised and I cannot proceed any further.
Can you help with a work-around instead of me waiting for it to be fixed in a future update?
I’ve noticed when I first try to connect to 100.115.92.2:5555, adbkey and adbkey.pub files are created in /home/chronos/user/.android
I then copied these over to /opt/google/containers/android/rootfs/android-data/data/misc/adb/adb_keys which is where I think they need to be for authorisation but the device is still showing as unauthorised.
I’m out of ideas. Can this problem be solved with a manual work around like I’m trying to do or is the problem much more complicated?
I don’t mind spending time doing trial and error but I’m a linux novice so I don’t really know what to try next.
We did some trial & error on this one and made some progress, you were on the correct track. It worked for us under the Crostini (Linux [beta]) shell rather than the Crosh shell, that I believe should be indifferent to your needs to run some adb commands.
Fire up Linux(beta) and do an usual full apt house-keep
Fire-up adb to get the adbkey.pub file
Copy the content of adbkey.pub from Linux(beta) to /opt/google/containers/android/rootfs/android-data/data/misc/adb/adb_keys in a Crosh shell
Ensure ownership of adbkey.pub is 656360:657360
On Crosh shell kill adbd
On Linux(beta) issue adb connect arc, then FydeOS Android should be hooked.
# chronos@localhost denotes Crosh shell
# fydeos@penguin denotes Linux(beta) shell
fydeos@penguin$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
fydeos@penguin$ sudo apt install adb
fydeos@penguin$ adb start-server
fydeos@penguin$ cat ~/.android/adbkey.pub
#copy the displayed keys
chronos@localhost$ sudo vim /opt/google/containers/android/rootfs/android-data/data/misc/adb/adb_keys
# paste the copied key in a new line
chronos@localhost$ sudo chown 656360:657360 /opt/google/containers/android/rootfs/android-data/data/misc/adb/adb_keys
# reboot or kill adbd from Crosh shell
fydeos@penguin$ adb connect arc
fydeos@penguin$ adb devices #verify if they are shown as below
This worked perfectly, thanks! I’ve been able to use ADB for what I wanted.
There was a small problem generating the adbkey.pub file because it was saved in the /home/chronos/user directory. It was my first time using the vim command so maybe I wasn’t using all the attributes, I moved the file over to adb_keys and everything worked.
Excellent tech support, I’ll be subscribing when my evaluation runs out