Permanently Enable ADB over Network on OUYA


One of the most inconvenient things about working with an OUYA is the need to debug over USB. The latest update tried to address this by allowing the user to enable ADB over network connections, but you have to re-enable it if you ever power the OUYA completely down. Instead here is a way to enable it and keep it enabled, even after being powered down.

# Connect to the ouya via ADB (network or usb)
# Open a command prompt and open a shell to the OUYA
adb shell

# Gain admin rights

# Mount the filesystem as Read/Write
mount -o rw,remount /system

# Add the network option
echo service.adb.tcp.port=5555 >> /system/build.prop

# Mount the filesystem as Read Only
mount -o ro,remount /system

# Reboot!

Please note, this will not survive an update, so if you update your OUYA and notice it is no longer working, just follow the steps again.

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