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How to get adb to recognise extremely cheap android tablets under ubuntu 11.10

1. Plug tablet into USB slot.
2. Run 'adb devices'. Output looks like:

List of devices attached
???????????? no permissions3. Read the Android docs, which tell you that you need to add the USB Vendor ID to /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
4. Note that your chosen brand 'Cheapass Acme Tablets' does not appear in the list of Vendor Ids in the docs.
5. Contemplate alternative uses for tablet; bookend? doorstop?
6. Talk to +Bruce James who knows how to make stuff work and stuff.
7. Run 'lsusb' without the device plugged in.
8. Plug it in.
9. Run 'lsusb' again. A new line appears that looks something like this:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 18d1:0002 Google Inc.
10. sudo vim /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
11. using the different parts of the ID string above for the idVendor and idProduct, add a line:
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0002", MODE="0666"
12. save, chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
13. sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
14. adb kill-server
15. adb devices

List of devices attached
20080411 device16. CODE ALL THE APPZ!!!
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Ur haxxor. So it worked then? :-)
Yes! Thanks for your help fella, I owe you a pint
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