When we begin to run a android application, eclipse sometimes gives an “The connection to adb is down” error, just like below message.
[2013-03-22 22:08:02 – testapp] The connection to adb is down, and a severe error has occured.
[2013-03-22 22:08:02 – testapp] You must restart adb and Eclipse.
[2013-03-22 22:08:02 – testapp] Please ensure that adb is correctly located at ‘E:android-sdkplatform-toolsadb.exe’ and can be executed.
At before, I restart computer to fix the problem. But now, I get a faster solution for this message, copy the adb path in error message, here is “E:android-sdkplatform-toolsadb.exe”, and paste in the address bar of an explorer or paste in the textbox of Run window(press WIN+R key to open it) and press enter button to run adb once. And then eclipse works well.
If this does not work, kill adb.exe process in task manager, and resatrt eclipse.
If the problem is still exist, you should restart your computer.