Linux: ‘adb devices’ can't find devices

A strange issue was found on my Debian PC that adb devices can’t find any device meanwhile lsusb can find the device I need.

Issue

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$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 18d1:4e26 Google Inc.
$ adb devices
List of devices attached

Solution

Copy the first 4 characters of your device ID when you type lsusb (mark it as red):

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 18d1:4e26 Google Inc.

Add it into file ~/.android/adb_usb.ini or create it if it doesn’t exist:

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# ANDROID 3RD PARTY USB VENDOR ID LIST -- DO NOT EDIT.
# USE 'android update adb' TO GENERATE.
# 1 USB VENDOR ID PER LINE.
0x18d1

After that, you need to restart your adb server:

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$ adb kill-server 
$ adb start-server
$ adb devices
List of devices attached
0123456789ABCDEF device

Now it can be detected by adb devices