Samsung Galaxy S not detected by adb

Dear Expert:

I have a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and I have Eclipse + Android SDK installed over Windows.

I connect my smartphone to PC, and I can view the folder of my phone. However, when executing "adb devices" command, no device is detected.

Why ?
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Actually, developing android application using virtual devices (AVD) in emulator is more efficient (if you can config a accurate hardware profile), and it is more flexible. What you need is a AVD hardware profile same as Galaxy S. Normally, display resolution is most important.  (for Galaxy S , screen resolution is 800x480)

Of course you can test and debug on your android hardware

try update use this driver:
>> Driver without Kies (or Samsung Kies installer)

my experience was that aandroid SDK driver alone will not working
gplanaAuthor Commented:
After installing Samsung Galaxy S drivers, it is detected by "adb devices" command. However, how can I use it inside Eclipse instead of the simulator ?
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Since you have installed Eclipse + Android SDK, as well as Galaxy S driver, following steps you may need to use it inside Eclipse:

1. Installing Eclipse and the ADT plugin: “Help->Install new software”, click the “Add” button (top right) and fill in the name: “ADT Plugin” and the url “”, click ok and install the plugin(s).
Now go to “Windows->Preferences->Android” and Fill in the SDK Location “C:\android-sdk”.
You should now see a small android icon in the tool bar which will open up the SDK manager.

2. Creating a Virtual Device : Bring up the SDK Manager, by clicking the android icon in eclipse for instance, select Virtual Devices, and click the new button.
Chose a name (no spaces, will be the folder the name), a target (you can install more versions of the SDK in the SDK manager), a size for an SD card, the Skin should be set to WVGA800 (it’s actually a folder in “C:\android-sdk\platforms\android-8\skins” which contains the images and definition of the layout). Finally, click the “Create AVD”. Once created, you can “start” it to check that everything is fine.
gplanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you, but I think this is for create VIRTUAL devices (i.e. on simulator). I want to use a REAL device (my samsung Galaxy S connected by USB). In there, it seems there is no sense to choice the size of the SD card, as it is physical.
gplanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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