Thanks relaxatraja - the link was very helpful. Unfortunately, even though I enabled debugging and connected successfully using USB connection, I still get the "android device not found" message when I publish my app from Flash 5.5 using Windows 7. Do I need to install the Air for Android runtime? or some driver on my phone? or something else? I am hesitant to install anything on the phone until I am sure that it will solve the problem.
You must need AIR runtime to launch. Some models have as a predefined and some has to be download from the market place. Let give it a try. And also try with different usb port.
I did the following:
1) Installed Adobe Air runtime on the phone.
2) Installed the device driver on the computer (this happened automatically when I connected the USB cable and double-clicked on the phone model that appeared in the list of devices attached to my computer) - I think this was the key.
3) Changed USB ports.
relaxatraja - Thanks again for all your help!
the flash dont want