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Instructions to install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, macOS and Linux

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Instructions to install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, macOS and Linux

ADB & Fastboot is often used when installing applications to the phone from the computer, or fixing some software errors that may be encountered on the device during use. The following is an article on how to install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, macOS and Linux computers, please refer to it!

Setup on Android smartphone:

Go to Settings > About device (or About phone)
Tap Version Number repeatedly until the message "You are already a developer" is displayed.
Return to the list of Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging

Install ADB on Windows:

Method 1: Use the installer

  • Download 15s ADB Installer.
  • Extract and install with Admin rights (choose Y for all questions)

Method 2: Use the portable version, extract it and use it without installing.

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How to use ADB:

  • Access the adb folder (C:\adb) created during installation
  • Press Shift + right-click on an empty area
  • On the new function shortcut list that appears select "Open Command Prompt Here"
  • Connect your phone or tablet to the computer with a USB cable, change the connection mode to "file transfer (MTP)"
  • In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command to launch ADB: "adb devices"
  • On the screen of your phone (or tablet) you will see a prompt to allow or deny access to "USB debugging" > select OK
  • Enter "adb devices" again to check the connection is done, now you can execute any ADB command on your device

Install ADB on macOS:

  • Download ABD & Fastboot for macOS (zip)
  • Extract files to an easy-to-use location
  • Open Terminal and enter the following command: cd /[path to the location where the previous adb file was extracted]
  • For example, in this case, if I extract the file on the Desktop, the command to ADB will be: cd /Users/Techrum/Desktop/platform-tools/

How to use ADB:

  • Connect your phone or tablet to your Mac using a USB cable, change the connection mode to "file transfer (MTP)"
  • On the Terminal window, enter the command: "./adb devices"
  • On the screen of your phone (or tablet) you will see a prompt to allow or deny access to "USB debugging" > select OK
  • Re-enter "./adb devices" to check the connection is done, now you can execute any ADB command on your device

Install ADB on Linux:

  • Download ABD & Fastboot for Linux (zip)
  • Extract files to an easy-to-use location
  • Open Terminal and enter the following command: cd /[path to the location where the previous adb file was extracted]
  • Example: cd /Users/Doug/Desktop/platform-tools/

How to use ADB:

  • Connect your phone or tablet to your Mac using a USB cable, change the connection mode to "file transfer (MTP)"
  • On the Terminal window, enter the command: "adb devices"
  • On the screen of your phone (or tablet) you will see a prompt to allow or deny access to "USB debugging" > select OK
  • Enter "adb devices" again to check the connection is done, now you can execute any ADB command on your device

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