This one is a necessary tip for every Android users who want to take the most of their devices out. Yup, setting up ADB on a Windows PC. Android Debug Bridge or shortly called as “ADB” allows users to do and apply many advanced things to their Android devices (Phone and Tablet).
Many people still consider it too techie to know because there is no available official manual included within a device purchase. Well in fact, if you follow the steps correctly, you can install ADB on your Windows-based PC or laptop.
Curious? here’s how it’s done easily..
ADB Setup Made Easy
1- Download latest version of Android SDK here
2- Now install Android SDK but ensure the install path is:
3- Click on the SDK Manager and it will ask you to install packages
4- Now install these packages ONLY:
Android SDK Tools
Android SDK Platform Tools
Google USB Driver Package, Revision XX
(XX being the highest number available)
5- Now continue the install till the process done
6- On your device, go to:
- Settings >> Applications >> Development >> then enable USB Debugging
- or Settings >> Developer Options>> then enable USB Debugging (Android 4.x.x ICS)
7- Now connect your device to PC via USB cable (must be ON).
8- Your PC will then try to install necessary drivers software
9- On your PC launch up Windows then navigate to
10- Hold down the Shift key then right-click in any blank area
11- A Command Prompt window will open with c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\ path
12- Now type following command then hit enter to execute
13- A serial number of your device will then displayed which means you are done and success.
The Video Guide On Setting Up Android ADB:
Courtesy of Youtube
What if you couldn’t see your device’s serial number? That might be caused by corrupted drivers installation. The solution is simple, just download latest drivers from the manufacturer website then try reinstalling that drivers. Alternatively you can also install USBDeview from this link.
Ok I’ve installed ADB on my PC, now what? Just another quick tip. You may also need to install what many other users install after getting ADB set up which is “Fastboot”.
To install Fastboot, simply download the zipped file here, extract it using either Winrar or Winzip then fastboot.exe file into the platform-tools folder of your Android SDK. Once installed, you can then run popular fastboot commands in command prompt in the same place you typed adb commands.