Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is one of the toolkits included in the Android SDK package that facilitates communication between your Android device and the computer. It offers a command line interface where you can execute a series of commands to perform certain tasks on your device. For any users who want to customize their Android devices by manipulating the OS, its very important to install ADB Interface drivers on Windows / Mac PC of yours. Here is a guide on installing ADB on Windows 7 PCs.
If you want to root or want to do any other modding to your android device through fast boot then you must have ADB and Fastboot installed on your Windows, otherwise, the device will not connect to your PC and you can’t perform the task.Both the tools are used to send terminal commands to an Android device from a PC command line.
Before Proceeding You should learn what is ADB and FastBoot:
ADB :Android Debug Bridge
This works when the device is powered on and booted into OS or Recovery. The tool helps in sending basic Linux commands, and a variety Android-specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Full Guide to Install Android ADB and Fastboot
Fastboot mode allows you to flash any partition on an Android device like system, boot, recovery, cache.. etc.Using Fastboot / bootloader, you can also flash the custom built .img files via fastboot. For example, a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM.
Installing and Setting Up ADB and Fastboot can be very lengthy on a Windows machine. But thanks to XDA member Snoop05
who has developed a small program to quickly install both ADB and Fastboot files on your PC (system-wide) along with proper drivers.Just Follow the simple and easy step by step guide to Install Android ADB and Fastboot on your Windows device.
[Guide] Install Android ADB and Fastboot
Just download the tool from above and run it on your Windows computer as an administrator. Respond to the on-screen options as per your requirements and you’ll be good to go.
QUICKEST STEPS TO INSTALL ANDROID ADB AND FASTBOOT (WITH DRIVERS) ON WINDOWS
Step By Step Guide
- First Download the adb-setup-1.4.2.exe file from the link given free download section above.
- Double-click and Run the adb-setup-1.4.2.exe file.
- You will see a command prompt window with blue background. Say YES to all the prompts on this screen.
- └ To say YES, just type Y and hit enter.
Once ADB, Fastboot and Drivers are installed, the setup window will automatically close and you’ll have a working ADB and Fastboot on your Windows.