ADB and Fastboot are the two irreplaceable tools for any Android user, whether he/she is a novice or pro user. If you’re into advanced Android development or trying to enter the world of Android tinkering, you should definitely setup ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC. Without them, you can’t flash the system images or kernels and you can’t even take a logcat to debug if something’s got messed up.
Advanced Android users usually prefer to setup Android SDK on their PC, then download the ADB and Fastboot tools from SDK manager and finally set the path for system wide usage. This process is standard and recommended but it can be hectic for normal users who just need ADB and Fastboot and don’t generally use other stuff that comes with Android SDK. So, you might be looking for a simple method to setup ADB and Fastboot to work on your PC. We’ve already covered some simple tools for Windows which will setup ADB and Fastboot with in seconds, click the below link to see how.
If you’re a Mac, Linux or Chrome OS user, you can setup ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC with a single command. Thanks to corbin052198 of XDA, you don’t need to do anything except typing a single command hit enter. The Nexus tools script automatically detects your OS, then downloads and configures everything you need. As everything will be done at run-time, you need to have a working internet connection to setup ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer.
Nexus tools script requires sudo privileges to install/uninstall the ADB and Fastboot tools to /usr/bin, which makes them available system wide. Chrome OS support is experimental but many users has reported success, so you might try it on Chrome OS as well. So, all you need to do is to open a command terminal on your Mac, Linux or Chrome OS and execute the below command:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh)
Running this command will automatically download all the required packages and install everything on your computer. Since the script runs as Root, it might ask for sudo permissions during the process. At any time, if you need to uninstall ADB and Fastboot from your PC, just execute the below command:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/uninstall.sh)
Once the ADB and Fastboot tools are installed, just connect your Android device to the computer with USB Debugging enabled on your device and execute adb devices command in the terminal to see if the installation was successful or not.
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