If you’re an android developer or a smartphone enthusiast you might be knowing the importance of ADB. Or if you still don’t know what is it, here we’re with the complete guide of ADB.
What is Android Debug Bridge or ADB ?
As its abbreviation states the ADB is much like a Bridge for android developers who work on debugging of their Android Application or Apps.
But how’s it helpful for others?
Without making any complications, it is used for rooting. So if you’re the one rooting your Android, you might came across ADB and ABD Drivers. Which can take you to a different world of android.
RECOMMENDED : Introduction to Android Rooting : FAQs
The rooting is done by connecting a device that runs the software through a PC, and then sending to it terminal commands. ADB lets you modify your device through command line from you PC. But there are now many other simple steps that you can root your smart device without using commands and ADB.
So if you want to explore your android device and its options more, here is how to install the ADB or ADB Drivers.
How to Install ADB?
Here is how you can install ADB, the Android Debug Bridge also comes with the Android Software Development Kit which is familiar for the developers for coding Android.
From here you can download the Android SDK for your platform:
After downloading, extract it to an easy to remember place on your PC. Then open the folder and run the SDK Manager, for OS X you will have to execute the program “Android” which will be located in Tools folder.
After launching SDK Manager, you will see a list of optional packages that you can download and install. From here you will have to download and install the “Android SDK Platform Tools”. Find it and check its box to indicate that you want to install it then choose “accept”.
If you’re not a developer or you just need to root your device you will anyway need to install the Software Development Kit from Android.
What are ADB Drivers?
Taking about the ADBDrivers, as you require the device to be supported or connected to your PC or a Laptop the Drivers will help you to do it success fully. So the ADBDrivers just allows you to work with your phone or tablet from your PC.
You should always use the correct drivers for the device, which you can get by searching your phone name + drivers or to download the USB drivers from SDK.
Download by searching: Samsung “Samsung Galaxy S7 Drivers”, or “Samsung Galaxy S7 Windows Drivers”. You should get a direct link to the page from where you can download the drivers. Or from SDK Manager, go to the “Available packages” tab on the left, expand the “Third party add-ons” then expand the “Google Inc add-ons”. From there check the entry for “Google USB Driver” package.