How to Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

How to Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)
Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers

This guide post will help you easily Install ADB and Fastboot and launch it on your Windows, Linux, or macOS machine.

Are are an android freak who always tries to do something with your Android phone?. We always find users who always love tweaking and modding with their Android devices. new software and new updates are daily features for and Android devices and people love to install new frameworks on their device and give a try. To try new frameworks on any Android device, the device won’t officially support to remove the inbuilt framework and install a new framework. To do this the user has to unlock the bootloader and then they have to install the new custom framework or Rom.

Do Check: Download Magisk To Customize Android OS

For installing the custom ROM or to unlock the bootloader the user must have ADB and fastboot on their windows or mac device which is used to install the custom Rom. Following are the steps that are used to install ADB and Fastboot on windows and MAC devices.

Before beginning to know how to install these we need to know what these are and why they are required?

What is ADB?

ADB know and as Android Debug Bridge. By the name itself, we find that this is the software that is used for debug purpose of an Android device. It is basically available in Android development SDK. In short, it is used to execute command lines on the android device using your computer. It is the link between your Android device and the computer. By this device using the computer, you can control the Android device by connecting to a USB. We can also execute advances shell commands using this.

What is Fastboot?

Fastboot similar to the ADB is available in the Android SDK package. The main purpose of this is reflashing the partition using your computer.Using a fastboot, the file system images can be modified from a computer by using a USB connection.Like recovery, updates and zip files can also be installed from fastboot.

Setup ADB and Fastboot

ADB and Fastboot as mentioned previously are available in the Android SDK package. These can be easily found. You can easily download these files from the official site and then just install them using the instructions provided which are quite easy. After the installation just setup the environment variables and then that’s it. But if you want to install ADB and Fastboot you can follow the following steps which are clearly explained in detail.

How to Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)
Install ADB and Fastboot

We have explained each step in detail and just follow the steps in serial and you will not go anywhere wrong. One thing we must mention at the beginning that your android device must be in debug mode otherwise the system might not recognize the android device. So keep your Android device in debug mode from the settings.

Excited to Install ADB and FastBoot on your preferred system which includes Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Here below we have shared separate methods and installation file for all different platforms. That makes easy to install without any confusion. Let’s get started!

Install ADB and Fastboot on Windows OS

There are many possible ways that are available to install ADB and Fastboot but we have done our research and find out the two best possible methods that are easy and flexible. The two methods are

  1. Using 15 Second ADB installer
  2. Using Minimal ADB and Fastboot

So in the two methods, let’s see the first method

Steps to Install with 15 second ADB Installer [ Method #1 ]

Download ADB & Fastboot for Windows 

First, download the drives of ADB and Fastboot from above link. Then follow the following steps

  • First as mentioned download the ADB and Fastboot drives from above link. These files not only contain ADB but also Fastboot and USB driver within a short span of 15 seconds
  • After downloading run the .exe file in the package

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  • You will get a command window. Observe, the command window and you have to type”Y” without quotes if you want to install ADB and Fastboot.

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  • And as you typed Y and given permission to install ADB and Fastboot, the setup will install them both and also copy all the files required into the directory.
  • Once again type ‘Y’ to install the device driver. This may take few seconds to install the device drivers and after that, the command window will automatically close.

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  • That’s it! You have installed ADB and fastboot on your Windows PC Successfully.

If you are still facing issues, then do check the video tutorial below. Hope that would help you install the ADB & Fastboot drivers on your Windows PC soon.

Steps to Install with Minimal ADB and Fastboot [ Method #2 ]

  • Here in this method also you need to download the minimal ADB software which is provided by XDA developer member with username @shimp208.
  • The software contains only one .exe file. just run the .exe file that is downloaded.
  • After that, the software will ask for the installation path. Provide the installation path and follow the installation steps carefully.

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  • After that select the file location and follow the next steps as shown in the software interface. It will install the software.
  • Finally, after all the steps, you have successfully installed the software on your computer and you are ready to roll on

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

  • After installation, you need to check whether the ADB and fastboot are installed properly. For this go to the installation directory abd by holding on your Shift Key & press the right button of your mouse. It will open the command prompt.
  • Now type adb devices and it will list the list of adb devices available.

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

 Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

You have now been able to install ADB on Windows system. Hope everything went normally without any issues. From now you have established a connection between your PC and device which let you do further customization in Android OS.

Install ADB and Fastboot on Mac

If you are using MAC OS, then no problem. In order to install both these tools on your Mac, you need to follow the below steps.

Steps to Install ADB and Fastboot on MAC OS

Download ADB & Fastboot for MAC OS 

  • Download and extract the file from above link.
  • Once you extract the zip file, move the folder from the extracted data to your desktop.
  • Start a new Terminal Window.
  • Enter the below command,
 cd Desktop/Android

  • Again enter the following commands as mentioned below,

  • Now you will be able to run ADB and Fastboot commands from the same Terminal window. That’s it!
  • You have been successful to install ADB on macOS.

Install ADB and Fastboot on Linux

To Install ADB and Fastboot on Linux platform you have to do some command stuff. Ubuntu users can skip the repository step and directly step on to the install command. But for others, they have to follow it.

  • Download the platform tools package for Linux: Link
  • Extract the ZIP and move it to the desktop.
  • Now Open the Terminal window.
  • Enter the following command:
 cd /path/to/extracted/folder/

  • This will change the directory to where you extracted the ADB files.
  • So for example:
cd /Users/Doug/Desktop/platform-tools/

  • Connect your device & Change the mode to “file transfer (MTP)” mode.
  • Enter the below command again,
adb devices

  • Allow USB debugging and re-enter the command adb devices.
  • If everything was successful, you should now see your device’s serial number in the Terminal window output.
  • Congrats! You have now been able to install ADB on Linux.

Linux Command to Install ADB and Fastboot on Linux

 sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot

The repositories, you must enter the following command prior to the install command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools && sudo apt-get update

That’s it. These above commands allow you to send commands to your Android device or tablet from any terminal window.


Download ADB and Fastboot Binary

Google is allowing users to download the binaries without having to download the entirety of Android Studio. Users download several hundred megabytes worth of data if they simply wanted access to ADB and Fastboot. But with the ADB & Fastboot Binary, you don’t have to download entire files.

You can download the latest ADB and Fastboot binaries from below links. These download links will remain static, but Google will periodically update the referenced file with the latest binaries as they go live.

Download ADB and Fastboot Binary for Windows

Download ADB and Fastboot Binary for Mac

Download ADB and Fastboot Binary for Linux

To Conclude

Installed ADB and Fastboot on your Windows system? Mac? Linux?

Hope you followed the above-mentioned guides to Install ADB and Fastboot Driver on your system without any issues. If you are facing any issues do let us know in comments below! Make sure you check How to Download SuperSU Zip and Install it.


Source – XDA