If you’re an Android smartphone user, then this article is for you. ADB is a great tool that allows users to transfer data between Android devices and computers with the help of USB cable connection. If you are looking at how to use adb on Windows, or how to install adb on Windows, here’s how!
What is ADB
The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a tool for connecting an Android device to a personal computer that helps with development. ADB can be used to install and uninstall applications, backup and restore data, view logs, and root an Android device.
ADB is a command-line tool that requires some technical knowledge to use. However, there are several GUI tools that make using ADB much easier for beginners.
How does ADB Work
Because there are three distinct components in ADB (the Client, Daemon, and Server), certain components must be up and running at launch. The ADB service (daemon) starts when your Android device is turned on.
The Client allows the user to control their Android device from Windows, including how it works with other applications or tools that also use ADB. The Server acts as a bridge between your computer and the Daemon running in the background of your phone. It manages communication between them so your personal computer can receive information about how you’re using your phone while you’re actually using it.
How to Install ADB on Windows
There are two ways of installing ADB on Windows: manually or with an installer program. We recommend using the installer program because it’s much easier.
To install ADB using the installer program, go to:
- Download Android Studio
- Scroll down and click on “SDK Tools Only” (see image below)
- Click on “ADB, Fastboot, and Platform Tools” and then click on the “Download” button.
The installer will download a file called “adb_setup-x86.exe.” This is the file you need to install ADB. Once it’s downloaded, double-click on the file to start the installation process.
The installer will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions. Once you’ve read and agreed to the terms, click on “Next” to continue.
The installer will then ask you where you want to install ADB. We recommend installing it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk directory. However, you can choose any other location if you prefer. Click on “Install” to begin the installation process. After the installation is finished, click on “Finish.”
How to Use
Before you start using ADB on Windows, there are a few things you should know. First of all, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements. Your PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or later. Secondly, you’ll need to install the appropriate drivers for your device. If you don’t have the drivers installed, ADB won’t be able to detect your device.
Once you’ve met both of these requirements, you’re ready to start using ADB.
ADB and the ADB shell provide a wealth of additional options and changes that you may enable or disable. Android Debug Bridge has a lot of features that Android developers use to debug and test apps. ADB can control your device over USB from a computer, transfer files, install and uninstall apps, run shell commands, and more.