Install Android Debug Bridge on your PC

Android Debug Bridge is basically a shell interface tool for Android Smartphones which is also known by the name of ADB. Android Debug Bridge hands over a key to perform a lot of basic level stuff like rooting of Android device, installation of applications on your phone from your PC. As the base of Android Debug Bridge is none other than command line interface, one should be familiar with the various commands that are used in it. There are some other important components like Android Development Kit that you need to install in order to install and run ADB on your Windows PC.

Android Debug Bridge

So without wasting any more time let us tell you the steps that you need to follow in order to install Android Debug Bridge on your PC.

Install Android Debug Bridge on your PC.

Step 1: The first thing that you require in order to install ADB on your PC is Android SDK Package. So download the Android SDK package from this link.

Android SDK

Step 2: After the file is downloaded. Unzip it in a particular folder from where it is easy accessible.

Extracted files

Step 3: The folder that you will unzip will contain folders named SDK, SDK Manager and Eclipse. Open the SDK folder and you will find a file named ADB. Copy its location. For copying the location, you can just click on the file and then copy the address present on the address bar.

Copy Address

Step 4: Now open Control panel and select the option System and Security and then System. There you will see Advanced System Settings option in the left hand side, click on it.

Step 5: This will open a System Propertied dialogue box. Select the Advanced tab and select the option Edit Path.

Advanced System Settings

Step 6: Now you need to be careful to not to delete the already existing path. All you need to do is to add a semicolon in front of the already existing path and add the copied address just after it.

Step 7: And that is all. Now you are ready to test the Android Debug Bridge on your computer.

In order to check whether ADB is working fine on your PC, open command prompt window, type ADB and press enter. If you get a screen similar to the one which is given below, ADB is working fine on your PC.

adb check

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