Next, we are going to see how to install the ADB and Fastboot drivers in Windows, MacOS and Linux in a fairly simple way that should not take more than a few minutes.
When we want to make any changes to the system, on many occasions we need the ADB drivers. For those of you who are already familiar with root , ROMS and bootloader concepts , you may also be familiar with ADB and Fastboot.
Android Debug Bridge is a tool that allows us to establish communication between the Android mobile and the computer. This allows us to make a series of modifications to the device such as: updates, modifying system elements, unlocking the bootloader , etc.
The best of all is that thanks to ADB it is possible to modify different elements of our device without having to be root users. New functions can also be installed on certain terminals, functions that in many cases are not available in any other way.
The tutorial to install the ADB and Fastboot drivers is pretty straightforward. But you must follow it step by step to be able to do it correctly and in this way enjoy the great advantages that these controllers give us.
Once the drivers are installed, you can manipulate your Android device in the way you want. Although we cannot continue without asking you to exercise caution when using it as it may damage your mobile device.
How to install ADB Drivers in Windows
- Doing it in Windows is considerably easy. First you download the driver package .
- Then you have to unzip the file. You can do it with WinRAR.
- In the folder where you unzipped the files, you will have to right-click on a blank area while holding down the ” Shift ” key . In the menu you must choose ” Open command window here “.
- Connect your Android device with USB debugging enabled. In the command window type ” adb devices “.
Install ADB Drivers on Linux and MacOS
- In the case of MacOS or Linux the process is different, but quite simple to carry out:
- First you will have to download the package with the drivers for either Mac or Linux.
- After this you will have to extract the files to any folder. Ideally, the route should be easy to remember.
- Now you will have to open Terminal and locate the folder where you extracted all the files. To do this you will have to use the command ” cd / users / username / desktop / ADB ” where we put “username” should go yours.
- Next, you are going to have to enable USB debugging on your Android device and connect it.
- To finish, execute the command ” adb devices “.
Install on other Linux distributions
In case you use a Linux installation based on Fedora, SUSE or Debian, the way to install the drivers becomes much easier.
For those who have Debian-based systems, all they have to do is open the Terminal and type the command: “ sudo apt-get install adb ”. For those who use systems based on Fedora or SUSE they will do the same only that the command varies a bit: “ sudo yum install android-tools ”.
So, as you can see, installing the ADB drivers is too simple a process that you can carry out in a matter of a few minutes if you follow the steps that we discussed earlier.
Another thing you can do is use the Universal ADB Drivers tool to install them more automatically and also, keep them updated without having to do anything at all.
In case you still have any questions about how to install the ADB drivers for the main operating systems, you can leave it a little further down in the comment box and we will be happy to help you.