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Download And Install ADB And Fastboot With Tutorial For MAC/Windows/Linux

Flashing or installing recoveries on an Android Smartphone requires Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your Computer or Macbook which is very easy. As there are many ADB and Fastboot tools on the internet which are mostly auto download doesn’t work on our computers. After a lot of research, I found this tool to be very easy to install and use on my computer which works with most of the devices with the compatible drivers being installed.

ADB and Fastboot is a command-line tool that runs on Android devices to modify system images or update the package list. It does not modify or replace any system partitions of the running operating system.

Minimal ADB and Fastboot

Using ADB and Fastboot you can unlock the bootloader of your locked device, you can install custom recoveries like PWRPTWRP, Philz recovery, CWM recovery etc. You can even send commands to unbrick your device which has gone into a boot loop or is not starting by flashing the stock firmware.

It has been many times when several users have complained that they are not able to install ADB and Fastboot on their system. Well, we are going to give you a detailed yet clean guide to install minimal ADB and fastboot which will not take more than 2 minutes.

Guide to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot On Windows

Step 1: Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot from here

Step 2: Install which you downloaded

Step 3: Follow the screen and install it (you can even select the directory of your choices like Desktop or just C drive)

Step 4: Do not launch it from the installation window

Step 5:  Go to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot and right-click on py_cmd.exe and run it as administrator (for Windows 64 bit systems)


Go to C: Program FilesMinimal ADB and Fastboot and right-click on cmd_here.exe and run it as administrator (for Windows 32 bit systems)

Minimal ADB and Fastboot Windows

Guide to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot On MAC OS

Step 1: Go to Android Developers website and Download SDK Platform-Tools for Mac

Step 2: Extract the Platform-Tools on your desktop. It will look something like this:

Minimal ADB and Fastboot Mac OS

Step 3: Go to Applications and create a folder named Android

Step 4: Copy the ADB and Fastboot file to the newly created folder and you are done. You can delete the rest of the files which were extracted.

Guide to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot On Linux

Step 1: Download Platform-Tools for Linux

Step 2: Extract the Platform-Tools on your desktop. It will look something like this:

Linux Platform Tools For Adb and Fastboot

Step 3: Right-click and open the terminal from this window to use the ADB and Fastboot commands.

Other Optional Requirements:

  • Your device is connected to your PC/Laptop through a USB Cable
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device.
    • Goto > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
      • If Developer Options is not located in settings then enable it by going to Settings > About Phone > Device Info and tap on Build Number for about 7-8 times. And then go back and follow the previous step.
  • Install the drivers for your device

Final Words

ADB and Fastboot is a powerful tool that can be used to interact with the device. It is mainly used for debugging, but it can also be used to install apps, run shell commands, transfer files between the device and computer, retrieve diagnostic information about the device and perform remote installations of packages. If, by any chance, you are having trouble installing ADB and Fastboot on your computer, then check out how to run ADB from a browser without installing.

11 thoughts on “Download And Install ADB And Fastboot With Tutorial For MAC/Windows/Linux”

  1. Faisal Ahmed

    Thanks for the Linux version. Helped me flash my Xiaomi Phone.

  2. Vijay Rathi

    I needed for Linux, thanks for the tutorial. Helped me a lot.

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