Android Debug Bridge

With the help of android debug bridge we can communicate with an emulator or connected physical android device because Android Debug Bridge is a command line tool. Android Debug Bridge is also known as ADB. ADB architecture is like client-server architecture with three components.

  1. Client: which runs on the development machine.
  2. Server: which runs on development machine but as a background process.
  3. Daemon: which runs on emulator or device instance as a background process.

Install android debug bridge

  1. Install android SDK.
  2. Start SDK Manager and install default packages.
  3. Install USB driver for your particular smartphone.
  4. Enable USB debugging on your device.
  5. Connect your device to the computer.
  6. Open command prompt and type

cd C:\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\sdk\platform-tools

Note: above navigation path is for my PC, you can find your navigation path as per your android SDK installed on which drive on your PC.

With ADB you can do:

  1. Phone Rooting.
  2. File transfer between PC and device.
  3. App sideloading.
  4. Install custom ROM on the device.

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