Android Debug Bridge (adb)
The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command line tool allowing you to communicate and control, copy files back and forth, install and uninstall apps, run shell commands, and more an Android device from a computer via a USB link. It comes with other useful tools bundled with the Android Software Development Kit ( SDK), and code. It is a client-server program that includes three components:
A client sending commands. Client runs on your machine for development. By emitting an adb command, you can invoke a client from a command line terminal.
A daemon (adbd), running commands on a device. The daemon runs on each device as a background process.
A server which manages client-daemon communication. On your development machine the server runs as a background process.
Features of Universal ADB Driver
it allows you to quick install the Google ADB Driver within few seconds. Simply connect the device to the computer and run ADB Driver Setup and follow guidelines.
It supports each and every Android Device, whether from Major brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, or any Minor brands like Amazon. It automatically detects the chipset of the device and install the driver accordin
It automatically detects Manufacturer Name and the Model Number of the Device and displays it under the Manufacturer and Description List.
It allows you to quickly refresh the device list that is attached to the computer. This feature is introduced in version 2.0 and is not available in version 1.0
Interesting Facts you should know about ADB Driver Installer
Android Debug Brigde by Versions
- ADB Setup 1.4.8.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.7.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.6.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.5.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.4.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.3.exe
- ADB Setup 1.4.2.exe
- ADB Setup 1.3.0.exe
Download ADB Driver by versions using below download links
Download ADB DRIVER INSTALLER
How Does ADB Installer Work?
As ADB Driver (the Client, Daemon and the Server) has three components, this requires the installation and execution of some parts first. So when you've booted your computer freshly (and don't have it set in order to start your daemon onboot), before communicating with Android device, you will need it running. In the command prompt, you will see this message (left one) as it will verify that the daemon is running.
If the daemon doesn't work, it will start the process and tell you where it was started with a local TCP port. Once the ADB service is started, the commands sent by the ADB client will continue to be listened for that specific port. It then establishes connections to all running devices (including emulators) attached to the computer. At this point, you will receive a request for permission on the Android device if your computer has not previously been permitted.
Examples of ADB
You can use ADB to do all kinds of things on an Android device, as mentioned above. Some commands are directly integrated into the ADB binary and should work on all devices. You can also open the so-called ADB Shell to allow you to directly execute commands. Commands running directly on your device can range from device to device (because OEMs can remove access to specific devices and modify the adb behaviour).
Below is a list of exemplary commands you can make on your device...
- Print a list of connected devices: adb devices
- Kill the ADB server: adb kill-server
- Install an application: adb install
- Set up port forwarding: adb forward tcp:6100 tcp:7100
- Copy a file/directory from the device: adb pull
- Copy a file/directory to the device: adb push
- Initiate an ADB shell: adb shell
How to install ADB?
Windows ADB SetupClick here to learn more about installing ADB on Microsoft Windows
Install ADB on macOSClick here to learn more about installing ADB on macOS
Install ADB on LinuxClick here to learn more about installing ADB on Linux
More about Android Debug Bridge
ADB enables you to do stuff on an Android device which may not be suitable for daily use but can be very useful for your users or developers. You can, for example, install apps outside the Play Store, debug apps, access hidden functions, and create a Unix shell so that you can directly issue controls to your device. Therefore, Developer Options must be disabled for security reasons and also the USB debugging mode must be activated. You must not just permit USB debugging access to the specific PC that you have a USB cable connected to.
All versions of Windows between Windows XP and Windows 10 are compatible with ADB Driver Installer. They are, however, available in many other versions. Examples of this include a Sony Smartatch 3 bundle and a bundle that is suitable for mobile Nokia X and Android systems. Please note that most of these packages require previous technical experience from the user.
ADB Installer Troubleshoot
- Please check whether you are online if download failed
- Check the "adb-installer.log" for installation failure
- Install update KB2917929 for driver enumeration problems in Windows 8.1
- Uninstall older versions of Google USB drivers
- Please check here for device detection problems
All rights are reserved for original developer is the ADB installer developer and all credits goes to him. There are several ADB installers on the internet but with some problems. This is most probably the best ADB Download tool we could find at the moment. Enjoy!