If you like to experiment with your Android phone by installing the different firmware, installing the custom ROM and kernel, and rooting them, you need to unlock the bootloader and then install custom recovery and also need to install the ADB and Fastboot Drivers. So, in this article, I am going to provide you the full guide with the help of which you can easily Download and Install the ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Before starting the steps, first I will give you a brief introduction to ADB and Fastboot Drivers.
What is ADB?
Android Debug Bridge or ADB is a communication tool between your smartphone and PC that you will find in Android Software Development Kit (SDK). It is basically a command line tool that does the communication between your Android device and a computer via command prompt. With ADB, you can easily control your device using USB, transfer files and it runs powerful shell commands. ADB can be used to send terminal commands to an Android device for changing the system level.
What is fastboot?
Fastboot is also a part of Android Software Development Kit (SDK). It is basically a diagnostic tool used to modify the Android file system from a computer when the smartphone is in bootloader mode. The Fastboot tool could be helpful for reflashing partition and image files on your device. You can also install the updates and zip files using Fastboot.
Steps to Install ADB and Fastboot on Windows
Downloading and installing the ADB and Fastboot is very simple. With the help of this guide, you can install it on Windows 10/8/8.1/7 and XP. There are two methods to install ADB and Fastboot on Windows. First one is “15 Sec ADB installer” and second is the “Minimal ADB and Fastboot“. But, before starting the process, you have to put your device into USB debugging mode so that PC could recognize your device.
So, let’s start with the Methods for Downloading and Installing the ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Install ADB and fastboot driver on Windows with 15 sec ADB installer
Step 1: First, you have to Download the ADB Installer setup by clicking the link of XDA. From there, along with the ADB setup, you will also install the fastboot and USB drivers.
Step 2: Now, run the Exe file adb-setup.exe.
Step 3: After opening the setup file, you will see a window of a blue screen with various instructions. Follow the instruction and type ‘Y’ if you want to install the ADB and fastboot driver.
Step 4: After giving the command ‘Y’ it will install the ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC and then it will copy the required files to a particular location.
Step 5: Again, some instruction will be there in the command window, type ‘Y‘ again to install the device driver. Once the installing process will complete, the command window will close automatically.
Step 6: After the completion of above process, a new “Device Driver Installation Wizard” will open. On that wizard, click on Finish button to complete the process.
Congratulations!!! You have successfully installed ADB and fastboot on your Windows PC.
Now, let’s check out the steps for Install ADB and fastboot on Windows with Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
Install ADB and fastboot on Windows with Minimal ADB and Fastboot
Step 1: First, download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot set up by clicking the link.
Step 2: Now, extract the downloaded zip file and run the file “minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.4.2_setup.exe“.
Step 3: After opening the file, you will see a Wizard will open. Follow the wizard’s instructions and then click on the Next button at the bottom of the Wizard.
Step 4: Now, you have to choose the location where you want to install the software and complete the whole setup by the following instruction.
Step 5: After completing all the steps, finally click on the Finish button to complete the setup.
Now, you are done with the installing the ADB and Fastboot on your Windows. If you want to check whether ADB and Fastboot are correctly being configured on your PC then go to the installation directory after that press and hold the shift key and press right click and launched the command prompt and type “adb devices“. This command will show you the devices connected to your PC.
So, this is all for this guide. Hope you have successfully downloaded and installed the ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC. If you have any question or suggestion, please comment below. If you find this article helpful, please share it on social media and also with your friends who are looking for rooting their Android phones.
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