If we want to root or perform other tweaks on our Android device’s through Fastboot, we must have ADB and Fastboot installed on our Windows. Otherwise, we won’t be able to connect our device to a PC and perform the task. We require ADB and Fastboot to send terminal commands from PC command line to our Android device. In this article, we will teach you how to install ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
What is ADB and Fastboot?
ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge. In non-technical terms, both ADB and Fastboot can be defined as command line tools which are used to tweak android devices.
How to Install Android ADB and Fastboot (with drivers) on Windows
In this section of article, we will cover two methods on how to install ADB and Fastboot. The first method is easier and semi automated. However, if first method doesn’t work, then you can switch to second method. The second method is a manual method
Method 1: Semi Automated method to Install ADB and Fastboot on Windows XP, Vista , 7, 8/8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Step 1: Download the latest ADB installer file (adb-setup-1.4.2.exe file).
Step 2: Right click on the ADB Installer file and select ‘Run as Administrator’.
Step 3: A command prompt will appear on the screen. In order to install ADB and Fastboot, environment variable, type ‘y’.
Step 4: Now it will ask for a choice to install drivers for the device. For yes, type ‘y’. For no, type ‘n’.
Step 5: The driver installation is done in a couple of seconds.
Step 6: Now for the verification that ADB and Fastboot are successfully setup: Open a command prompt by pressing windows key and ‘R’ key together on your keyboard. Type cmd and press Okay. After opening a command prompt, type ‘adb version’. If it returns ‘Android Debug Bridge version x.x.x.xx’, then ADB and Fastboot are installed on Windows.
Method 2: Manual method to Install ADB and Fastboot on Windows 7, 8/8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Step 1: Download ADB and Fastboot.
Step 2: Extract the contents of the downloaded file into c:\ partition.
Step 3: In c:\ partition there will be an Android folder.
Step 4: Press Window key and ‘R’ on your keyboard.
Step 5: In the dialog box, enter sysdm.cpl and choose OK.
Step 6: The panel for system properties opens.
Step 7: Choose ‘Advanced’ tab.
Step 8: In advanced tab, click on ‘Environment Variables’.
Step 9: Under System variables section, you can see Path. Click on it and then press on ‘Edit’ button.
Step 10: In the windows, under Variable value, type ‘;C:\Android’ (without quotes and with a semicolon at the beginning) at the end.
Step 11: Click on ‘OK’ button.
Step 12: Close all the windows. ADB and Fastboot are installed on your Windows.
Hope this article helps you in successfully installing ADB and Fastboot on your Windows along with all drivers required.