This step-by-step guide will explain you how to set up ADB for your Android phone on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. For those who don't know, ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge, a handy tool that comes with Android SDK which allows you to control and interface with your Android device.
Steps to Set Up ADB on Windows 7 for Android Phones:
- Download latest version of Android SDK from here.
- Download and install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from here or Java Development Kit (JDK) from from here if you want to develop Android apps as well.
- Extract the zip file (android-sdk_r07-windows.zip) you downloaded in step 1 to (C:) drive such that android-sdk-windows directory in (C:) drive contains SDK Manager.exe.
- Click on Available Packages from the left panel and select USB Driver Package, revision 3 from the right panel.
- Click on Install Selected button, accept the License Agreement and let SDK Manager download the USB drivers for your phone. Click Close button when done.
- Navigate to My Computer (Icon)->Properties (Link)->Advanced System Settings (Link)->Advanced (Tab)->Environment Variables (Button)->System variables (Section)->Path (Variable)-> Edit (Button)-> Variable value. Enter the following value as shown in the screenshot.
- Navigate to My Computer (Icon)->Properties (Link)->Advanced (Tab)->Environment Variables (Button)->System variables (Section)->Path (Variable)-> Edit (Button)-> Variable value. Enter the following value as shown in the screenshot.
- Connect your phone in USB debugging mode and let the Windows install the USB drivers for your device.
- Thats it! You are done. Open command prompt and type adb devices to see the list of devices attached to your computer or type adb shell to go into adb shell mode.
For Windows 7/Vista Users:
For Windows XP Users:
If you have any confusion in following the above procedure, feel free to ask it in comments.
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