This tutorial outlines exactly how I personally install ADB, Fastboot and Google Drivers universally to a Windows computer system. I’ve had issues in the past with these “quick instalelrs” but still wanted it added to the overall system PATH, so this is how I do it!
Will record Video Tutorial soon!
What You Need:
- ADB Installer Reborn: This installs the basics of ADB/Fastboot and Drivers from google.
— get it here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/tool-windows-15-seconds-adb-installer-reborn-v2-0-adb-fastboot-and-drivers.3854109/
- Platform-Tools from Google: This is the rest of what’s missing in the above ADB Installer Reborn. Select Windows
— get it here: https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools?hl=ru
1.) Download the ADB Installer Reborn first from XDA and run that through completion. This will install adb/fastboot to C:/adb, remember that.
2.) Install the Google Drivers during the ADB Installer Reborn as well
3.) Once that installer is done, download the Platform-Tools from Google and open the Zip file in Explorer, 7zip or other zip file extractor
4.) Open the C:/adb folder on your Local Drive, and copy everything from inside the Platform-folder into the c:/adb folder. If it asks you to over-write items that are duplicates, say yes.
5.) Complete! Restart your computer just to be safe that everything updates as it should, plugin a device when it comes back up, enable USB Debugging on the device, plug it in, open CMD and type adb devices to see if its recognized!
Device Not Recognized in >Mode<
- Plugged in while on for adb connection
– Make sure USB Debugging is enabled and the computer has permission to connect
- ADB Sideload Not Recognized
– Drivers may not be installed. Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, etc. all have their own Windows Drivers for Android Devices. Download them for your device
– Also, check Device Manager. If your device isn’t recognized on plugin, open Device Manager and see if there’s an Unknown Device named Android connected. Right click it, select Update Drivers from a list and select Android ADB
- Fastboot flash-all Scripts Failing
– This is because you’re missing things in the c:/adb folder. Copy all the Platform-Tools items into the c:/adb folder
- Fastboot Flashing Not Working
– Check for tutorials on XDA-Developers to see if your device actually uses Fastboot. Samsung uses Odin flash tool, Moto/Lenovo has their own flash tool, etc. Make sure your device doesn’t have a designated tool
– If it doesn’t have a designated tool, check Device Manager for Unknown Devices and the drivers not installing properly