How to Install ADB Drivers on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

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How to Install ADB Drivers on Windows, macOS, and Linux? Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command-line tool that lets you communicate with a device. The adb command facilitates a variety of device actions, such as installing and debugging apps, and it provides access to a Unix shell that you can use to run a variety of commands on a device. It is a client-server program that includes three components:

  • A client, which sends commands. The client runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a command-line terminal by issuing an adb command.
  • A daemon (adbd), which runs commands on a device. The daemon runs as a background process on each device.
  • A server, which manages communication between the client and the daemon. The server runs as a background process on your development machine.

Prerequisite

Make sure that you have enabled USB Debugging mode for your Android device. If you don’t know how to do that then please follow the instructions below:

1. Open up the  Settings in your Android smartphone.

2. Scroll down the bottom and tap on About Phone option.

Android Oreo OS: The About Phone option is available in System option.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

3. Now, tap the Build Number 7 times to enable the Developer Mode.

4. Go back to the main  Settings. Now, there will be Developer Mode option.

5. Tap on Developer Mode and Enable the USB Debugging option.

6. It may ask you for confirmation, just enable it over there as well.

Download(s)

Please download the ADB Drivers according to your operating system by hitting the below links.

You don’t need to download for Debian-based Linux and Fedora/SUSE-based Linux operating system.

How to Install ADB Drivers in Microsoft’s Windows PC?

1. Extract the ZIP file (that you have downloaded) into your easily accessible folder.

I recommend you to extract it in Windows Drive. First create a new folder in C drive named ADB and then extract the files in it.

2. Open up the extracted folder i.e. platform-tools

3. Now, Hold the Shift Key and Right click anywhere in the white space.

4. Click on “Open Command Prompt here” option. Some Windows 10 users can see “Open PowerShell windows here” option.

5. Connect your Android device to your system via USB Cable.

6. Now, in the Command Prompt Windows, enter the following below command:

adb devices

7. Check your Android device and open up the lock (if any). There will be a pop up asking to grant the USB Debugging permission. Just simply grant it. You can also tick the option for Always allow from this computer.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

8. Finally, re-enter the same command again i.e. in Step #6.

9. Now, Command Prompt will show you the device’s Serial number. It means ADB drivers are working properly.

How to Install ADB Drivers on Apple macOS?

1. Extract the ZIP file (that you have downloaded) into your easily accessible folder. I will recommend Desktop.

2. Open the Terminal and enter the following below command where you have extracted the ZIP file. For Example:

cd /Users/Hira/Desktop/platform-tools/

This command if you have extracted the file into your desktop. In this case Hira is your System Name.

3. Once the Terminal is in the same folder your ADB tools are in, enter the following below command:

adb devices

4. Check your Android device and open up the lock (if any). There will be a pop up asking to grant the USB Debugging permission. Just simply grant it. You can also tick the option for Always allow from this computer.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

5. Finally, re-enter the same command again i.e. in Step #3.

6. Now, Command Prompt will show you the device’s Serial number. It means ADB drivers are working properly.

How to Install ADB Drivers on Debian-based Linux OS?

1. Open up the Terminal and enter the following below command. Make sure, you have a working internet connection.

sudo apt-get install adb

2. Enter the password the your system.

3. Now, Enter the following below command:

adb devices

4. Check your Android device and open up the lock (if any). There will be a pop up asking to grant the USB Debugging permission. Just simply grant it. You can also tick the option for Always allow from this computer.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

5. Finally, re-enter the same command again i.e. in Step #3.

6. Now, Command Prompt will show you the device’s Serial number. It means ADB drivers are working properly.

How to Install ADB Drivers on Fedora/SUSE-based Linux OS?

1. Open up the Terminal and enter the following below command. Make sure, you have a working internet connection.

sudo yum install android-tools

2. Enter the password the your system.

3. Now, Enter the following below command:

adb devices

4. Check your Android device and open up the lock (if any). There will be a pop up asking to grant the USB Debugging permission. Just simply grant it. You can also tick the option for Always allow from this computer.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

5. Finally, re-enter the same command again i.e. in Step #3.

6. Now, Command Prompt will show you the device’s Serial number. It means ADB drivers are working properly.

How to Install ADB Drivers on Linux OS?

1. Extract the ZIP file (that you have downloaded) into your easily accessible folder. I will recommend Desktop.

2. Open the Terminal and enter the following below command where you have extracted the ZIP file. For Example:

cd /Users/Hira/Desktop/platform-tools/

This command if you have extracted the file into your desktop. In this case Hira is your System Name.

3. Once the Terminal is in the same folder your ADB tools are in, enter the following below command:

adb devices

4. Check your Android device and open up the lock (if any). There will be a pop up asking to grant the USB Debugging permission. Just simply grant it. You can also tick the option for Always allow from this computer.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?
How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux?

5. Finally, re-enter the same command again i.e. in Step #3.

6. Now, Command Prompt will show you the device’s Serial number. It means ADB drivers are working properly.

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