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Easily Set Up ADB and Fastboot on a Mac

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Easily Set Up ADB and Fastboot on a Mac

Most Android developers tend to prefer Linux as their desktop OS for all of their Android-related needs. However, that does not mean it isn’t possible to work with Android in Windows and Mac computers as well. There are a plethora of guides out there to install the Android SDK on Windows and Linux, but there aren’t many out there that will teach you how to do it with a Mac.

XDA Senior Member AshtonTS is looking to change that by writing up a comprehensive guide for new Mac users on the basics. That is, downloading and installing the Android SDK so you can use ADB and Fastboot. This includes actually getting it installed, and then adding it to your path so that you can use it without switching directories.

In addition to providing step by step directions, AshtonTS has also provided screen shots for those who need to see what’s going on. Download times aside, the process shouldn’t take very long. If you’re having issues, AshtonTS is also using the thread to provide support. What is nice about such a thread is that it is a complete tutorial and with all the resources included, and it gives new Mac users a go-to thread for getting the Android SDK installed.

For more info, check out the original thread.

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