POSTS TAGGED: ADB
Posted June 10, 2014 at 02:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
ADB is the most basic and in many circumstances, one of the most powerful Android debugging tools available. With ADB, one can easily install an app, flash your favorite ROM, or grab a logcat to help developers. ADB has one major disadvantage to newcomers, though, and that’s command line.
Command line is great for scripting, and practically every advanced user becomes or already is quite comfortable, but not everyone can remember various lengthy commands. Luckily, XDA Senior Member Mohamed Hashem created a tool for newcomers and people who like simplicity.
With Mohamed Hashem’s tool, you can pull a logcat, install or uninstall applications, reboot your device to a s. . . READ ON »
Posted May 17, 2014 at 09:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is very powerful tool, and Android power user is well aware of this. This tool allows users to accomplish many tasks, such as sideloading your favorite ROM or kernel, finding out what’s wrong with an app, or simply stopping or starting a service. As you can see, it can be used to almost everything Android related.
Operations performed on processes are difficult because you need to know the exact name of the package and command to kill it. But with a tool by XDA Forum Member Kingston1, you may now put those concerns aside. As its name suggests, ADB Task Manager is a graphical task manager that you run on your Windows PC. It uses ADB to kill processes on your phone. This task mana. . . READ ON »
Posted April 5, 2014 at 04:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Android and ADB are perfect companions. Of course you can use Android without using this debug tool, but most will end up going back to it when a problem arises with your favorite custom ROM or application. Many of you might scared by the number of commands and overall geekness of ADB. But fear not, as there is a tool that will make you forget about all those pesky console commands.
ADB can be served in a graphically friendly form. A perfect example was developed by XDA Forum Member Fusseldieb, who created a Windows application to communicate with a phone using the ADB protocol. With Super ADB Tool, you can perform simple tasks like uploading or downloading a file, rebooting to recovery or bootloader, and even taki. . . READ ON »
Posted February 10, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
ADB and Fastboot are invaluable tools for almost every Android user. Without them, flashing a kernel or system image would be much more difficult or even impossible. If you are an experienced user, you can download the Android SDK, click few times, add ADB and Fastboot to $PATH and happily torture your device with latest ROMs and kernels without worry that one small mistake will result as a plastic brick.
If you are a Linux, ChromeOS, or Mac user, you may find a tool made by XDA Forum Member corbin052198 very useful. The Nexus Tools script automatically detects your OS, and then downloads and configures almost everything you need to use ADB on your machine. The only missing thing is a udev list, which makes the devic. . . READ ON »
Posted January 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Recently, we’ve talked a good deal about ADB and getting it set up on various operating systems. ADB is a very handful set of tools that allows you to install your favorite apps directly from your PC or even work with your /system partition by pushing or pulling some files. ADB is also a great tool to get error logs and debug Android applications.
If you’ve used ADB more than once, you likely noticed that pushing files is far from convenient. Typing long commands and paths is not the easiest way, especially when your path resets after accessing ADB shell. Because of this, XDA Senior Member youssef badr created a useful Windows-only tool that helps you push files really easily.
All you need to do is to . . . READ ON »
Posted January 7, 2014 at 09:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
We’ve talked about ADB and its importance on many occasions. This set of tools allows you to push or pull the files, as well as generate logs that help you properly debug applications, frameworks, and other elements of Android. It’s quite easy to set up ADB on Linux machines, as you just need to type one or two commands and you’re done. You can also use one of tools to do the job for you. On Windows, the situation is a bit different.
It’s not a mystery that newest editions of Windows have problems with ADB drivers. One of the solution is to find an universal driver to fix all the issues. We already wrote about great project by XDA Senior Member 1wayjonny that puts all the drivers together to sav. . . READ ON »
Posted January 2, 2014 at 07:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is the most important and widely used debugging tool on Android. With ADB, it’s possible to push a file to the /system partition, make a backup, or even get a logcat for debugging. The official way to install ADB is to download the ADT Bundle or SDK tools, which are nearly 100 MB.
Configuring the ADB on Windows is not the easiest as well, as you need to add its path in order to access it from anywhere on your PC. Downloading a huge package and the troublesome installation process may discourage new users from installing these tools, but there’s now a handy solution thanks to XDA Forum Member snoop5, who created a simple tool to install ADB on a Windows machine in approximatel. . . READ ON »
Posted December 24, 2013 at 06:30 pm by Conan Troutman
ADB is an incredibly versatile and useful tool for everything from simple tweaks to major modifications, and even sometimes averting a complete disaster. It is relatively easy to set up, and it is simple to use for anyone with a little knowledge. Traditionally, ADB is used over USB. But in this day and age, how many of us have time to rummage through drawers and connect devices manually? It is possible to use ADB over your local WiFi network and save yourself the hassle and a little desk clutter at the same time.
While the wireless option is not much more complicated than the USB option to set up, that process can be made even simpler with the help of ADB Over WiFi Helper by XDA Forum Member extremewing. This nifty little . . . READ ON »
Posted October 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Most of us here are already quite familiar with the ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Heck, I’d even wager that many of us use it on quite a regular basis—adb pushing and pulling files, adb rebooting, running shell commands, and so on. Most new users, however, have not had such exposure. And let’s face it: For youngsters born after the emergence and popularization of the GUI, command line interfaces can be rather intimidating. So if you’re a seasoned veteran who knows ADB like the back of your hand, this article is not for you. But if you’re a new user looking to learn a little more about this great tool, read on!
The Android Debug Bridge, which comes as part of the Android SDK, allows f. . . READ ON »