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Jimmy McGee · Nov 29, 2014

Write a Batch File and Automate Your Android Commands – XDATV

XDA TV Producer RootJunky has helpfully created a lot of Super Tools. These tools automate the process of unlocking, rooting, and loading various other modifications onto your phone. He has created a Samsung Gear Live Super Tool, a LG G Watch Super Tool and a Moto 360 Super Tool. He has created all of these using batch files. In this episode of XDA TV, RootJunky shows you how to get started with creating a batch file. He helps you set...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jun 10, 2014

Easy ADB Tool Makes Using ADB Simple on Windows

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · May 17, 2014

Kill all the Apps with a Friendly GUI using ADB Task Manager for Windows

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Apr 5, 2014

Super ADB Tool Lets You Debug Your Phone Graphically

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....

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 10, 2014

Set Up ADB and Fastboot on Linux, Mac OS X, and Chrome OS with a Single Command

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 12, 2014

Easily Push Files to Your Android Device via ADB Tool

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....

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 7, 2014

Universal Naked Driver Solves Your ADB Driver Problems on Windows

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...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 2, 2014

15 Second ADB Installer Gives You Lightning Fast ADB, Fastboot, and Driver Installation

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...

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Conan Troutman · Dec 24, 2013

Go Wireless with ADB over WiFi Helper

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...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 10, 2013

Beginner’s Guide to the Android Debug Bridge

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...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 6, 2013

Adam Outler Launches CASUAL-Dev Site

Chances are, you've heard of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL tool before. Although the Java-based tool is most frequently used for acquiring root quickly and easily on various devices, there is a whole lot more that you can do with CASUAL. For those who may have forgotten, CASUAL stands for Cross-platform Android Scripting, Unified Auxiliary Loader. And as its name implies, it's a universal infrastructure for deploying firmware and other hacks to Android  from any Windows, Linux, or Mac computer---provided...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 2, 2013

Windows ADB GUI, Android APKTool Updated, Xbox 360 Achievements on Android – XDA Developer TV

You can now easily command your device with ADB commands from the comfort of a Windows GUI with ADB GUI. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is an article about an update to Android APKTool and an app to keep track of Xbox 360 Achievements. Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. Jordan released a video talking with...

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Mike Szczys · Jul 2, 2013

ADB and Fastboot Quick Start Guide

I run Linux exclusively and I was not happy when my Android device stopped enumerating as a mass storage device. The OS version I have right now doesn't automount MTP, so how am I supposed to get files on and off of my phone? There are several options, but I think the most simple answer is to use ADB. I have long ago figured out all the commands and syntax used with the Android Debug Bridge, but I can't say...

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Conan Troutman · Jun 12, 2013

Lightweight ADB and Fastboot Installer

ADB and Fastboot are two of the most indispensable tools for manipulating and modifying your Android device. Offering the ability to perform all kinds of actions ranging from simple operations such as pushing and pulling certain files to unlocking bootloaders and flashing custom recovery images, these two tools are something that nearly everyone who has tinkered with an Android device in some way has been exposed to. Despite the simple nature of both these utilities, actually getting hold of the latest versions...

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Conan Troutman · Jun 3, 2013

Create Your Own Android Toolkit In C#

You may remember that a while back, we brought you news of a guide for creating your own Android utilities for Windows. Although fully functional and incredibly simple to put together, command line utilities can often feel a little rough around the edges. If you have your own custom tool but would like to make it look a little more polished, this might be of interest to you. XDA Forum Member QuantumCipher has put together a guide for creating similar tools for...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 1, 2013

Guide on Using ADB, Logcat, and DDMS

If you're an Android user, there's really almost no reason why you shouldn't have some basic knowledge on how to use ADB and pull a logcat. After all, what better way is there to give back to the developers that help make our mobile devices better than by giving them the tools they need to diagnose issues effectively whenever they arise? And while most casual users have used the Dalvik Debug Monitor Service to take screenshots before the feature was officially...

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Conan Troutman · Apr 29, 2013

Three All-in-One Solutions for Android Driver Issues

It used to be the case that whenever you wanted to use ADB or FastBoot with a device, you were required to install a specific driver for each device. For anyone regularly flashing several devices or developers who test on numerous different phones and tablets, this could prove to be something of an inconvenience, especially when setting up for the first time and having to hunt around in a dingy corner of an OEM website looking for the correct driver....

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