POSTS TAGGED: ADB

Beginner’s Guide to the Android Debug Bridge

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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 »

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Adam Outler Launches CASUAL-Dev Site

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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 that you have Java Runtime Environment installed.

Not content with simply using CASUAL for his own wiles, Adam made the project open source for other . . . READ ON »

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

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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 XDA:DevCon 2013 Sponsor Oppo and Jayce released a video talking about the day in the life of a software developer. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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ADB and Fastboot Quick Start Guide

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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 the same for Fastboot. That’s a tool that compliments what ADB brings to the table. It can flash image files directly from your computer, unlock the bootloader, and a lot more (if you know what you’re doing).

Check out XDA Senior Member Ricky310711‘s guide thread covering common us. . . READ ON »

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Lightweight ADB and Fastboot Installer

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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 and setting them up can often be troublesome for the less experienced user. The sure fire way to get the most recent versions is to download the Android SDK. That, however, means downloading a lo. . . READ ON »

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Create Your Own Android Toolkit In C#

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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 Windows using C#, which provides the opportunity for a much cleaner looking interface. The guide covers creating a utility capable of performing basic tasks such as ADB commands to push/pull files, reboot your device, and install APK files. Once you kno. . . READ ON »

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Guide on Using ADB, Logcat, and DDMS

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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 added to the stock Android UI, there’s much more that can be done with the tool.

By now, you should be no stranger to the importance of logcat. We’ve covered the topic quite a few times in the past with various tools to help you . . . READ ON »

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Three All-in-One Solutions for Android Driver Issues

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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. Thankfully, things are somewhat simpler nowadays thanks to several different solutions to this old issue.

You may remember us previously talking about the Universal Naked Driver by XDA Senior Member 1wayjonny. This is a Windows based tool (compatible with XP, Vis. . . READ ON »

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