XDA News Articles

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...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Sep 26, 2013

Beginner’s Guide on How to Setup and Use Fastboot

One of the most important tools we have for flashing images directly from a PC is fastboot. Almost anyone who's rooted an HTC or Nexus device has used it, either through command line or through an automated tool making use of fastboot. After all, this is how we execute that fastboot oem unlock command that we all know and love on Nexus devices. However, there's much more that you can do with fastboot. Now thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor demkantor, we have a simple...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS