How to Setup ADB and Fastboot on Windows

How to Setup ADB and Fastboot on WindowsAndroid is the most popular open source platform for smart mobile devices. The open environment allows different types of development activities that bring new things in turn. The powerful Android open platform gives full control of the system and user can also modify the elements according to their preferences. In this high-tech age anyone can be geek by instinct but the dependency of the developers hard work will remain same.

If you have an Android device, you can do a lot more than just calling, texting or surfing. Android allows you to gain root access on it so that you can install custom recovery to try different flavors of custom ROMs and mods to achieve your desired customization and performance. While such tweaks delivers awesome results in most cases but sometimes they might lead to unexpected situations.

To continue the ongoing development of Android, Google offers several advance options for developers on all devices. But it hides all such advance options from average users to avoid any kind of trouble. USB Debugging is one of the basic option found under the Development options. This option allows users to read and write data on the device by using a computer. There are several tools available on the internet through which your device can communicate with a computer. ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot is one of the commonly used tool which needs to set up on your computer.

With the help of ADB and Fastboot you can easily flash a system, recovery image or kernel, sideload a flashable zip and you can also perform other system tweaks by using ADB and Fastboot commands. Setting up ADB and Fastboot is the basic requirement for all active Android user.

Google provides Android SDK that contains ADB and Fastboot files but many users find setting it up on a computer a bit complicated. Android SDK of Google also contains the ADB and Fastboot package but its bit complicated and time taking process. Not only this but it’s really not fair to download a 500MB package just to setup ADB and Fastboot.

15 seconds ADB Installer by Snoop05

So here we have 2 handy tools that allow you to setup ADB and Fasboot on your Windows based PC very easily in a matter of seconds. Snoop05 is an active XDA member who released this very handy tool called 15 seconds ADB Installer and claims to install it with USB drivers within 15 seconds to make the job very easy.

Version 1.4.2 (For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Operating Systems)

Google Drive

Version 1.3 (For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Operating Systems)

Google Drive

Simply download the above listed tool and execute the file on your Windows based PC as an administrator. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the options according to your requirements and you’ll be good to go.

Minimal ADB and Fastboot by shimp208

If you don’t like the traditional complicated methods to install ADB and Fastboot then you must try Minimal ADB and Fastboot which is the alternate of 15 seconds ADB installer. This tool has been developed by an active XDA member shimp208. It’s not that difficult to use this tool. What you need to do is to download and install it on your Windows based PC and it will automatically setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC. Once installed, a shortcut will appear on your desktop for executing the Minimal ADB and Fastboot easily.

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Version 1.3.1 | Mirror

Version 1.3 | Mirror

Version 1.2 | Mirror

Version 1.1.3 | Mirror

Version 1.1.2 | Mirror

Version 1.0 | Mirror

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