ADB and Fastboot are the bread and butter for anyone who wants to root and install customize their Android device. And they also come in handy in a variety of situations.
So, it is always a good idea to have ADB and Fastboot ready to go on your computer.
Now, if you own a Windows computer, then installing ADB and Fastboot is pretty straightforward. But on the other hand, if you own a mac, the process to install ADB and Fastboot is quite tricky.
In this guide, I have laid out all the steps to install and setup ADB and Fastboot on your Mac.
Step 1. Create a folder named Android in any directory where you can access it easily.
Step 2. Download Android SDK files from the this link: Download ADB and Fastboot Files for Mac
Step 3. Extract/Unzip the downloaded Android SDK’s folder in the Android folder which you created.
Step 4. When it’s done now go in the Android folder > Tools > Double Click/ Run the file named “android” it will and UNIX executable file.
Step 5. Once it opens then check mark the tools folder and make sure that the “Android SDK Tools” and “Android SDK Platform-tools” are to check marked. Then click on install and let the files be downloaded.
Step 6. After it finishes downloading, go to the “platform-tools” folder inside your Android folder, then copy the files named “adb” and “fastboot” and paste them into the root of your Android folder.
Let’s test if it is correctly installed or not:
Step 7. Enable USB Debugging by
Settings > Developer Options > Click on USB Debugging button
Step 8. Now connect your Android device to PC. Open a Terminal window by
Applications > Utilities > Terminal
Step 9. Type “cd” followed by the path where you saved your Android folder. Here we have saved Android Folder to Desktop.
cd/Users/<Yourusername>/Desktop/Andoird and hit enter
Step 10. Now type the command
./adb devices and hit enter
It will show you the serial number of your device. If not, it doesn’t show up check the steps and try it once again.
Done now you can use ADB and Fasboot but it is very annoying to use every time Cd/and path in terminal follow me to get rid of it.
Step 11. Now open Terminal and type
Step 12. Add the line (cd/ path to the Android folder). We are using Desktop so, it should look like this command
Step 13. When you have added the line Press CTRL+X to exit, then Y to confirm the save then Press Enter. Now the nono window will be closed. Close the terminal also.
Step 14. Now let’s check if it is working or not type
it will show you the serial number of your device and done.
Done! ADB and Fastboot Tool have been successfully installed on your Mac.