For any Android power-user, system-wide ADB and Fastboot tools are very important as they are tools as they are needed for various activities. In this guide, we will show you how to setup ADB and Fastboot System-Wide on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and older Windows versions as well.
Steps to Setup System-Wide ADB and Fastboot on Windows
- Download and install the latest ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer before proceeding any further. The above installation can be found in the below location:
- Create a folder named “Android” inside your C drive and copy all the contents from the above “adb” folder to inside this folder.
- On your Windows PC, search for “Advanced System Settings” from the start menu.
- Next, click on the Environmental Variables button all the way at the bottom.
- In the next screen, click on the “Path” under the “System variables” section and then click on the “Edit…” button.
- In the following popup, click on ‘Browse…‘ button.
- In the next screen, browse and select the “Android” folder that you have created created in C Driver.
- Done. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Now you have successfully enabled ADB and Fastboot system-wide on your Windows PC. With this, you should be able to run ADB and Fastboot commands from anywhere on your computer and not just from the ADB and Fastboot folder.
Why Setup ADB and Fastboot System-Wide?
When you install ADB and Fastboot on your computer, you can perfectly access and run ADB and Fastboot commands from where they are installed. When you run these commands outside these folders, you will get an error that the ADB is not recognized. This is because the ADB commands are not setup system-wide and are available only inside those folders. But with the above method, you should be able to run ADB and Fastboot commands from ANYWHERE on your computer. No matter what folder you are in, you can invoke the command prompt and start using ADB and Fastboot.