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Android Guide-How to Install Minimal ADB And FastBoot in Window PC

How to Install Minimal ADB And FastBoot in Window PC. ADB and Fastboot is very helpful utility for root your Android Phones, install custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM etc. 

ADB help you to boot your phone in  recovery mode or fastboot mode by using computer and fastboot is a system utility which is used to flash images or custom recovery on your Android Phone. Fastboot Is very usefull to Flash Stock firmware, factory images or Custom ROMs,

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In this article we will guide you how to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot in your Winodws PC  without the full SDK download.


Method #1 -Minimal ADB And Fastboot:

Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool is a simple utility made by shimp208 (xda developer) that allows you to install the latest version of adb and fastboot files on your computer without the need of installing the entire android sdk package.

Step to Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool:

  1. You can simply goto “[TOOL]Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  2. Download the latest Minimal ADB and Fastboot setup.exe
  3. Follow the Installers instructions and select where you would like to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot too (For simplicity I choose to install it to the Desktop)
  4. After you have chosen where to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot too select whether you would like to create a Start Menu Folder or not for the instalation
  5. Once you have chosen where to install it to and if you want to create a Start Menu Folder select the install option
  6. After the Installation Wizard has completed you can select to start Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  7. You can also start Minimal ADB and Fastboot by navigating to the Start Menu Folder you choose to create during installation or the desktop shortcut you choose to create and selecting Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  8. You should now see a command window open, with the command window open you can now issue ADB and Fastboot commands to your device.
  9. Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool is created by shimp208 (xda developer). So, full credits goes to the developer for the tool.


Method 2# From official Google SDK:

Step to Install ADB & Fastboot in Window PC:

  1. First you need to download SDK Platform-Tools for Windows zip file. It contains all the required files for ADB & fastboot.
  2. Now extract the downloaded zip file and move the extracted folder wherever  as per you feel convenient in your window PC . 
  3. That’s it! You have successfully Installed ADB and Fastboot in Windows.
  4. Now whenever you want to use ADB or fastboot commands just to that folder and Open Command Promt.
  5. To check if ADB is working fine, enable USB debugging mode on you device and connect it to your computer. Now open command promt from that folder. and type command “adb devices
  6. If its show the serial number,its mean you have successfully installed ADB & Fastboot in you Window PC.
  7. If its not showing any information or show No Device then you need to install ADB & Fastboot driver.


Some Useful ADB commands:

Note: to run all these commands, make sure USB debugging is enabled on your device.
adb devices – list all connected devices
adb push – copy file/dir to device
adb pull [] – copy file/dir from device
adb sync [] – copy host->device only if changed
adb reboot – reboot your phone normally
adb reboot recovery – to reboot into recovery
adb reboot fastboot – to reboot fastboot
adb reboot bootloader – to reboot into bootloader
adb install [-l] [-r] [-s] – push this package file to the device and install it
adb uninstall [-k] – remove this app package from the device (‘-k’ means keep the data and cache directories)
adb help – show this help message
adb version – show version num
adb root – restarts the adbd daemon with root permissions
adb shell – run remote shell interactively
adb shell – run remote shell command


Some Useful Fastboot commands:

Note: to run all these commands, your android devices must be in fastboot mode.
fastboot devices – to detect devices in fastboot mode
fastboot flash recovery (recoveryfile).img – to flash a recovery 
fastboot oem unlock – to unlock bootloader

I hope this article will help you to Install Minimal ADB And FastBoot in Window PC so please like and share my post. 🙂

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