Do you want to install a new recovery or a new ROM on your Android device?

Then you already know that to do so you will need ADB and Fastboot installed on your PC for most devices. Many old guides recommend installing the Android SDK that contains everything you need to flash an Android device, but it also brings with it a number of useless components (unless you have apps for Android). In this guide, I will show you how to install ADB and Fastboot on your PC in a few seconds with a “flash” program, which will prepare your PC to work with Android devices.

If you’re a freak, you can not know Android Debug Bridge (ADB) & Fastboot, two software that allow you to give commands to Android devices through the PC or Mac. These two programs are the basis for Android fans who are preparing to customize their devices. ADB & Fastboot are used to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP Recovery and custom ROMs like the famous LineageOS or others (read the alternatives to CyanoGenMod ).

Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC in a few seconds

To install ADB and Fastboot on your PC in a few seconds, open the following page of XDA Developers, the portal dedicated to Android developers.

LINK | ADB Fastboot

Scroll down to find the Download section.
Download ADB

Use one of the links to download the ADB and Fastboot installer; personally I recommend using the links offered by Google Drive and Dropbox (the safest services).

Once you have downloaded the installer, run it; a window similar to the one shown below will open.

ADB Installer

Installing the individual components is very simple:

  • type the letter y and press Enter on the keyboard to start the installation;
  • now type the letter y again and press Enter on the keyboard to install ADB and Fastboot;
  • Press the letter y again followed by the Enter key on your keyboard to install the generic USB drivers for Android.

You have finished! Now you have ADB and Fastboot installed on your PC. To use them you will need to put your Android smartphone or tablet in USB Debug mode (you can find this entry in the Developer Options section ). Now you’re ready to customize your Android smartphone/tablet with new ROMs that make your phone unique.