Android smartphones and tablets are known for being able to modding and obtaining Root permissions that allow users to access files and folders on the root of an Android device. Read this guide on the benefits of root permissions.

To do this you need to use Android ADB, ie Android Debug Bridge and Android Fastboot that allow you to communicate with your Android device. In this article, we will show you the best and easiest way to configure and install Android ADB and Fastboot for Windows 7/8/10 (32 or 64-bit).

ADB & Fast Boot

ADB which is short for Android Debug Bridge, allows Android users to modding a device, customize and modify the firmware, unlock and control the bootloader of the device. Developers of Android apps can also modify internal components of the operating system. To install ADB you must first download and install the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides a command line interface to connect a computer with the Linux-based Android device. Now for all new Android devices that want to configure ADB and Fastboot, you need to make advanced changes in the Android mobile operating system. So let’s start by explaining the guide on how to set up, install and access Android ADB and Fastboot for Windows.

How to set up and access Android ADB and Fastboot for Windows

Step 1: First download the latest version of the Android SDK from HERE.

Step 2: Now you need to extract the components of the file you downloaded earlier. Inside the decompressed “sdk” folder, you will get another folder called “platform-tools”. But we are only interested in ADB and Fastboot.

Step 3: You will have to move the “platform-tools” folder to another place on your PC, ie to the root C: \ after which you rename the folder to something like this: C: \ android-adb.

Step 4: Now click on the right button on the “This Computer” icon  on your desktop, and go to “Properties ”

Advanced system settings

Step 5: From ” System Properties”, go to the ” Advanced System Settings ” section, and click on the ” Environment Variables ” button.
Step 6:  System variables are contained in the lower pane. Search for “Path”, highlight it and then click on the “Edit” button.

Edit path

Step 7: Now click on “New” Button

New path

Step 8: If you chose C: \ android-adb as a folder then set variable value as:


Step 9: Now click ” OK”. The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) folder is configured correctly and you can now run ADB and Fastboot commands from the Windows command prompt.

How to check and verify if ADB and Fastboot are correctly set up and configured on Windows

Connect your Android smartphone or tablet to your PC with USB debugging enabled and when you open the command prompt window on the screen, type “adb devices” (without quotes). You will see a list of all connected devices.

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