If you need to root your Android smartphone or tablet, you will most likely need to use fastboot and adb tools(except Samsung devices which use ODIN). Normally, fastboot and adb tools are included as part of Android SDK, which is a complete development tool for Android developers. But for rooting, you do not need to download the whole Android SDK, which can take up a lot of space on your hard disk and you just need fastboot and adb tools, which are less than 5MB.
The Fastboot.zip included here just provides exactly that, fastboot and adb tools you need and there are 3 different versions of it, Windows, Mac, and Linux so you can use it for all 3 different platforms in one download. These are taken straight from Android SDK so it will save you time. If you are using Chromebook, you can also get the adb tools thru the Chrome Web Store here.
Firstly, download the ADB and Fastboot tools for macOS from the above section. Extract the contents of the zip on your desktop. Open a command prompt or in this case, a terminal. Now go to the folder where you have extracted the contents of ADB and enter the below command: cd /path/to/extracted/folder/ Now you need to connect your phone to your. The simplest way to use adb command on your Mac systems would be to add the path to the platform-tools (where adb lives) into your bashprofile. Steps to add the adb path: 1. Open the bashprofile: This can be done by using the following commands. Open /.bashprofile. This opens up the bashprofile in an editor.
How to Install ADB on Windows. Download the ADB ZIP file for Windows and extract the files into an easily accessible folder ( like C:adb) Open the Windows Explorer and navigate the folder where you had extracted the contents from the ADB ZIP file. Now, open Command Prompt on the same directory as ADB binary. Press the SHIFT key and right-click. Install ADB Drivers on MacOS and flash TWRP on Redmi Note 4 MTK Don’t forget to enable USB-debugging in “Developer options”. Download the latest version of Platform Tools for Mac OS: platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip; Unpack download archive and copy files by using the following commands (or you can manually move the files to /bin).
Also, drivers are NOT required on Mac or Linux systems as they are included in the OS but if you are using Windows, you will need to use Android USB drivers, which are compatible with all Android devices and works on all Windows XP, 7, 8, and 11.
Download fastboot.zip – Link
Download Android USB driver for Windows – Link
To use fastboot.zip, simply unzip and you will find fastboot.exe and adb.exe for Windows.
Android Adb Mac
For Mac or Linux, you will have to change the file permissions first by typing:
chmod 755 *
Which will allow you to execute it. For Mac, you will have to start with:
For Linux, you will have to start commands with:
Adb Zip For Mac Os X
Note: the “sudo” is required if you are running your Linux system as a user. You can also simply type, “sudo -i” to enter root mode then you don’t have to type sudo in front.