How To Setup ADB (Android Debug Bridge) On Windows
There are many useful apps in Android market using which you can do more things. But many of these popular apps need root access to your android phone. Root access is restricted by manufacturer due to security reasons, hence you need to root android.
Before rooting Android devices one should install and setup ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on your PC. We show you procedure for Samsung Galaxy S (GT I9000) android phone, although it should work for other Android devices too.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to setup ADB on your Windows 7 PC and debug your Android device.
1. Download and install Java SE Software Development Kit (SDK). Make sure you download the package by clicking on first icon named Java Platform (JDK).
2. Download Android Software Development Kit (SDK) depending upon your OS and extract the zip content to your desktop.
3. Open the folder and then double-click on “SDK Manager”. From the packages to install list double-click on “USB Driver package, revision..”. You can choose to deselect all items except USB Package if you have slower internet download speed. Click “Install” and wait for the installation to finish.
4. On your Android device (Samsung Galaxy S in our case), go to:
Applications –> Settings –>Applications—> Development
Turn ON “USB debugging” mode.
5. Connect the android phone to PC by using the USB connection.
6. Windows will start recognizing the device. You will then see a message “Device driver software was not successfully installed”. Clicking on the message will lead to another popup that says “SAMSUNG_Android” driver was not found. The message varies depending the Android model and brand. Ignore the message and click “Close”.
Instead if you see “Device installed successfully”, jump to STEP:15!
7. Click “Start” –> right-click on “Computer”—> “Manage” (You need to have admin rights to do this on your PC).
8. Expand the tree in left pane by clicking on System Tools –> Device Manager.
9. In the right pane, expand “Other devices”. You will see a yellow exclamatory mark on the device icon. Right-click on it and select “Properties”.
10. In the following window, click on “Update Driver” button.
12. Select “Browse my computer for driver software” and then select “Let me pick from list of device drivers on my computer”.
13. Click “Next”—>“Have disk”, browse through and select “android_winusb” item as shown below.
14. Click “Next”. Windows will confirm whether to update drivers. Go ahead and click “Yes”.
15. Windows should successfully finish the driver software for your android phone.
You are done with ADB installation. To verify, connect android device to your computer and then “Start”—> right-click on “Computer”—> Manage.
In the left pane, click on “System Tools”—> “Device Manager”.
In the right pane, expand “ADB Interface”. Your device will be listed. In our case, it is shown as “SAMSUNG Android Composite ADB Interface”. In most cases, it shows “Android ADB Interface” which implies successful ADB setup.