Originally Posted by tatonka_hero
so is there something I missed downloading with the SDK that contains adb? probably...
As previously stated Install the SDK Manager. Once downloaded and installed you will need to install packages.
The one that you are concerned with is Platform Tools.
Once I updated and installed everything I moved the SDK to my C: drive from the Program Fiels folder.
I renamed it AndroidSDK then right clicked on My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Environmental Values->Select Path in bottom box then Edit->Change the path to C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools->ckick o.k.
Click Start, then run, type in CMD
Once in the Command Prompt enter cd C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools
The next line should pop up C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools>
Now test adb by typing in adb
If adb runs you are ready to start!
Connect your phone to the Computer, make sure Enable USB Debugging is checked. Leave connection as charge only.
Type adb shell
Then type SU
Allow Superuser on your phone
You are now in and ready to follow BCNice's directions
You may have not needed all of that, but hopefully it helps someone!