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Before we start explaining some of the code what is used in ADB, it is important you know what it is, it is called the Android-Debug-Bridge.
In order to even get ADB to wokr you need to follow these procedures:
- Settings -> Developers options -> USB-de bugging
- Then check that box, it will make you feel like a boss.
Now once you have done that your android device, is now setup for both development and ADB. Next you are going to plug your device into your computer, via a usb cable.
Once you have done that you need to go to the directory of your ADB interface, this is where you have the android SDK installed too, on a linux or mac based system this could be:
Once you have the ADB interface loaded into your terminal, if you type help it will show something similar to this:Code:cd /home/yourusername/android-sdk-mac/tools
Now that you have ADB running here are some simple commands on how to use it:Code:Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.25 -d - directs command to the only connected USB device returns an error if more than one USB device is present. -e - directs command to the only running emulator. returns an error if more than one emulator is running. -s <serial number> - directs command to the USB device or emulator with the given serial number. Overrides ANDROID_SERIAL envivornment variable. -p <product name or path> - simple product name like 'sooner', or a relative/absolute path to a product out directory like 'out/target/product/sooner'. If -p is not specified, the ANDROID_PRODUCT_OUT environment variable is used, which must be an absolute path. devices - list all connected devices connect <host>:<port> - connect to a device via TCP/IP disconnect <host>:<port> - disconnect from a TCP/IP device device commands: adb push <local> <remote> - copy file/dir to device adb pull <remote> <local> - copy file/dir from device adb sync [ <directory> ] - copy host->device only if changed (see 'adb help all') adb shell - run remote shell interactively adb shell <command> - run remote shell command adb emu <command> - run emulator console command adb logcat [ <filter-spec> ] - View device log adb forward <local> <remote> - forward socket connections forward specs are one of: tcp:<port> localabstract:<unix domain socket name> localreserved:<unix domain socket name> localfilesystem:<unix domain socket name> dev:<character device name> jdwp:<process pid> (remote only) adb jdwp - list PIDs of processes hosting a JDWP transport adb install [-l] [-r] <file> - push this package file to the device and install it ('-l' means forward-lock the app) ('-r' means reinstall the app, keeping its data) adb uninstall [-k] <package> - remove this app package from the device ('-k' means keep the data and cache directories) adb bugreport - return all information from the device that should be included in a bug report. adb help - show this help message adb version - show version num DATAOPTS: (no option) - don't touch the data partition -w - wipe the data partition -d - flash the data partition scripting: adb wait-for-device - block until device is online adb start-server - ensure that there is a server running adb kill-server - kill the server if it is running adb get-state - prints: offline | bootloader | device adb get-serialno - prints: <serial-number> adb status-window - continuously print device status for a specified device adb remount - remounts the /system partition on the device read-write adb reboot [bootloader|recovery] - reboots the device, optionally into the bootloader or recovery program adb root - restarts the adbd daemon with root permissions adb usb - restarts the adbd daemon listening on USB adb tcpip <port> - restarts the adbd daemon listening on TCP on the specified port networking: adb ppp <tty> [parameters] - Run PPP over USB. Note: you should not automatically start a PPP connection. <tty> refers to the tty for PPP stream. Eg. dev:/dev/omap_csmi_tty1 [parameters] - Eg. defaultroute debug dump local notty usepeerdns adb sync notes: adb sync [ <directory> ] <localdir> can be interpreted in several ways: - If <directory> is not specified, both /system and /data partitions will be updated. - If it is "system" or "data", only the corresponding partition is updated.
How identify that your device is being recognised by ADB:
Once this has been typed it should show something like this:Code:adb devices
If there is a line what says "HT26GW507639" with "device" at the end your devices is successfully recognised by ADB!Code:C:\Users\Daniel\Android development\ADB, Fastboot\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\adt- bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools>adb devices * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully * List of devices attached HT26GW507639 device C:\Users\Daniel\Android development\ADB, Fastboot\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\adt- bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools>
How to pull data from your device:
This command will pull all the files from your devices system directory, to the directory you told it to be saved too.Code:adb -s [yourdeviceADBNUMBERHERE] pull /system /the directory you want it saved too
I did the pull command on a PC and I was able to get all the data from following directories on my Desire C:
How to push data to your device:
This command will push the files you wish to your phone, though this command.Code:adb -s [yourdeviceserialnumberhere] push /system/app/whatever.apk
The most basic ADB commands
- ADB push, as explained before this command is used to send files to your deviceCode:
- ADB pull, as explained before it pulls files from your phone, and makes a copy of them.Code:
- ADB Install and example of this code would be "adb install c:\users\app.apk"Code:
adb install c:\users\app.apk
- ADB Shell, this command begins a shell connection to the device on the other end.Code:
- ADB reboot, it does what it saysCode:
- ADB reboot recovery, this also does what it saysCode:
adb reboot recovery
- ADB reboot bootloader, this also does what is says, like the ones above.Code:
adb reboot bootloader
- ADB remount, this remounts the devices file system for editing etc...Code:
ADB Shell commands:
cd, this command changes directories in your devices filesystem.
is, this command listes all of the file present in the directory you are at.Code:cd /system/app
rm, this command removes file from your device.Code:is /system/app
rm /system/app/whatever.apkcp, this command copies files, and is very similar to the cat command below.
cat, this command is also used to copy files to your device.Code:cp /system/app/whatever.apk /sdcard/whatever.apk
exit, this command exits the ADB shell.Code:cat /system/app/whatever.apk > /sdcard/whatever.apk
If any of you are having any problems, read the FAQ first before posting a question in this thread, happy pushing!Code:exit
If you think any other commands should me added to this section, PM me about it.