[HOW TO] set up adb on UBUNTU 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04 easy way
If you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, you will know that the HTC drivers are not compatible and you cannot get fastboot access using Windows.
So what is the next best option? Dual boot to LINUX (UBUNTU).
This guide is a step by step noob friendly guide to set up the adb and fastboot tools on UBUNTU without the hassels of downloading SDK or JDK
Open teminal on UBUNTU
type the following as it is one at a time
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Update the adb packages by typing the following in the terminal
sudo apt-get install android-tools-fsutils
Now download the Linux Fastboot files from downloads below. Extract on Desktop
Run termial and type the following one by one
This will start the adb server
This moves you to your desktop
This will get you inside the fastboot folder extracted on the desktop
sudo fastboot devices
This will show the list of all the fastboot devices connected to the PC
(Remember to keep your phone in the fastboot mode by holding the "power + volume down" keys and then selcting fastboot from the bootloader menu
Congratulation you have now access to fastboot on your linux UBUNTU PC!
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