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Default Beginner's Guide to Installing the SDK and Getting Started with ADB

It looks like we may have some users that are new to rooting or to Android all together.
I posted these instructions in the perm root thread, but I figured putting them in their own thread would make it easier to find.
This is meant as a basic pre-cursor to following BCNice's perm root instructions.

I've added a link to TrueBlue_Drew's adb/fastboot guide here
If you use the method that I outline below just download his zip and extract the files to your desktop. Then move the fastboot file into your AndroidSDK\platform-tools sub directory. Thanks to Drew for putting together a great guide!
You will need fastboot installed to install BCNice20's recovery.img.

Make sure you have HTC Sync installed on your computer HTCSync

First download the SDK here
Make sure to dowload the installer_r09-windows.exe
Now install the SDK when prompted for the install path paste C:\AndroidSDK over the default path

Once you have installed it open it from the start menu
Select install packages
The main one we are concerned with is "Platform Tools"


Go to the start menu and right click on My Computer in XP Computer in Windows 7.
Select properties, then select advanced/advanced system settings in Windows 7, then environment variables, now go to the lower box (system variables) and select path then edit.
Paste the following as your path C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools then select o.k.

Make sure you have temp root via Visionary or Z4.
On your phone go to Settings, Applications, Development, and make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Now connect your phone to your computer and leave the connection type as "charge only"

On your computer select Start, then run, type in CMD
Once in the Command Prompt enter
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cd C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools
The next line should pop up C:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools>
Now test adb by typing in
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adb
If adb runs you are ready to start!
Type
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adb shell
Then type
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su
Allow Superuser on your phone
You are now in and ready to follow BCNice's directions
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Here's some adb stuff that I found from the evo days that has linux, mac, and windows adb and some of the files it needs. I flashed the evo with it so it should work for the shift too. I used an all in one for the epic to root mine in windows. I just extracted the zip and ran adb inside it. I could have included that or instead but there were a lot more files in there pertaining to recovery, root exploits, and images of things I didn't know if they could safely be removed and still work or not. I used the mac version of the file in this package instead of running back and forth from win to mac. I purposely keep the win partition off the internet. Yeah, vmware works but sometimes it doesn't and I didn't want to risk anything when flashing a phone.

As usual, use at your own risk. It worked for me in the past so I don't see any reason why it won't work now. Make note of the adb program naming schemes because they aren't just "adb". I uploaded this because it was very useful to me in the past and I've always failed or got lost when trying to set up sdk per google's instructions. It's very stripped down so don't expect it to be as fully functional as the sdk would be.

If you want to do it the way I did then head over to the epic section and get the all in one root and recovery in the dev section, unzip it, then use the adb.exe inside. Don't use any bat files or scripts in there, you might brick the phone.
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As a Win7 64bit user, I had the additional steps of downloading and installing HTC Sync so that Win7 would install the proper drivers for my phone before I could use adb shell to access my shift.
 
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As a Win7 64bit user, I had the additional steps of downloading and installing HTC Sync so that Win7 would install the proper drivers for my phone before I could use adb shell to access my shift.
Yes, of course, how could I forget that? You definitely need drivers for windows.
 
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Anybody care to link me to a good guide for Linux mint/Ubuntu 64 bit?

I've done it on 32, but I can't find good resources for 64.
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I used adbwireless and it worked first shot!
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So is there like a video review or a picture review of this. I am trying to do the steps, but the process is different from your steps. I have tried this on xp and windows 7
 
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When I get to this step

"On your computer select 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"

It tells me "The system cannot find the path specified"

Can anyone help me.

all of my drivers are installed for my phone.
 
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When I get to this step

"On your computer select 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"

It tells me "The system cannot find the path specified"

Can anyone help me.

all of my drivers are installed for my phone.
You need to locate the SDK and rename it. It should be on your C drive in the program files folder and the android sub folder.
Once you have located the folder I believe is named android-sdk-windows right click on it and rename it to AndroidSDK.
Then open up a new window in My Computer on Windows XP or Computer on Windows 7.
Open the C drive and then drag the renamed AndroidSDK file over to the root of the C drive.(not in any folder)
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You need to locate the SDK and rename it. It should be on your C drive in the program files folder and the android sub folder.
Once you have located the folder I believe is named android-sdk-windows right click on it and rename it to AndroidSDK.
Then open up a new window in My Computer on Windows XP or Computer on Windows 7.
Open the C drive and then drag the renamed AndroidSDK file over to the root of the C drive.(not in any folder)
Ok. I deleted everything and I am going to try over.

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