Hi guys, I saw a few people asking for the Android 7.0 (API 24) platform tools (adb.exe and fastboot.exe) so I have put together a minimal bundle.
It contains the latest USB driver and latest platform tools extracted from the Android Studio (v22.214.171.124) 2016-09-24.
Importantly, I kept the SDK Manager aka downloader, so you can fetch new SDK modules or update the USB driver or tools at any time.
The bundle is 24mb compressed / 38mb uncompressed. Note: the SDK Manager downloader app requires Java.
Google: if you are reading this, stop forcing us to download the 1.57gb Android Studio, for crying out loud include platform-tools plus the USB driver in your command line bundle AND digitally sign your files!
PS. If you still cant connect to the adb interface, your phone might need a different USB driver than the generic Google driver. My Samsung Galaxy needed a special USB driver and if you also use a Samsung you can try their Official USB driver here:
SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.zip (15.3MB) - Click the filename on their site, its a link that can be tricky to see.