[Note] I am doing this on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit computer.
Step 1. Get Java. Download Links Here
First what we need to do is download and install Java for your computer.
Since mine is a 64bit I will need to download both the 64 and 32 bit versions of Java.
If your computer is 64bit you will need to download both.
If 32bit download only the 32bit version.
Once you have Java installed we can move on to the next step.
Step 2. Get Android SDK Download Link Here
Since we have installed Java now we move on to Android SDK.
For Windows users you have 2 options to download SDK.
I chose the .zip file over the .exe Download to the zip
Once finished with the download extract the .zip file.
After zip is extracted open the folder called "android-sdk_r11-windows"
With that open click on the folder, "android-sdk-windows", to rename it.
Rename it AndroidSDK
Open Computer from the Start Menu
For me my Local Disk is C: so I am going to place the folder AndroidSDK in my Local Disk C: drive
Now we have SDK placed in our Local Disk drive now we are going to open the folder and run the .exe called "SDK Manager"
After it loads up it will show you a screen like this.
Just hit Cancel
From the next menu click "Available packages"
Click the drop down arrow on the "Android Repository"
Check the box "Android SDK Platform-tools, revision 5"
At the bottom right of the windows you will see a box "Install Selected" click that and then you will be prompted to download and install the package click "Install"
After it is downloaded you will be prompted with this.
Click Yes, then it should say "Done. 1 Package installed."
Click close and close out of the SDK Manager, bring back up your AndroidSDK.
You should have a file named "platform-tools" open it and select all the files.
Right click and select cut.
Now we are going to go back in our SDK folder open "tools" and paste
You will get a message saying there are already files with the same name, just tell it to replace that file.
This is what it should look like afterwards.
Now we are done with AndroidSDK!
Step 3. Download HTC Sync Download Page Here
Now we have our SDK setup we are close to having our phone ready for ADB.
Download HTC Sync (It is a rather large file 148MB)
This will give us our Drivers for our Sensation.
Once downloaded run the .exe file and follow the on screen instructions.
Once finished go to your phone and go to Settings/Applications/Development and Check USB debugging is on. Now connect your phone to your computer.
Now that your computer has installed your drives we can now use ADB!
Step 4. Conclusion
So far the things we have done were to get us to use our phones for ADB to use a program like, "Fre3vo" to where we can have a temp-root.
Now lets see if our hard work has paid off.
Go to the Start and open command prompt (type cmd in the search and hit enter)
Once your at this stage on the command prompt
(don't include the quotation marks)
You should see your device come up like so.
Congratulations you now have everything you need to being!