Updated November 2015
Download ADB Master 1.61 for Windows, Mac or Linux.
1) Make sure ADB is installed on the PC
2) Install and run ADB Master for your operating system.
3) Set the ADB location in the “Control” tab of ADB Master by browsing to the folder containing the “adb” binary. The background will turn green when the correct folder is selected.
- For an Android device to appear in the list, enable "Settings > Developer > USB Debugging" on the device and connect it to the computer with a USB cable.
- In ADB Master, select one or more devices from the list of USB or WiFi connected devices to perform actions or view information on them...
Windows Users: You will need to install the Android ADB drivers if your device is not detected.
Automatic updates under Windows: If you get an error updating an older version using the built in update feature, try running the app as an administrator (right click and select "Run as administrator"). You only need to do this to update the app - not every time you run it.
Mac users: If you get an error that the app is corrupt or cannot be opened, try right clicking it and select open to allow it to run (you only need to do this once).
Linux users: The new 1.5 linux version includes a run script and has some special permission set as follows:
(Thanks to Craig D) if you want to run ADB-Master via its icon, the .jar permissions need to be set to 'executable'... This can be done by opening a Linux terminal and typing: chmod +x ADB-Master.jar.
Without setting the permission to +x you can only run it from terminal by typing: java -jar ADB-Master.jar.
If you like the app and want to support it, please purchase the paid version in the Google Play Store (search for 'ADB Master').
Using the ADB Master GUI
At the top of the application are the device lists. These lists provide a way to list and select devices to work with.
There are two lists:
1) USB connected devices with a button to switch the selected devices to WiFi (tcpip) mode. This will install “Helper.apk” to display adb state on the device and enable the device to be discovered and connected to by ADB Master.
NOTE: The device(s) and the computer must connected to the same WiFi access point for a successful ADB-Over-WiFi connection.
NOTE: Unfortunately, some android builds do not have the ability to use ADB-Over-WiFi without root.
2) WiFi connected devices which has a button to switch the selected devices to USB mode. This will uninstall “Helper.apk” and set the device back to USB mode.
This section allows you to perform actions or commands on all selected devices.
- Shutdown, reboot, reboot to recovery or reboot to bootloader by selecting the devices and then pressing the desired button.
- Press power, back, home or volume up and down buttons on all selected devices at the same time.
- “Identify” a device installs and runs a small utility to wake the device and display the same information that appears in the device list as well as the IP address.
- Execute any custom ADB command in the ADB Command box and hit enter or press “Execute” to run that command on all selected devices. NOTE: This function treats spaces as command separators so it may not work for all possible adb commands at the moment. View the results of the command in the “ADB Log” tab.
This section allows you to compare and manage applications (packages) on all selected devices using the adb commands “adb pm list packages -e”, “adb pm list packages -d” or “adb pm list packages”.
- Install an APK from your pc
- Enable (requires root and su to be installed on the device)
- Disable (requires root and su to be installed on the device)
- Uninstall multiple apps on all selected devices with one click.
- Pull selected apk's
- Pull screenshots
- Start apps
- Force-stop apps (Only works with Android 3 and above)
- Clear app data and cache
App listing color key:
- Green: The app is installed and enabled on all selected devices
- Black: The app is installed and enabled on some selected devices
- Orange: The app is installed on some or all devices, but is disabled on one or more
- Red: The app is installed on some or all devices but is disabled on all installed instances
This section uses the command “adb shell top -m 20” to list the top 20 processes running on the device. It lists all selected devices in one view making it easy to monitor multiple devices at the same time. Future features include the ability to terminate processes and use custom top commands.
View live Logcat data from all selected devices in one list making it easy to monitor multiple devices at the same time. Future features will enhance this section with the use of filters and colors.
- View and save Logcat messages to files
ADB Log tab
View a log of commands executed by ADB Master. It logs the device, commands and their responses.
- Fix for incorrect process display in Windows
- Removed the extra blank lines in logs on Windows
- Fix for device name not set correctly in Windows
- Added tcp reset/disconnect button
- Added adb sideload feature (useful for ROM developers)
- Renamed Log tab 'Console'
- Moved ADB custom command fields from Command to Console tab for better context and visibility of command responses
- Added ability to pull selected apk's
- Added ability to save Logcat messages to files
- Added ability to pull screenshots
- Added ability to start apps
- Added ability too force-stop apps (Only works with Android 3 and above)
- Added ability to clear app data and cache
- Added time stamp to Logcat messages
- Fixed connect command to include the port for some versions of ADB
- Fixed some delays on the UI when connecting to a device
- Added buttons to open pulled screenshots and apk file locations
- Added installer for Windows users
- Added Mac .app package
- Added Linux version with required permissions set and a run script
- Added drag and drop to install applications (drag APK's to the application list on the applications tab)
- Added ability to select and execute a file containing ADB commands or drag and drop adb command files onto the console tab
- Added ADB Master automatic updates. Get notified when an update is available then download and install it.
- Added some useful buttons in the control tab that open various control panel items on all selected devices (all buttons may not work on all Android platforms).
- Improved handling of multiple commands in a single line to allow complex scripts to execute successfully.
- Fix for the way commands are handled in Windows related to line feed characters.
Execute adb commands from a file:
Command file(s) must contain valid ADB commands, one per line and may also contain comments. The starting keyword "adb" is assumed for each line and is optional in the file.
To comment a line, start the line with any of the following (common) comment delimiters: ";" "//" or "rem" as well as ":".
When selecting file(s) using the browse button, you will be prompted with a message containing the commands to be executed before they are executed. Drag and drop command file(s) onto the console tab to execute them without a prompt.
WARNING: ADB Master exposes powerful and advanced tools for working with your Android devices and misusing it can result in the device malfunctioning... REALLY.
Disclaimer: Although great care has gone into creating it, this software is provided AS-IS and you use it completely at your own risk. All rights reserved.
Download ADB Master 1.61 for Windows, Mac or Linux.
The above download links provide the recommended latest versions. Previous versions of ADB Master are also available below.
Note on automatic updates under Windows: If you get an error updating an older version using the built in update feature, try running the app as an administrator (right click and select "Run as administrator"). You only need to do this to update the app - not every time you run it.
[APP] [TOOL] [Win | Mac | Linux] ADB Master: A multi-android ADB graphical interface, Tool/Utility for the Android General
Last Updated 2015-03-22