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By laie1472, Senior Member on 2nd December 2010, 02:45 AM
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From what I read a few people have had problems installing ADB on windows 7 so I figured this might help some so here we go


1st Down load the android sdk found here= http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

2nd download the java jdk found here= http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ads/index.html

3rd download Mobile Stream Easy tether. You can find it on the android market. You can use the free version or the pro. Either version will do.

Now install the java jdk and let it run that's all for the java.

Second extract the android sdk to your c:\ drive.
Meaning right click on the android sdk and choose extract.
A window will appear. In the address bar of that window is were the files will currently be extracted to. Please delete everything in the address bar except the c:\ Then click ok and close the window.
Then go to your start menu and click on it. From there go to computer and click on it. Then you will see an icon that says (c That's your hard drive were you extracted the android sdk. Click/Double click on this icon. From there you should see a folder named Android-sdk something something, Right click on this folder and rename it to AndroidSDK
Please rename the folder exactly as I wrote it capitol letters and all.

Next make sure that you have usb debuggin enabled on your phone. If you can't find this, "PLEASE STOP UNTIL YOU DO"

Now open up the mobile stream easy tether application on you phone. This is needed because it gives you an option to download the .exe file for your os/ windows. - So download the .exe and when its done go to your sd card and find the .exe It should be in your downloads folder on your sd card. Once you have the file transfer it to your Laptop/Pc.

Now run the .exe file and when it opens up it will give you an option of Easy tether core or Android USB drivers. Please choose the Android USB drivers. But "STOP" and click the little arrow next to ANDROID USB DRIVERS. A menu will appear. When it does please choose ENTIRE FEATURE WILL BE INSTALLED ON C:\ DRIVE. Check that option as well. Click install and let it finish.

Now please REBOOT your Laptop/Desktop.

When your pc/laptop is up and running, plug your phone into your pc the drivers should begin to install let it finish.

If your using Windows vista 32bit/64bit or Windows 7- 32bit/64bit go to your start menu and click on it. In the search box at the bottom of the start menu type in cmd. After that press the enter key on your keyboard. If your using Windows Xp then go to your start menu and click on "run" This will bring up a little box on the left side of your desktop. In that menu box type cmd and hit enter on your keyboard. This will bring up a command window as well.

When that command window appears. Type this command.
cd\
then hit enter

Now type cd\AndroidSDK\tools\
then hit enter

Now type adb devices. You should see a bunch of numbers.
Those numbers. Represent your phone.

Now type
adb shell
Then hit enter on your keyboard.
You should see the # sign. That means you have adb installed. To test it just type reboot recovery and it should reboot your phone into your current recovery. From there you got it.


I hope this helps anyone who was having a hard time installing adb with the htc drivers.

Edit if you need help installing adb on ubuntu see my thread here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=794624
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2nd December 2010, 02:11 PM |#2  
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thanks really needed this a while back
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Great guide, but this is all I do if I need basic adb to access my phone to get shell access or push/pull apk files, etc. It takes maybe 5mins tops depending on my download speed.

If all you need is adb to access your phone for shell access, or to push or pull files (like .apk) then do the following:

Download HTC Sync software from HTC's website. Install this software. It includes the needed USB drivers. This works on 64 bit machines as well. I know because it is what I use.

Download the Android SDK for Windows.

Use your favorite tool to extract the Windows Android SDK to the location of your choice. I use 7-zip, but Windows supports extraction of .zip files by default. Right click the file and choose Extract All. For the sake of this guide we will use C:\. Put that in the box when it asks where to extract to.

Once extracted you should have C:\android-sdk-windows folder on your computer, assuming you extracted to C:\ like this guide uses.

Now click your start menu, choose All Programs, click on Accessories, and choose Command Prompt. Power users will know you can also press the 'Windows Key' + R and type CMD and hit enter. Same result either way.

Now type into the black box (command prompt) the following (without the "quotes"): "cd c:\android-sdk-windows\tools\" and press enter. CD stands for change directory. We are navigating your hard drive using the command prompt.

Now you can use adb commands. Simply type adb and hit enter to see a full list of commands. The most common command is "adb shell" (no quotes again) to get to your phones shell.

Remember, your phone needs to be in USB debugging mode (on your phone from the desktop: Menu Key, Settings, Applications, Development, check the USB Debugging box, and accept the notice when prompted) and you need the HTC USB Drivers installed.

I say this is simple, but I'm also not new to computers or the command line so it might not be clear to everyone. If you need clarification please ask.

Note: I've edited my post many times to make it not sound like an attack on OP. There are many ways to do the same thing. Do whatever works best for you.
2nd December 2010, 02:33 PM |#4  
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Actually to correct you --- you have to download the development platforms via adb tools .exe to do development also you will need the eclipse software as well this is for just adb the Java helps in some cases you will see wen using adb Java is helpful also if people want to use the theme injector the Java is there all they would have to do is add it to there path also from what I read quiet a few people were having problems with the HTC sync drivers so this is a way to do it if you can't get the HTC drivers to work and this can't be over complex this takes like 15 min and your done how complex is that????? And to clarify your statement on -- this is the Heroc forum lol really is not the hero android??? That's y I said use the easy tether its gives you the option to install the ABD Android USB drivers but thanks also y not post ur way of installing adb its all usefull knowledge

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2nd December 2010, 02:35 PM |#5  
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thanks really needed this a while back

A man just hope it helps but thanks

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2nd December 2010, 02:46 PM |#6  
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Actually to correct you --- you have to download the development platforms via adb tools .exe to do development also you will need the eclipse software as well this is for just adb the Java helps in some cases you will see wen using adb Java is helpful also if people want to use the theme injector the Java is there all they would have to do is add it to there path also from what I read quiet a few people were having problems with the HTC sync drivers so this is a way to do it if you can't get the HTC drivers to work and this can't be over complex this takes like 15 min and your done how complex is that????? Lol but thanks also y not post ur way of installing adb its all usefull knowledge

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Well the topic said "how to install adb" so I was confused as to why it was so in-depth. It didn't say anything about development, Eclipse IDE, etc.

My post was my way of doing it.
2nd December 2010, 02:54 PM |#7  
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Dude you didn't even post ur commands you put what ever what ever a man you can post on this thread it's not like I own it but at least b clear for beginners on what commands you use and make your instructions clear and if this is in-depth I don't get it this is as plain and simple as it gets

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Well the topic said "how to install adb" so I was confused as to why it was so in-depth. It didn't say anything about development, Eclipse IDE, etc.

My post was my way of doing it.

And I told you about the development platforms because you had stated that my guide was for full on development and its not you need those features to develop like the op says this is just for ADB

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Dude you didn't even post ur commands

I did now, and why so defensive? I'm not attacking your guide or anything. If it works it works. I just said it seemed complex if all you needed was adb.exe to get shell access or to push/pull files.
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Defense no way dude just saying if your gonna post ur guide please be clear on what you did so the people know

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2nd December 2010, 03:14 PM |#11  
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I did now, and why so defensive? I'm not attacking your guide or anything. If it works it works. I just said it seemed complex if all you needed was adb.exe to get shell access or to push/pull files.


See that's what's up the more people know the better thanks I wanna make it so whoever wants ADB can have it in minutes so once again thanks
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