Download Minimal ADB And Fastboot Tool: Install ADB/Fastboot On Windows Easily

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This tutorial will help you install ADB and Fastboot (Android Platform-tools) on Windows using Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Android user, you will be well aware that the use of ADB or fastboot commands is necessary in rooting almost every Android device out there. Be it to reboot the device into a different developer mode, or to flash a partition image or to unlock the bootloader, almost everything will require ADB or fastboot to use.

What Is ADB And Fastboot?

ADB or Android Debugging Bridge is basically a platform consisting of a set of binaries that allow a computer to communicate with a connected Android device via command-line terminal.

The ADB protocol is generally used when the device is booted into the main Android OS, with USB debugging enabled in Developer Options. On the other hand, Fastboot protocol is used when device is booted into Bootloader Mode, which is also commonly referred to as ‘Fastboot Mode’.

While all Android-based devices are supported by ADB, Fastboot will only work if the manufacturer has included support for the Fastboot protocol.

For example, Samsung devices use what’s called Download Mode and use a GUI tool called Odin to flash files. However, almost all other devices from major manufacturers like Google, LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, Oneplus support Fastboot Mode.

Minimal ADB And Fastboot Tool Easy Install On Windows

Installing ADB on a computer is a two-step process. It first requires you to install the appropriate USB drivers for the device, and next installs ADB and Fastboot binaries. Usually, this involves downloading the Android SDK Platform-tools package from Google and then setting up the system path for easy access to ADB without having to navigate to the ADB folder every time.

Now, this can be a slightly complicated process for some of us. But fear not, because we have the perfect solution for you that will install ADB and Fastboot in a few clicks.

Enter Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool by XDA Recognized Contributor shimp208. This is a lightweight program that will help you easily install ADB and Fastboot on a Windows PC and also create shortcuts on the desktop for easier access.

Whenever you need to use an ADB command, simply double-click the shortcut and it will launch a command-line terminal, where you can run ADB or Fastboot commands. This tool works on Windows 7/8/10/11 PCs with x86 and x64-bit architectures.

Following is a step by step guide on how to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool. Before moving on to the next section, make sure to meet the requirements as stated below.

Requirements

  • To establish a successful ADB and Fastboot connection between PC and Android device, you must first download and install the appropriate ADB drivers on the Window PC. You can download USB drivers directly from the manufacturer’s website or use generic drivers provided by Google.
  • Also, make sure to enable USB debugging on your Android phone.

Download Minimal ADB And Fastboot Tool

The latest version of Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool is v1.4.3. The developer has also provided a portable version of this tool, which can be used without the need for installation. For the sake of backwards compatibility, we have also provided links for all previous versions.

Credit for the download link and the full tool itself goes to developer shimp208 on the XDA-Developers forums. Make sure you visit the official XDA thread and show your rating to the developer.

How To Install Minimal ADB And Fastboot Tool

  1. Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool exe installer package
  2. Double click the downloaded ‘.exe’ file to start the installation.
  3. When the security warning window appears, click on ‘Run‘ and provide User Access Control.
  4. The Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation window will now open on the PC.
  5. Click ‘Next‘ and see the information provided.
  6. Again click on ‘Next‘ and select the location where you want to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot tools.
    » By default, it will be installed to: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot“.
  7. Keep clicking ‘Next’ until ‘Select Additional Tasks’ appears. Make sure to check the ‘Create a desktop icon’ box.
  8. Finally, click ‘Install ‘ to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot on Windows 7/8/10/11 PC.
  9. Once the installation is complete, click ‘Finish‘ to exit the installation window.

Now that you have installed, go to Desktop and double click on Minimal ADB and Fastboot shortcut. This will launch a command-line window (Command Prompt) which you can use to run ADB or Fastboot commands. For example, you can use ‘adb devices’ to verify device connection via ADB.

From now on, you can run Minimal ADB and Fastboot whenever you need to use.

Here he is. You have just finished installing ADB and Fastboot on Windows using Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll be happy to help.

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