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How to install ADB and Fastboot on a Mac (and Linux, too)

Unfortunately, achieving this is not as easy as using a Windows computer (something that we indicated yesterday how to achieve). But with a little more patience it is possible to come to fruition and, in this way, to be able to β€œget a hand” in an advanced way to devices with the Android operating system, where Google’s own Nexus are the clearest example of what we say.

By the way, once ADB and Fastboot are installed, the use is very simple since some of the restrictions that exist -with regard to the use folders of both tools- disappear on computers with the aforementioned operating systems. Therefore, the ease of use is maximum.

ADB and Fastboot installation on Mac and Linux

The installation process in both operating systems is exactly the same, but it is possible that some procedure to use the Terminal tool, necessary to achieve this, is different (especially in Linux since there are several distributions available). In case, the first thing is to open a window of the aforementioned program: Terminal.

Now to run a automatic scrip to get the necessary software. Is this: bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh). You must have access to the Internet, otherwise an error occurs. If the indicated does not work, you can try another option: cd ~ && curl -s -o ./install.sh “http://github.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/raw/master/install.sh” -LOk && chmod + x ./install.sh && ./ install.sh && rm ./install.sh.

ADB and Fastboot installation on Mac computer

A download process of the files necessary to install ADB and Fastboot then begins. Once finished, the installation also proceeds without the need for the user to intervene at any time. Therefore, it has to be patient, nothing else. When it’s all over, you’ll have the tools to get more out of your Android devices from a Mac or Linux computer.

Others tutorials For devices with Google’s operating system, you can find out in this section of Android Help, where you will surely find very useful options.