Android Debug Bridge ⚙️


Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command-line tool that lets you communicate with a device. The adb command facilitates a variety of device actions, such as installing and debugging apps, and it provides access to a Unix shell that you can use to run a variety of commands on a device.



adb devices

List connected devices

adb shell

shell on connected phone (then su for root)

adb install "app.apk"

install app on your phone

adb backup <app>

backup <app>

adb logcat

logs on your phone

Frequent problems

Sometimes ADB can no longer connect to the mobile. There are several reasons for this.

Make sure Developers options and USB debugging are activated

  • Enable Developers options

  1. Go to the settings of the Android device.

  2. Go to the system settings.

  3. Go to "About the phone".

  4. Tap 7 times "build number".

  5. The options for developers appear in the system settings.

  • Inside Developers options, enable USB Debugging

When in doubt, reboot (Confucious)


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