ADB Commands play an important role when you want to root your device. These tools allow you to send terminal commands from your Computer to your Android device using USB. These terminal commands always work even when your Android device is in its recovery mode. With ADB and Fastboot you can root your device, flash firmware and even apps. Now, if you’re planning on doing any of these things and you own a Mac and then this guide will help you set up ADB and Fastboot easily. On Mac you don’t need additional drivers to be installed like Windows. Let’s see how to do it.

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How to install ADB and Fastboot on Mac

  1. Download the files given above from using the download links and then place it on your Desktop (zip files).
  2. Next, unzip the android file by double clicking it and you will get a folder containing two files ADB and fastboot on your Desktop.
  3. Now, open a new Terminal window on your Mac. You can search for it from Spotlight with Space or find it in your Applications > Utilities folder.
  4. Now Type in the following command To install ADB and Fastboot type in the following command You can also Drag and drop the “” file onto your terminal. That was it, ADB and Fastboot are successfully installed on your Mac. You can now open Terminal anytime and enter ADB or Fastboot commands. Below are some most frequently used ADB commands.

ADB and Fastboot Commands:

This command reboots your device you need it when you’ve flashed something on your device. This command will reboot your device in recovery mode, recovery must be already installed on your device. This command reboots your device in bootloader mode. With this command you will directly enter fastboot mode skipping bootloader mode to flash custom ROMs. For Custom ROMs flashing oem unlocking is needed, this command unlocks your device. Rebooting your device from fastboot mode to fastboot mode again in a fresh session. To flash a custom recovery on your device, “recovery.img” is the name of recovery file you’re going to flash. So, that’s how you can install ADB and Fastboot on your Mac, need to ask something? Join comments below.