Android ADB & Fastboot Drivers Setup Guide [Windows]

If you are an Android mobile or tablet users and want to  install custom rom, add tweak or recoveries on your device, then you have to install the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your windows PC. ADB means Android Debug Bridge, which helps you install ROMs, flash zip files, install custom recoveries like TWRP or CWM, root package etc. ADB drivers are part of the platform tools in Android Software Development Kit (SDK), which your can download from the Google’s Android developers site. These are the must have drivers which you will use on your windows PC to start interaction between your computer and the Android device.

In this guide, we are going to show you how to setup and download ADB & Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. The process is simple and takes a few minutes to complete the setup on your system. To get started all you need to first download the Android SDK app. You can find the download link at the end of this post.

How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK

Step 1. Visit this link to download the latest version of Android SDK on your Windows PC.

Download Android SDK

Once you download that, follow the below given steps one by one.

Step 2. Now extracts the ZIP file on your desktop, open the folder and find a folder named with ‘platform-tools’. You can find this folder under the SDK folder. See the screenshot below:-

Android SDK

Step 3. Now Rename platform-tools folders to AndroidADB and after that move the Folder to C:/ drive of your computer.

Step 4. Now the nest step is to create the path to run ADB commands. To do this Right-click the Computer icon on your desktop, and go to Properties.

My Computer Properties

Step 5. From the Properties page, go to the “Advanced System Settings”. Under System Properties, go to the Advanced tab, and click Environment Variables.

My Computer Settings

Step 6. Now from the Environment Variables windows go to the System Variables. Locate “Path” here, highlight it, and click the Edit button.


Step 7. In the edit path window you need to add ;C:\AndroidADB at the end. Save and then close the settings.

Edit Path

The ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed on your PC. To verify whether it went good or note, open the command prompt windows on your desktop and enter the Adb Devices command. It would show the list of devices are connected with your PC. See the screenshot below:-

adb commands

That’s it, now you can use the ADB and Fastboot command on your Windows.

Download the Android SDK app file here

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