Android development is nearly impossible without ADB and Fastboot drivers tool. You cannot even think about performing any sort of Android development activity unless you have latest ADB and Fastboot tool installed. With ADB and Fastboot you can boot images, custom kernel, apps, install system updates, flash firmware and/or custom ROMs and much more. But there is one slight issue with it that you need to have the tool installed on PC to be able to access it for performing all the above mentioned tasks. Here we have solved this issue for you, see how you can install ADB and Fastboot on any Android device without PC.
On most modern Android devices flashing custom recovery is no longer possible with traditional custom recovery flashing methods, for that you got to have adb and fastboot to flash firmware, images and custom recoveries on Android devices. But what if you have to flash the device and PC is not nearby to connect Android device with or you are outside travelling without PC or the PC doesn’t have adb and Fastboot installed on it, and you immediately need to flash images, this could turn out to be a disaster.
However, luckily, there is a fix to resolve this issue. Here you can learn how to install ADB and Fastboot on any Android phone or tablet without PC. You don’t need PC for adb or fastboot anymore. Oh! and those who think that adb and fastboot binary files for Linux can be used on Android devices, they are totally wrong because they are incompatible with ARM.
Google has compiled ADB for ARM and you can find the file on new Android devices by navigating to /system/bin or /system/xbin folder and search ‘adb’ in it.
Make sure your Android device fulfills following conditions to install ADB and Fastboot without PC:
- Rooted Android smartphone or tablet
- OTG cable (search if your device supports OTG cable)
- Root Browser such as Root Explorer or ES file explorer
- Terminal Emulator
Download following items on your Android device:
ADB for Android > Link
Fastboot for Android > Link
How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Android Devices without PC:
1 – On your Android device go to /system/bin folder and copy the downloaded files from above via Root Explorer.
2 – Open Terminal Emulator app on your Android device and type the follow commands in sequence:
mount -0 remount,rw /system
chmod 755 /system/bin/fastboot
chmod 755 /system/bin/adb
3 – Now restart your device to finalize ADB and Fastboot installation.
4 – When the device restarts, open Terminal Emulator app again and type:
if you see following image it means fastboot is enabled and working fine.
To see if ADB is working or not, type ‘adb version’ and see what you get. Following images means ADB is working fine.
That’s all. You have successfully installed ADB and Fastboot on Android device without PC.