These are instructions on how to set up ADB and Fast Boot Drivers (Android Debug Bridge) on Windows Computer using the Android SDK Software.

Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers

Setup ADB and Fast Boot Drivers

  1. Download and install Java Development Kit (JDK) on your Computer. If Java Development Kit is already installed on the Computer, then SKIP this step.
  2. Java Development Kit

  3. Download and install Android SDK tools on the Windows Computer. Once the installation is completed successfully, Select Start SDK Manager and press on the finish button.
  4. Android SDK Tools Setup

  5. In SDK Manager, Select Android SDK Platform-tools and Google USB Driver.
  6. Android SDK Manager

  7. After selecting both Options, Press on the Install 2 Packages button.
  8. Android SDK Manager Install

  9. Select Accept and Press Install button.
  10. Android SDK Manager Accept

  11. Now, SDK Manager will download both packages, and you will see the Summary once the installation is completed successfully.
  12. Android SDK Manager Log

  13. Now, ADB and Fast Boot Drivers are installed on your computer. To verify, Connect your Android Device to the Computer.
  14. Mobile USB Computer

    Once you have connected your Android Device to the Computer, it will automatically detect your device and install the USB drivers.

How to use Fastboot to flash or install any file on your Android Device

  1. Setup ADB and FastBoot files on the computer. If ADB and FastBoot files are already set up on the computer, then SKIP this step.
  2. Copy adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll, AdbWinUsbApi.dll, and fastboot.exe from the C:Users > Username > AppData > Local > Android > android-sdk > platform-tools.
  3. Copy Fastboot files

  4. Create a new folder in the root of C: Drive and rename it Fastboot.
  5. Create Fastboot folder

  6. Paste the copied files to C:\fastboot folder.
  7. Fastboot files copied

  8. If you want to flash or install any image (.img) file, then simply copy it to the c:fastboot folder.
  9. Now, Press Win + R to Launch the Run Window. In the Run Window, Type “cmd” and press Enter to launch the command Window:
  10. Run CMD

  11. Once CMD (Command Prompt) is launched on the computer, type cd c:fastboot and press Enter from the Keyboard.
  12. CMD Fastboot

  13. Now, Boot your Android Device into the Fastboot Mode/Download Mode and Connect it to the computer.
  14. Mobile USB Computer

  15. Once your device is connected to the computer, type a command in CMD fastboot flash boot imagename.img and press Enter from the Keyboard (replace the imagename.img with the name of the file you have placed in the C:fastboot folder).
  16. CMD Flash Boot Root

    Congratulations! Using the command window, you just learned to flash or install any file on your Android device.


    [*] You can perform various things from the FastBoot (through CMD), like restarting the Android Device, Checking the Fastboot Status of your Device, etc.

    [*] There are various Fastboot commands available, to know more Open CMD and Type cd c:fastboot and press enter, then again Type Fastboot help. It will open a list of various commands.

    [*] Credits: Android SDK Tool is created and distributed by Google Inc. So, full credit goes to the Google team for sharing the tool for free.