How to install ADB on Xubuntu 16.04

How to install ADB on Xubuntu 16.04

ADB or android debug bridge is a tool for debugging android device, basically with adb you can communicate with your android device via command line. In this article i will show you how to install and use adb on xubuntu 16.04.

On xubuntu 16.04, android debug bridge (adb) is part of official xubuntu/ubuntu repository, so you can just run apt-get command to install adb, nice and easy.

Step by step how to install android debug bridge (adb) on xubuntu 16.04
  • open command line/ terminal on xubuntu (simply press CTRL + ALT + T)
  • run this to install adb
  • sudo apt-get install adb
  • check adb version with this
  • adb version
  • done! android debug bridge is ready to use



How to use adb on xubuntu 16.04
  • enable usb debugging mode on your android device (this option can be found under 'developer options' on every android device)
  • plug your android device to the computer using usb cable
  • on the command line/ terminal run this to show list of available devices
  • adb devices
  • you can run other adb commands once it's detected, for example to enter shell inside the phone, run this:
  • adb shell
You can show list of commands for adb, by running adb help. Good luck!

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