Download Android SDK and Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8/10

Updated ADB & Fastboot Drivers for Windows 10

It doesn’t matter at all that you are a hard-core Android user or not but we all have come across the words namely “ADB” and “Fastboot”. Especially, these words are well-known to those users who tweaks or mods their Android device/Tablet from the root level. Well, “ADB” is abbreviated as “Android Debug Bridge”, and which helps you to bridge a connection between your Android device/Tablet and a Computer. ADB allows you to flash custom recoveries, ROMs, Kernels, Mods and other tweaks, as well as you can make any advanced-level changes on your Android device or tablet easily. Not only that, now-a-days, if you want to update your Android device to the latest version then also you need ADB and a Fastboot component.

Download Android SDK and Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8

Unfortunately, the Computer Operating System is not that much capable of detecting an Android device in “ADB” mode; So, for that, we need to install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on our Computer. To install ADB & Fastboot Drivers, we require Latest Android SDK download because “ADB” is the part of the platform-tools in Android Software Development Kit (SDK). So, if you are looking to download Android SDK and the method to install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8/10, then below is the step-wise guide which will surely help you to do that!

Download Android SDK

Download ADB & Fastboot Drivers

Note: If you are not looking to download the big package of Android SDK (Approx. 480MB) then here I have extracted the ADB & Fastboot Drivers from itself only and uploaded to them for an easy access.

How To Install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8/10

Step 1: Download Android SDK or simply ADB & Fastboot Drivers depending upon your requirement.

Step 2:

a) If you download Android SDK then,

  • Extract it on the desktop.
  • Navigate to adt-Bundle > SDK, from there copy “platform-tools” folder and rename it to “Android“.
  • Place that folder in the “C: Drive” (C:Android).

b) If you download ADB & Fastboot Drivers then,

  • Extract the downloaded folder wherever you like and simply, place that extracted folder to “C: Drive” (C:Android).

Step 3: Now, press “Win + R” key together to open the “Run Dialog Box”.

Step 4: Once you get the Run box, type in sysdm.cpl and press Enter.

ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8

Step 5: A “System Properties” window will open up and from the top navigation tab, you have to click on the Advanced tab > Environment Variables.

ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8

Step 6: At the Environment Variables window, you have to find “path” found under the system variables and click on the “Edit button.

ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8

Step 7: A small dialog box will pop-up with a editable field “Variable name and Variable value”.

Step 8: You don’t have to change the “Variable name” and in the “Variable Value”, you have to just add “;C:Android” (Without quotes) at the end.

ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8

Step 9: Now, just go on clicking “OK” for three times and you are done!

Conclusion:

That’s it! You have perfectly installed ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Windows Xp/7/8/10, now just start tweaking your device from the ground level. In case, if you fail to setup ADB & Fastboot Drivers on your Computer then put your comments below and we will surely try to solve it ASAP! Enjoy 😀

  • puneetj

    I am using Karbonn sparkle v when I connect my phone for copying files it asking adb an it not connected yet pls suggest me