What Is Android Debug Bridge (adb)

This section describes the Android Debug Bridge (adb) tool, which allows you to manage an Android emulators or connected Android devices.

What Is Android Debug Bridge (adb)? "adb" is the command line tool provided in the Android SDK Platform Tools package. "adb" stands for Android Debug Bridge which allows you to communicate with an emulator instance or connected Android-powered device to:

In order for "adb" to communicate with a device (or emulator), it requires that:

1. The device must be connected to your desktop computer using these options:

2. An Android debugging environment must be established between the connected device and you desktop computer. This environment requires 3 components:

Here is a diagram that shows you Android debugging connection options and communication components:

Android Debugging Connections and Components
Android Debugging Connections and Components

In next tutorials, we will look at how to create Android debugging connections and manage related components.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

What Is Android Debug Bridge (adb)

 Install "adb" as Part of SDK Platform Tools

 USB Debugging Connection to Use "adb" Tool

 Wireless Debugging Connection to Use "adb" Tool

 Debugging Connection to Android Device Emulators

 Commands and Options Supported by "adb"

 "adb install" and "adb uninstall" Commands

 "adb push" and "adb pull" Commands

 "adb shell" - Remote Shell Interface

 Android File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB