Thanks for the info, however, I had already tried everything. The apple device driver was never on my computer, however, I was able to install it after installing a program called 'Driver Update' for some reason when I downloaded the 'Apple mobile device driver' it did not install, but after downloading the driver update program, there was no problem and the file installed without a hitch.
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot (a protocol between phone and computer is a nifty command-line tool used to interact with your Android device from a computer. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can download and setup ADB on Windows 10 computer, using ADB and Fastboot, Installing Google USB driver along with resources and a step-by-step guide.
ADB and Fastboot are the tools used to send terminal commands to your Android phone via a computer while connected through a USB cable. Although, both serve different functions but can be installed at the same time. Below is a quick breakdown of what these tools are and what do they do.
For example, you can copy files from your computer to Android storage by using “ADB push ironman3.Mkv /sd card/Movies/” command.
You can flash a custom recovery using “
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img” (twrp.img should be located in the same folder).
Both of these tools come with the Android SDK. However, that’s an extremely large download that, frankly, most users who are interested in ADB and fastboot don’t need. Fortunately, Google recently made it easy to get these two without all the junk.
Google made a relatively small package called “Platform-tools” that includes ADB and Fastboot along with some other utilities.
Google named Platform Tools package that includes Fastboot, ADB and other utilities. To download the Platform-tools package visit this page, These are the separate package for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Choose an appropriate version of Platform tool, select terms and click on the big blue button to download.
Navigate to the Platform Tools folder, Right click and choose “open command prompt” from here. If you see Powershell option instead on the command prompt, use this guide.
To use ADB commands you must enable “USB Debugging” feature on your phone. Otherwise, it won’t work.
You can install an apk file (stored on your computer) to your phone using this command
more at Android Studio
Use “adb push filename /path” to send the file to the mobile device.
For starters, I used the “
fastboot devices” command will display all the connected devices which are in fastboot mode. For example to enter in fastboot mode in a Xiaomi device you have to turn off the phone, start it pressing Power + Vol Down simultaneously.
Google USB drivers are required to perform ADB debugging with Android devices. Generally, when you connect the Android device to Windows 10, it will automatically download drives via Windows update. But in case it didn’t
If everything goes right Google USB driver should be installed and your computer will recognize your phone just fine.
Starting with Windows version 20H2, Microsoft has quietly added it to Optional Updates. This means that you will have to go into the settings and install this software, which I am giving below in the steps and the steps are quite easy, you hardly need to face any problem in doing this from the office, for this you need an internet connection.
QUIckly open Windows settings and then Windows Updates (find under Update and security). Under the Check for update button you can see optional updates button right beneath it.
Now you have to click on the arrow icon. All optional updates will be shown here, select any update and download and install it. For this, you will need an internet connection. If you have a metered connection to your internet connection, then you can install such updates by coming here.
Do this when ADB and fastboot commands are not working or your computer didn’t recognize devices when checking through ADB devices and fastboot devices command. This is a normal case with the recent version of Windows 10 and with some Oneplus devices.
bcdedit /set testsigning on(and off when done).
That’s all for now if you think we missed something you can always drop a comment below.
For users who find this process time tacking, despite it shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes. But instead, if you prefer installing ADB+fastboot in seconds, use a 3rd party installer like this one.