ADB and Fastboot for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows? Sure there is and that easier than you thought
For an Android Developer the SDK that offers the most important tools are like breathable air. I’m talking especially about ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot – diagnostic protocol that are highly important not only for new creations but also especially for diagnostics/ troubleshooting in case of unfortunate events.
Though having its grounds based on Linux, the Android OS developers have made a rabbit out of releasing their tools especially for the MS Windows platform. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I just believe in equal chances – especially with the increasing popularity of the Linux OS’s, the age and number of users for Mac OS X and the fans of the Chrome OS. Fortunately that chance’s been given in a way that surpasses any tool available on Windows.
Thanks to XDA Forum Member corbin052198 users of the mentioned platforms can now download a tool that is able to make most of the work for them. That is detecting and configuring the OS along with the ADB tools. What the toolkit lacks – also a problem on Windows – is a way for the PC OS to recognize the devices. But the great news don’t stop here as there is also a thread that addresses this problem – started by Recognized Developer CdTDroiD. If you wish to download the so called Nexus Tools script – you are able to do it by accessing the link towards the dedicated thread. From there and with all the guides the task shouldn’t bee too hard for any Android user.