How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Mac

If you are an Android user and want to root your device, you may have heard of the ADB and Fastboot. Both tools allow you to send terminal commands from your computer to your Android device via USB. Android Debugging Bridge, or as we call ADB and Fastboot are tools that allow you to send terminal commands to your Android device when its enabled and started or even when his recovery.

Orders to restart in recovery, bootloader unlock etc are some of the many commands that can be sent to your device. You can also flash firmware on your Android devices using commands such a recovery would.

See also: How to Setup ADB and Fastboot on Windows within Seconds


If you have a Mac and you want to configure the ADB and Fastboot guide that easily allow you to do so. Unlike Windows, install ADB and Fastboot on Mac requires no additional drivers to be installed. All you need is a USB cable and Mac a couple of files on your computer.


Follow these instructions to install the ADB and Fastboot on your Mac:

  • Download files from the Downloads section which is a file that contains the files ADB and fastboot and place it on your desktop.
  • Extract or unzip the android file by double clicking it and you’ll get a folder named “android” which contains 2 ADB and fastboot files on your desktop.
  • Open a new Terminal window on your Mac. You can search from Spotlight with ⌘-Space or find it in your Applications> Utilities folder.
  • Now type the following command
cd Desktop/Android
  • To install ADB and Fastboot type in the following command

(You can also drag and drop the file “” on your device.)

Now, ADB and Fastboot are properly installed on your Mac. You can open at any time Terminal and type the command ADB or FASTBOOT.

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