Android Debug Bridge (ADB) lets you connect your development workstation directly to your Android device so you can install packages and evaluate your changes.
Confirming you have ADB
To confirm you have the ADB binary, run the following command in a terminal:
If you have ADB installed, you see its version in the output.
Building ADB [:#build-adb}
If you don't yet have ADB, build Android. In summary:
- Check out the Android source code.
Set up your environment and build Android:
source build/envsetup.sh lunch <target> m
Enable USB debugging
Now enable USB Debugging on the Android device to allow the connection. You're also prompted when plugging the device into your machine.