Installs the adb and fastboot binaries for OS X and Linux.
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Quick ADB / Fastboot installer for OS X and Linux (minimal_adb_fastboot)

Last updated: 5.9.2016 | adb version: 1.0.36 Revision 8f855a3d9b35-android

Installs the adb and fastboot binaries for OS X and Linux.

If you need the aapt as well, please switch to branch aapt or download the zip here.

Do the following steps:

  • Download the zip
  • unzip it
  • Start the shell script with ./
  • Finished

There are a few arguments you can use with the script:

  • uninstall : Deletes the adb and fastboot binaries from /usr/local/bin
    • uninstall-old: For OS X users who installed adb from this script with version <3.0. If you used my script version <3.0 on your mac, you should run this command once to remove the binaries from /usr/bin (they are now installed in /usr/local/bin).
  • adb : Installs the adb binary only
  • fastboot : Installs the fastboot binary only The arguments can be used like this: ./ [argument] eg ./ uninstall An empty argument does the full installation of both binaries.


  • 1.0 | 15.11.2014 Initial release
  • 1.1 | 16.11.2014 Script can now be called from everywhere
  • 1.1.1 | 23.11.2014 Name change due to name confict with other adb installer.
  • 1.2 | 10.03.2015 Updated adb and fastboot binaries to platform-tools v22, adjusted script because binaries change without version number incremention.
  • 1.2.1 | 13.03.2015 Improved version check by adding a hash-check to compare installed and delivered bin.
  • 2.0.0 | 14.03.2015 Added Linux support! (experimental, feedback very welcome!)
  • 3.0.0 | 31.05.2015 Improved code quality and readability a lot by rewriting the whole script and using functions. Added the arguments uninstall, adb and fastboot. Changed the installation path on OS X to /usr/local/bin !
  • 3.1.0 | 05.10.2015 Updated to newest v23 binaries. Required for Android Marshmallow on flounder.
  • 3.2.0 | 01.03.2016 Checks if installation directory exists before running the script
  • 3.2.1 | 01.03.2016 new branch with aapt-binaries, added aapt-unnstaller
  • 3.3.0 | 05.09.2016 Updated to newest v24.0.2 binaries (adb 1.0.36 rev. 8f855a3d9b35)

Support Thread:

Official support thread on xda: Please open an issue if you experience any problems and feel free to fork and improve this script, I would be happy if you made a push request with your improvements!

This repository is using software from the Android Open Source Project licensed as follows: 'Copyright (c) 2014 Google Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (copy included)'