Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.03, by Herong Yang
What Is Android Debug Bridge (adb)
This section describes the Android Debug Bridge (adb) tool, which allows you to manage an Android emulator or connected Android device like install application APK files.
What Is Android Debug Bridge (adb)? "adb" is the command line tool provided in the Android SDK package. "adb" stands for Android Debug Bridge which allows you to communicate with an emulator instance or connected Android-powered device to:
The "adb" command tool represented by the "adb.exe" file in the ./platform-tools folder. Here is what I did to test the "adb" tool quickly:
1. Run the Android emulator through the AVD Manager and wait for the emulator to be fully booted.
2. Go to a Windows command window and run the following commands:
C:\>cd \local\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools C:\local\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb version Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.32 C:\local\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 * * daemon started successfully * List of devices attached emulator-5554 offline
These tests tell me that the "adb" is working and able to communicate to the Android emulator. Also, the adb daemon (background service) has been started and listening on port 5037.
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