adb start-server command is used to start the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) server. ADB is a command-line tool that allows communication between a computer and an Android device or emulator. The ADB server is responsible for managing communication between the computer and the connected Android devices.
Here’s how you use it:
Open a command prompt or terminal on your computer.
Navigate to the directory where the ADB executable is located. This is often in the “platform-tools” directory within the Android SDK installation.
$ cd path/to/android-sdk/platform-tools
Run the following command to start the ADB server:
$ adb start-server
This command ensures that the ADB server is running and ready to handle commands. It’s typically one of the first steps when you are working with ADB commands, especially if you’ve just connected a device or started an emulator.
If the server is already running, you will see a message indicating that it’s already running. If the server is not running, it will start, and you’ll see a message indicating that the server has been started.
Make sure that you have the Android SDK installed and that the
adb executable is in your system’s PATH for this command to work properly.