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Latest ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK Platform tools

Android platform tools is a part of Android SDK. Android timely releases the latest SDK platform tools on their website which provides latest versions of host binaries such ADB and Fastboot.

As we have seen in our previous post “How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Ubuntu ?” by default when we install adb on Ubuntu using package management command, the installed adb version is sometimes old. For some issues when we work during development, it is important we need to use latest adb version.

Follow below steps to use latest ADB and Fastboot versions on Ubuntu.

You can visit the web page https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools and click on “Download SDK Platform Tools for Linux”

You will get the SDK platform tools zip, you can download, extract and follow similar steps as we did on command line as below.

$ mkdir Android
$ wget -c https://dl.google.com/android/repository/platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
$ unzip platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
$ cd platform-tools/

Now, you can check the version of ADB and use the same for your development. Same way the latest version of fastboot also can be used.

$ ./adb version
Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.41
Version 33.0.1-8253317
Installed as /home/notionext/Desktop/R5_project/Android/platform-tools/adb

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