All Android mobiles sold in Spain have the possibility of connecting to a computer through ADB. This feature is initially designed for developers, but there are several occasions when as users we should be able to access this tool.
The acronyms refer toAndroid Debug Bridge, and initially it is designed to act as a bridge between our mobile and the debugging tools on a computer. Sometimes these tools are able to give an application capabilities that would otherwise only be possible through root. Being just as effective and much more secure, more and more advanced applications are betting on requiring ADB.
The best ADB app is also the easiest to use
Today we know a web application that allows us to access the mobile ADB without having to install the Android development tools, something that although not excessively complicated, sometimes ends up being cumbersome.
The most you will have to do to keep track of this web application is to bookmark it on your computer, as it does not require installation. It does require us to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge (although by extension, it should work with any browser based on Chromium).
A requirement that we will have to meet will be to go to chrome: // flags / # new-usb-backend and activate said option. After doing so, the browser will tell us that it must be restarted to apply the changes. We accept.
Once prepared, surely you want to try connecting the mobile to the computer. Remember that you must activate theUSB debugging.For it:
- We go to adjustments.
- InAbout of the phone, we look for theBuild number.
- We click on it 7 times consecutively. It will ask us for the phone pin to activate the Developer options.
- We go back, in the settings it should appearDeveloper options, where we can activate theUSB debugging.
By pressing the blue buttonAdd Device, an alert will appear with mobile phones connected to the computer. Your mobile should appear in the list of devices to connect, so we select it and click onConnect.
And we would already be connected by ADB to our mobile. As we see in the image, we find a side menu with various options. They are all in English, so we are going to describe them one after another:
- Introduction:The home screen where it shows us the initial information.
- Device info:Information of the connected ADB device.
- ADB over Wi-Fi:Allows access to ABD mode over Wi-Fi, on devices that support it.
- Interactive Shell:The terminal through which we can execute the console commands that some applications require.
- File Manager:Manager of the files of our phone.
- Install APK:Do you have an APK file on your computer and want to install it without complications? From this menu you can make it easy.
- Screen Capture:Take screenshots directly from your mobile on your computer.
- Scrcpy:View and control your mobile screen from your computer.
- If this tool sounds familiar to you, it’s because we were able to test the original project a while ago.
As we have previously mentioned, Web ADB is one of those tools that you should never lose sight of. Being a web application it will not take up space in your browser, butadd it to favorites so it doesn’t get lost.
For me it is already an essential.
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