1. ddamienzz's Avatar
    hello i have been using this forum for a little while, and occasionally run into a tutorial where it tells me to use adb, or terminal or something like that. i dont know what this means. how do you do it?
    02-08-2012 03:50 PM
  2. epidenimus's Avatar
    ADB refers to the Android Debugging Bridge, it is a part of the Android SDK. It allows you to send commands and files to your phone when it is connected to your PC. You would need to install--or download and run locally--the Android SDK to use it (and the device drivers, if you are using Winblows).
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    02-08-2012 03:57 PM
  3. ka5023's Avatar
    ADB or terminal refers to using Linux commands on the phone. ADB can be used by connecting the phone via USB and enabling debugging via Settings. This is a lot easier than installing Android Terminal and typing the commands via the softkeyboard. There are a few other ways to accomplish the same thing (telnet/ssh) but that's for another discussion.

    -- Starfox
    02-08-2012 08:02 PM
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    02-08-2012 08:23 PM
  5. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    That's a pretty good ADB guide, but it's with mentioning that you can ignore anything about fastboot or HBOOT as the Optimus uses neither.
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    02-09-2012 10:21 AM
  6. epidenimus's Avatar
    I'd be happy to put a link to an ADB guide in the newcomers' post if anyone has a good source that is up to date, includes Mac and Linux, and preferably omits the fastboot and HBOOT stuff.
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    02-09-2012 11:51 AM
  7. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    I used the setup from ' How to flash rom without SD card '. Now I use adb for everything.

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    02-09-2012 03:47 PM
  8. epidenimus's Avatar
    I used the setup from ' How to flash rom without SD card '. Now I use adb for everything.
    I sometimes use Terminal Emulator on the device, but having the real keyboard and ADB really makes things quicker. Either way, I prefer the manual approach, so I can both see what's happening and learn how to do things with it.
    02-09-2012 06:48 PM
  9. ddamienzz's Avatar
    that would be much appreciated
    02-11-2012 02:15 PM