The Android Debug Bridge (
adb) is a development tool that facilitates communication between an Android device and a personal computer. This communication is most often done over a USB cable, but Wi-Fi connections are also supported.
adb is like a “Swiss-army knife” of Android development. It provides numerous functions that are described in detail by the command
adb --help. Some of the more commonly used commands are listed in the “
popular adb commands” section below.