How to Setup ADB and Fastboot on Mac

You might be wondering can we install ADB and Fastools for your Android on your MAC? The answer is yes you can install it by following the steps given down. Here’s how you can setup ADB and Fastboot tool for Android on a MAC PC. Let us get going….

Setting Up ADB and Fastboot on Mac OS

Step 1. Create a folder named Android in any directory where you can access it easily.


Step 2. Download Android SDK files from the below link:



Step 3. Extract/Unzip the downloaded Android SDK’s folder in Android folder which you created.

Step 4. When it’s done now go in the Android folder > Tools > Double Clik/ Run the file named as “android” it will and UNIX executable file.


Step 5. Once it opens then check mark the tools folder and make sure that the “Android SDK Tools” and “Android SDK Platform-tools” are to check marked. Then click on install and let the files be downloaded.


Step 6. After it finishes with the downloading, Go to “platform-tools” folder inside your Android folder, then copy the files named “adb” and “fastboot” and paste them into the root of your Android folder.


Let’s test if it is correctly installed or not

Step 7. Enable USB Debugging by

SettingsDeveloper Options > Click on USB Debugging button

Step 8. Now connect your Android device to PC. Open a Terminal window by

Applications > Utilities > Terminal

Step 9. Type “cd” followed by the path where you saved your Android folder. Here we have saved Android Folder to Desktop.

cd/Users/<Yourusername>/Desktop/Andoird and hit enter


Step 10. Now type the command

./adb devices and hit enter


It will show you the serial number of your device. If not it doesn’t show up check the steps and try it once again.


Done now you can use ADB and Fasboot but it is very annoying to use every time Cd/and path in terminal follow me to get rid of it.

Step 11. Now open Terminal and type

nano ~/.bash_profile


Step 12. Add the line (cd/ path to the Android folder). we are using Desktop so, It should look like this command

export PATH=${PATH}:/Users/<yourusername>/Desktop/android


Step 13. When you have added the line Press CTRL+X to exit, then Y to confirm the save then Press Enter. Now the nono window will be closed. Close the terminal also.

Step 14. Now let’s check if it is working or not type

adb devices

it will show you the serial number of your device and done.


Congratulations! ADB and Fastboot Tool has been successfully installed on your Mac.

If you need any help with any of the steps above, please drop a comment below and we will help you out!


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