Guide: How to use Android Debug Bridge

The purpose of this guide is to show you, how to enable and use the Android Debug Bridge (adb)*.

To enable USB debugging on your Zidoo player, please read the guide for your corresponding model

To get most out of your Zidoo player, you should root your device

After you’ve enabled USB debugging, you should download the latest Android SDK Platform-Tools for the platform of your choice.

Extract the downloaded archive to a folder of your choice. Inside the folder, you will find a subfolder called platform-tools.

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platform-tools for Windows

most common adb commands

adb help

show the help message

adb start-server

ensure that there is a server running

adb connect HOST[:PORT]

connect to a device via TCP/IP [default port=5555]

adb root

restart adbd with root permissions

adb remount

remount partitions read-write

adb shell

interactive shell

adb push

copy local files/directories to device

adb pull

copy files/dirs from device

Online documentation:

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most common adb shell commands

clear the terminal screen
list directory contents
use a long listing format
do not ignore entries starting with .
change the working directory
remove files or directories
ignore nonexistent files and arguments, never prompt
remove directories and their contents recursively
copy files and directories
move (rename) files

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