Anyone who’s ever flashed factory images to manually update an Android phone knows how tedious the process can be. Unlocking the bootloader and flashing Android firmware requires the use of ADB and Fastboot—but, like getting a whole pizza pie when all you wanted was a slice, users in the past had to download the entire Android Studio development package or SDK in order to get the two utilities.

Don’t Miss: The Complete Guide to Flashing Factory Images Using Fastboot

Thankfully, Google has now made ADB and Fastboot available as standalone downloads. Averaging about 3.5 MB in size, casual… more


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