Some Useful ADB Commands

Published: 2022-03-30
Updated: 2022-12-19, 2023-10-07

ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a useful tool for managing Android devices. Below are a few simple yet useful commands I frequently use (which have proved especially useful after borking some functionality on my ereader, but that's how we learn).

Rebooting & Package Management

File Management

Managing files is very similar to managing files in the Linux command line, however you need to include adb shell before using commands like ls, mv, cp, etc. Transfering files between your computer and the Android device can be done with the following.

Sadly, there is no traditional manual entry for ADB, but you can run adb --help for some useful commands/tips. You can also read more on the Android Debug Bridge Arch Wiki page as well as adbshell.com.

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