Now you can run ADB directly from your web browser!
If you’ve ever used Developer options on Android, you’ve probably come across a term known as Android Debug Bridge or ADB. ADB or Android Debug Bridge is basically a command line utility to perform certain actions on an Android device via a computer.
With Android Debug Bridge, you can perform certain actions like side loading apps, apply updates, make a complete backup of your phone, etc. It also allows the user to perform some advanced actions like unlock bootloader, root Android, etc. For a detailed guide on Android ADB, see the article What Is ‘ADB’ On Android And What Is It For?
Installing ADB on a Windows operating system is an easy process. But, during installation, users often face problems like ADB not detecting device, ADB client not opening, etc.
To deal with all those ADB related issues, Forum Member XDA SteelToe has released a new website that allows ADB and fastboot functionality directly from the browser web. The new website is called ‘www.webadb.com‘, and one can use it to sideload APKs, run shell commands, record Android screens, etc., from a browser.
How to run Android ADB directly from your Web Browser (No Installation)
The good thing about using the ADB website is that it requires no installation, no drivers, and nothing. Below, I will share a detailed guide on running ADB and Fastboot in a web browser.
Step 1. First of all, launch the web browser Google Chrome .
Step 2. Now go to â€ Chrome://flags ‘ and enable the option ‘ Enable new USB Backend ‘ .
Step 3. Now connect your Android to PC. Once connected, go to developer options on Android and enable ‘USB Debugging‘ option.
Step 4. Once done, go to the site app.webadb.com and click the option ‘Add Device’ .
Step 5. Select your Android device and click the ‘Connect‘ button.
Note: If you don’t want to use Chrome browser to connect with Android, then you need to use another web browser that supports USB Backened option. Google Chrome seems to be the best choice for running ADB in web browsers nowadays.