nexus-tools

Introduction: Installer for ADB, Fastboot, and other Android tools on Linux, macOS, Chrome OS, and Windows
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Nexus Tools is an installer for the Android SDK Platform Tools package, which includes ADB, Fastboot, and other applications. Nexus Tools is writen in Dart, and can run on Linux, macOS, Windows, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Chrome OS.

Nexus Tools downloads the latest Platform tools package directly from Google's servers (so you're always getting the latest version), saves them to ~/.nexustools ($Home\NexusTools on Windows), and adds the directory to your system's path. On Windows, Nexus Tools can optionally install Koush's Universal ADB Driver.

Once Nexus Tools is finished, you can run adb, fastboot, and other commands with no problems. You need to open a new terminal/command line window after installation for changes to take effect. The SDK Platform Tools can be updated by running nexustools -i, or you can uninstall everything by running nexustools -r.

How to use on Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS

Paste this command into the Terminal app:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh)

You can also download the Mac and Linux versions from the latest release page, un-zip the file, and run it from the Terminal.

How to use on Windows

Open Windows PowerShell from the Start Menu and paste this command:

iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.ps1'))

You can also download the Windows version from the latest release page, un-zip the file, and run it from Windows PowerShell or the Command Prompt.

Compatibility

Nexus Tools is only available for x86_64 macOS, Linux, and Windows, because Google only provides native Platform Tools binaries for those platforms. On Macs with Apple Silicon, Nexus Tools runs in the Rosetta 2 compatibility layer.

Analytics

Nexus Tools uses Google Analytics to transmit your operating system and CPU architecture during the installation process. This data is not sold or shared in any way, it's only for me to know which hardware platforms I should focus my attention on. You can disable Google Analytics by adding the --no-analytics parameter to the install command, like this:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh) --no-analytics

It also works when running Nexus Tools locally:

nexustools --no-analytics

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