How to install ADB on a Mac

Here’s how to install the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) for interfacing between your Mac and your Android device. ADB allows users to do things like sideload apps from a Mac to an Android device. ADB is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to do more with their Android device.

Step 1: Download ADB-fastboot-install to your Downloads folder

Step 2: Extract the ZIP file, and you should see an Android folder

Step 3: Open terminal and type the following

sudo ~/Downloads/Android/

You will be asked to enter the administrator password for the machine

The necessary files will be move to their respective locations, and now you can use ADB via terminal from anywhere.

Now that you have ADB installed, you can connect to Android devices that are on the same network if they have debugging enabled.