We are familiar with the word “APK” on our Android smartphone, do you know what is APK? APK is an Android app pack. APK commonly used its benefits to store a program or application that runs on the Android Operating System. Basically, because it has many files in it, APK usually appears in the form of zipping file/compressed file. You can get the APKs itself through several methods, first, you can get by installing an app via the Play Store, downloading it from a website and then manually installing it, or creating and developing itself with a mostly Java-based language. You can also install the APK file on your PC if you own the APK file in it. Another way, you can run the command in your PC “by typing on command, adb install Apkname.apk, to install an app through USB to your Android smartphones/ devices. There is word “adb” in the sentence, then, what is ADB or Androidadb?
What Is Android ADB?
ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge. ADB or Android Debug Bridge is a tool created by Android developers from Google to make it easier to manage Android devices or Android Emulators. ADB is part of the Android SDK, which you can Download on Google’s developer website. This is also known as Androidadb.
Android Debug Bridge or Androidadb provides a terminal-based interface for interacting with the file system on your device. Because Android is Linux-based, command-line is the only way to get manipulated root access. Another function is when the Android device is experiencing Hang / Boot loops You can use ADB to set-up your device starting from Reboot Bootloader / Recovery, installing the application, until it can reformat. Actually, this can be done directly on your own Android device using the emulator, but it will be difficult for you to execute complex commands on the small screen. ADB can be a bridge between your Android device and computer.