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Old February 28th, 2013, 02:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I know about mini SDK but I've always preferred to install SDK tools (it's the standard method). When installed it's easier to use with quicker access for someone in a rush. It's only 150mb installed, so I don't mind. It also comes with a GUI to keep it updated with one click.

Here's an example of the same set of commands in both for a wireless connection....

____Mini SDK____

tony@E4610:~/Downloads/sdk-tools$ sudo ./adb-linux connect 192.168.1.3
[sudo] password for tony:
already connected to 192.168.1.3:5555
tony@E4610:~/Downloads/sdk-tools$ ./adb-linux devices
List of devices attached
192.168.1.3:5555 device

tony@E4610:~/Downloads/sdk-tools$ ./adb-linux shell
shell@android:/ $ su
shell@android:/ #

____Standard SDK____

tony@E4610:~$ adb connect 192.168.1.3
already connected to 192.168.1.3:5555
tony@E4610:~$ adb devices
List of devices attached
192.168.1.3:5555 device

tony@E4610:~$ adb shell
shell@android:/ $ su
shell@android:/ #
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As you can see from the examples... It's quicker, shorter, and easier with standard sdk installed. When installed your not required to login (sudo) or to have to execute (./) and you don't need to point to its location. These are some of the elements that make it easier to use especially for noobz.

I don't use windows so I don't think I can do a write up on it unless it's something I remember from the past. Admittedly I do own a copy of windows 7 ultimate.

My goal with this guide was for beginners to have an easy to follow guide, to setup an easy to use environment on their PC's. I did see the standard guide at the top of your link, but it wasn't too beginner friendly.

Oh and I'll get back on using adb from anywhere.
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