I'm a mac guy. Friendly as the guides posted here are, they're for Windows. I can usually make it work but I was getting stuck with trying to navigate adb with mac. It just doesn't work the same way. Here are the fruits of my labor: 1. Download the Android SDK for Macintosh (Intel) 2. Save it somewhere where you'll be able to find it 3. Open terminal and navigate to the location where you placed the SDK 4. Go one folder further into the \tools folder 5. Now you're in the folder with adb 6. In order to use it, you need to prefix the command with ./ 7. For example, where in the helpful Windows guide it says "adb shell", you type "./adb shell" Hope that saves someone some trouble.