adb - Android Debug Bridge

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename adb_8.1.0+r23-5_i386.deb
Package name adb
Package version 8.1.0+r23
Package release 5
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category devel
License -
Maintainer Android Tools Maintainers <>
Download size 103.92 KB
Installed size 270.00 KB
A versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with an emulator
instance or connected Android-powered device.
This package recommends "android-sdk-platform-tools-common" which contains
the udev rules for Android devices. Without this package, adb and fastboot need
to be running with root permission.


Package Version Architecture Repository
adb_8.1.0+r23-5_amd64.deb 8.1.0+r23 amd64 Debian Main
adb - - -


Name Value
android-libadb = 1:8.1.0+r23-5
android-libbase -
libc6 >= 2.28
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libstdc++6 >= 6


Name Value
android-tools-adb -


Name Value
android-tools-adb << 6.0~


Type URL
Binary Package adb_8.1.0+r23-5_i386.deb
Source Package android-platform-system-core

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install adb deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install adb




2019-03-18 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Depends: android-platform-system-core-headers for symlinked headers
(Closes: #924159)
* fastboot Recommends: android-sdk-platform-tools for mke2fs
(Closes: #924591)
* add lintian-overrides for test data .so binaries
2018-12-01 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use my Debian account in Uploaders
* stdatomic.patch: Expose more symbols (Closes: #914685)
* ENODATA-BSD.patch: Fix FTBFS on kFreeBSD
2018-11-15 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply `-UDEBUG` to all compilations. This was spotted during my
investigation into AOSP's build system.
* Turn #error into exceptions on an unknown OS so the package can be built on
non-Linux platforms as well, such as GNU hurd and FreeBSD.
* Do not build C programs with a C++ compiler.
* Move all debhelper plugins out of Build-Depends-Arch (Closes: #913144)
* Rewrite stdatomic.patch so that it becomes self-contained.
2018-11-01 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move all Build-Depends to Build-Depends-Arch for there are several arch:all
packages after all
* Enable the following components to build on all architectures:
* android-sdk-libsparse-utils
* libbase
* libcutils
* liblog
* libsparse
* New packages for libnativebridge and libnativeloader as <!stage1> components
2018-10-22 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Full upload (with fastboot) (Closes: #911262)
* Remove unused build-dependencies after investigating fastboot:
* libext4_utils
* libselinux
* libsepol
* librt
* libdl
* Annotate with `Multi-Arch: foreign`:
* android-sdk-libsparse-utils
* adb
* fastboot
2018-10-17 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-1~stage1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Release to unstable
* Fix build failure with latest glibc 2.28 (thanks to Dimitri John Ledkov)
* Break all versions of android-tools-fsutils as it's fully replaced now
* img2simg as a transitional packages now breaks no package
* Break the correct version of android-tools-mkbootimg
* (Next time we should make it like XXX~stage1+3)
2018-09-22 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-1~stage1.2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Remove android-libadb-dev from MIPS. This finally fixes the FTBFS on MIPS.
2018-09-18 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-1~stage1.1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Do not build anything depending on BoringSSL when building on MIPS
* Do not build-depend on Pandoc or libusb when building on MIPS
* Standards-Version => 4.2.1
* libadb: Link against libatomic so that the build won't fail on armel
2018-08-12 - Kai-Chung Yan <>
android-platform-system-core (1:8.1.0+r23-1~stage1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Fix FTBFS with GCC-7 (Closes: #853310)
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 4.1.5
* Drop MIPS support on ADB because of BoringSSL
* Upgrade to debhelper 11
* New package `mkbootimg` replacing `android-tools-mkbootimg`
[ Hans-Christoph Steiner ]
* Update bash completion
* Remove repeated phrase from adb man page (Closes: #881349)
* Switch to Salsa
[ Umang Parmar]
* New upstream release
* Stage 1 release (without fastboot)
* New binary packages for libcrypto_utils
[ Saif Abdul Cassim ]
* Fix FTCBFS thanks to Helmut Grohne (Closes: #852734)
* New package android-sdk-libsparse-utils providing / replacing:
* append2simg
* img2simg
* simg_dump
* simg2img
* simg2simg
* Available on x86, ARM, MIPS (Closes: #895601)

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