android-tools-adb - Android Debug Bridge CLI tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name android-tools-adb
Package version 4.2.2+git20130529
Package release 5.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 246 B
Download size 71.25 KB
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Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile tool that lets you manage the state
of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. It is a client-server
program that includes three components:
A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a
client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such
as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients.
A server, which runs as a background process on your development
machine.  The server manages communication between the client and the
adb daemon running on an emulator or device.
A daemon, which runs as a background process on each emulator or device


Package Version Architecture Repository
android-tools-adb_4.2.2+git20130529-5.1_i386.deb 4.2.2+git20130529 i386 Debian Main
android-tools-adb - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.0
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package android-tools-adb_4.2.2+git20130529-5.1_amd64.deb
Source Package android-tools

Install Howto

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




2014-11-24 - Hilko Bengen <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* add patch for CVE-2014-1909 (Closes: #770513)
2014-10-22 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-5) unstable; urgency=low
* use system group 'adb' for udev rules (Closes: #766399)
2014-10-21 - Hans-Christoph Steiner <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Hans-Christoph Steiner ]
* set "Android Tools" as Maintainer, add myself as Uploader, remove Marcin
* update udev rules (Closes: #690453, #754566)
* fix odd language in Description (Closes: #710785)
* fix missing word in adb Description (Closes: #745358)
* include AndroidConfig.h in builds (Closes: #700461)
* include bash completion rules for adb and fastboot
* fix build failure on ppc64el
[ Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan ]
* include man page for fastboot (Closes: #741967)
2013-07-23 - Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update my email address.
[ Hilko Bengen <> ]
* Fix previous local socket patch for adb
(Closes: #715238, #716996, #717525)
2013-07-04 - Hilko Bengen <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* adb: Use local socket by default (Closes: #694176)
2013-06-19 - Loïc Minier <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Misc fixes to adbd upstart job.
* Misc fixes to adbd env props support patch.
* Bump up Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
* Use canonical Vcs-Git format.
2013-06-19 - Loïc Minier <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130529-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop Architecture: linux-any field in the Source control stanza as that
breaks Launchpad and creates an useless delta with Ubuntu; drop it;
inspired from changes by Logan Rosen in 4.2.2+git20130218-3ubuntu1.
* Use uaccess in udev rules instead of deprecated udev-acl; thanks
Martin Pitt.
* Update udev rules to support more devices: 18d1:4e30 (fastboot on
maguro/toro), 18d1:4ee0 (fastboot on mako/manta) and 18d1:d002 (adb
recovery) and split rules in corresponding packages; from
4.2.2+git20130218-3ubuntu3; thanks Sergio Schvezov.
* Add Vcs-Git
* Drop bogus external/zlib include in makefiles.
* Rework the makefiles and build rules to use a builddir per component
we're building.  This paves the way to building adbd and adb out of the
same source, keeps the source tree clean and for some reason also fixes
* Various changes and patches to help with adbd build:
- Add patch to use glibc syscall() for reboot.
- Add patch to use linux/capability.h on linux systems.
- Add patch to fake Android init properties via env vars.
- Update create-snapshot script to pull more sources needed for adbd; pull
libhardware includes from libhardware repo and private filesystem and
capability includes from core repo.
- Add local makefile to build adbd
* On Ubuntu and derivatives, build adbd binary and corresponding package
with upstart job taken from Ubuntu package 4.2.2+git20130218-3ubuntu9;
this is disabled on Debian and derivatives because it's essentially a
security hole in the form of an unauthenticated remote root shell.
* New upstream snapshot 4.2.2+git20130529; this is mainly to pick up new
source files but also picks up a number of minor upstream fixes.
- Add build-dep on libcap-dev for sys/capability.h.
* Add patch adbd-use-user-shell from Ubuntu by Stéphane Graber to use the
running user's shell by default.
2013-03-21 - Loïc Minier <>
android-tools (4.2.2+git20130218-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Only build for linux hosts; adb / fastboot also lack an USB host
implementation for kFreeBSD and Hurd, and need a PATH_MAX on Hurd too.

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