How to Install ADB and Fastboot on OS X

Here is the quickest and easiest method for installing ADB and Fastboot on OS X. Just 2 minutes and you will have ADB and Fastboot installed and ready to use.

  • Open Terminal
  • Type/Paste the following

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh)

  • Press Enter

That is it. ADB and Fastboot will now install.

To uninstall:

  • Open Terminal
  • Type/Paste the following

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/uninstall.sh)

If you install Nexus Tools and running 'adb' or 'fastboot' does nothing, open Terminal and run this command to add it to your path variable:


The command line will download and install the script, detecting which version of your OS you are running and then install the appropriate tools.

If you get errors using the above install guide then use this alternate install method:

cd ~ && curl -s -o ./install.sh "http://github.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/raw/master/install.sh" -LOk && chmod +x ./install.sh && ./install.sh && rm ./install.sh

and uninstall with:

cd ~ && curl -s -o ./uninstall.sh "http://github.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/raw/master/uninstall.sh" -LOk && chmod +x ./uninstall.sh && ./uninstall.sh && rm ./uninstall.sh

If you are having issues with this you may want to follow the XDA thread

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