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Android Tools on Ubuntu 12.10

Submitted by Nikolaus Polak on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:21
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If you are sometimes installing custom ROMs and/or debug over USB, you had to install the full Android SDK manually or add a PPA. Now, on Ubuntu 12.10 thats much easier: In the Ubuntu Software Center are the two most needed tools - search for "Android", click on "technical items" on the left lower corner, and install "android-tools-adb" and "android-tools-fastboot".

Even faster with terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot

The only thing missing are the udev-Rules, for my Android phones I created the file 80-my-android.rules ( $ sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/80-my-android.rules ) with following content:

SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0fce", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*", MODE="0777"

In about a month this is in the current stable Ubuntu Version - very nice, I think :-)

Note: When using this rules file, you can use fastboot and adb without "sudo" - I think thats safer, but thats an personal impression.

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