My device is stuck in bootloop and my USB debugging is disabled. When I type adb devices in CMD, it says adb is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file. Please help

  • You need to install adb first before you can run it.
    – adeen-s
    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:37
  • how can i install adb Jun 7, 2016 at 5:38
  • Check my other comment with the link to a previously asked question
    – adeen-s
    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:39
  • please give me the link of adb.I should dwonload it and install in pc Jun 7, 2016 at 5:43
  • Please take a look into our adb tag-wiki, @BenzJosuaESamson – what should get you started. You also will need the Windows drivers for your device. Still, all that will probably be useless if usb-debugging isn't activated and you don't have a custom recovery installed, as ADB won't be able to see your device. Check our boot-loop tag-wiki to first tackle your real issue, so you can enable USB Debugging.
    – Izzy
    Jun 7, 2016 at 6:02

2 Answers 2


ADB is only accessible from recovery or a booted phone. When stuck in bootloop, reboot into bootloader and use the fastboot.exe instead. Then enter fasboot reboot recovery and continue via ADB

  • That would require a custom recovery installed. Stock recovery doesn't support ADB. Plus, according to the error message given by OP, the issue here is rather OP hasn't installed ADB tools on the computer used.
    – Izzy
    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:58

If(custom ROM==true) { - go to recovery mode from boot loader - wipe data - wipe cache, delvik cache - reinstall a better rom } Else - reset factory settings from rm

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    That doesn't install the ADB tools on a computer :) Read the error message again (the adb executable isn't found on OP's computer).
    – Izzy
    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:59

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