How To Install OTA / Sideload ROMs and Mods on Android

Sideload ROMs and Mods on Android

How To Install OTA / Sideload ROMs and Mods on Android

With the Android Jelly Bean update, ADB has a new mode called “ADB sideload.” This mode lets you install apps and files from a computer directly onto your Android phone or tablet. For the uninitiated: ADB allows the user to monitor a bridged connection between a PC and an Android device.

You can install mods and applications to your smartphone using the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool. This will make your smartphone more powerful and versatile. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a tool that you can use to run commands on your Android smartphone.

Android devices can be modified by installing unofficial updates or files (known as ROMs or mods). This is done using a process called ADB sideload. ADB is short for “Android Debug Bridge,” and is a tool that Android developers use to manage devices and apps.

The cable connects your Android device to your computer so that you can easily share data between them.

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Command Line is a very flexible tool that can help you upgrade your device and install important applications when you need them. You need to remember to turn on the USD debug option if you want to use this tool.

The Developer Options are located in the Android settings on your device. This is where you can change some settings that affect how your device works. The port on your computer can be accessed by Android devices by using the ADB interface. This is done using USB debugging.

If your device is “bricked,” that means there is no way to load a ROM (operating system) on it. However, you can still use ADB sideload to do some powerful things. Those who have rooted their device or are familiar with ADB (Android Development Bundle) may already be aware of its applications. Jumping is a great way to get exercise and stay healthy. The author is talking about how jumping can help us to exercise and stay healthy.

Sideload ROMs and Mods on Android

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What is ADB sideload?

Android Jelly Bean includes a more powerful version of the ADB command line, which can be used to install apps from outside of the official Android app store. Keep in mind that ADB sideload is distinct from ADB, which allows you to install a zip file on your Android smartphone.

ADB sideload is a way to install apps or updates without having to go through the Google Play store. Some Android users find it useful, while others don’t find it very useful. Sideloading (downloading and installing programs on your Android phone or tablet) can be done using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). This is a tool that allows you to connect your Android device to your computer, and then use it to download and install programs.

Installing ROMs on a device with only internal memory can be helpful.

Advantages of ADB Sideload

any Android mobile device’s content can be optimized. To push ROM installation on your device, use ADB sideloading. You can root your device and unlock the bootloader with the aid of ADB. Your phone can be repaired and debugged with the aid of ADB. Multiple commands can be executed at once. For pulling files, installing apps, logging into the device’s shell, etc., you can use ADB sideload commands.

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Pre-Requisites

  • Make sure to take a complete backup of your Android phone.
  • Charge your device at least 60%.
  • Activate the Developer Option.  To do this:
    – Go to Settings>>About Phone>>tap on the Build Number 7 times till you see a toast message “You are now a developer”.

Pre-Requisites

Enable USB Debugging:
– To do that again head to Settings>>Developer Options>>enable USB Debugging

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Setup ADB and Fastboot:

Setting up ADB and Fastboot appears to be quite simple. Because ADB and Fastboot are both included in the Android SDK package, you only need to download the kit (which is over 500 MB) and then set up path variables, or you can use the methods described below to install ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows and Mac OS. But first, keep in mind that you must enter your device into USB debugging mode, but first, you must enable the developer option. If you simply skip this step, your PC may fail to recognize your device.

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How to Sideload Zip file using ADB Sideload (Mods)?

To begin, make sure that Developer Options and USB Debugging are enabled on your phone. Download and extract the ADB and Fastboot tools to your computer.

Now, using a USB cable, connect your phone to the computer. Open the CMD or command prompt by pressing Shift + Right-click in the same folder where you extracted the ADB and Fastboot Tools contents.

Sideload Zip file using ADB Sideload (Mods)

Type in the below commands in the CMD and press Enter;

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  1. adb devices
  2. Your phone will be prompted to enable USB Debugging. Press OK.
  3. Reboot your device to the recovery mode with the help of the below app:
    [googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jc.rebootmanager”]
  4. Under recovery mode, open ADB sideload option:
    – If you are in TWRP Recovery then go to Advanced> ADB Sideload.
    – If you are in CVM Recovery then go to Install> Install Zip from Sideload.
  5. On your PC, move the ADB file that you want to sideload to your device.
  6. Execute the below command:
    adb sideload Filename.zip

    (in place of “filename” the name of the ADB file you wish to sideload will be present)

  7. Wait for the installation to complete.
  8. That’s it!

2. How to Manually Install OTA update?

  1. Download the OTA file to your PC.
  2. Download and extract the contents of the ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC.
  3. Open the CMD or command prompt by pressing the Shift + Right-click combination on the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the ADB and Fastboot Tools.
  4. Reboot your phone into recovery mode.
  5. Type in the below commands in the CMD and press Enter;
    adb devices
  6. Your phone will be prompted to enable USB Debugging. Press OK.
  7. Now execute the below command:
    adb reboot recovery
  8. Now in recovery, select the option ‘adb sideload‘ or ‘apply update from adb‘.

That’s it!

How to ADB Sideload using TWRP Recovery?

  1. Download the OTA file to your PC.
  2. Download and extract the contents of the ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC.
  3. Open the CMD or command prompt by pressing the Shift + Right-click combination on the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the ADB and Fastboot Tools.
  4. Reboot your phone into the TWRP recovery mode.
  5. On TWRP, head over to Advanced>>ADB Sideload.
  6. Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  7. Type in the command below:
    adb sideload Filename.zip

    (in place of “filename” the name of the ADB file you wish to sideload will be present)

  8. Reboot your phone.
  9. That’s it!

How to Install Custom ROM using the TWRP Sideload method.

To install a custom ROM on your phone, you can use the same procedure as the other methods.

  1. Download the custom ROM file to your PC.
  2. Download and extract the contents of the ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC.
  3. Open the CMD or command prompt by pressing the Shift + Right-click combination on the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the ADB and Fastboot Tools.
  4. Reboot your phone into the TWRP recovery mode.
  5. On TWRP, head over to Advanced>>ADB Sideload.
  6. Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  7. Type in the command below:
    adb sideload Filename.zip

    (in place of “filename” the name of the ADB file you wish to sideload will be present)

  8. Reboot your phone.
  9. That’s it!

Conclusion

I’m finished with this post. I hope you have a nice day. We hope you had fun reading this post about the ADB sideload method. In it, we explained everything you need to know in order to sideload apps on your Android device. If you have any problems with the steps we’ve outlined, please let us know in the comments.

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