Why is it saying module is missing when trying to set up SDK tools on Windows for Android Debug Bridge?

Trushar Kalarthi November 12, 2012
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After installing Android Debug Bridge SDK, it says missing entries “start server” and “kill timer.”

So when I connect my phone and open command prompt, it says “can’t start ADB services, specified module is missing.”

Which component is missing and how can I replenish that? Thanks!

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  1. Kannon Y
    November 15, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Hello Trushar, if your sole interest is obtaining ADB, I don't suggest installing the entire SDK Tools package because it's an extraordinarily large file and it's also quite complex.

    In truth you only need a few megabytes worth of files in order to achieve ADB and complete the root process (if that's what you're looking for).

    This guide uses a minimal number of files and, as a result, is quite simple to use. I find that simplicity also helps prevent mistakes. Hope this is of use to you!

  2. Drew Butler
    November 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Don't have time right now to go through finding a resolution to your issue but I wanted to point you to http://www.xda-developers.com/

    Pretty much anything Android is discussed on there and is my go to website when I have questions or a new device and want to check out device specific development information. I'm sure if you go on there and do a quick search you will find a thread that explains exactly how to overcome your issue. Anyways. g2g get ready for work. Hope this helps :)

    • Trushar Kalarthi
      November 13, 2012 at 3:29 am

      thankss for your timeee.......buck up

      • Anonymous
        November 13, 2012 at 5:43 am

        no problem

  3. susendeep dutta
    November 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

    You need to install additional modules required for your operations.For this,you can see the instructions in the link below which accomplish the task that you want to do -


    • Trushar Kalarthi
      November 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      hey thanks.......

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