After setting up connections of Blade 3, you can log in to it on Windows, macOS, or Ubuntu using Android Debug Bridge (ADB), a serial communication tool, or via SSH.
ADB is a command-line tool that enables a variety of functions, such as tracking system logs, uploading files and downloading files.
This document describes how to log in to Blade 3 using ADB. For details about login using a serial communication tool and via SSH, refer to the following documents:
- A Blade 3 board
- A computer: Windows, macOS, or Ubuntu
- A USB-C cable
- A power adapter with a USB-C connector at one end that supports USB PD 2.0
Step 1. Connect hardware
Connect one end of the USB cable to Blade 3’s USB port that is away from the corner and the other end to the computer.
Step 2. Install ADB
Install ADB according to the operating system running on your computer.
2. Press Windows+R open Run. Then enter sysdm.cpl and press Enter.
3. Choose Advanced > Environment Variables > System Variables > Path.
4. Create a directory C:\adb\platform-tools under Path.
1. (Optional) Install Homebrew if it is not installed yet by running the following command:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
2. Install ADB by running the following command:
brew install android-platform-tools
sudo apt update
sudo apt install android-tools-adb
Step 3. Verify ADB connection status
Run either of the following ADB commands to verify whether the ADB connection is successful:
List of devices attached
Other ADB commands
adb devices and
adb shell, you can interact with Blade 3 through ADB by running other ADB commands, such as
adb pull, and
You can copy files from a local computer to Blade 3 by running this command. The format is as follows:
adb push <local> <remote>
adb push /Users/mia/Documents/test_1.txt /home/mixtile
This copies the test_1.txt file from a local computer to the mixtile folder of Blade 3.
You can copy files from Blade 3 to a local computer by running this command. The format is as follows:
adb pull <remote> <local>
adb pull /home/mixtile/test_2.txt /Users/mia/Downloads
This copies the test_2.txt file from Blade 3 to the Downloads folder of a local computer.
You can remotely reboot Blade 3 by running this command.
When upgrading the firmware of Blade 3, you can enable it to enter Loader mode by adding the
adb reboot loader
For details about upgrading the firmware of Blade 3 in Loader mode, see Upgrade firmware in Loader mode.