Welcome to ADB HELL!

A coworker just pointed out something that really made my day. Apparently if you type “adb hell” opposed to “adb shell”, it will give you an adb shell with hellish colors:

Welcome to hell... ADB HELL!

Welcome to hell... ADB HELL!

Thanks Google, I always enjoy your humor πŸ™‚

For those interested, the code that does this can be found here: http://codesearch.google.com/codesearch/p?hl=en#2wSbThBwwIw/adb/commandline.c&l=848

Edit: Some people have been mentioning it didn’t work for them, so I found the commit so you know if you’ll have it or not. Thanks Daniel Sandler and Mike Lockwood for the Easter Egg!


  1. adb lolcat is another one I think. And I think I read somewhere its only on the android sdk for linux

  2. Excellent. I love it πŸ™‚
    Though it’s not easy to read all in red…

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