Well I had some personal issues to deal with and kinda fell off my projects I was trying to get started/ finished. One of which was a java based gui installer with a bunch of extras for all os's.
Unfortunatly I haven't gotten far enough in my learning java book, lol, but I did update my script a little bit, tweaked a few spots..etc. It's still a bash script though =(
Note this should work with all current android phones (some new ones I need to add later though) It was also primarily for ubuntu based distros, gnome/kde doesn't matter. I did try to make a fedora / rpm system that worked too but I never got to testing it so it may not work. Ubuntu people will work just fine assuming your system is somewhat up to date. I made this on the lucid beta and final on lucid kubuntu. just so you know what to expect. Oh and don't worry about libs. if you are 32bit already your ok. If you are on a 64 bit system, it will check and auto download the 32bit libs for you.
First Install directions.
1. of course download the script.
2. plug in your phone with debugging on. (don't mount though)
3. run script: Make sure it's executable (chmod +x filename) and then to run just type: sudo ./scriptname.sh obviously scriptname.sh should be changed to the real file name.
Then watch it go!
it will autodownload the sdk, copy to the final dir, unzip, rename, add to global path, add a udev rule for usb based on your user login and phone id from what it reads at the start (which is why your phone has to be plugged in first), then it restarts udev and you should be golden.
4. unplug then replug the phone into the computer (just to make sure it's using the new usb dev rules)
5. try typing: adb devices or adb shell. It should automatically kick in saying starting adb server or deamon... you don't or shouldn't have to start it manually. If it didn't work you may have to reboot for the new Path and rules to take effect. then replug phone again and try adb once more.
Thats it! if you have issues just send an email or pm to me (email is in the program after it finishes, which is also my paypal if you wish to donate, not required, I'm just happy to help)
Your sdk folder is /usr/local/androidsdk (ie adb is in/usr/local/androidsdk/tools/adb)
PLEASE NOTE THAT USING THIS MEANS YOU AGREE TO ALL TERMS OF SERVICE BY GOOGLE FOR USING THIS SDK... putting that out there since I kinda by passed that stupid yes or no button. (hope I don't get into trouble, lol).
FILE DOWNLOADS HERE:
Mediafire link: linux_sdk_adb-installer_v2.sh
sendspace link: Download linux_sdk_adb-installer_v2.sh from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way
Enjoy! I hope to make this a more comprehensive installer once I get some more java knowledge under my belt.