Install ADB [Android Debug Bridge] and Device drivers

How-To

Install ADB [Android Debug Bridge] and Device drivers

We can say that Android is a well-known operating system which is running in  a good manners the most recognized companies who are using Android OS are Samsung, Motorola, HTC and LG and many more. If you are a user of Android device you must know about the importance of ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Here I am going to present you the step-by-step guide for this purpose.

“Here I’d like to say that the below steps considered risky you need to follow all the steps at your own risk we aren’t the responsible for any kind of damage”.

Installation Steps

Step 1

First of all download and install Java SE Software Development Kit (SDK). Be definite you download the package by clicking on first icon named Java Platform (JDK).

Step 2

After that download Android Software Development Kit (SDK) depending upon your OS and extract the zip content to your desktop.

Step 3

Now open the folder and then double-click on “SDK Manager”. From the packages to install list double-click on “USB Driver package, revision...

Step 4

You can choose to deselect all items except USB Package if you have slower internet download speed. Click “Install” and wait for the installation to finish.

Step 5

After that on your Android device go to:

Applications –> Settings –>Applications—> Development

Step 6

Turn ON “USB debugging” mode. And connect the android phone to PC by using the USB connection.

Step 7

Windows will start recognizing the device. You will then see a message “Device driver software was not successfully installed”. Clicking on the message will lead to another popup that says “SAMSUNG_Android” driver was not found. The message varies depending the Android model and brand. Ignore the message and click “Close”.

Step 8

Instead if you see “Device installed successfully”, jump to STEP:15‼

Step 9

Click “Start” –> right-click on “Computer”—> “Manage” (You need to have admin rights to do this on your PC). After that you need to expand the tree in left pane by clicking on System Tools –> Device Manager.

Step 10

In the right pane, expand “Other devices”. You will see a yellow exclamatory mark on the device icon. Right-click on it and select “Properties”. And just click on “Update Driver” button.

Step 11

Select “Browse my computer for driver software” and then select “Let me pick from list of device drivers on my computer”.

Step 12

Click “Next”—>“Have disk”, browse through and select “android_winusb” item as shown below.

Step 13

Click “Next”. Windows will confirm whether to update drivers. Go ahead and click “Yes”. And after that Windows should successfully finish the driver software for your android phone.

Step 14

You are done with ADB installation. To verify, connect android device to your computer and then “Start”—> right-click on “Computer”—> Manage.

In the left pane, click on “System Tools—> “Device Manager”.

That’s it…

If you want to install ADB for Mac you must click here and the credit goes to dskZONE for this effort.

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9 comments

  1. Andre

    February 23rd, 2013

    Thankssssssssssssssss a lot!!!! very helpfull!! Saved my life :D

    Reply
  2. Yehuda

    March 16th, 2013

    hi,
    I am using win 8 and encountered 2 problems :
    1. could not find Other devices.
    2. could not find the android_winusb
    thx.

    Reply
  3. Sinan

    April 26th, 2013

    Dude, you’ve done a great favor

    Reply
  4. Sandra

    June 9th, 2013

    Thank you so much!!!!! Now i can upgrade from froyo to higher versions. You are a GENIUS!

    Reply
  5. Vineet

    July 2nd, 2013

    i’ve installed sdk 64 bit but i have compaq presario cq60 which is 32 bit…so plz lemme noe whether it would work or not??

    Reply
  6. nick

    January 9th, 2014

    if ur device is 32 bit do not install a 64 bit os on it . a 64 bit uses more registry tan a 32 bit processor can handle. u can install 32bit on a 64bit devise because it has more registry than needed.

    Reply

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