Install ADB/USB Drivers for Android devices

Installing ADB/USB Drivers on your Android phone is an easy task if you know your way around a device.

SDK installation

  1. First, you will need to setup the Android Software Development Kit downloaded from Google. For that, you have to first download the said file and then run the necessary executable to open it.
  2. Next: modify the directory to C partition, into the android-sdk directory and select the the Software Development Kit manager (SDK) afterwards.
  3. Step 3: opt for
    Android SDK Platform Tools
    Android SDK Tools
    Google USB Driver Package

    When you are done, tap on Continue.
  4. android-usbStep 4: you will see some instructions; your job is to follow them accordingly.
  5. Now click Settings, opt for Applications, select Development and tick the checkbox that’s next to USB Debugging (should your handset’s operating system be the Android 4.0 one, you need to tap on Settings, then Developer Options and tick the checkbox next to USB Debugging).
  6. For step 5 you have to connect the smartphone to your laptop and then launch the laptop’s File Explorer.
  7. Step 6: access the C partition then search the android-sdk directory into it.
  8. Step 7: when you find it, access the tools directory from the android-sdk then activate the Command line in Windows.
  9. For step number 9 you have to choose the option which says something similar with Open the command line here. Wait for
    c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\
    to come on-screen (if your comp sports Windows XP, you will need to open a Command Prompt like this: use the Start > Cmd method and tap on Enter; next enter
    cd c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\
    and click on Enter). Type
    adb devices
    using the Command line and hit Enter after every command.
  10. Step 10: wait until the device’s serial number appears. Should you not spot it anywhere, you are going to have to initiate the drivers installation process by hand. And with this last step, your Android device finally features ADB/USB Drivers.

How to install Fastboot

Now you can, if you want, install Fastboot. To do that, follow these few steps.

  1. The first of them tells you to download a folder you’ll find named as fastboot.exe online.
  2. Step number two: save it on the laptop you work with and then extract the archive from the previously created folder.
  3. When you finish with that, the third step needs you to do the following: move the fastboot.exe into the following location: the platform-tools directory belonging to the Android SDK.
  4. Finally, the fourth step wants you to enter fastboot commands via the Command line, as usual.
Posted In How To - By Catalin Nichita

  • Bart Fink

    “Next: modify the directory to C partition, into the android-sdk directory and select the the Software Development Kit manager (SDK) afterwards.”

    What the FUCK is that supposed to mean???

  • Bart Fink

    Actually I’ve been through this post a few times trying to get this stuff going on my galaxy tab 2 and I have to say this is possibly the worst attempt at a help file / tutorial I’ve ever seen in my more than 50 years on this planet. Please, young man, find yourself another hobby, preferably one that doesn’t involve explaining things to people. It’s clearly not your thing.

  • Oldnader

    HaHa! Bart Fink, you said it exactly right. I have brain damage from an accident. Where I have trouble figuring something out, I get a headache. Literally, for the past 4 days, I have come back to this, tried to follow the steps and about an hour later, quit with frustration. Today, after the above mentioned hour, I went back to read once more and saw your comment. Absolutely accurate. Thanks for the try Catalin, but after trying for at least 4 hours trying to follow yours, I’m off to google to try to find an understandable tutorial.

    Note: you are writing this to newbies, not experts. If this is the first time someone is doing this and you say, ”
    Finally, the fourth step wants you to “enter fastboot commands via the Command line, as usual.”,how are they supposted to know what the usual is?

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