OEM USB Drivers

If you are developing on Windows and would like to connect an Android-powered device to test your applications, then you need to install the appropriate USB driver. This document provides links to the web sites for several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), where you can download the appropriate USB driver for your device. However, this list is not exhaustive for all available Android-powered devices.

If you're developing on Mac OS X or Linux, then you probably don't need to install a USB driver. To start developing with your device, read Using Hardware Devices.

The Google USB Driver is required for Windows only in order to perform adb debugging with any of the Google Nexus devices. The one exception is the Galaxy Nexus: the driver for Galaxy Nexus is distributed by Samsung (listed as model GT-I9250TSGGEN).

Installing a USB Driver

First, find the appropriate driver for your device from the OEM drivers table below.

Once you've downloaded your USB driver, follow the instructions below to install or upgrade the driver, based on your version of Windows and whether you're installing for the first time or upgrading an existing driver.

Tip: When you finish the USB driver installation, see Using Hardware Devices for other important information about using an Android-powered device for development.

  1. Windows 7
  2. Windows Vista

Caution: You may make changes to android_winusb.inf file found inside usb_driver\ (for example, to add support for other devices), however, this will lead to security warnings when you install or upgrade the driver. Making any other changes to the driver files may break the installation process.

Windows 7

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 7 for the first time:

  1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
  2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  3. Select Devices in the left pane.
  4. Locate and expand Other device in the right pane.
  5. Right-click the device name (such as Nexus S) and select Update Driver Software. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  6. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  7. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.)
  8. Click Next to install the driver.

Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows 7 with the new driver:

  1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
  2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  3. Select Device Manager in the left pane of the Computer Management window.
  4. Locate and expand Android Phone in the right pane.
  5. Right-click on Android Composite ADB Interface and select Update Driver. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  6. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  7. Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
  8. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.)
  9. Click Next to upgrade the driver.

Windows Vista

To install the Android USB driver on Windows Vista for the first time:

  1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port. Windows will detect the device and launch the Found New Hardware wizard.
  2. Select Locate and install driver software.
  3. Select Don't search online.
  4. Select I don't have the disk. Show me other options.
  5. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.) As long as you specified the exact location of the installation package, you may leave Include subfolders checked or unchecked—it doesn't matter.
  7. Click Next. Vista may prompt you to confirm the privilege elevation required for driver installation. Confirm it.
  8. When Vista asks if you'd like to install the Google ADB Interface device, click Install to install the driver.

Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows Vista with the new driver:

  1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
  2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  3. Select Device Manager in the left pane.
  4. Locate and expand ADB Interface in the right pane.
  5. Right-click on Android Composite ADB Interface, and select Update Driver Software.
  6. When Vista starts updating the driver, a prompt will ask how you want to search for the driver software. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.) As long as you specified the exact location of the installation package, you may leave Include subfolders checked or unchecked—it doesn't matter.
  8. Click Next. Vista might prompt you to confirm the privilege elevation required for driver installation. Confirm it.
  9. When Vista asks if you'd like to install the Google ADB Interface device, click Install to upgrade the driver.

OEM Drivers

OEM Driver URL
Acer http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/mobile.html
alcatel one touch http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/support/faq/usbdriver.html
Asus http://support.asus.com/download/
Dell http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=anavml
Foxconn http://drivers.cmcs.com.tw/
Fujitsu http://www.fmworld.net/product/phone/sp/android/develop/
Garmin-Asus https://www.garminasus.com/en_US/support/pcsync/
Hisense http://app.hismarttv.com/dss/resourcecontent.do?method=viewResourceDetail&resourceId=16&type=5
HTC http://www.htc.com
Click on the support tab to select your products/device. Different regions will have different links.
Huawei http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/downloadCenter.do?method=index
Intel http://www.intel.com/software/android
KT Tech http://www.kttech.co.kr/cscenter/download05.asp for EV-S100 (Take)
Kyocera http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/support/phone_drivers.htm
Lenovo http://developer.lenovomm.com/developer/download.jsp
LGE http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/mobile-support/mobile-lg-mobile-phone-support.jsp
Motorola http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/USB_Drivers/
MTK http://online.mediatek.com/Public%20Documents/MTK_Android_USB_Driver.zip
Oppo http://www.oppo.com/index.php?q=software/view&sw_id=631
Pantech http://www.isky.co.kr/cs/software/software.sky?fromUrl=index
Pegatron http://www.pegatroncorp.com/download/New_Duke_PC_Driver_0705.zip (ZIP download)
Samsung http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads
Sharp http://k-tai.sharp.co.jp/support/
SK Telesys http://www.sk-w.com/service/wDownload/wDownload.jsp
Sony Mobile Communications http://developer.sonymobile.com/downloads/drivers/
Teleepoch http://www.teleepoch.com/android.html
Toshiba http://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?docId=4001814
Yulong Coolpad http://www.yulong.com/product/product/product/downloadList.html#downListUL
Xiaomi http://www.xiaomi.com/c/driver/index.html
ZTE http://support.zte.com.cn/support/news/NewsDetail.aspx?newsId=1000442