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Install OEM USB Drivers

If you are developing on Windows and want to connect a device for testing, then you need to install the appropriate USB driver. This page provides links to the web sites for several original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), where you can download the appropriate USB driver for your device.

If you're developing on Mac OS X or Linux, then you shouldn't need a USB driver. Instead read Using Hardware Devices.

To connect and debug with any of the Google Nexus devices using Windows, you need to install the Google USB driver. The one exception is the Galaxy Nexus: the driver for Galaxy Nexus is distributed by Samsung (listed as model GT-I9250TSGGEN).

Install 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. Then see Using Hardware Devices for other important information about using an Android device for development.

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 10

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 10 for the first time, do the following:

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer's USB port.
  2. From Windows Explorer, open Computer Management.
  3. In the Compputer Management left pane, select Device Manager.
  4. In the Device Manager right pane, locate and expand Portable Devices.
  5. In Portable Devices, right-click the name of the device you connected, and then select Update Driver Software.
  6. In the Hardware Update wizard, select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  7. Click Browse and then locate the USB driver folder. For example, the Google USB Driver is located in android_sdk\extras\google\usb_driver\.
  8. Click Next to install the driver.

Windows 7

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

  1. Connect your Android 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 and higher with the new driver:

  1. Connect your Android 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; uncheck 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, do the following:

  1. Connect your Android 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 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.

Get OEM Drivers

OEM Driver URL
Acer http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/mobile.html
alcatel one touch http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/global-en/support/
Asus http://support.asus.com/download/
Blackberry https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=4EE0932F46276313B51570F46266A608
Dell http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=anavml
Fujitsu http://www.fmworld.net/product/phone/sp/android/develop/
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://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/index.htm
Intel http://www.intel.com/software/android
Kyocera http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/support/phone_drivers.htm
Lenovo http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/GlobalProductSelector
LGE http://www.lg.com/us/support/software-firmware
Motorola https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481/
MTK http://online.mediatek.com/Public%20Documents/MTK_Android_USB_Driver.zip (ZIP download)
Oppo http://www.oppo.com/index.php?q=software/view&sw_id=631
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/
Sony Mobile Communications http://developer.sonymobile.com/downloads/drivers/
Toshiba http://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?docId=4001814
Xiaomi http://www.xiaomi.com/c/driver/index.html
ZTE http://support.zte.com.cn/support/news/NewsDetail.aspx?newsId=1000442
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