A window should pop up whenever you plug your phone into your computer, asking for you to install the device. Select "browse my computer to install driver software" option. Follow the steps to update the driver and include the android_usb_windows in your search when given the check box.
These OS will install Android as a mass storage device. You must uninstall the driver and update to the android driver model.
1) Unplug all removable devices(thumb drive, sdcards, etc) beside the Android phone.
2) Locate "Device Manager", usually under "control panel"
3) Select "Universal Serial Bus Controllers"
4) Select USB Mass Storage Device.
Note: to check if you have the correct device, click on the details tab and select "compatible ids" under properties. There should be three items listed under value.
5) Select uninstall driver
6) Close the window. Now in device manager a new "Android Phone USB device" with a yellow! will appear... If not, Unplug your android device or select Action -> Scan.
Note: view optional steps below if you still have problem with the your windows automatically installing drivers.
7) Click on the "Android Phone USB device"
8) Select "browse my computer to driver software"
9) Under "search this location for driver", Browse for the location that you have unzip the android_usb_windows and select the corresponding folder for your system(AMD64 for 64bit systems or x86 for 32bit systems. Right click -> properties on "My Computer" to check which OS you have)
The driver is now installed and is ready to use. You can start the process of modding and tweaking using the How To All Guide Listing.
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1. Go to System under Control Pandel.
2. Click on Hardware Tab and Under "Device Installation" select “Never search windows update for drivers”, then OK.
3. Go to Enable debugging on your phone. (Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging).
4. Run USBDeview and remove all instances of Android Phone
5. Unplug your phone, and plug it in again.
7. Continue on step 7) above.
The driver is supported for all:
android usb driver windows 8 x64 & android usb driver windows 8 x86
driver android for win8 64 & driver android for win8 86
drivers android windows 7 x64 & drivers android windows 7 x86
driver android for win7 64 & driver android for win7 86
drivers android windows xp x64 & drivers android windows xp x86
driver android for winxp 64 & driver android for winxp 86
Note: Suggested - root
There are four basic ways to access command prompt: telnet, terminal, windows cmd, and recovery mode(alt x with recovery mod).
Here we will discuss how to use the windows cmd.exe.
1) Plug in the phone. Make sure you have the usb driver installed before moving on.
2) download android SDK and unzip to your computer(I will unzip to C:\SDK). I recommend downloading and using the installer_sdk.exe. Here I will use the zip for a more detailed explanation.
3) Open command prompt(press winkey + r, then type in cmd)
4) Navigate to the SDK tools folder in command prompt.
type - c:\SDK\android-sdk-windows-1.5_r3\tools
Note: For newer sdks, you need to be platform-tools folder instead of tools
5) type adb devices to see your phone connection.
Note: if no devices appear, make sure you correctly installed the driver.
6) type adb shell to enter an adb session
Now you are connected to your phone using "adb shell" and can perform any "adb" commands(such as adb pull, adb install, or adb shell)
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