Install ADB drivers (32 bit or 64 bit) on windows 10, windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1, windows XP and Vista operating system. Download Latest ADB and Fastboot SDK Platform Tools and setup Android USB drivers, fastboot drivers, Universal ADB Interface drivers and OEM USB drivers for Windows OS. Fix ADB not recognized, device not found error using our easy steps guide. In this guide we’ll manually install ADB drivers using four methods: 15 seconds ADB Installer, Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool, ADB Driver Installer and SDK Platform tools.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

What is ADB?

Android Debug Bridge or ADB is a client server program that lets you communicate with a device. ADB is a part of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and is made up of three components: a client, a server and a daemon. A client is the one which runs on your development machine and sends command. Whereas a daemon is the one which runs as a background process on your android device. And lastly the communication between the client and daemon is managed by a Server. This communication is most often done over a USB cable, but WiFi connections are also supported.

ADB can control your Android device over USB from a computer, transfer files, install apps, uninstall apps, run powerful shell commands etc. As long as debugging mode is enabled on your Android device, you can send ADB commands from computer. The ADB commands can even work when your Android device is booted into recovery mode. And the best part is that your device doesn’t even need to be rooted for the ADB commands to work.

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Whats is Fastboot?

Fastboot is a protocol that can be used to update flash file system in Android devices. This tool works as an alternative to the recovery mode for implementing updates and installations. When your device is booted in fastboot mode, you can easily modify the file system images from PC over a USB connection.

Not all phones have a fastboot mode that the user can access. For few phones like Nexus, fastboot is turned on by default by developers. In this guide, we’ll discuss a step by step procedure on how to install ADB drivers on Windows. The guide given below is applicable for every Android device including Samsung, Google, Sony, Motorola, Lenovo, One Plus, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, LG, HTC, Nokia, Xiaomi, etc.

Prerequisites:

  • Make sure that your Android device is connected to PC using USB cable.
  • Also enable USB debugging mode on your phone. For doing so, go to Menu » Settings » System » Advanced » Developer options » USB debugging. If you can’t see Developer option then go to Settings » System » About Phone and tap the Build number 7 times. This will make the Developers option appear in the Settings menu.
  • Install latest mobile USB drivers on your PC. Refer:
  1. Download latest USB Drivers for any Android phone.

How to Install ADB Drivers on Windows OS

Follow the instructions given below to manually install ADB and fastboot drivers on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 32 bit or 64 bit operating system. If you face any problem, then confirm latest mobile drivers are installed on your computer or not.

Method 1: Using 15 seconds ADB Installer

Developed by Snoop05, this is an all in one ADB installer tool for Android. As its name suggest, this tool installs ADB, fastboot and Google drivers on your computer within 15 seconds. All you need to do is launch this tool on your PC and follow the instructions given.

Downloads:

  1. Download 15 seconds ADB Installer.

Procedure:

Step 1: Download and extract 15 seconds ADB Installer on your PC.

Step 2: Launch the 15 seconds ADB Installer.

Step 3: To install ADB and fastboot, type Y and press enter key.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Step 4: Then to install ADB System wide, again type Y and press enter.

Step 5: Now it’ll ask to install device drivers. Again type Y and press enter.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Step 6: This will launch the Device driver installation wizard. Press next to install the device drivers.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

That’s it! You’ve successfully installed ADB drivers using 15 seconds ADB Installer.

Method 2: Using Minimal ADB and Fastboot Setup wizard

Shimp208, a recognized contributor from XDA developers has compiled this setup wizard. Its main purpose is to install ADB drivers without having to enter any keys like in previous method. The total installation of Minimal ADB and Fastboot is around 2 MB in size,thus making it very lightweight.

Downloads:

  1. Download Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool.

Procedure:

Step 1: Download and Extract Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool on your PC.

Step 2: Launch it by giving Administrator privileges.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Installation Setup wizard will open as given below.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Step 3: Read out the instructions and click Next to continue.

Step 4: Click on Install option to begin the installation process.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

As soon as you click on Install, the Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation process will start.

Within few seconds, the Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers will be successfully installed on your computer.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Method 3: Using ADB Driver Installer

ADB Driver Installer provides Universal Android ADB USB compatible drivers for Windows operating system.

Downloads:

  1. Download ADB Driver Installer.

Procedure:

Step 1: Download and Extract ADB Driver Installer on your computer.

Step 2: Then right click and run it as Administrator.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Note: Ensure that your Android device is connected to PC with USB debugging enabled.

As soon as you launch the ADB Driver Installer, the following screen will appear:

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

The device status shows that the drivers are incorrectly installed. So we need to fix this.

Step 3: For that click on the Install option. This will begin the installation of ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Step 4: If you are prompted Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software, select Install this driver software anyway option.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

This will start the installation of Universal Android USB driver.

Within few seconds, the installation will complete with a successful message.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Method 4: Using SDK Platform tools

Downloads:

  1. Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip

Procedure:

Step 1: Download and Extract the SDK Platform tools zip file on your PC.

After extracting you’ll get a folder named Platform tools.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Step 2: Move this folder to an easily accessible folder such as C:\adb.

Step 3: In that folder, open cmd window.

For doing so, hold Shift button and right mouse click anywhere in that folder. You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option. This will launch the command prompt window as given below.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Note: Ensure that your Android device is connected to PC with USB debugging enabled.

Step 4: To confirm the proper installation of ADB drivers, type the following command and press enter key.

adb devices

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

As soon as you press enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with some random numbers. This will confirm the successful connection of your device with PC using ADB drivers.

How to Install ADB drivers on Windows

Note: If such thing doesn’t happen, then install mobile drivers, enable USB debugging mode and try again. If the problem still persists, try changing USB cable or even the USB port.

Awesome! You’ve successfully installed the latest ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer.

If you come across any difficulty or have any issue with the above given tutorial, then kindly comment below. I’ll be glad to help you out.

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