How to install Google ADB Driver Manually

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These are instructions on how to manually install the Google ADB Driver on Windows Computer (including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10).

Manually install Google ADB Driver

  1. Download and extract Google ADB Driver on your Windows Computer.
  2. USB Logo

  3. Now, On using your Computer Keyboard Press Win + R key to launch Run Command.
  4. Windows Run

  5. Once, the run command is launched, Type devmgmt.msc and Click on OK Button to launch Device Manager.
  6. Windows Run devmgmt

  7. Once, Device Manager is Launched, Click on your Computer Name.
  8. select computer name device manager

  9. Now, Click on Action Menu and Select Add Legacy Hardware.
  10. add legacy hardware devie manager

  11. In the Add Hardware Wizard > Click on Next to Continue.
  12. device manager next

  13. Now, Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) and click on Next to Continue.
  14. device manager install hardware

  15. Now, under Common hardware types > select on show all devices and click Next to continue.
  16. device manager show all device

  17. Now, click on Have Disk and using the browse button locate the extracted Google ADB Driver (android_winusb.inf) that you have downloaded in Step#1.
  18. device manager have disk

    device manager browse

    device manager select adb driver

  19. Once, your driver is listed in the blank area, click on Next to continue.
  20. device manager adb driver listed

  21. Now, again Click on Next to continue.
  22. device manager adb hardware install

  23. Lastly, Click to finish the button to close the Add Hardware Wizard.
  24. device manager adb driver complete

    device manager adb driver installed

    Above, you can see the ADB Driver is installed and listed in the Device Manager. Now, Restart the computer and you will be able to connect almost all the Android devices to the Windows Computer without facing any issue.


[*] You need to enable USB debugging on your Android Device to connect your device to the Computer. You can Enable USB Debugging on your Android device from the Settings > Developer Optionss.

[*] Google ADB driver is a Universal Driver which supports almost all the Android Device in the market.

[*] Credits: ADB Driver is officially provided by Google Inc. So Full credit goes to the Google Android Team for providing the Driver for free.