Want to setup / install ADB (Android Debug Bridge) for your Android powered smart phone? In this guide we take a look at the process: how to set up ADB/USB drivers on Android. To install ADB/USB for Android devices, follow the step by step guide given below:
- Download latest Android SDK [Download]
- Extract downloaded files to C drive. It will create a folder named AndroidSDK
- On your Android phone, go to Settings > Applications > Development and turn USB Debugging on.
- Plug your Android phone into the computer via USB while the phone is on. Drivers’ installation will begin (Windows).
- Open command prompt and execute following commands:
- cd AndroidSDKtools
- adb devices
- A serial number will pop up, that’s the serial number of your Android phone.
If a serial number doesn’t pop out, keep the phone plugged in and follow the procedure given below:
- Download USBDeview [Download]
- Open USBDeview and delete all the HTC drivers. (Tip: Sort files by manufacturer to easily locate all HTC drivers).
- After deleting all, unplug the phone from USB cable and plug it back in.
- Drivers installation will proceed, let it complete.
- After it completes confirm the driver installation, go to Device Manager and click “Android Phone”, go to “Hardware” tab and check the list of drivers for ADB under “Type”.
- If you cannot find ADB driver in “Hardware” tab, download and install it manually [Download Motorola Droid Drivers | Download Motorola CLIQ Drivers]
- After downloading go to Device Manager > Right Click Android Phone > Properties > Update Driver
- When it asks to specify a location of driver, click Browse, go to AndroidSDK folder and click USB driver folder and proceed.
- That’s it, your Android ADB driver should be installed now.
This way, you’ll be able to successfully setup ADB / USB drivers for Android powered devices including HTC EVO 4G, Google Nexus One, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S and other Android powered smartphones.