These are the instructions on how to setup ADB and Fastboot drivers for OnePlus, Samsung, Nexus and other Android phones. You may find many guides on installing and set up ADB drivers on a Windows-based PC but yet a lot of users are confused and has some issues. Here, we have a complete guide which you can use for any Android phones or tablets. Whenever you want to connect your device with a PC, you’ll need to have fastboot files and ADB drivers, otherwise, it’s not possible to make a connection between your phone and computer or run the ADB commands to unlock bootloaders and flashing custom ROMs. This is a very easy and simple way to setup ADB and fastboot drivers in a few minutes on a Windows-based PC.
How To Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers:
All you need to run an application on a PC and make a few changes on your Device Manager, that’s all. Before proceeding to the installation guide, remove/uninstall any existing Android drivers or if you have older Google USB Driver pre-installed on your PC, uninstall them from the Control Panel to avoid unexpected issues.
Steps To Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers For Any Android Device:
Step No 1:- First, download the 15-second adb/fastboot installer from here on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Run the file on your PC and press Y/Yes to install or setup ADB and Fastboot driver. Follow all the steps to continue the driver installation.
Step No 3:- Once the installation fully completes, you will see fastboot/adb folder on your C drive (C:\adb).
Step No 4:- Next, configure the installed files and setup the drivers.
Step No 5:- Navigate to Settings > Developer Options to USB Debugging Mode. If you are unable to see the Developer Options then go to Settings > About Phone and tap on Build Number a few (7 times) until you’ve enabled Developer Options, once the Developer Options displayed, Enable Android Debugging / USB Debugging mode.
Step No 6:- Plug your phone to the PC using its USB data cable and open Device Manager and look for your phone. You can find your phone under Portable Devices as Other Devices, your phone model number, ADB Interface or Android etc.
Step No 7:- Right-click on ADB Interface, as shown in the screenshot. Select update driver software.
Step No 8:- A new popup windows will appear on the screen. Click on the “Browse my computer for driver software”
Step No 9:- On the next screen, click on the “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” and click on the next button.
Step No 10:- On the next screen click on the “Android Device” option. Click on Next button.
Step No 11:- You’ll see a message on the next screen that all the ADB drivers are installed on your windows. Now choose the “Android ADB Interface” and click on the next button.
Step No 12:- You have properly installed ADB Drivers on your PC. To verify that either the drivers are working or not, navigate to the ADB folder on your C Drive which the installer created.
Step No 13:- Plug your device into the PC and open a command window in your fastboot/adb folder (C:\adb\).
Step No 14:- Type and enter the following command to see the list of attached devices. It means that you have properly installed drivers on your PC and the device is successfully connected now.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing and set up ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC for OnePlus, Samsung, Nexus or any other Android device.