These are the instructions on how to install Fastboot and ADB drivers for OnePlus, Samsung, Nexus and other Android phones. You may find many guides on installing and setup 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 with snapshots that can be used with any Android phones or tablets. Whenever you want to connect your device with a PC, you’ll be required to have fastboot files and ADB drivers otherwise you’ll not be able to make a connection between your phone and computer or run the ADB commands to unlock boatloaders and flashing custom ROMs. This is a very easy and simple way to setup the ADB and fastboot drivers in a few minutes on a Windows-based PC.
Just an application will be required to run 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 in your PC, uninstall them from the Control Panel to avoid unexpected issues.
Steps To Setup ADB & 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 ADB and Fastboot drivers and follow all the steps to continue the driver installation.
Step No 3:- Once the installation is fully completed, 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. See the screenshot below:-
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 be appeared 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:- A message will display 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 install 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 with the PC and open a command window in your fastboot/adb folder (C:\adb\).
Step No 14:- Type and enter the following command and the list of attached devices will be shown. 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 setup ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC for OnePlus, Samsung, Nexus or any other Android device.