How To

Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on Your PC For Android Devices

These are the instructions on how to setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC 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 your PC [Windows-based] in a few minutes.

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 on your PC:

1:- First, download the 15-second adb/fastboot installer from here on the desktop of your PC.

15 Second ADB Installer - Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on your PC

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.

3:- Once the installation fully completes, you will see fastboot/adb folder on your C drive (C:\adb).

4:- Next, configure the installed files and setup the drivers.

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.

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.

7:- Right-click on ADB Interface, as shown in the screenshot. Select update driver software.

8:- A new popup window will appear on the screen. Click on the “Browse my computer for driver software”

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.

10:- On the next screen click on the “Android Device” option. Click on the Next button.

10:- 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.

12:- You have properly installed / setup ADB and fastboot 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.

13:- Plug your device into the PC and open a command window in your fastboot/adb folder (C:\adb\).

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.

adb devices

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any questions or trouble while installing and set up ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC for OnePlus, Samsung, Nexus, or any other Android device.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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