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How To Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers

How To Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers
Written by Hassan Abbas

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.

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:


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

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 the 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 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.

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.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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