Android USB drivers for your PC

where can i get the driver

by Alex Gustman

Updated: February 17, 2022

For your Android device to work correctly with particular programs or in a certain mode, you need to install drivers on your computer. In this article, you will find out where to download drivers for different devices.

Where can I download USB drivers?

Usually, the manufacturers of Android devices publish drivers on their official websites. You only need to open the website of the manufacturer of your phone or tablet, find the Support bar, select your device model, and then you can download drivers. We showed here in detail where to download drivers for Android phones of specific brands. Find the subtitle with the name of your phone in the article and follow the instructions.

Sometimes manufacturing companies embed drivers in the memory of the phone or tablet. In this case, when you connect the Android device to the PC, the driver for it is installed automatically. Sometimes, a folder with the driver is opened for manual installation. Much more rarely, you can find the appropriate driver on the disc in the package. For now, this practice is absent in most companies, except for some Chinese electronics manufacturers.

This article describes where to download Android USB drivers for your PC. Also, here you will find recommendations about what you should consider when searching for drivers for your phone or tablet. If you can’t find a USB driver for your device, write about your problem in the comments, and we will help you find it.

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How do you upload an Android USB driver into the hard drive disk of your computer?

The driver must be found on the internet. Most manufacturers allow you to download the driver from their official website. The driver also often comes with the device, e.g. on a CD. To copy the driver from the disc, you need to insert the disc in the drive of your computer or laptop. Sometimes manufacturers put the driver in the memory of a device, e.g. a phone. To do this, connect your smartphone in USB mass storage mode to your computer and copy the driver to a folder on your PC.

FAQ

How can I install USB driver from PC to Android?

The installation package must be started, optionally specifying the folder in which the driver is to be installed. Most drivers are normally packaged in an archive, so need to be unpacked before installation.

How do I install a USB driver on my PC?

You must find out the manufacturer of the device. Then visit the official website and download the drivers. Alternatively, download the drivers from another source. Then unzip the archive, if the drivers are packed, and then run the installation and follow the installer’s instructions.

What is a USB driver for Android?

Software required for the mobile device to communicate with a computer over a USB connection. The driver is required to identify the device in software to install updates, a new version of the system or recovery. You do not need to install a driver to exchange files via USB.

Can I download drivers on my phone for my PC?

Yes. You can load the driver into the memory of the mobile device. Then connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable and copy the driver from the phone memory to the PC.

Is ADB driver Safe?

Yes. Using ADB is safe as long as you do not perform any accidental actions, and as long as you do all actions from your personal computer.

What is an ADB driver?

ADB driver is the software required to communicate with an Android device. ADB is mainly used by system or app developers to track all kinds of software errors.

How do I fix USB device not recognized?

The problem is solved by installing a driver. Identify the connected device by its serial number or a marking on the casing. Then find the official website, download and install the driver for the device.

How do I reinstall USB drivers on Windows 10?

The previously installed driver must be completely uninstalled in “Device Manager” or the driver installer. Then reinstall the required driver. The drivers can also be reinstalled and updated in the driver installer.

How do I find my USB drivers?

The USB driver is usually included on the disc. You can also find the current version of the driver on the manufacturer’s official website.

Does Android have device drivers?

No, there are no device drivers in Android. All necessary drivers are included in the system kernel.

How do I fix my USB device not recognized android?

The driver must be installed or reinstalled. After the installation operation and software update, the computer must be restarted.

How do I install USB drivers on my phone?

Download and install the driver on your computer. All necessary drivers are available on the manufacturer’s official website, as well as on the enclosed CD.

How do I download a MTP USB driver?

Find the appropriate driver on the Internet.

How do I find my USB drivers on Windows 10?

In the Device Manager, under “Portable devices”.

Conclusion

Some manufacturers, such as Motorola, release a universal program for all brand devices. Therefore, it is not necessary to additionally download drivers for a new smartphone, provided that the connected device is not new. If you have purchased a new model, you may need to update the drivers.

We have drivers for Motorola devices for 32 or 64 bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, as well as Mac OS X 10.5.8 – 10.10 available for download:

Some manufacturers, such as Motorola, release a universal program for all brand devices. Therefore, it is not necessary to additionally download drivers for a new smartphone, provided that the connected device is not new. If you have purchased a new model, you may need to update the drivers.

We have drivers for Motorola devices for 32 or 64 bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, as well as Mac OS X 10.5.8 – 10.10 available for download:

The drivers that are available by the links above can be downloaded from the official Motorola website, where you can look for updates if the files provided above don’t work.

Samsung devices usually have a universal Smart Switch program installed. After connecting the device, the program detects the model and installs the necessary drivers. There are three versions of Smart Switch: for Samsung, for Android, for Windows, and for Mac OS. Follow these links to download all versions:

These files can be downloaded from the official Samsung website.

LG engineers take a different approach. To download the driver, you need to select the exact model name of your device on the official website and then download a driver that fits you. Search for LG drivers on the official website.

Little-known Chinese brands often do not have websites or just do not publish drivers in the public domain. Usually, such devices are based on the MediaTek SoC. Therefore, if there are no drivers from the manufacturer, you can install a universal MediaTek driver on your device. Alternatively, try Xiaomi and MT6577 USB VCOM drivers. They might be universal since the phone is MTK based.

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