If you want to perform an Android Debug Bridge (ADB) debugging with Google devices, the Google USB Driver is required for Windows. For all other devices, Windows drivers are provided by the respective hardware manufacturer. In this post, we walk you through the steps on how to download and install Google USB Driver on Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer.

how to, microsoft, android, windows, microsoft

Download and Install Google USB Driver on Windows 11/10

Google USB Drivers are required to connect Google Pixel or Nexus devices to Windows PC using a USB cable. Google USB drivers act as Android ADB and Fastboot Drivers that allow your computer to communicate with your Android device over the Android Bootloader Interface (Fastboot Mode) as well as Android Composite ADB Interface. So, you can install them on your PC to use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) for debugging apps and ROMs, boot your device into Bootloader/Recovery modes, or use Fastboot to unlock the bootloader and flash factory images on your Google device.

In essence, the drivers are useful in various situations, as you will need these drivers to transfer files or sync data on your Google device, especially when working with the Android ADB and Fastboot tools.We will discuss this topic under the subheadings as follows.

    How to download the Google USB DriverDownload the driver manuallyDownload via Android SDK ManagerHow to install Google USB Driver

How to Download the Google USB Driver

You can download the Google USB Driver on your Windows 11/10 computer in either of two ways. You can download the driver manually or use the Android SDK Manager.To download the driver manually, follow these steps:Head over to developer.android.com.Click the link to download the Google USB Driver ZIP file (ZIP).Scroll down on the page that appears.Accept the Terms and Conditions.Finally, click the Download the Google USB Driver button.To download the driver via Android SDK Manager, do the following:

how to, microsoft, android, windows, microsoft
If you haven’t already, download and install the Android SDK Manager on your PC.Launch Android Studio.Click Tools > SDK Manager.Click the SDK Tools tab.Select Google USB Driver.Click OK.

The driver files are downloaded into the android_sdkextrasgoogleusb_driver directory on your computer. Using the SDK Manager helps you keep the driver up to date by notifying you when your current driver is out of date.

Once you have the Google USB Driver downloaded to your Windows 11/10 computer, you can proceed to install the driver INF file as follows:

Connect your Android device to your computer’s USB port.Extract the ZIP archive file you downloaded to any location on your local drive.

The Google USB Driver comes in the form of an android_winusb.inf setup information file, rather than a Windows executable.

  • Next, press the Windows key + X to open the Power User Menu.
  • Tap the M key on the keyboard to open Device Manager. Alternatively, open the Run dialog box, type devmgmt.msc, and hit Enter.
  • In the Device Manager right pane, locate and expand Portable Devices or Other Devices, depending on which one you see.
  • Next, right-click the name of the device you connected.
  • Select Update Driver Software.
  • In the Hardware Update wizard, select Browse my computer for the driver software option.
  • In the next window, click the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  • Next, click on Have Disk.
  • Click Browse.
  • Now, locate the USB driver folder. For example, the Google USB Driver is located in android_sdkextrasgoogleusb_driver or the folder you extracted the INF file to.
  • Select the .inf file.
  • Finally, click on Open and follow the prompts to install the driver.

    That’s it on how to download and install Google USB Driver in Windows!

    The Android USB driver on your machine will make it easy for you to transfer files from an Android phone to your computer. However, you’ll need to keep the driver properly updated, which you can also do using any third-party Driver Updater Software.

    A USB client driver is software installed on the computer that communicates with the hardware to make the device function. If the device belongs to a device class supported by Microsoft, Windows loads one of the Microsoft-provided USB drivers (in-box class drivers) for the device.

    Why are USB ports not working?

    If the USB ports are not working on your Windows 11/10 device, it could be due to the Selective Suspend feature. The Selective Suspend feature suspends the USB device to efficiently maintain battery power by enabling the computer to turn off the USB device. However, sometimes this feature may not correctly wake up the USB device.

    how to, microsoft, android, windows, microsoft

  • TECH NEWS RELATED

    Hisense U7H Series QLED TV launched in India with AMD Free Sync Premium, Google TV alongside A7H Tornado 2.0 TV

    Hisense has officially unveiled two new TVs in India. The new range includes the Hisense U7H TV and next-gen A7H Tornado 2.0 TV series in the country. The Hisense U7H series comes in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, while the A7H TV is offered in a single 55-inch size. ...

    View more: Hisense U7H Series QLED TV launched in India with AMD Free Sync Premium, Google TV alongside A7H Tornado 2.0 TV

    Google Analytics 4: A breakdown of Demographic and Tech details reports

    Google Analytics 4's navigation might look bare compared to Universal Analytics. But here's where you can find hidden reports in GA4.

    View more: Google Analytics 4: A breakdown of Demographic and Tech details reports

    Google Discover no longer opens websites in fullscreen

    There is an interesting change being reported by a bunch of Pixel owners in Google Search and Discover apps on Android. Apparently, websites now do not open in fullscreen. Instead of going fullscreen, the app now opens recommended articles in a sheet, which you can collapse by swiping down from ...

    View more: Google Discover no longer opens websites in fullscreen

    Android Auto ‘Coolwalk’ update has a smart new Spotify feature

    Google is updating the user interface overhaul, but it still isn’t widely available

    View more: Android Auto ‘Coolwalk’ update has a smart new Spotify feature

    Material You tweaks roll out for YouTube Music app on Android

    Last year, Google parted ways with Play Music and switched all its users to YouTube Music. While the music streaming app is getting updates often, the latest report confirms Material You tweaks. This Material You tweak is different for smartphones compared to the ones that YouTube Music received for ...

    View more: Material You tweaks roll out for YouTube Music app on Android

    Google Photos gets Memories revamp with added vertical swipe gesture on Android

    According to the latest report, Google Photos is receiving the Memories design revamp with added vertical swipe gestures. The feature was recently announced, and it will bring the look and feel of the story-inspired section on the top carousel of the Google Photos app that has been available on ...

    View more: Google Photos gets Memories revamp with added vertical swipe gesture on Android

    YouTube Music Updates Material You Buttons for Android, iOS

    As streaming became popular, especially music as Spotify and Apple Music became successful through the years, Youtube Music has been adaptive in improving its features, especially on visual designs. (Photo : Chris McGrath/Getty Images)ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MARCH 23: The YouTube and Netflix app logos are seen on a television screen ...

    View more: YouTube Music Updates Material You Buttons for Android, iOS

    Samsung Started Rolling Out Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Stable Update For These Smartphones

    Samsung has started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update.

    View more: Samsung Started Rolling Out Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Stable Update For These Smartphones

    How to Reinstall Google Chrome

    What is XAPK File? How to Open and Install It on Android

    How to Make a Google Docs Template?

    Google is killing all Fitbit accounts soon, but I don't mind

    You Can Now Add Splatoon 3 Widgets To Android And iOS Home Screens

    How to Fix Google Chrome Slow on Mac

    How to Edit an Image in Google Docs

    Android Auto’s Coolwalk UI: Spotify Widget Comes Split Screen with Navigation—Here’s a Look

    Whatsapp Call Links Are Here to Replace Regular Conference Calls: A Feature That Rivals Google Meet, Microsoft Teams

    WhatsApp Call Link: Join Contacts in a Single Tap—Similar to Google Meet, Zoom?

    Google Chrome’s search and address bar get a redesign

    Adware on Google Play and Apple Store Gathers 13 Million Installs

    OTHER TECH NEWS

    Top Car News Car News