Download and Install Google USB Drivers on Windows 7, 8, 10

Here is a guide on how to download and install Google USB Drivers. If you are looking for universal drivers, here is a step by step guide to install Google USB drivers on windows.

If you want to download Google USB drivers for windows here is all what you should know. Downloading Google USB drivers to connect Pixel / Nexus Android device with a Windows PC is an optional function provided by Google which you can use when ADB debugging your Android app on a Nexus device. These drivers are also included in the Android SDK Manager when you set up Android Studio on your computer. Not just for Google Nexus devices, these USB drivers are universal to most Android devices and may be compatible with all, you will have to give them a try. You can have them installed on your computer and your PC will properly recognize any Android device connected to it. Download Google USB Drivers

Here is How You Can Download Google USB Drivers

 

In order to download Google USB drivers, there are basically two methods which you can use. Either you can directly download the USB Driver ZIP package for Windows, or you can use the SDK Manager in Android Studio to download. Following is a guide to both methods:

Before going into the procedure, here we’d like to recommend installing the drivers manually because it is much easier than going through the SDK Manager in Android Studio.

How to Install Android USB Drivers

 

If the Google USB drivers do not work for your Android device, you can install official USB drivers for your phone / tablet from our Android Drivers section. In case if you are having trouble installing these drivers, here we have the procedure listed below for Windows 10 and Windows 7 / 8.

On Windows 10:

 

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 10 for the first time, do the following:

  • Connect your Android device to your computer’s USB port.
  • From Windows Explorer, open Computer Management.
  • In the Computer Management left pane, select Device Manager.
  • In the Device Manager right pane, locate and expand Portable Devices.
  • In Portable Devices, right-click the name of the device you connected, and then select Update Driver Software.
  • In the Hardware Update wizard, select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  • Click Browse and then locate the USB driver folder. For example, the Google USB Driver is located in android_sdk\extras\google\usb_driver\.
  • Click Next to install the driver.

 

On Windows 7 / Windows 8:

 

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 7 / Windows 8 for the first time, follow these steps:

  • Connect your Android device to your computer’s USB port.
  • Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  • Select Devices in the left pane.
  • Locate and expand Other device in the right pane.
  • Right-click the device name (such as Nexus S) and select Update Driver Software. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  • Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.)
  • Click Next to install the driver.
  • Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows 7 and higher with the new driver:

 

  • Connect your Android device to your computer’s USB port.
  • Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  • Select Device Manager in the left pane of the Computer Management window.
  • Locate and expand Android Phone in the right pane.
  • Right-click on Android Composite ADB Interface and select Update Driver. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  • Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  • Select Search for the best driver in these locations; uncheck Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
  • Click Browse and locate the to USB driver folder. (The Google USB Driver is located in <sdk>\extras\google\usb_driver\.)
  • Click Next to upgrade the driver.

Make sure that you follow all of these steps accurately and in doing so you should now have the latest Google USB Drivers installed on your Windows PC. However, in case if you miss any of the steps, any error may occur for which you will be requiring reinstallation for proper results.