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Default [DRIVERS] Nexus 4 Driver for Windows

If you have windows, you will need these drivers to use ADB or Fastboot with your Nexus 4. The long method of getting this is downloading the SDK and running it. I have extracted the drivers and put it into a rar file for easy use.

Follow these steps if you haven't plugged your phone into your computer before.
1. Download the file.
2. Extra the files into a folder.
3. Plug your phone in.
4. When prompted, select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer", NOT "browse for driver software on your computer".
5. Then you have to select "have disk" and then point to where you extracted the drivers (the usb_driver folder) to install the drivers.

If you already installed other drivers and they don't work for you. Download the drivers below and follow these steps:
1. Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
2. Plug your phone into your computer.
3. Go to Device Manager on your computer and locate your device. It will either be under "Android Devices" or "Other Devices" depending whether drivers have been installed or not.
4. Right click on your phone and select "Uninstall."
5. In the box that appears, check the option to "Delete the driver software for this device" then proceed.
6. When that is done, go back to Device Manager and refresh.
7. Locate your phone and right click to select "Update Driver Software."
8. When prompted, select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer", NOT "browse for driver software on your computer".
9. Then you have to select "have disk" and then point to where you extracted the drivers (the usb_driver folder) to install the drivers.
10. Unplug your phone and restart your computer.
11. Plug it back in and everything should work.

Download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8xb50uktar8096i

Thanks to efrant for clarifying exactly how to manually select your drivers.
Current Phone: Google Nexus 4 (Mako) - N4 Drivers
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I would suggest everyone download Android SDK.

You have a Nexus device right?

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
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Some people may not want that, or want to have the drivers on their other computer. I for one like having the drivers, I only download the platform-tools folder instead of the whole sdk.

So, thanks OP.
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OK... I DL the SDK I'm on win and it says it can't find java even after I DL from java. Any ideas?

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OK... I DL the SDK I'm on win and it says it can't find java even after I DL from java. Any ideas?

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This thread is for Nexus 4 drivers, not the SDK.

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Some people may not want that, or want to have the drivers on their other computer. I for one like having the drivers, I only download the platform-tools folder instead of the whole sdk.

So, thanks OP.
Yep, I never needed the whole SDK before. I only download the platform tools too.
Current Phone: Google Nexus 4 (Mako) - N4 Drivers
ROM: Mahdi w/ BaNkS Gapps || Radio: Hybrid Radio || Kernel: Hells Core b46
Mods: Exchange Email + NFC + LTE || Recovery: TWRP 2.7.0.0
 
Previous Android Phones:
HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) - CM6 [Traded in]
HTC Vision (T-Mobile G2) - Miui [Got stolen]
HTC Doubleshot (T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide) - CM10 [Backup Device]

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Have any other ADB drivers installed? Because then you need to uninstall those:

Go into command prompt and write:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

Delete all devices including driver software in the "Android Device" section.

Then reinstall the Nexus 4 drivers.

If that still doesn't work, update the driver when connected with usb debugging on and manually add by rightclicking the device, click update driver software, then the "Browse my computer for driver software", then "Let me pick from a list..." then "Show all devices" and then Have disk.

Then you simply point to the driver and select the "Android ADB Interface" (Or something like that) it also has driver for bootloader and composite, bootloader is for fastboot, can't remember what composite is for, but you shouldn't use those.
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the stuff from Fisker didn't did it for me
the driver is installed and the device is in debug mode,

but i can't see in adb devices,

any idea?
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the stuff from Fisker didn't did it for me
the driver is installed and the device is in debug mode,

but i can't see in adb devices,

any idea?
Go to Device Manager on your PC. If debug mode is enabled, you should see your device listed as an Android phone or something of the sort. If it has a yellow exclamation mark or some sort of symbol next to it, then that means the drivers aren't properly installed. Assuming that is the case, follow FISKER_Q's directions:

Right clicking the device, click update driver software, then the "Browse my computer for driver software." Select the usb_driver folder that you extracted and you should be good to go.
Current Phone: Google Nexus 4 (Mako) - N4 Drivers
ROM: Mahdi w/ BaNkS Gapps || Radio: Hybrid Radio || Kernel: Hells Core b46
Mods: Exchange Email + NFC + LTE || Recovery: TWRP 2.7.0.0
 
Previous Android Phones:
HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) - CM6 [Traded in]
HTC Vision (T-Mobile G2) - Miui [Got stolen]
HTC Doubleshot (T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide) - CM10 [Backup Device]

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Subbed to refer to later when i have the N4

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