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[GUIDE] Android Sdk with fastboot, adb and usb drivers

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By mazodude, Senior Member on 19th December 2010, 01:51 AM
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!!!THIS IS NOT A ROOTING GUIDE!!!
This pack contains everything you need to connect and use your nexus s on your pc
Will work on XP, Vista, 7
!!!HOWEVER 7 HAS THE BEST SUCCESS!!!

included:
* Fastboot
* ADB
* USB Drivers (32bit and 64bit)

Links:

SDK:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/RZqMfeC (sdk, fastboot, adb)
Mirror:
http://hotfile.com/dl/92897052/df7338b/SDK.rar.html
Direct Link - No wait, ads, popups:
http://mazodude.comze.com/ -down atm (have to reup)

DRIVERS:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/5bgRBX5 (PDAnet x86 and x64 which are the fastboot drivers plus android sdk drivers)
Mirror:
http://hotfile.com/dl/92897696/7ae5290/drivers.rar.html
Direct Link - No wait, ads, popups:
http://mazodude.comze.com/ -down atm (have to reup)

To be able to install drivers you have to have your phone booted into fastboot and connected via usb (Thanks to mmas0n)

How to force drivers to install:
Thanks to gravis86

WARNING: SELECTING THE WRONG DRIVER TO A DEVICE MAY BREAK THINGS...

1. Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management >Device Manager
2a. NS Right-Click "Android 1.0", and click "Update Driver Software..."
2b. NS4G Right-Click "Nexus s", and click "Update Driver Software..."
3. Click "Browse my computer for driver software"
4. Click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
5. Click "Have Disk..."
6. Browse to folder containing the driver, then click OK
7. It will show a list of drivers contained in that folder, select the appropriate one, and click next.
8. It might tell you the driver is unsigned / not verified to work / for the wrong device, etc. As long as you are sure it is the correct driver, then install it. Remember, you are smarter than Windows.


How to install ADB and Fastboot:

1. download and place in the root of your C:\ drive
2. extract here (not into a sub folder)
3. now open up control panel
4. find system
5. goto advanced settings
6. goto environmental variables
7. in the box that says "system variables" scroll down to find a variable "Path"
8. highlight it
9. click edit
10. add this to the end
Quote:

;C:\android\tools

yes the ; is needed
11. click ok

Now when you open cmd (command prompt) you can use "adb" or "fastboot" anywhere with out locating the folder first
You should be able to do this:


If I have helped you please hit the thanks button
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19th December 2010, 03:54 AM |#2  
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I have followed the directions to the letter and when I type fastboot devices it just goes back to command prompt. I tried typing fastboot oem unlock and it just said waiting on device. Adb devices typed produces "list of devices attached" I boot the phone into fastboot mode and and the usb is plugged in but I keep getting the same results. Am I preparing the phone incorrectly?The adb worked with my Vibrant but the fastboot failed there as well. I would greatly appreciate any and all help you may offer. As I am sure you can tell I am another one of those ignorant nubies.LOL
19th December 2010, 04:26 AM |#3  
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have you installed the usb drivers?
you will have to force them to install
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19th December 2010, 04:42 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mazodude

have you installed the usb drivers?
you will have to force them to install

Yes I have. adb works with my Vibrant but fastboot does not and neither one works with the Nexus s. I have read and reread and followed directions but nothing seems to work. Should I be looking to do something on the phone other than booting into fastboot mode? The Nexus S shows fastboot mode at the top of the screen and I have assumed that I just use the computer from there. On my Vibrant booting into recovery does not show anything about fastboot. I really do appreciate your help I am trying very hard to learn quickly so I can be of some help instead of a burden
I don't know how to force them to install. I went in an opened the folder and I assume they were installed. I do have usb debugging enabled

Edit Just copied usb drivers to C:\android and c:\android/tools and still the same results. I have done everything I can think of but i guess I am not getting the drivers installed properly.
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19th December 2010, 05:00 AM |#5  
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to force them, go into control panel-> administrator tools->computer management
then goto device manager in the sidebar.
I cant remember what the device is called but you should know when you find it.
right click and hit update drivers.
hit browse for drivers and find the drivers in C:\android\google-usb_driver

Note: phone has to be in fastboot to be able to install the drivers

edit: I forgot the drivers opps
link:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/ZM9hbvH

edit: this video might help
http://theunlockr.com/2010/12/17/how...msung-nexus-s/
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19th December 2010, 05:24 AM |#6  
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I just downloaded the drivers and placed them in C:\android and then went into device manager and hit update drivers and then browse for drivers and it said no drivers found. I was in C:\android/google-usb drivers.
19th December 2010, 05:26 AM |#7  
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have a look in the post above i just posted a link to a vid

edit: are you using 64-bit?
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no 32 bit I will look for the video. Thanks so much for your kind and patient help!!!
19th December 2010, 05:35 AM |#9  
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I think there is a trick in the video to get it to see the device in fastboot

edit: there are some drivers here
http://theunlockr.com/2009/10/06/how...droid-devices/
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there is no video but I did read the directions and I believe I have done all that they state. Should my PC say installing drivers when I plug my phone in? It did and said one driver failed to install.
19th December 2010, 05:41 AM |#11  
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yea.

If you don't see a video (at the top) disable ad blocking

also the driver that failed try to force it (using previous method)

If anybody could help that would be great, then I will add it to the first post
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