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[GUIDE] ADB Driver Install for Dummies

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The most simple way is this thread. I've done all the editing work for you.

This guide is based on Windows 7 Home Premium. It may be different on your computer. If you are on a Linux build or Mac, you don't need this

Steps: Difficulty: Easy/Medium
1. Download this zip and extract it to your desktop
2. Open the start menu, type Device Manager in the search box, then wait and the Shortcut "Device Manager" will appear above in the box. Click it. Wait a moment and Device Manager will appear
3. Enable USB Debugging on your Archos device, in Settings > Applications > Development > Tick USB Debugging and accept the warning
4. Plug in your device into your PC
5. Go back to device manager and find ADB under Unknown Devices (will have a yellow ! next to it)
6. Right click and select Update Device Driver Software...
7. Select Browse my computer for driver software
8. Select Let me pick from a list of drivers installed on my computer
9. Select Show all and click next
10. Click Have Disk, then Browse
11. Go to your extracted folder and go into it, until a file called android_winusb.inf is there. Double click that (NOT android_winusb_old.inf)
12. Click OK and then Next
-Note: If it says not signed, just click next anyway
13. Wait and if it says not signed, click install drivers anyway
14. Wait until it's done, then close all of your programs
15. Press the windows key and R at the same time on your keyboard
16. Type cmd and hit enter (Command prompt will appear)
17. Copy and paste the following code into it:
Code:
echo 0x0e79 >> "%USERPROFILE%\.android\adb_usb.ini
18. Type adb kill-server
19. Type adb devices, and your device should now show up
20. Hit the thanks button below

Thanks to cajl-jbmm from MoDaCo for posting the modification required for the drivers to work
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12th March 2012, 06:29 AM |#2  
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adb devices isn't saying anything.
Good day. I followed your previous steps but when I do "adb devices" I get no response. That is, no message back. When I try it once more this is the message I get:


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Dell>"C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe">adb
devices

C:\Users\Dell>"C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\adb.exe">adb
devices
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

C:\Users\Dell>


Any help you have is welcomed.
13th March 2012, 11:10 AM |#3  
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I am having a similar problem.
When I type "adb devices" in command prompt, it returns with:
'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Not sure how to access adb in command prompt.
13th March 2012, 06:11 PM |#4  
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You need first to install:
Android SDK Tools (can download from archos)
14th March 2012, 05:42 AM |#5  
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I have sdk installed already
I have sdk installed already. Anymore suggestions? Thanks
16th March 2012, 02:48 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baari21

I have sdk installed already. Anymore suggestions? Thanks

Is it in your path?

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16th March 2012, 06:55 AM |#7  
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I got it to work. Even though there was no response stating the device was connected I tried "adb reboot" to check if the device was infact working with the adb and it was. So i got it working but perfectly. Only thing is there is no response stating the device is connected but i can live without that. Thanks for the help guys.
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adb tool has moved
The adb tool has moved to platform-tools/

If you don't see this directory in your SDK, launch the SDK and AVD Manager (execute the android tool) and install "Android SDK Platform-tools"

Please also update your PATH environment variable to include the platform-tools/ directory, so you can execute adb from any location.
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I hope someone is on to help me here, i've done these steps...
1. Download this zip and extract it to your desktop
2. Open the start menu, type Device Manager in the search box, then wait and the Shortcut "Device Manager" will appear above in the box. Click it. Wait a moment and Device Manager will appear
3. Enable USB Debugging on your Archos device, in Settings > Applications > Development > Tick USB Debugging and accept the warning
4. Plug in your device into your PC
5. Go back to device manager and find ADB under Unknown Devices (will have a yellow ! next to it)
6. Right click and select Update Device Driver Software...
7. Select Browse my computer for driver software
8. Select Let me pick from a list of drivers installed on my computer
9. Select Show all and click next
10. Click Have Disk, then Browse
11. Go to your extracted folder and go into it, until a file called android_winusb.inf is there. Double click that (NOT android_winusb_old.inf)
12. Click OK and then Next

BUT... when i click next, it comes up saying....
'the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with windows for x64-based systems.

SO WHAT NOW????
27th April 2012, 01:22 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrLarner

I hope someone is on to help me here, i've done these steps...
1. Download this zip and extract it to your desktop
2. Open the start menu, type Device Manager in the search box, then wait and the Shortcut "Device Manager" will appear above in the box. Click it. Wait a moment and Device Manager will appear
3. Enable USB Debugging on your Archos device, in Settings > Applications > Development > Tick USB Debugging and accept the warning
4. Plug in your device into your PC
5. Go back to device manager and find ADB under Unknown Devices (will have a yellow ! next to it)
6. Right click and select Update Device Driver Software...
7. Select Browse my computer for driver software
8. Select Let me pick from a list of drivers installed on my computer
9. Select Show all and click next
10. Click Have Disk, then Browse
11. Go to your extracted folder and go into it, until a file called android_winusb.inf is there. Double click that (NOT android_winusb_old.inf)
12. Click OK and then Next

BUT... when i click next, it comes up saying....
'the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with windows for x64-based systems.

SO WHAT NOW????

You have a 64 bit version of Windows so it's not compatible, sorry

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Is there anything i can do about it?
is there something else i can download instead?
or is the only option to use another computer?
Last edited by MrLarner; 27th April 2012 at 01:05 PM.

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