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Hello all,

I posted a thread yesterday about my issues trying to get my a500 running AOKP to connect to my computer. So, as it is right now, it's got nothing on it, except for a few apps.

I have narrowed it down to the possibility that it is NOT ROM-specific and that it has something to do with USB drivers. I installed the drivers from the Acer US and UK websites, along with the setup.exe drivers from TimmyDean's root folder. None of them worked.

I tried on two different computer, and got the same issues. All I hear is 3 quick beeps after the computer fails to install device driver software.

My question is this: To those of you who are on an ICS ROM/Leak, HOW do you access your SD Card/Internal Storage on your PC?

I really hope somebody could help, I'm pretty stumped.
 
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Hello all,

I posted a thread yesterday about my issues trying to get my a500 running AOKP to connect to my computer. So, as it is right now, it's got nothing on it, except for a few apps.

I have narrowed it down to the possibility that it is NOT ROM-specific and that it has something to do with USB drivers. I installed the drivers from the Acer US and UK websites, along with the setup.exe drivers from TimmyDean's root folder. None of them worked.

I tried on two different computer, and got the same issues. All I hear is 3 quick beeps after the computer fails to install device driver software.

My question is this: To those of you who are on an ICS ROM/Leak, HOW do you access your SD Card/Internal Storage on your PC?

I really hope somebody could help, I'm pretty stumped.
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I installed Android SDK and the google adb drivers. Then I let win7 search the whole system.
I already have the SDK installed from a whole ago, and I have used ADB recently for my phone, so I guess I should have the updates drivers correct? So I should just go through the device manager and let Win7 search through my C:/ drive? What will it be picking up, the ADB drivers?

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I already have the SDK installed from a whole ago, and I have used ADB recently for my phone, so I guess I should have the updates drivers correct? So I should just go through the device manager and let Win7 search through my C:/ drive? What will it be picking up, the ADB drivers?

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I had google android drivers, Acer drivers, probably 4 different sets. I believe the last I used, were HTC adb drivers. Got pretty frustrated as I couldn't connect 501 with adb. But After I did the full scan on c: drive, it finally picked them up.

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have you tried going into device manager .Then plug in the Iconia tab once its recognized .Right lick on the device and install the drivers manually.You must know where the drives are extracted to on your computer to do this. Also Not with my acer tab but i have had a issue in the past with usb device drivers .They can sometimes be confused by windows and windows will load driver for the other device and of course fail. So to get around this you can try making sure your phone is connected to the usb port you always use. Then try to plug the iconia into another port. and see If windows will prompt you to install the device.
If still no luck do a search on microsoft tech site.If you can not find it this can also be done by uninstalling all usb devices on the computer in programs and features. Then go to device manager and manually uninstall the usb hubs and devices listed in there. Reboot the computer and windows will put them back.Re install the drives from acer for the iconia reboot. then connect it and see if it will then find the device.
The above is for tech savy users only due to if there is a registry issue the hubs might not install back .

Good luck. and again if you cant follow what i typed above Microsoft tech help has it in step by step instructions. just search for usb device driver install issues and narrow down your issue.
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Thank you to BOTH of you! I was getting frustrated that I can't do anything with my tablet! I will definitely try both of these when I get home.

@Erica: I went into Device Manager and it did not recognize my tablet, so I tried to install drivers from Windows Update, and it didn't find any.

@Moscow: HTC USB drivers will work? Really? I don't see why not, but then again, each website has you go through different steps to get your model number, etc.

What I am wondering is, for the scan if the C:/ drive, do I extract only the .exe for the USB drivers?

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Thank you to BOTH of you! I was getting frustrated that I can't do anything with my tablet! I will definitely try both of these when I get home.

@Erica: I went into Device Manager and it did not recognize my tablet, so I tried to install drivers from Windows Update, and it didn't find any.

@Moscow: HTC USB drivers will work? Really? I don't see why not, but then again, each website has you go through different steps to get your model number, etc.

What I am wondering is, for the scan if the C:/ drive, do I extract only the .exe for the USB drivers?

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Generally, the zip file contains driver files for AMD64 and i386. Just extract them to a location on your C: drive. Like C:\android\adb_drivers. Once you extract the driver files, or any other driver files, and you have windows search your computer, it will usually find them, and install them. Takes a couple minutes.

I find this is easier than trying to have windows look in a specific folder. Like I said, I have tons of driver files.

Also, google for Android USB drivers. Will give you the generic Android USB driver pack. Unzip them also, to a diff folder.
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Thank you to BOTH of you! I was getting frustrated that I can't do anything with my tablet! I will definitely try both of these when I get home.

@Erica: I went into Device Manager and it did not recognize my tablet, so I tried to install drivers from Windows Update, and it didn't find any.

@Moscow: HTC USB drivers will work? Really? I don't see why not, but then again, each website has you go through different steps to get your model number, etc.

What I am wondering is, for the scan if the C:/ drive, do I extract only the .exe for the USB drivers?

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When you say it does not recognize your tablet. Are you saying that when you plug the tablet into the computer thru usb You do not get a prompt to install a Driver? If this is the case Windows thinks it has the proper driver. You will have to find the device in device manager . OPEN it and update driver. You can try to have windows to search . but i disagree with MD on this. But both ways tend to have the same results .TELL it where your drives are such as mine are in c:/android/androidsdk/ xxx
You could also try to install Acer sync from the acer iconia d/laod site If you do this i would change the install path to a sub folder of your sdk install. could be useful in future.
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Generally, the zip file contains driver files for AMD64 and i386. Just extract them to a location on your C: drive. Like C:\android\adb_drivers. Once you extract the driver files, or any other driver files, and you have windows search your computer, it will usually find them, and install them. Takes a couple minutes.

I find this is easier than trying to have windows look in a specific folder. Like I said, I have tons of driver files.

Also, google for Android USB drivers. Will give you the generic Android USB driver pack. Unzip them also, to a diff folder.
So which do you recommend I try first? Acer or Android ones? Also, you recommend a full scan of the C:/ even though I categorize them in folders?






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When you say it does not recognize your tablet. Are you saying that when you plug the tablet into the computer thru usb You do not get a prompt to install a Driver? If this is the case Windows thinks it has the proper driver. You will have to find the device in device manager . OPEN it and update driver. You can try to have windows to search . but i disagree with MD on this. But both ways tend to have the same results .TELL it where your drives are such as mine are in c:/android/androidsdk/ xxx
You could also try to install Acer sync from the acer iconia d/laod site If you do this i would change the install path to a sub folder of your sdk install. could be useful in future.
Basically, I hear the quick beeps and the device is not being recognized by Windows. Under device manager it is the only device that has a question mark or exclamation point for icon.

I will try both methods and report back on which one works. Thank you very much!!


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Quick update.

I tried both of your theories, and neither of them worked

I tried to find the ADB drivers, but couldn't get them to install through SDK Manager (file not found on an XML file).

So then, I took two of the drivers I had downloaded, and extracted the folders they were in, into a folder on C:\ called android drivers.

I tried searching my entire C:\ and nothing came up at all. This is where I tried Erica's method, and I narrowed it down to the C:\android drivers and it STILL didn't bring anything up.

Finally, I tried downloading and placing these (http://androidforums.com/incredible-...-htc-sync.html) drivers, and it still didn't find them.

Oh, and I also tried plugging my phone into the troublesome port and it connected fine, as per Erica's suggestion, so I think this is some kind of driver issue.. but WHAT!

Thanks for all of your help so far!

EDIT: Here is the icon I am getting when I plug my tablet into my computer: http://i.imgur.com/jUf54.jpg

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