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By drx69, Member on 17th July 2012, 11:44 PM
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I am having a devil of a time trying to find nexus 7 drivers that will install on windows 8. I have tried a all that i have found and have came to the conclusion, that i am an idiot.

What i am trying to do is mount /sdcard.

A related question, under ubuntu x64, I have adb working great. But I still have issues mounting /sdcard. So i figured i am doing something wrong.

Help? And yes I searched the site and found several for the galaxy nexus, but not for the nexus 7.

Thanks... And if i just missed the info, please point me in the right direction.
 
 
18th July 2012, 08:15 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by drx69

I am having a devil of a time trying to find nexus 7 drivers that will install on windows 8. I have tried a all that i have found and have came to the conclusion, that i am an idiot.

What i am trying to do is mount /sdcard.

A related question, under ubuntu x64, I have adb working great. But I still have issues mounting /sdcard. So i figured i am doing something wrong.

Help? And yes I searched the site and found several for the galaxy nexus, but not for the nexus 7.

Thanks... And if i just missed the info, please point me in the right direction.

I have the windows drivers I will post them later today. For Linux since the nexus 7 uses mtp, you need ro install "gmtp", this will mount sd card for you

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19th July 2012, 01:15 AM |#3  
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As with all Google devices, USB drivers are downloaded with the Android SDK Manager.

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19th July 2012, 06:12 AM |#4  
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I have the windows drivers I will post them later today. For Linux since the nexus 7 uses mtp, you need ro install "gmtp", this will mount sd card for you

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You are a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks! the gmtp worked. Waiting on the drivers.
19th July 2012, 06:14 AM |#5  
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As with all Google devices, USB drivers are downloaded with the Android SDK Manager.

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Unfortunately... this is incorrect. They work for win7 x64 but not for windows 8. I already tried that. It worked for the wife's Nexus but not for the nexus 7. That is why i posted. I would keep getting hash was corrupt error with those drivers.
19th July 2012, 06:15 AM |#6  
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ok... i found drivers for adb and usb... but i doubt fastboot would work. Noone seems to have that working with win8 yet.


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9th August 2012, 04:52 PM |#7  
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I have the same problem since I am running windows 8

Where did you find the drivers?
9th August 2012, 05:10 PM |#8  
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I have the same problem since I am running windows 8

Where did you find the drivers?

A more interesting question is: where did you get a legit copy of Windows 8?

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9th August 2012, 07:32 PM |#9  
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MSDN and Technet will get the release code on 8/15, GA is in October...

So, if it's NOT the release preview, then they torrented the nice, pirated version....
9th August 2012, 07:36 PM |#10  
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If you are using the N version of Windows 8, you will not be able to use the MTP device. Only solutions to that for now seems to be reinstalling a non-N version of Windows 8, transfer files using Android Commander (over ADB), or push files with ADB if you know what your doing.

The other non-MTP devices for ADB and Fastboot can be installed by using Google's USB Driver in the Android SDK. (ASUS also has drivers on their site, but they're unsigned I believe and will require you to disable driver signature enforcement; these are the same drivers from Google also, so this maybe pointless)

I can confirm that MTP, ADB, and Fastboot all work fine under Windows 8 Enterprise x64, and ADB and Fastbook work fine under Windows 8 Enterprise N x64.
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9th August 2012, 10:24 PM |#11  
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I too couldn't get my nexus to work with windows 8 so i installed VMWare and installed windows 7 there and used that to access my nexus, I used this to backup and root my nexus using the root toolkit

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