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[DRIVER PACK] Easy USB ADB Installer for Windows (32/64 bit)

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By thecubed, Inactive Recognized Developer on 12th January 2011, 09:21 AM
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Howdy everyone!

Without further ado, I humbly present my gift to the community (and the #nookcolor irc channel )

This collection of scripts will automagically install:
  • NookColor USB ADB Drivers
  • The necessary adb_usb.ini file for adb to recognize the NookColor
  • A stripped-down copy of the Android SDK, with just the requirements for adb.exe
  • adb.exe is added to your %PATH% variable.

Tested on Windows 7 32/64, Windows Vista 32, Windows XP SP2/SP3

Now I realize not everyone wants the do-all end-all script, so there's two versions: one that contains the drivers AND a cut down Android SDK, or the version that only installs the ADB driver and the proper adb_usb.ini file.

Instructions for use with combo pack (please read!):
  1. Download the combo pack
  2. With your NookColor unplugged from your PC, run the nookcolor-easyADB.exe file and allow it to extract to c:\
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait until you see "All done!"
  4. Plug in your NookColor, tell Windows not to use Windows Update, and let it search your computer for the proper drivers.

Once the package has finished installing, and the drivers are installed, you can just open a command prompt window and type:
adb devices
If you see your device's serial number listed, you're good to go!

Instructions for the driver-only pack:
  1. Download the driver-only pack
  2. Extract it somewhere on your PC (may I recommend c:\android-sdk-windows\usb_driver ?)
  3. Run install.exe in the extracted folder and follow the onscreen prompts.

For those of you that would like, the source of the driver installer is contained in both downloads as install.au3. Driver installation is accomplished using dpinst.exe from the Windows Driver Development Kit.

Also, to avoid any confusion, I am also known as IOMonster on IRC.

Okay now for the good stuff...

Update: 0.2 version has been released. Should fix CPU architecture errors when installing. I have also changed the download protection on my server, you should be able to use download managers now.. just keep it to a sane number of concurrent downloads by IP.

  1. Make sure you're rooted
    Sounds dumb, but trust me, it's happened.
  2. Make sure you haven't used ADBWireless and forgotten to disable it
    Guilty here. I spent a good half hour trying to figure out why it didn't work on one of my Nooks until I realized that I had left ADBWireless on.
  3. Check device manager for a "Nook" device, you may just have to do an "update driver" on it
    Just like it says, check for any devices labeled "Nook" or "USB Composite Device" with a VID of 2080
  4. Uninstall ALL Nook-related devices in device manager
    Check device manager for any USB devices (usually USB Composite Device or USB Mass Storage) with a VID of 2080 and PID of 0002, uninstall 'em and unplug/replug your Nook.

Please note that this is a VERY initial build. It may not work for you under some circumstances, but on the few machines I've tried it on, it seemed to work for me. If you encounter any weird bugs, please let me know- I'd love to know so I can fix it.

(As a side note, I really need to standardize my nomenclature for my driver pack..)
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12th January 2011, 06:01 PM |#2  
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excellent work, thank you
12th January 2011, 07:16 PM |#3  
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This is awesome! Thanks!
13th January 2011, 01:25 AM |#4  
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nice job...I had helped test it in the irc channel for ya. I def think this will be great for the community now we just need something to root and and superuser. Anyway good job
13th January 2011, 01:55 AM |#5  
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First post. Wanted to let you know it worked on my windows7 x64 machine perfectly fine. so much easier than the long way.
13th January 2011, 02:31 AM |#6  
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I'm using Windows 7 32bit. I unzipped the driver pack, clicked install.exe, then it said something about not having a correct version of windows and to get windows 7 x86 or x64, then a window popped up saying it successfully installed. Assuming that it didn't and using my extreme deduction skills, I opened DPInst.exe and it did it's thing and installed fine. Don't know what happened with install.exe but it works now. Thanks!
13th January 2011, 08:45 AM |#7  
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Strange... do you remember the exact text of the error?

My install.exe runs DPInst.exe with the /q (quiet) switch, so it shouldn't have even given an error (even if there was a legit error message thrown by DPInst.exe).

Do you think you had install.exe set for compatibility mode? (check the properties for install.exe and possibly DPInst.exe)

Thanks for the feedback! I sure hope this alleviates most of the headaches associated with installing ADB on Windows.
13th January 2011, 05:42 PM |#8  
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The links are dead, can someone post them somewhere else?
13th January 2011, 06:42 PM |#9  
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Fault when I install but it installs fine.
It installed fine even though I got this message.
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13th January 2011, 07:09 PM |#10  
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Ignore me - I missed uninstalling the USB device...

Worked perfectly THANK YOU!
13th January 2011, 08:51 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Rylynmila

It installed fine even though I got this message.

Are you by chance running Windows 7 32-bit?

And as for the links being dead, try disabling your download manager. I see people's download managers trying to do something like 20 concurrent downloads, and my server disallows that.
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