First off; This is copied, from my thread, in the Galaxy Nexus forum... Sorry, if you find the words "Galaxy" or "Samsung". But, this works for pretty much every phone, (except, for the USB drivers)...
So, give it a go...
I haven't found another tutorial, like this at all... So, if you find something like this it's copied from me
Now, on to the actually interesting stuff ^^
I have found a solution, to the following problem;
After installing Windows 8, you cannot install fastboot drivers, but it recognizes the ADB drivers...
Note: If you feel more comfortable using the Windows Power Shell, you can use that as well, it is, after all, only the Windows shell
Open the dev-manager, by typing following, in a command prompt window, or the run dialog. Whichever you prefer... :
Now, the device manager, should pop up.
Install ADB drivers, (If you do not have them present, download them here
To prevent confusion: When I say install, it can mean unpack, or install... Quick tip: An installer does nothing, apart from unpacking files, to allocated space, on your computer
Download USB drivers, from here. (Link fixed. Again (-_-") ) (Note: These are the Sammy OEM drivers.)
Should you NOT have drivers installed:
Install the USB drivers, and download ADB/fastboot drivers.
Installation of ADB/fastboot drivers:
Open the device manager, and look for "Samsung Mobile Device", or "Unidentified Device". You can make your search easier, by unplugging the phone, whilst in device manager, then plug it back in, and see what's changed...
Once you have found your phone, Perform a right-click, on the device. Select : "Update device drivers", once the dialog has popped up, choose "Browse my computer" and goto your desktop, where you have installed the files to.
Open just the "drivers" folder, nothing else...
Select OK, then wait for installation to finish.
Once that has been done, you need to reboot your device, into bootloader mode; do this by typing
path=%userprofile%\Desktop\ADB\ adb reboot-bootloader
Or, turn off your phone, and reboot i it manually into bootloader-mode, by pressing
VOL UP +DWM & PWR
Once the phone is in bootloader, go back to the device manager, and look for a device named "android 1.0". Perform a right-click on this and select "Update device drivers". Again, selct "Browse my computer", but, instead of clicking on "Browse" and selecting the folder, again, select "Let me pick from a list of drivers." Once the menu has popped up, select "Samsung Android ADB interface". Click OK, and wait for the drivers to install . Then, you're done. You have then successfully installed the ADB + fastboot drivers correctly, to test this, open a cmd window, and type following:
path=%userprofile%\Desktop\ADB\ fastboot devices
fastboot reboot adb wait-for-device adb kill-server
Note: while the phone is booting (If you typed "adb wait-for-device") A cursor will blink, wait for that, to stop blinking, then type the next command
I hope you learned, from this tutorial!! Check out Beatsleigher & M4gkman's Universal Android Toolkit, if you have enough time
Should you have problems, in recovery, open your dev. manager, and look for following device:
Select, right-click. Update driver (blah, blah, witter, droan)
Browse my computer -> Let me pick -> Samsung ADB -> Done. You have enabled the ADB drivers, on your Android Device!!!!
So, apparently, if you're using Windows 8 and/or USB 3.0 ports, Windows installs its crappy drivers, so you should check out this link, posted by the awesome @tommy_riley and try it out for yourselves! Don't forget to drop him a 'Thanks'!
http://plugable.com/2012/12/01/windows-8-and-intel-usb-3-0-host-controllers <- Courtesy of @tommy_riley!
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