• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!

[SOLVED]Xperia L Drivers And ADB Problems

Search This thread

Hnk1

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2012
1,463
1,546
Newcastle Upon Tyne
OnePlus 5
Moto G6
Hi there

I have seen some posts where users are having difficulty connecting Xperia L to their PC or ADB. Therefore, I am writing this guide to help you all.

The guide was prepared using Windows 7 Ultimate but should work with Windows XP and Windows 8.

Firstly, Sony uses a different driver for their Xperia devices and therefore, sometimes you are unable to install drivers for your devices especially for ADB commands.

IF YOU ARE LUCKY
There are few ways to get around to install drivers for your device. The most convenient and easy is you plug in your device and wait for automatic detection of your device. Make sure you have USB connected as MTP in MY XPERIA in SETTINGS of your phone. The device drivers would be automatically installed by Windows update.

METHOD
If suppose you can not install your drivers, connect your xperia and then on your PC, go to My computer > Properties>Device Manager.
You should see an undetected hardware with a yellow exclamation mark over it. Open it and click on update my drivers. Then choose GOOGLE DRIVERS by choosing hard-drive. This should install the drivers for you. If this doesnot work. Try the attachment with the post where the drivers are modified to work with Sony Xperia Devices.
Follow the same steps but this time choose the attachment folder to search for drivers. It might say, the drivers are not verified. Just Ignore it and carry on installing them. You will need to unzip these files.

IF suppose you do not see any exclamation mark while you connect your xperia. Just go to control panel and add new hardware. Select, I will choose my device and then install from hard-disk. Select the folder where you have unzipped the files and you are good to go. The name of new hardware is not important as windows will read the drivers files and install drivers for Xperia.

This will install all drivers for your device. If there are two or more drivers while installing them. Redo the steps and install all of them individually.

Suppose your ADB still doesnot work, then

FOR ADB DRIVERS :
Download the ADB Universal Drivers and connect your device. Then hit install. The ADB drivers will be automatically detected and installed.

Further, if these tricks fail, you can delete the unknown driver from your control panel and then try finding it again by using refresh button(scan for new hardware changes) in device manager.

Another trick is to click on unknown drivers and delete them. Connect your phone and restart your phone. Then scan for new hardware in device manager. The drivers should be installed for your device.

If still there are some problems, I will try to help you out.


DOWNLOAD LINKS

DOWNLOAD GOOGLE DRIVERS FOR MTP/ PC ETC
https://dl-ssl.google.com//android/repository/latest_usb_driver_windows.zip

DOWNLOAD UNIVERSAL ADB DRIVERS HERE :
http://adbdriver.com/upload/AdbDriverInstaller.exe

UPLOADED FILE : Sony Xperia Drivers for ADB.

UPDATE :
Use flashtool drivers to install adb/fastboot/flashboot drivers. This is the most simplest and easiest method I have come across lately.

Simply download flashtool

http://www.flashtool.net/index.php

Go to folder where you have downloaded it. Usually C:/flashtool/drivers.

Select the drivers for your particular device. I use universal for all three types of drivers. It is helpful to boot into fastboot/Flashtool before installing the drivers but not necessarily.

Good Luck
 
Last edited:

Navneet Suresh

Senior Member
Jun 25, 2013
658
555
/Universe/Earth/India/
Good work

Hi there

I have seen some posts where users are having difficulty connecting Xperia L to their PC or ADB. Therefore, I am writing this guide to help you all.

The guide was prepared using Windows 7 Ultimate but should work with Windows XP and Windows 8.

Firstly, Sony uses a different driver for their Xperia devices and therefore, sometimes you are unable to install drivers for your devices especially for ADB commands.

IF YOU ARE LUCKY
There are few ways to get around to install drivers for your device. The most convenient and easy is you plug in your device and wait for automatic detection of your device. Make sure you have USB connected as MTP in MY XPERIA in SETTINGS of your phone. The device drivers would be automatically installed by Windows update.

METHOD
If suppose you can not install your drivers, connect your xperia and then on your PC, go to My computer > Properties>Device Manager.
You should see an undetected hardware with a yellow exclamation mark over it. Open it and click on update my drivers. Then choose GOOGLE DRIVERS by choosing hard-drive. This should install the drivers for you. If this doesnot work. Try the attachment with the post where the drivers are modified to work with Sony Xperia Devices.
Follow the same steps but this time choose the attachment folder to search for drivers. It might say, the drivers are not verified. Just Ignore it and carry on installing them. You will need to unzip these files.

IF suppose you do not see any exclamation mark while you connect your xperia. Just go to control panel and add new hardware. Select, I will choose my device and then install from hard-disk. Select the folder where you have unzipped the files and you are good to go. The name of new hardware is not important as windows will read the drivers files and install drivers for Xperia.

This will install all drivers for your device. If there are two or more drivers while installing them. Redo the steps and install all of them individually.

Suppose your ADB still doesnot work, then

FOR ADB DRIVERS :
Download the ADB Universal Drivers and connect your device. Then hit install. The ADB drivers will be automatically detected and installed.

Further, if these tricks fail, you can delete the unknown driver from your control panel and then try finding it again by using refresh button(scan for new hardware changes) in device manager.

Another trick is to click on unknown drivers and delete them. Connect your phone and restart your phone. Then scan for new hardware in device manager. The drivers should be installed for your device.

If still there are some problems, I will try to help you out.


DOWNLOAD LINKS

DOWNLOAD GOOGLE DRIVERS FOR MTP/ PC ETC
https://dl-ssl.google.com//android/repository/latest_usb_driver_windows.zip

DOWNLOAD UNIVERSAL ADB DRIVERS HERE :
http://adbdriver.com/upload/AdbDriverInstaller.exe

UPLOADED FILE : Sony Xperia Drivers for ADB.



:good: Good work
 
  • Like
Reactions: Hnk1 and Pra7ul

ReSkid

Senior Member
Apr 4, 2012
231
74
Installing these drivers didn't work, But after a factory reset and installing the Sony companion, the drivers installed and now gets detected in the ADB.

Thanks :)
 

Hnk1

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2012
1,463
1,546
Newcastle Upon Tyne
OnePlus 5
Moto G6
Installing these drivers didn't work, But after a factory reset and installing the Sony companion, the drivers installed and now gets detected in the ADB.

Thanks :)

Did you try the attached drivers ?

I am just wondering you might hadnot turned USB debugging or disabled MTP mode or something you might have done to your kernel/ROM that might have changed the environment of your phone which factory reset reverted back. These drivers are NOT the drivers for connecting your device to your PC. These are used when you are unlocking your bootloader or working with ADB/fastboot commands.

Thanks for your contribution about how it worked for you and it might help others who might have a problem!
 

ReSkid

Senior Member
Apr 4, 2012
231
74
Did you try the attached drivers ?

I am just wondering you might hadnot turned USB debugging or disabled MTP mode or something you might have done to your kernel/ROM that might have changed the environment of your phone which factory reset reverted back. These drivers are NOT the drivers for connecting your device to your PC. These are used when you are unlocking your bootloader or working with ADB/fastboot commands.

Thanks for your contribution about how it worked for you and it might help others who might have a problem!

I had tried every possible driver haha! Also had everything like USB Debugging etc turned ON, I guess it might have been some app I had installed. Anyways now I have rooted it successfully. :)

Thanks a lot for your help.
 

AATrooperz

Member
Nov 18, 2013
9
2
Tambun/Ipoh,Perak
I am still having this problem for days now. still no connection to pc/flashtool whenever i try to reboot into flashmode/flashboot. i've been google'ing around. and i've tried this method but it's seems doesnt work. i've already got tons of these unknown devices, and the driver doesnt work(or maybe im too noobish to install them).please help :(
 

Attachments

  • printsrc.jpg
    printsrc.jpg
    135.5 KB · Views: 2,046
  • printsrc2.jpg
    printsrc2.jpg
    127.4 KB · Views: 2,053

Hnk1

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2012
1,463
1,546
Newcastle Upon Tyne
OnePlus 5
Moto G6
I had tried every possible driver haha! Also had everything like USB Debugging etc turned ON, I guess it might have been some app I had installed. Anyways now I have rooted it successfully. :)

Thanks a lot for your help.

I am here for anything that I can help you with. It's great that your problem is fixed now !

I am still having this problem for days now. still no connection to pc/flashtool whenever i try to reboot into flashmode/flashboot. i've been google'ing around. and i've tried this method but it's seems doesnt work. i've already got tons of these unknown devices, and the driver doesnt work(or maybe im too noobish to install them).please help :(

For a second when I looked at your images, I was just baffled. THOSE MANY UNKNOWN DEVICES! That can't be right you know.

There must be only ONE unknown device that ought to be installed as mentioned above in my post.

Do you see these devices when you connect your phone to your PC or those unknown devices are already there?

Have you tried windows update to fix it?

Tell me more about why you see so many devices.

If suppose, they are already there, just see which device comes up when you connect your phone and try installing drivers for that particular device.

Also, i suggest just go for add a new device and then select hard disk and then install drivers which are attached. I hope that fixes your problem.

REMEMBER your device must be connected when you are trying to install the drivers
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: AATrooperz

FPThatea

Senior Member
Dec 19, 2013
284
79
Roing
I still need your help!!

I could not install or might be dont know how to install the attached xperia drivers which are in .dll files. Can u explain in detail how can I install it. I've lost root access after upgrade to 4.2.2 . I do really need your help to get back root access and install a valid driver for my device. From C2104
 

uremytoy

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2012
650
169
Białystok
www.xperiasite.pl
@up ur post is a simple spam, if u dont know how to help just dont write anything. n one needs notifications for replying

I could not install or might be dont know how to install the attached xperia drivers which are in .dll files. Can u explain in detail how can I install it. I've lost root access after upgrade to 4.2.2 . I do really need your help to get back root access and install a valid driver for my device. From C2104

just go to device manager, connect phone and find ur not recognized device; then right click on it and press update/install drivers. From the window that will appear choose socond option (it should be something like manualy find drivers or something like that), then navigate to that downloaded folder. This way it should install them
But XL doesnt need any external drivers. If u install fasboot an flashmode drivers from flashtool folder they should work; they are working for me and for anyone i know. U may also install SEUS and then connect phone. This way u dont need that drivers, but ofc what i have mentioned earlier should work.
 
  • Like
Reactions: FPThatea

Hnk1

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2012
1,463
1,546
Newcastle Upon Tyne
OnePlus 5
Moto G6
I could not install or might be dont know how to install the attached xperia drivers which are in .dll files. Can u explain in detail how can I install it. I've lost root access after upgrade to 4.2.2 . I do really need your help to get back root access and install a valid driver for my device. From C2104

Hi
well first thing you need to understand is there are three drivers you need to install to make everything work including fastboot , flashboot, and Xperia L storage and SD card.

To install each type of drivers, you must have the phone in that particular state. To install normal drivers (for mass storage and PC companion), if suppose not detected automatically, you need to turn on your phone and then unlock it. Then see if drivers are found or not!
If the windows give you the error like undetectable device attached, go to my computers and then properties and the device manager and look for any device with an exclamation mark (yellow).
click on it and then select update drivers and use drivers that have been attached in the first post. (Remember to extract the attachment in a folder)
Then click on select drivers from hard drive (click manual installation of drivers )
and locate the folder where you have extracted drivers. This will install drivers!

if you want drivers for flashmode/fastboot, turn off phone and boot into flashmode and then install drivers as I mentioned above.
I'm quite certain they wouldn't trouble you at all. If you still need help, do not hesitate to ask !
Good luck

P.S: You will need to enable developers option and select USB debugging to root your device. I hope you are doing that right !

Dude someone needs your help ^
I just quoted your post so you'd get notified about it.
Thank you so much ! I only check my notifications so I really appreciate it
 
  • Like
Reactions: FPThatea and Joel16

Joel16

Senior Member
Sep 3, 2013
1,026
898
@up ur post is a simple spam, if u dont know how to help just dont write anything. n one needs notifications for replying



just go to device manager, connect phone and find ur not recognized device; then right click on it and press update/install drivers. From the window that will appear choose socond option (it should be something like manualy find drivers or something like that), then navigate to that downloaded folder. This way it should install them
But XL doesnt need any external drivers. If u install fasboot an flashmode drivers from flashtool folder they should work; they are working for me and for anyone i know. U may also install SEUS and then connect phone. This way u dont need that drivers, but ofc what i have mentioned earlier should work.

Actually why don't you have a look at what the OP said,
"Thankyou so much, I only check my notifications so I really appreciate it"
I know what I'm doing here, if you don't have anything nice to say about it then DON'T say anything
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Hnk1

FPThatea

Senior Member
Dec 19, 2013
284
79
Roing
Thanks..but still need you

Hi..Thank you so much for getting me back very soon.. I've successfully installed the driver with your your help. But, When I tried to root by using metachopper 1.3 my device did not reboot and start. Now, it just dead and really sad for this. I don't know what shall I do to get my phone back. Yes, I have 4.2.2 update in .ftf file with a flashtool. But, it does not work for me now.. Do you any experience to help me to solve my unwanted problem..Please..
 

Hnk1

Senior Member
Dec 23, 2012
1,463
1,546
Newcastle Upon Tyne
OnePlus 5
Moto G6
Hi..Thank you so much for getting me back very soon.. I've successfully installed the driver with your your help. But, When I tried to root by using metachopper 1.3 my device did not reboot and start. Now, it just dead and really sad for this. I don't know what shall I do to get my phone back. Yes, I have 4.2.2 update in .ftf file with a flashtool. But, it does not work for me now.. Do you any experience to help me to solve my unwanted problem..Please..

you must boot your phone in fast boot mode. turn off your phone and hold down volume down when you connect it to the PC!

Use flashtool to flash ftf file. you'll need to place ftf file in C:/flashtool/firmwares
then select the right file for xperia L and just flash ftf.

in flash tool , select flash n then fastboot and then I'll ask you to put your phone in fast boot (use method mentioned above)

good luck !
 
  • Like
Reactions: FPThatea

Reyne

New member
Feb 11, 2014
2
0
I have tried all your methods
but I keep getting this error message "An error occurred during the installation of the device"
I am using windows xp sp3
please help
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 21
    Hi there

    I have seen some posts where users are having difficulty connecting Xperia L to their PC or ADB. Therefore, I am writing this guide to help you all.

    The guide was prepared using Windows 7 Ultimate but should work with Windows XP and Windows 8.

    Firstly, Sony uses a different driver for their Xperia devices and therefore, sometimes you are unable to install drivers for your devices especially for ADB commands.

    IF YOU ARE LUCKY
    There are few ways to get around to install drivers for your device. The most convenient and easy is you plug in your device and wait for automatic detection of your device. Make sure you have USB connected as MTP in MY XPERIA in SETTINGS of your phone. The device drivers would be automatically installed by Windows update.

    METHOD
    If suppose you can not install your drivers, connect your xperia and then on your PC, go to My computer > Properties>Device Manager.
    You should see an undetected hardware with a yellow exclamation mark over it. Open it and click on update my drivers. Then choose GOOGLE DRIVERS by choosing hard-drive. This should install the drivers for you. If this doesnot work. Try the attachment with the post where the drivers are modified to work with Sony Xperia Devices.
    Follow the same steps but this time choose the attachment folder to search for drivers. It might say, the drivers are not verified. Just Ignore it and carry on installing them. You will need to unzip these files.

    IF suppose you do not see any exclamation mark while you connect your xperia. Just go to control panel and add new hardware. Select, I will choose my device and then install from hard-disk. Select the folder where you have unzipped the files and you are good to go. The name of new hardware is not important as windows will read the drivers files and install drivers for Xperia.

    This will install all drivers for your device. If there are two or more drivers while installing them. Redo the steps and install all of them individually.

    Suppose your ADB still doesnot work, then

    FOR ADB DRIVERS :
    Download the ADB Universal Drivers and connect your device. Then hit install. The ADB drivers will be automatically detected and installed.

    Further, if these tricks fail, you can delete the unknown driver from your control panel and then try finding it again by using refresh button(scan for new hardware changes) in device manager.

    Another trick is to click on unknown drivers and delete them. Connect your phone and restart your phone. Then scan for new hardware in device manager. The drivers should be installed for your device.

    If still there are some problems, I will try to help you out.


    DOWNLOAD LINKS

    DOWNLOAD GOOGLE DRIVERS FOR MTP/ PC ETC
    https://dl-ssl.google.com//android/repository/latest_usb_driver_windows.zip

    DOWNLOAD UNIVERSAL ADB DRIVERS HERE :
    http://adbdriver.com/upload/AdbDriverInstaller.exe

    UPLOADED FILE : Sony Xperia Drivers for ADB.

    UPDATE :
    Use flashtool drivers to install adb/fastboot/flashboot drivers. This is the most simplest and easiest method I have come across lately.

    Simply download flashtool

    http://www.flashtool.net/index.php

    Go to folder where you have downloaded it. Usually C:/flashtool/drivers.

    Select the drivers for your particular device. I use universal for all three types of drivers. It is helpful to boot into fastboot/Flashtool before installing the drivers but not necessarily.

    Good Luck
    2
    2
    Good work

    Hi there

    I have seen some posts where users are having difficulty connecting Xperia L to their PC or ADB. Therefore, I am writing this guide to help you all.

    The guide was prepared using Windows 7 Ultimate but should work with Windows XP and Windows 8.

    Firstly, Sony uses a different driver for their Xperia devices and therefore, sometimes you are unable to install drivers for your devices especially for ADB commands.

    IF YOU ARE LUCKY
    There are few ways to get around to install drivers for your device. The most convenient and easy is you plug in your device and wait for automatic detection of your device. Make sure you have USB connected as MTP in MY XPERIA in SETTINGS of your phone. The device drivers would be automatically installed by Windows update.

    METHOD
    If suppose you can not install your drivers, connect your xperia and then on your PC, go to My computer > Properties>Device Manager.
    You should see an undetected hardware with a yellow exclamation mark over it. Open it and click on update my drivers. Then choose GOOGLE DRIVERS by choosing hard-drive. This should install the drivers for you. If this doesnot work. Try the attachment with the post where the drivers are modified to work with Sony Xperia Devices.
    Follow the same steps but this time choose the attachment folder to search for drivers. It might say, the drivers are not verified. Just Ignore it and carry on installing them. You will need to unzip these files.

    IF suppose you do not see any exclamation mark while you connect your xperia. Just go to control panel and add new hardware. Select, I will choose my device and then install from hard-disk. Select the folder where you have unzipped the files and you are good to go. The name of new hardware is not important as windows will read the drivers files and install drivers for Xperia.

    This will install all drivers for your device. If there are two or more drivers while installing them. Redo the steps and install all of them individually.

    Suppose your ADB still doesnot work, then

    FOR ADB DRIVERS :
    Download the ADB Universal Drivers and connect your device. Then hit install. The ADB drivers will be automatically detected and installed.

    Further, if these tricks fail, you can delete the unknown driver from your control panel and then try finding it again by using refresh button(scan for new hardware changes) in device manager.

    Another trick is to click on unknown drivers and delete them. Connect your phone and restart your phone. Then scan for new hardware in device manager. The drivers should be installed for your device.

    If still there are some problems, I will try to help you out.


    DOWNLOAD LINKS

    DOWNLOAD GOOGLE DRIVERS FOR MTP/ PC ETC
    https://dl-ssl.google.com//android/repository/latest_usb_driver_windows.zip

    DOWNLOAD UNIVERSAL ADB DRIVERS HERE :
    http://adbdriver.com/upload/AdbDriverInstaller.exe

    UPLOADED FILE : Sony Xperia Drivers for ADB.



    :good: Good work
    2
    I could not install or might be dont know how to install the attached xperia drivers which are in .dll files. Can u explain in detail how can I install it. I've lost root access after upgrade to 4.2.2 . I do really need your help to get back root access and install a valid driver for my device. From C2104

    Hi
    well first thing you need to understand is there are three drivers you need to install to make everything work including fastboot , flashboot, and Xperia L storage and SD card.

    To install each type of drivers, you must have the phone in that particular state. To install normal drivers (for mass storage and PC companion), if suppose not detected automatically, you need to turn on your phone and then unlock it. Then see if drivers are found or not!
    If the windows give you the error like undetectable device attached, go to my computers and then properties and the device manager and look for any device with an exclamation mark (yellow).
    click on it and then select update drivers and use drivers that have been attached in the first post. (Remember to extract the attachment in a folder)
    Then click on select drivers from hard drive (click manual installation of drivers )
    and locate the folder where you have extracted drivers. This will install drivers!

    if you want drivers for flashmode/fastboot, turn off phone and boot into flashmode and then install drivers as I mentioned above.
    I'm quite certain they wouldn't trouble you at all. If you still need help, do not hesitate to ask !
    Good luck

    P.S: You will need to enable developers option and select USB debugging to root your device. I hope you are doing that right !

    Dude someone needs your help ^
    I just quoted your post so you'd get notified about it.
    Thank you so much ! I only check my notifications so I really appreciate it
    1
    Hi..Thank you so much for getting me back very soon.. I've successfully installed the driver with your your help. But, When I tried to root by using metachopper 1.3 my device did not reboot and start. Now, it just dead and really sad for this. I don't know what shall I do to get my phone back. Yes, I have 4.2.2 update in .ftf file with a flashtool. But, it does not work for me now.. Do you any experience to help me to solve my unwanted problem..Please..

    you must boot your phone in fast boot mode. turn off your phone and hold down volume down when you connect it to the PC!

    Use flashtool to flash ftf file. you'll need to place ftf file in C:/flashtool/firmwares
    then select the right file for xperia L and just flash ftf.

    in flash tool , select flash n then fastboot and then I'll ask you to put your phone in fast boot (use method mentioned above)

    good luck !