Installing a USB Driver

To connect an Android device for the first time to your local machine to test your mobile applications, you need to install the appropriate USB driver.

The device manufacturer might provide an executable with all the necessary drivers for the device. In this case you can just install the executable on your local machine. If the manufacturer does not provide such an executable, you can install a single USB driver for the device on the machine.

To install the Android USB driver:

  1. Download the appropriate driver for your device. For example, for information on finding and installing a USB driver for a Google Nexus device, see
  2. Connect your Android device to a USB port on your local machine.
  3. From your desktop or Windows Explorer, right-click Computer and select Manage.
  4. In the left pane, select Device Manager.
  5. In the right pane, locate and expand Other device.
  6. Right-click the device name, for example Nexus 5x, and select Update Driver Software. The Hardware Update Wizard opens.
  7. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  8. Click Browse and navigate to the folder to which you have downloaded the USB driver.
  9. Select the USB driver.
  10. Click Next to install the driver.