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Default How to install the adb & fastboot USB drivers (MS/Windows users only)

Note: this step is not necessary for Mac or Linux users since adb and fastboot seem to connect right out of the box for those platforms.

Unfortunately, Microsoft Windows uses need to install special USB drivers in order to establish USB connectivity with the adb and fastboot utilities.

There are several options for doing so and I'll list them in the order in which I've heard folks indicate their success:

1. PDAnet drivers

If prompted, specify "Samsung" as your device manufacturer; you can also un-install PdaNet itself afterwards, but leave the USB drivers intalled.

2. ADB/FB Driver Naked Samsung Driver 1.7 [ADB/FB Driver] Naked Samsung Driver 1.7 - xda-developers

This driver worked very well for me on my Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) system. Here are some detailed notes that I took when I installed this driver on my system (click the "Show" button below to expand the details):

3. Other drivers

Still having USB connectivity issues after having tried the drivers above? Try a different USB port on your computer and/or a different USB cable (sometimes its NOT the software ).
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