Cant install ADB. hours of searching


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  1. icehead14

    icehead14 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have been researching this for hours now and just cant figure it out. I have looked at every possible thread that could help me and done everything they have said(this site and others). I cant install the ADB driver. I dled it through SDK. Phone is on charge only and usb debugging.

    I initially had problems installing the ADB all together. It kept giving me error messages. I found that installing htc sync as it has helped others in the past. All this did for me was install My HTC and now I cant install ADB at all. I tried to update the myhtc driver to ADB but windows keeps telling me that myhtc is the better driver for it.

    In my device manager it shows Android USB Devices with My HTC under it, and Potable Devices with Android Phone. After installing htc sync and plugging my phone it started to install correctly. Installed 2 drivers, then said it was looking for ADB. Awesome its gonna work now... NOT!!! Thats when My HTC was installed, and it wont let me update driver to ADB.

    Im very frustrated right now that I cant get this to work correctly. Sorry for the rambling but I wanted to give as much info as possible. Btw Im rooted and running xtrrom4. gonna try a few more soon just wanted to get this going before I went to bed which turned into a 6 hour project =/.

    Anyway If anyone has gone through this, or someone who has some ideas on how to make this work Please let me know. Im going nucking futs.

    Thanks.

    BTW this phone has a bad esn so its a brick anyway. Im willing to try anything lol. but this has to be something with my comp im guessing. This is just a trial run before i get another. to understand it and try dif roms.
     

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  2. icehead14

    icehead14 Member This Topic's Starter

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    bump! Anyone please?
     
  3. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

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    Including, um, I don't know - the version of Windows you are using?

    x32 / x64 ?

    ADB is not "installed". It's just a program (adb.exe) that is in the SDK folder.

    You test to see if you have the correct driver installed (which will talk to the phone's "ADB Composite Interface") by running the adb program from the command line, as in

    Code (Text):
    1. C:\android\android-sdk_r06\tools> adb devices
    If your phone is connected and USB Debugging is turned on, the above command will produce a couple lines of output; the last one should include your phones ID number.

    Note that in the above example, the current directory is the "tools" subfolder of the SDK installation point on the machine. (There are other ways to do it, but that is the simplest way)

    For this to work properly, you need to turn on USB Debugging in the phone (Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging), and also have the correct driver installed on the PC. It's a good idea to also have turned on the toggle at
    Settings -> Applications -> Development -> Stay awake

    If you follow the instructions from the Android developer site, they will have you jump through a whole bunch of hoops - installation of Java JDK, installation of Eclipse, Downloading the Eclipse Android Plug-in, and then using the (Android) plug-in in Eclipse to download the driver. Doing things this way is a whole lot more trouble, but it does provide you with access to the folder which contains the driver install files.

    The reason that this is sometimes useful is Windows 7 (x64) installs don't seem to be handled well, and you need to manually edit the .inf file to get the Windows installer to recognized that the driver you have indeed works correctly for the VID/PID pair reported by the Eris when it is in Composite ADB Driver mode, aka "USB Debugging"

    Have a look at this thread, and see if that is of any entertainment value to you. Also there are some further pointers in this Root Troubleshooting Guide - look for the section entitled "USB Connectivity Problems"

    eu1
     
  4. slobeatz

    slobeatz New Member

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    I had the same problem. I ended up uninstalling HTC sync and reinstalling it. If you are running Vista or Windows 7, left-click on the HTC executable and click "run as administrator". Hopefully that works.
     
  5. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    icehead14,

    I sent you a PM regarding some USB drivers...let me know if you want them.

    Cheers!
     
  6. icehead14

    icehead14 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok That thread helped me install it. the usb driver i downloaded didn't have eris in it.

    So in device manager under android phone it should say android composite adb interface?

    but when i type the code in it says access denied.. any thoughts.

    Im running vista x32
     
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    n0ct3m Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar issue when I tried installing ADB. I had to install some drivers for HTC sync in order to get it to work. Cannot remember what/where I got the drivers though.
     
  8. icehead14

    icehead14 Member This Topic's Starter

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    tried that only made the chance to instal adb disappear. I had to edit the .inf file to include the eris
     

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