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Win 8 won't detect (data) Nexus 5

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gauravs79, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. gauravs79

    gauravs79 Lurker
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    I am facing a strange problem for the past month or so. All of a sudden my Win 8 laptop (HP ProBook 4430s) won't detect the nexus 5 mobile.

    Strangely all other devices (non nexus mobile) on this laptop works well. Also my mobile worked fine on another laptop - Sony (Win 8 64 bit)

    Nexus 5 - ver 4.4.4 (latest)

    I have tried the following but in vain:
    1. Rebooted laptop as well as mobile.
    2. Tried all the 4 USB ports
    3. Refreshed/scan for hardware changes the Device Manager
    4. Changed the USB cable twice
    5. Scanned with 'latest USB driver windows' for android
    6. On the mobile swappd the options between MTP and PTP

    I can see the mobile getting charged but can't access its storage :(

    Kindly suggest a workaround.

    Regards, GS

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  2. Incakola

    Incakola Android Enthusiast

    Turn developer mode on and flick USB debugging on. If no notification pops up still, try and reinstall the Google USB driver. You may need to disable the driver signature enforcement...maybe that's on win 8.1..

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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