New Method – Installing ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus on Windows 7 & Windows 8

48 Responses

  1. fadi says:

    Hello, I have the maguro version, which usb drivers should I install, I want to convert my phone to yakju.(Very new to Android)
    Help will be appreciated.

  2. bcks says:

    Did this on Windows 7 x64. Only difference was my version of windows didn’t automatically install the driver for bootloader. I followed the windows 8 steps but instead of choosing ADB interface I chose Android phone (as ADB interface wasn’t listed). Everything else worked fine. Am hoping Samsung drivers work okay… My country wasn’t list on the list it had when I was installing. Shall see!

    • h^2 says:

      I also had the same issue though I needed to select ‘Samsung Android Phone’ in the driver list, fastboot is now working.

  3. Muhammad Hasnain says:

    Are the above mentioned steps same for Windows XP?

  4. Naim says:

    so i only need to download the factory image, usbdeview and samsung usb driver for mobile phones, right?

  5. Abdallah Ouri says:

    You are genius man!!!! very perfect, awesome, easy, helpful …. etc. article and steps 🙂

  6. nagesh says:

    hey, please help, when i installed usbDeview, i could only see ‘04e8′ vendor apps, couldnot see ’18d1’ in any. i deleted whatever 04e8 ports, and closed it. but when i started installing, it first asked, the usg port for samsang mobiles is already installed, want to continue anyway?,……. i clicked yes, it got installed, but when i again connected my mobile, it didnot download any file, and started working directly by connecting my galaxy nexus as media device and debug mode…….
    does that mean i didnt delete some port in usbdeview? is my adb and fastboot drivers correctly installed????? i am very scared to continue? please help at the earliest…

  7. Ehsan says:

    Tried on Windows 8 64-bit.

  8. Kerfill says:

    Hi I’m having problems. I have followed the instructions, deleted the files as instructed, disconnected, downloaded the “GSM & Verizone file” to my PC and installed it and I’m now on instr. 6.
    But nothing happens when I reconnect my phone to the PC, i.e. it does not search for drivers and I cant find out how to make it search. No use to try to force system update on the phone. How can I make it search and install the driver?? Pls. advice!

    (using W7 64bit PC) phone GNexus yakjuxw – maguro

  9. chaitanya says:

    Should i download the usb drivers package named as verizon for gsm galaxy nexus???? Pls reply

  10. Yash says:

    when i select the things you have mentioned to uninstall in step 3,they don’t get removed from the list. Are they still there or removed?

  11. Yash says:

    Sorted..i didnt use usbdeview as an administrator

  12. Yash says:

    HI Mayur,
    There’s some issue while Installing Fastboot Drivers..Could you pls add me in Gtalk and help me with the process?

  13. azlan says:

    After the UAC popup for the Samsung Drivers, nothing happens… can anyone help me? I am on Windows 8 64bit

  14. Deepak says:

    I have tried this in Windows 7 64bit.
    Everything was going as per given. When i switch on phone in FASTBOOT MODE and connected the phone to PC.. Its say driver not found. I tried the steps of Windows 8 but coudnt find ADB interface option is not there in the list

  15. Ashutosh says:

    Hey guys, need a little help.

    My GSM Galaxy Nexus is running 4.2.1. It’s got an unlocked bootloader and flashed with stock Android – yakju. Yesterday my device got stuck in a boot-loop. Unfortunately, my computer was formatted and I don’t have all the drivers installed on the computer anymore.

    Since this tutorial requires enabling USB-debugging, which I can’t do, since the phone won’t boot up, how do I install the drivers for my Galaxy Nexus??

    Thanks for the help.

    • Mayur says:

      You don’t need to enable USB debugging for fastboot mode, that’s only required for ADB interface. Just follow up with the fastboot drivers installation.

  16. Ashutosh says:

    Done. Thanks!

  17. garth says:

    i just ran the driver update and while Windows 7 was automatically retrieving drivers, an error came back saying device not recognized (disappeared before i could open it but it said something about contacting manufacturer). the update continued and then i got a confirmation but it only listed:

    Mobile USB Composite Device
    Android ADB Interface

    It didn’t include Galaxy Nexus. Is it okay to continue or is there a something i should do to start over?

  18. joz says:

    After Completed Step 6, before Installing Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus…

    i turned off my GN. then it can’t be turn on anymore.

    what can I do??? Please help…

  19. Avengerat says:

    I’m on Windows 7 64 bit and when I want to install the fastboot drivers it tells me Android 1.0 like on Windows 8, so I followed the steps until step 5: I can’t find ‘’
    What shall I do?

  20. RondaB says:

    I love you. Mere words can not express the gratitude I am feeling right now. Thank you so much. The crazy thing is that I’d just installed the Samsung updates a few weeks ago and still had to go through this. Many, many thanks!!!!

  21. Sukhwinder says:

    I have faced a problem in installing Fastboot drivers… when computer automatically searched them it has shown that your device is locked… how to overcome it

  22. Angus says:

    Thank you for this, it was very helpful for me.

  23. Shahrukh says:

    I deleted all existing drivers with those 2 id’s but then after I disconnect my phone and run the new drivers from the download file you provided(GSM Nexus) then the program fails to run. The first time I ran it it said that ‘the program might have not installed correctly due to compatibility issues’. This might be cause I’m running Windows 8.1. What should I do?

  24. jelani brown says:

    downloaded drivers. All was well. booted into fastboot and connected to cpu but there were no drivers found for phone while in fastboot mode. please help!

  25. massima says:

    thanks guy, it’s working with win7 64bit an nexus2 maguro with android 4.3.

  26. vargil000 says:

    please help .. i’ve done every step perfectly until i fastboot my phone .. instead of automatically recognising and installing the right drivers for fastboot .. it told no driver was found or something like that .. i unplugged the usb then replugged it .. and now it says the device is not recognizable .. please help me what should i do ?

    • vargil000 says:

      ok i was able to turn off the fastboot mode .. tried the last step again (turning on fastboot mode) i waited for it to automatically recognise and install the right drivers for it .. but then it says it couldn’t install drivers.. how can i fix that? i’m using windows 7.

  27. Kevin says:

    I tried for hours to get the fastboot driver to work. No luck. the common theme seems to be that this is a problem for 64-bit win7.

    Finally, I found this, and it worked immediately. It\’s usually not a good idea to download stuff from un-trusted sources, but it was desperate times.

  28. goncalo says:

    It also works for windows 10 64 bit! Great!!!

  1. October 6, 2012

    […] New Method – Installing ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus on Windows 7 & Windows 8 […]

  2. October 17, 2012

    […] The v1.5.3 of the toolkit makes installing drivers a piece of cake. You can also refer our guide: New Method – Installing ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus on Windows 7 & Windows 8 or Installing ADB & Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus using Galaxy Nexus Root […]

  3. November 14, 2012

    […] Step 1 – This is an important step. You need to install and configure the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your Windows system. Refer our guide: New Method – Installing ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus on Windows 7 & Windows 8. […]

  4. February 22, 2013

    […] Step 1 – This is an important step. You need to install and configure the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your Windows system. Refer our guide: New Method – Installing ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Galaxy Nexus on Windows 7 & Windows 8. […]

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