android – ADB device list is empty-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have the latest version of Android Studio and an Android device.

I turned on developer mode on my device and plugged it to my lap top via USB.
I didn’t get the prompt message that asks me to authorize USB debugging with this pc and also my device list was empty when I ran on the cmd adb devices.

I tried to do adb kill-server and then adb start-server but the devices list was still empty and I still didn’t got any authorize usb debugging message on my phone.

I tried to restart phone + PC + change USB cable but nothing.

How to solve:

This helped me at the end:

Quick guide:

Download Google USB Driver

Connect your device with Android Debugging enabled to your PC

Open Device Manager of Windows from System Properties.

Your device should appear under ‘Other devices’ listed as something like
‘Android ADB Interface’ or ‘Android Phone’ or similar. Right click that and
click on ‘Update Driver Software…’

Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’

Select ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’

Double-click ‘Show all devices’

Press the ‘Have disk’ button

Browse and navigate to [wherever your SDK has been installed]\google-usb_driver and select android_winusb.inf

Select ‘Android ADB Interface’ from the list of device types.

Press the ‘Yes’ button

Press the ‘Install’ button

Press the ‘Close’ button

Now you’ve got the ADB driver set up correctly. Reconnect your device if it
doesn’t recognize it already.

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