android – LG G3 device not recognized by Eclipse on Windows-ThrowExceptions

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I recently bought LG G3 and I have enabled debugging mode but Eclipse is still not recognizing it, back when I used the Galaxy S3 for development I had to install Samsung Kies. The G3 drivers are installed and I can see it in My Computer, do I need something like the Kies but for the LG? If so can someone please post a link for that?

How to solve:

Try this solution :

  1. Right click on My Computer –> Properties –> Device Manager
  2. Right Click on your device –> Update driver software
  3. Click on “Browse my computer for driver software”
  4. Give path of your android sdk like “D:\Android_Sdk\sdk\extras\google\usb_driver” and tick “Include subfolders”
  5. Click
  6. Now repeat the steps till “Browse my computer for driver software“.
  7. Then click on “Let me pick form list of device drivers on my computer”. Click on the first option and click next and then click yes. Drivers will be installed for your device.

Hope this helps.


See update below

I found the answer that worked for me.

When you plug in the phone, bring down the status shade, pick the USB item (“USB connected”) then, from there, pick “Internet connection” — I chose Ethernet, but I’m not sure the choice matters on the dialog that pops up..

This enables USB debugging to become active; leaving it on Charging, MTP, or PTP does not work.

Once you do this, you can follow @Siddharth’s steps to setting the ADB drivers, if needed. (You may need to use the actual LG drivers and not the Google drivers, but once I got this far, it was just like any other phone.)


For me, even after going through this once, I still get the “installer” first and then have got go in and choose the “Internet connection” again. But, at least it works.

Update 10 Dec 2014

A recent firmware update has, indeed, removed the “Internet connection” as an option. Instead, PTP now works. I still get the “Connected as an installer” notification every time I plug in the phone and have to click on the notification then click on “Camera (PTP)” — or wait about a minute. It’s slightly better than what It was.

Also note: When this change occurred I had to install the drivers again for the phone, since it comes up as a different type of device when “Camera (PTP)” is chosen than when I used the “Internet connection” option.


For me, this has solved the problem: simply go to LG’s website,, select the model (I have selected ‘D850’) and go to Software Updates tab where you can download the driver. I have installed it and then Eclipse recognized my device. I’m working on Windows 8.1, by the way.



After a lot of searching and trying all solutions still I couldn’t connect my LG G3 to eclipse on mac. Finally I find this solution, it works for me hope for you works too:

  1. Install LG USB driver for mac

  2. Go and enable developer mode in your G3 (Setting->About phone (in General Tab)–> Software information –> Tap 8 times on Build Number) then you will see the message which says the Developer option is enabled

  3. In this step you expect that after connecting your mobile via USB cable, the Eclipse detect it
    But for me it didn’t happen

  4. in this step you need to go (Setting–> Developer Options–> and turn off this option from above green (on/off) switch then again switch on this option from same place (If you don’t do this step the “USB Debugging” mode will stay fray and you can not enable it)

  5. In Developer Options menu scroll down until find the “USB Debugging” then tic it and enable it.

  6. almost finished , you should back and configure running mode for your application and see the G3 in your connected usb devices


Change the USB mode to PTP and you will get the RSA prompt.

Within the prompt, select allow it > ok and you are done.

This worked for me when I had the same problem on a Mac computer.


To contribute to possible solutions for this fix: I am using an LG G3 on a Mac.

In my case, ADB saw it as a device when I checked, and the Mac showed the device information in the System Information window, yet Eclipse did not see it. I also did not get the RSA confirmation pop-up when I connected the device through USB.

To fix, with my G3 connected, I selected the USB PC Connection (either from the navigation bar or through the settings) and changed it to be Send Images (PTP). Once this was on, I was given the RSA pop up and Eclipse recognized the phone in the Run Configurations window.


If you have this problem on Ubuntu; here is what I did to get it working:

  1. Switch to PTP from MTP on the phone (this assumes you’re connected via USB)
  2. Disconnect the USB cable
  3. Go to settings -> developer options and select revoke usb authorizations then ok
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is checked
  5. Reconnect the USB cable and your phone will say its connected as an installer; wait a minute or three and debugging mode should appear on the status bar (on the phone)
  6. Open Eclipse and go to DDMS
  7. Select “reset adb” in the dropdown if your phone isn’t appearing yet


Working on Windows 7. All of the solutions from other sites didn’t help (i.e. restarting adb and switching between MTP, PTP, Charing). In the end, I found this article (, which contains links for the necessary drivers for the lg g3 (and some others I think). This did the trick and made the RSA key fingerprint dialog appear finally. After confirming, adb and eclipse recognize my device perfectly!


I had this buggy error with my LG Optimus L3 phone connecting to Win7/8 machines!

Cause: Device Driver was missing as it seemed at the end when I fixed it!

How to Fix:

  1. Search through web (using Google) “LG < Your_Phone_Model Number > Drivers Download“.(Ex.:- Go to About phone in your settings list > Model Number, for me it’s LG-E400f)
  2. Mostly the first few links are related to the required Device Driver download page.(Ex.:- for me I got the following link and for each device driver LG or most of the other vendors/manufactures have that kind of a Manuals and Drivers Page) Visit that page mentiioning about software update and drivers downloads.
  3. Scroll down to the section of “Manuals and Software Update” and doing just the Step 1 was enough for me, which is “Install the USB DRIVERS
  4. Download it(for Mac or Windows) > Install It > Check Your Eclipse ADT > and it should be visible under Devices tab by now

Hope this helps to someone else to clearly get to the solution!


it seems that Eclipse shows the offline mode for lg G3 and some newer devices
and there is no way no use these devices for ADB debugging

there is a way

I am using windows 10

1- download this 11 MB file <>

2- then go to the directory that you installed the SDK

3- extract the zip file in to the platform-tools folder , override all files(click yes to all) be sure that Eclipse doesn’t running

4- open Eclipse and select your android device that stands in devices tab at the right-top corner of your screen and then you can see the arrow near the screen- capture icon and you will find the reset-ADB. click on it ,after that your phone will ask you to allow android debugging for your device click on it

5- congratulations .now you can see that your device shown online

i hope this will help .sorry for my english


I also had a great deal of trouble when attempting to debug android applications on my shiny new LG G3. What ended up working for me was first installing the default google drivers onto the G3 and then following the process detailed by @lilbyrdie.

The process of installing the google usb drivers is very nicely gone through here.

However, with the most recently pushed android update to the G3 there are no longer the options for internet connection or charge only; but they seem to have fixed this defect forcing you to make this odd choice to enable debugging. The only options remaining are MTP and PTP, but if you pull down the notification drawer, choose the ‘USB connected’ notification (assuming the device is connected to your computer via USB of course) and from there click on ‘Media sync (MTP)’ even if it is already selected then debugging should be enabled.


Android can’t update on the fly the developer mode. So, after turning on developer mode (and given you have the latest driver) switch the green button(under settings->general->developer options) to off and then back on. Then turn debug mode on (after that windows recognizes a new device) and you should be good to go.


In my solution for Windows 7 was helpful to update Android SDK Tools to latest version.


ADB Single/Composite values for LG G3 phones –

I found it was necessary to update (~userName/.android/)adb_usb.ini file with the line 0x1004:

# USE 'android update adb' TO GENERATE.


In addition, I needed to add the following entry in (…/sdk/extras/google/usb_driver/)android_winusb.inf:

; Android WinUsb driver installation.

;LGE Android Phone
%SingleAdbInterface%        = USB_Install, USB\VID_1004&PID_633E
%CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\VID_1004&PID_631D&MI_00
%CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\VID_1004&PID_631D&MI_01


Oh, and set USB to PTP as well as turn-on USB debugging.
When you’re all done with the file modifications and several passes at installing the drivers (ref. earlier posts), you can verify your phone is ready via the Device Manager. It will list your phone as “Android Device”->”Android Composite ADB Interface”. I believe an earlier post explains setting up the drivers

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