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Does anyone know what to edit in the android_winusb.inf file of the usb_driver folder inside the android sdk folder if I want to add the new HTC Desire HD device to it?

I’ve read people posting different things to add for different devices. I could not find what to add for HTC Desire HD.

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

How to solve:

The problem has been solved with the help of the following blog.

I have added following lines for the .inf file located in ..\Android\android-sdk-windows\google-usb_driver\android_winusb.inf :

;HTC Desire HD
%SingleAdbInterface%        = USB_Install, USB\Vid_0bb4&Pid_0ca2
%CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\Vid_0bb4&Pid_0ca2&MI_01

Since device and hardware ids are not listed in the inf file. For all the new devices if the driver is not found. We need to edit .inf file.


Another way of getting adb to work with the device is to install HTC Sync (tested with version 3.0.5481). Apparently it will install the right USB drivers.


The driver for x86 and x86-64 systems without any other tools like HTC Sync etc.: (Linked page is german, just klick on the Winzip-like icon)


I tried the blog post, mentioned above – but it failed on Windows 7 pro (on MacBook Pro using Bootcamp). However using HTC Sync like Sylvain mentioned above works perfectly on version 3.0.5511.

  1. Download and install HTC Sync using this guide.
  2. Start HTC Sync
  3. Connect your phone to PC with USB-cable

Now you see the installation of the USB-driver functioning and you are set up to test developing apps on your HTC Desire HD. You can also take screenshots using the DDMS located in the tools folder of your Android-sdk. The best part – you don’t have too root your phone!

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