usb drive – Installing the Android USB Driver in Windows 7-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am attempting to install the Android USB Driver in my computer running on Windows 7. I followed the instructions in the developer section of the website, but I am stuck. Here is the website with the instructions;

What I am having trouble with is in step 7-8, when I click next after selecting the path <sdk>/extras/google/usb_driver under where I enter the location. I get an error message that says “Windows could not find driver software for your device”

I have tried looking for help in the Developers website, but it’s so difficult to navigate that I am asking here.

I am positive that, under Computer Management, I am choosing the Android device under Other devices, which another question I have is that two “Android” drivers are showing up, but I figured this was due to me owning a previous phone with Android. See screenshot;

Selecting the Android driver to update

My phone is plugged in to my computer and USB debugging is checked in my phone. I own a Samsung Ace II.

How to solve:

Just download and install “Samsung Kies” from this link. and everything would work as required.

Before installing, uninstall the drivers you have installed for your device.


Two possible solutions:

  1. Try with the Google USB driver which comes with the SDK.
  2. Download and install the Samsung USB driver from this link as suggested by Mauricio Gracia Gutierrez

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