How to Download and Install Android Composite ADB Interface Driver on Windows
If you want to connect your Android device to your Windows computer for testing, debugging, or transferring files, you need to install the Android Composite ADB Interface Driver. This driver allows you to communicate with your device using the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) tool. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the Android Composite ADB Interface Driver on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.
What is Android Composite ADB Interface Driver
Android Composite ADB Interface Driver is a USB driver that enables your Windows computer to recognize your Android device as a composite device. A composite device consists of multiple interfaces, such as mass storage, audio, or video. By installing this driver, you can access all the interfaces of your device from your computer.
Android Composite ADB Interface Driver is also required for using the ADB tool, which is a command-line utility that lets you perform various tasks on your device, such as installing apps, copying files, rebooting, or rooting. ADB is part of the Android SDK Platform-Tools package, which you can download from the official Android website.
How to Download Android Composite ADB Interface Driver
There are two ways to download the Android Composite ADB Interface Driver: from the official website of your device manufacturer (OEM), or from the Google repository. The OEM driver is usually customized for your specific device model and may offer better compatibility and performance. The Google driver is a generic driver that works with most Android devices.
To download the OEM driver, you need to visit the official website of your device manufacturer and look for the USB driver section. You can find links to some of the popular OEM websites in this page . Alternatively, you can use a third-party tool like Device Drivers to automatically detect and download the appropriate driver for your device.
To download the Google driver, you need to visit this page and download the latest version of the Google USB Driver . The driver is a ZIP file that contains an INF file (android_winusb.inf) and other files. You need to extract the ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
How to Install Android Composite ADB Interface Driver
Once you have downloaded the driver, you need to install it on your computer. The installation process may vary depending on your Windows version and whether you are installing for the first time or upgrading an existing driver. Here are the general steps to install the driver:
Connect your Android device to your computer's USB port.
Open Device Manager on your computer. You can do this by searching for \"device manager\" in the Start menu or Control Panel.
Locate and expand Portable Devices or Other Devices in Device Manager. You should see your device name or a yellow exclamation mark next to it.
Right-click on your device name or the yellow exclamation mark and select Update Driver Software.
Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
Click Browse and then locate the folder where you extracted or downloaded the driver. For example, if you downloaded the Google driver, it should be in android_sdk\\extras\\google\\usb_driver\\.
Click Next to install the driver. You may see a Windows Security prompt asking you to confirm whether you want to install the driver. Click Install this driver software anyway.
Repeat steps 3 to 7 for each interface of your device. You can identify them by their names, such as Android ADB Interface, Android Bootloader Interface, or Android Composite ADB Interface.
Once you have installed all the drivers, disconnect and reconnect your device. You should see a notification on your device asking you to allow USB debugging. Tap OK to enable it.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Android Composite ADB Interface Driver on your Windows computer. You can now use ADB or other tools to communicate with your device. aa16f39245