[Solved] ADB Device Not Found Error on Windows

By April Cai in Driver Error Tags: Windows


ADBAndroid Debug Bridge, is a command-line utility, that can allow you control your device over USB from a computer. And it’s included by Google’s Android SDK. The annoying thing is, when some users try to use it just get the error: device not found. Luckily, it’s not a problem that cannot be solved any more. Here in this article,  we will be telling you how to solve ADB Device Not Found Error step by step. Just go on with the solutions with pictures below.

Note: Before we go, please make sure you’ve enabled USB debugging on your phone. 

ADB Device Not Found Error is always a driver issue. In other words, if you found ADB device not found error on your computer, it’s very likely there is problem with your ADM device driver. In such case, install the correct driver for ADB can always fix the error.

Step 1.
Find your SDK manager from Start list.
Right-click on it and choose Run as administrator.
Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

Step 2.
When SDK manager is open, find and expand Extras folder.
Go on to find and tick on Google USB Driver under Extras folder.
Then click Install 1 package at the bottom right.

Step 3.
When finish installing the driver, plug in your android device.
Open Run box by pressing Windows key + key together.
Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

Step 4.
Find your android device. It’s probably under Other devices dialog with yellow mark.
Then right-click on it and choose Update Driver Software…

Step 5.
Click Browse my computer for driver software.

Step 6.
Go on to click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Step 7.
Click Have Disk.

Step 8.
Click Browse to choose the Google USB Driver you downloaded at the beginning.
Or you can enter the following address into the box.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\extras\google\usb_driver
Then click OK.

Step 9.
Double-click on Android ADB Interface.

Go on to follow the easy on-screen instructions to complete installing the driver.
After it’s done, please restart your computer to make the new driver take effect.
Now your problem should be solved, try to use ADB now.

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