Sometimes, you may want to access your Android smartphone from your computer. Maybe to execute commands, backup important data, root your device, tethering, or transfer some files. To do this, you should know how to install a USB driver for your Android on a computer so that your PC can easily recognize your smartphone.

You should the drivers properly, otherwise, your PC won’t be able to detect your device. At times, the window-based operating system detects and automatically install drivers for Android when you plug in your handset. Sometimes that fails.


  • An Android smartphone or tablet
  • USB cable
  • A mac or PC
  • Basic computing knowledge
  • Access to the Internet

Installing Drivers using PdaNet

You can easily install USB drivers for Android via the PdaNet tool. PdaNet is an incredible app that makes it possible to tether internet connectivity to your computer through your Android smartphone. Here is how to go about it

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Disconnect your Android from the computer

First of all, make sure you have discounted your device from your computer.

Install PdaNet

Download the apps set up files and then install the application. Hit the exe file and tap Yes or Run on the pop-up screen.

Make use of the Wizard instructions

Follow the instruction listed and hit Next when prompted. You’ll see a window prompting you to install drivers for your smartphone.

Start again

In case installing drivers on your device failed before, this set up gives you an option of removing useless drivers and then prompts you to install new ones using the app.

Select your device

You will be then prompted to select your handset. If your device is not included in the list choose Others and then tap Ok.

Permit Publisher

You will then get a dialogue box that has questions about the validity of a software publisher. It is not a big deal. Ignore scary warnings and continue with the process by selecting Install.

Now that you know how to install USB drivers for your Android gadget, you can select advanced actions you’ll carry out on your tablet or smartphone.  These options allow you to transfer files, load custom firmware, or even root your device.

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