If you’re even remotely interested in Android tinkering and stuff, you might already know about ADB. For those who don’t know, ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a powerful tool that comes bundled with the Android SDK which helps you establish a communication between your PC and Android device using ADB commands. ADB is very crucial for any developer as helps to obtain logs, system dumps and much more than you can bargain.
The standard way of installing ADB is to install the Android SDK on your PC but most users might not like to download the entire SDK for just one tool. Luckily there are many ways to install ADB on your PC and the easiest way is to use automated scripts or tools which will install the ADB drivers for you. If you haven’t yet setup ADB drivers on your PC, we’ve already covered some great tutorials for the same. You can view them from our ADB archives linked below:
However, most of the users face ADB connection issue due to the lack of proper ADB drivers on their PC. Luckily, TechKnow has released a universal ADB driver which claims to support over 500 smartphones with different SoCs and architectures. TechKnow has provided a long list of supported devices, you can give it a look from the Read me file in the download package. Judging from the list, this universal ADB driver seems to work on almost all major Android devices covering various chipsets. Download the universal ADB driver package from below and follow the procedure to install it.
How to Install TechKnow Universal ADB Driver
- Download the Universal ADB driver zip file on your PC and extract it on your PC.
- Connect your Android device to the PC using a USB cable.
- Open device manager on your PC. To do this, you can search for the Device manager from the Start and click to open.
- In the device manager, you will see a list of all devices attached to your computer. Find your device and Right-click and select Update Driver Software…
- Select Browse my computer for driver software in the next window.
- Now click the Browse button and select the folder where you extracted the downloaded ADB Driver zip file and make sure you’ve checked the Include sub folders box.
- If Windows asks for administrator permissions during the installation, grant them and confirm the installation by clicking on the Install button.
Once the installation is completed, reboot your PC and reconnect your device to the PC and check whether the ADB commands are working or not. Reach us in the comments section for any help regarding the tutorial.