Make Windows 8.1 recognize your Android device using ADB.

Most of the time, when I plug in a new device on Windows 8.1, via USB, the device isn’t recognized. This frustrates me as I do have the USB drivers installed. For instance: I just bought a shiny new OnePlus One – which is a wonderful device – but it isn’t recognized in ADB when I plug it into my USB port:

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There is a very easy workaround to get it fixed. I found it somewhere on the OnePlus One forum, but I can’t exactly remember where. Anyway, when you plug in your device, go to Device Manager:

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My OnePlus One is recognized as A0001 (don’t ask me why) in the “Other Devices”-section:

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Do a right mouseclick on this device (A0001) and choose “Update Driver Software” and choose the second option:

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Then choose “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” :

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Choose the ADB Interface and click next:

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Choose the first one “SAMSUNG Android ADB Interface” and click next:

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You’ll receive a warning, but just click yes:

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It proceeds to install the driver for this device and after this it has been finished:

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If you now do the command “adb devices”, you’ll see it is recognized:

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