June 12, 2009 - kenshinjeff

adb error device not found android phone

WinXP detects your spanking new android phone as a USB mass storage device instead of a Composite ADB interface, no matter how you install the USB drivers from the android sdk. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Right click My Computer, Hardware Tab, Windows Update, “Never search windows update for drivers”, OK.
  2. Enable debugging on your phone.
  3. Run USBDeview and remove all instances of Android Phone
  4. Unplug your phone, and plug it in again.
  5. When windows finally prompts for new drivers, direct them to your sdk directory containing android_usb.inf (Usually looks like android-sdk-windows-1.5_r2\usb_driver\x86)

If it works, this is what you ought to see:


If this doesn’t work, try to delete all the registry keys and values which contain “vid_0bb4&pid_0c02”, and start from step 1 again.

Good luck and hope this helps you.

annoyances / geeky stuff / HOW-TOS


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