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trouble installing adb USB drivers on windows

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  • Sep 4th, 2011 12:30 am
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trouble installing adb USB drivers on windows

I am attempting to root my HTC Panache (MyTouch 4G) with this guide.

The problem is with the first step which is installing adb and the USB driver. The guide referred to the cyanogenmod wiki on installing the android SDK. I believe that I followed all the instructions correctly but it does not show that my drivers are installed properly in windows device manager and CMD.

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So here is the entire process that I took:
  1. installed java sdk exe
  2. downloaded Android SDK zip file and extracted to root C:\
  3. opened SDK Manager
  4. installed "Android SDK Platform-tools, revision 6" (revision 4 not available) and "Google USB Driver package, revision 4" packages in SDK manager
  5. went into control panel > system > advanced settings > environment variables > double clicked "Path" > added ";C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools;C:\android-sdk-windows\tools"
  6. downloaded and replaced the default "android_winusb.inf" file with the modified file from the cyanogenmod wiki
  7. enabled "USB debugging" and ensured USB was in "charge only" mode in phone
  8. opened CMD and typed in "adb devices", didn't show anything
  9. opened windows device manager and found an "Android Phone" device with the yellow exclamation mark instead of "Unknown Device" with ADB listed under it as mentioned in the cyanogenmod wiki
  10. right clicked and update driver software, clicked browse and located the "C:\android-sdk-windows\extras\google\usb_driver" folder with the modified .inf file
  11. "Windows was unable to install your Android Phone"
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I've been trying many things for hours so any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance. :rolleyes:
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Found solution:

Downloaded the HTC driver installer http://www.multiupload.com/HBVGRC92IP

Installed the exe, restart the computer, device manager > right-click the unknown android phone device and "scan for changes", then the driver automatically installed!

confirmed with cmd > adb devices

great stuff!

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