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Google USB error

+11 votes
When I try to update the driver to use my phone to test our apps, I'm now getting an error when I select the Google USB folder. As far as I'm aware, I'm selecting the correct folder, but now it tells me

"The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for 32-bit systems."

I've used my phone for this before and it worked fine. Has anyone else run into this problem?
asked May 8, 2015 in Spring 2015 by Lindsey Nicolaysen (100 points)

2 Answers

+4 votes

Windows is VERY stubborn about drivers.  You can't have it *search* that folder...  or it won't find it (even though it's there) because it's not an approved device driver according to Microsoft.  (We all know how well MS & Google love each other...) 

Instead you have to tell it to manually "let me choose", "show all", "HAVE DISK"... and pick the driver yourself.

See: http://visualgdb.com/tutorials/android/usbdebug/manualinstall.php

answered May 8, 2015 by Forrest Stonedahl (100 points)
That's where I'm getting the error. I select the driver and it tells me it's not compatible with my device.
+2 votes
If it has worked before, I would try restarting the phone and restarting the computer. If that does not work, try re-downloading the driver.
answered May 8, 2015 by Ethan Wojcinski (100 points)