Koush releases universal ADB driver for Windows

by: Brendan LynchApril 8, 2013


Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a tool commonly used by software developers and those who are looking to root and modify their Android devices. In fact, if you’ve ever rooted a device or have spent any time heavily customizing it, chances are you’ve encountered or used ADB before. In order for ADB to work properly, you must have the correct drivers installed on your computer, which is where things can get a little frustrating.

Unfortunately, different devices require different drivers in order to function properly. As a result, buying a new device could mean that your current ADB drivers are no longer effective. Additionally, users who use multiple devices may be required to have multiple drivers on their machine.

If you are a Windows user, then this will no longer be an issue. ClockworkMod founder Koushik Dutta — also known as just Koush — has released a universal ADB driver for Windows machines. This means that no matter what Android device you have or what version of Windows you are running, you will always have the ADB drivers you need.

To try the universal drivers out for yourself, you can head on over to ClockworkMod and download them. Github is also hosting the source code if you are interested.

  • Stefan Andersen

    Koush.. You’re my hero!

  • Android authority, i have a complaint. When you post article like this, just PUT the damn link. Thank you.

  • Adam Outler

    wow… seriously? CADI does the same thing (but better) for Download Mode. Most Android devices use default Windows drivers anyway. check out http://cadi.googlecode.com
    Just saying guys.. It’s basically the same idea as Jeremy Loper’s CASUAL, but with different USBIDs and that project was started back in March.

    • michael Voo

      Do you know any way for linux user?

  • Bright Onapito

    You can download the driver (msi) from here: