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.