Samsung USB driver is a software that allows your computer to communicate with your device via a USB cable. Without drivers, your computer will not be able to recognize your device, this is a primary reason why the adb connection that required by Kingo one click Android Root or other tools doesn’t work nicely, Odin flash tool that allow us to restore any Samsung devices back to stock also need a USB driver.
The common way to add Samsung drivers on the computer is by installing KIES which is a tool for data backup, data transfer, and the official firmware upgrade tool. The USB drivers contained in Samsung’s KIES compatible with all Android devices including tablets or smartphones, so you do not need to find a specific version of KIES for your device.
However, after the Galaxy Note 3 released, the version of KIES splits up into two: the original KIES and KIES 3 that used by devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. So if your device comes with Android 4.3 (like the Galaxy Note 3) or get the OS upgrade (like the Galaxy S4), then you will not be able to use the old version of the software, you will be advised to upgrade to KIES 3 that you can get from the official Samsung website.
Download Samsung USB Drivers and ADB Interface Drivers – latest version
|1||USB Drivers for Mobile Phone||126.96.36.199||July, 2014|
|2||Android ADB Interface Drivers||188.8.131.52||Dec 4, 2013|
For those who only use the computer for flashing with Odin or rooting with Kingo then you don’t have to install KIES, we just need a standalone Samsung USB Driver installer. Here are several versions of the USB drivers for Samsung Mobile phones and Android ADB interface drivers, should work on Windows 7 or Windows 8 (x86 and x64 versions).
The following are some procedures that are often missed when installing USB drivers:
- If you want to update the drivers make sure to uninstall the previous version and then restart your computer.
- Rebooting your PC again after installation (or update) is strongly suggested.
- If you are having problems with the ADB, then you need the android adb interface drivers, in windows it have .cab extension.