Get the most recent version of Samsung Galaxy S5 USB and ADB drivers

Samsung USB driver is a software that will help your computer recognize a device such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 when it’s connected via a USB cable. If you do not have an appropriate driver or it’s outdated, your computer will have a problem recognizing S5, so you might will get a message like this “One of the USB devices attached to your computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.“, This can be a major reason the adb connection that needed to run adb command doesn’t work properly, CF-Auto-Root users who use an Odin flash tool, also need a USB driver.


The most popular solution to bring Samsung drivers into the laptop or computer is by setting up KIES, which is a desktop app made by Samsung for backup and exchange contents, and also useful if you want to upgrade the firmware. When you install KIES, it will install USB drivers automatically, a USB driver found in Samsung KIES works with with almost all Samsung Android-powered devices, which includes tablets, smartphones or wearable gadgets, which means you doesn’t need to look for a specific model of drivers for your Galaxy S5.

At the moment, the version of KIES for Windows separated into two variants: the initial KIES and the newest KIES 3 that used by devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. So, for the Samsung Galaxy S5 that runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, we should utilize KIES 3, while for the Mac, KIES model is only one.

Galaxy S5 USB drivers download

Download Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers and ADB Interface Drivers

No Name Version Date Download
1 KIES 3 for Win & Mac 3.2.14034 Mar, 2014
2 USB Drivers for Mobile Phone for Windows Jun, 2014
3 Android ADB Interface Drivers for Windows Dec, 2013

However, for practical reasons, some users only need a USB driver without a KIES, which mean a standalone installer could fit with you.
Listed above are download links for KIES and various versions of Samsung USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5, should work on Win 7, Wind 8.1 (x86 and x64 versions) and Mac.

In case you would like to upgrade the drivers make sure to get rid of the prior version of drivers then reboot your laptop or computer. Restarting your computer once again soon after drivers installation is immensely important.


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3 Responses

  1. Vicki
    August 13, 2014 at 3:37 PMReply

    When I’ve installed this software Kies, and have it working ( I have set it up and backed up my S5 data and media), I still don’t have an easy way of simply transferring files via the file manager drag and drop. Nothing appears in my folders when I plug in the USB 3 cable, I have to launch Keis first, and then plug in the phone. Only then I still do not have a viable drag and drop folder selection.

    • Vicki
      August 13, 2014 at 3:38 PMReply

      I forgot to mention that I’m on a Mac, and you have no simple USB driver for Mac listed here, only Kies.

  2. Esther
    August 24, 2014 at 8:35 PMReply

    You can connect your S5 phone with pc wirelessly. Try Airdroid or Web PC Suite; you can connect the two devices by scanning a QR code.Then file transfer would be as easy as pie.

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