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 If you do not have an appropriate driver or it’s outdated, your computer will have a problem recognizing S5, so you might will get a message like this “One of the USB devices attached to your computer has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.
Download Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers and ADB Interface Drivers
|1||KIES 3 for Win & Mac||3.2.14034||Mar, 2014|
|2||USB Drivers for Mobile Phone for Windows||220.127.116.11||Jun, 2014|
|3||Android ADB Interface Drivers for Windows||18.104.22.168||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.