your application on a device:

In the AndroidManifest.xml file, add android:debuggable="true" to the <application> element.

Turn on “USB Debugging” on your device. On the device, go to the home screen, press MENU, select Settings, Applications, Development, then enable USB debugging.

On the latest devices, you will need to touch the build number in About tablet 7 times before developer options are available!

Set-up your device:

  • Connect your Android device via USB.

  • When the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, you’ll be asked if you’d like Windows Update to search for software. Select No, not this time and click Next.

  • Select Install from a list or specified location and click Next.

  • Select Search for the best driver in these locations. Browse to the usb_driver/x86 in the SDK package. If you have a 64 bit operating system, install the driver in usb_driver/amd64

  • Click Finish. The system should install the driver files as necessary. Your machine may require a reboot.

  • You can verify that your device is connected by executing adb devices from your SDK sdk/platform-tools directory. If connected, you’ll see the device name listed as a device.

If using Eclipse, select run or debug as usual. You will be presented with a Device Chooser dialog that lists the available emulator(s) and connected device(s). Select the device to install and run the application there.


New Device

If using a new device on your Windows workstation, you will need to right click on Android Composite ADB Interface in the Device Manager. Choose Uninstall and tick the Delete the driver software for this device. After doing this, you will need to install the USB driver (see below)…

USB driver

If Windows cannot install the USB driver then open the Android SDK Manager and install the Google USB Driver.

When Windows ask you to insert a disk, browse to:


USB mode

To change the USB mode, open the notifications panel and touch Connected as…. This will allow you to change the type of connection.

On Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, go to Settings, Storage, click the menu button in the top right hand corner, select USB computer connection.