15 HTC One (M8) Tips and Tricks

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Question by John: Can't find HTC Wildfire S USB driver for Android SDK - pls help?
I've been trying to set up Android development tools on my Windows 7 64-bit computer and need a USB driver for my HTC Wildfire S phone so I can make an app for my phone. I'm new to all of this with no experience with all of this so I'm trying to get my head around it all.

You can get a Google USB driver which is a downloadable component for the Android SDK that can be downloaded from the SDK manager. Apparently it gives the necessary drivers for the following devices:

ADP1 / T-Mobile G1*
ADP2 / Google Ion / T-Mobile myTouch 3G*
Verizon Droid*
Nexus One
Nexus S

But as you can see my phone isn't included. It says on the android developer website that all other devices require Windows drivers provided by the hardware manufacturer, as listed in the OEM USB Drivers document. However I've been on the HTC website and can't find what I'm looking for.

Can anyone tell me where I can get it? I've been looking for ages with no luck. I'm desperate to get this all working asap so I'd appreciate any help I can get.
I think I need a driver that is meant to work with the Android SDK. Doesn't that mean that the above driver wouldn't work?

Best answer:

Answer by Ghost of Joy Division Oven Gloves
I think you should be able to use the HTC driver included in the HTC Sync application.
Just install the application and the drivers are automatically installed when you plug the phone in.

If you don't use the application, you can uninstall it... the drivers will remain.


There's also a set downloadable from the XDA Developers' Forum, but the ones included in HTC Sync should be the latest.

I've not used the SDK much myself, but my understanding is that it hooks into the windows drivers for the device, so the one included with Sync should do the trick.
There's an easy way to find out........ try it. 😉

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