How to Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Nexus 7 on Windows 7 & Windows 8

Last Updated on 13/11/2022

How to Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers for Nexus 7 on Windows 7 & Windows 8

ABD drivers and specifically fastboot drivers are required to carry out certain technical operations for your Nexus device, such as rooting or creating a custom ROM flashing stock Android firmware. You can download the driver for Nexus 7 using Android SDK or a toolkit that is supported, however the procedure is a bit more complicated and there is a chance that one or the other drivers may not be properly configured. This guide outlines the simplest method to install ADB as well as Fastboot Drivers for Nexus 7 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

1. Allow USB Debugging on the Nexus 7. (Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging) and connect the tablet to your computer.

– If Developer Options aren’t visible Visit this page to learn the best way to turn them on.

2. download USBDeview Extract, then start it .exe document (Run in administrator mode).

3. In USBDeview be sure to look for devices that have Vendor IDslike ‘ 18d1‘ or ‘ 04e8‘. Select all of these devices then right-click, and choose “Uninstall selected devices” to delete them.

Do not follow steps #3 and #2 if you haven’t had any issues with drivers previously or installing drivers for a new OS.

Installation of ADB driver for Nexus 7 on Windows 7 and Windows 8

>> Download Nexus 7 USB Drivers for Windows 7 & Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) and then extract the zip file into an appropriate folder on your desktop.

1. Connect your tablet to your computer, letting it search for to download and install drivers. ( Computer should be connected to the Internet)

For Windows 7, the driver installation will look like this:

For Windows 8, the driver installation will look like this:

2. Open Device Manager in the Control Panel. Your devices should appear in the category Nexus 7 under Other devices. Click on the right-hand side of Nexus 7 and select Update Driver Software..

3. Choose the option ‘Search your computer to find driver programs’.

4. Navigate to the Google Drivers’ directory that you downloaded previously and mark the box that says ‘Include subfolders’. Click Next.

5. A pop-up window will be displayed informing you to install the device’s software. Select ‘Install’.

6. That’s it. You’re done. ADB driver is now successfully installed on Windows 7/8.

To verify you are in the right place, go to the Device Manager then your Nexus 7 should be listed as an Android Composite ADB Interface when in USB Debugging mode for both Windows 7 & 8. This means that the ADB driver drivers on your phone are functioning correctly.

Installing Fastboot Drivers for Nexus 7

The device should be booted into fastboot or Bootloader mode. first turn off the tab and then switch it on by holding down both volume up and volume down buttons as well as the power button simultaneously. In Fastboot mode, attach the device to your computer.

The two versions of Windows 7 & Windows 8 will recognize and install the appropriate driver for the fastboot. The following message.

To verify the Fastboot drivers are properly installed Open your Device Manager and it will show your device as an Android Bootloader Interface when you are it is in Fastboot mode.

The above procedure on 32-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton