This document will guide you through installing the Intel® USB Driver for Android* package, which will enable you to connect your Windows*-based machine to your Android* device that contains an Intel® Atom™ processor inside.
Android Mobile device with the Intel Atom processor inside.
A micro-USB to USB cable (the same cable used to charge the device)
Supported Host Operating Systems:
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Supported Android Device Operating Systems:
Android 2.3.7 – Gingerbread (GB)
Android 4.0.x – Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
Android 4.4 – Kit Kat
Android 5.x – Lollipop
Warning: Make sure you do not have your Android device connected to your computer during the installation process.
- Download the installer package from https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-usb-driver-for-android-devices.
- Run the installer and accept the Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt, if applicable.
- You will see the following screen. Click Next to continue. (If the installer detects an older version of the driver, accept to uninstall it.)
- You will see the following screen. Read and agree to the Intel Android USB Driver End-User License Agreement (EULA).
- You will be prompted to select components as seen on the screen below. Click on the Next button to proceed.
- Choose the path for the installation and click Install.
- The installer will proceed to install the Android USB drivers. This may take a few minutes to complete.
- After the driver installation is completed, click OK on the pop-up message and then click Finish to close the installation program.
Supported USB profiles
After installing the USB driver package, plug your Android device into your computer using your micro-USB to USB cable. The following are the supported USB profiles via the Intel Android USB Driver package:
- ADB (Android Debug Bridge): This is the debug interface of Android. It is mandatory to use in order to re-flash, and debug.
- MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): This is the Windows protocol to facilitate the transfer of media files.
- PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol): This is the Windows protocol to allow the transfer of images from digital cameras to computers.
- RNDIS: This functionality provides a virtual Ethernet link using the phone network.
- CDC Serial (Modem AT Proxy): This functionality provides a link to a modem to allow the use of AT commands through a virtual com port:
1. Device is not recognized at all
These drivers are only for Intel devices. If you are using a device from one of our OEMs, please get the drivers directly from their web site, or you can use the list of links provided by Google here.
2. I have errors in Windows Device Manager
Open Windows Device Manager:
- You may see USB Mass Storage instead of ADB Device. If that is the case, right click on the Mass Storage device icon and select "Uninstall", then unplug your device from the computer and run the driver setup again.
- You may see Android Device with a yellow warning icon. If that is the case, right click on the Android Device icon and select "Uninstall", then unplug your device from the computer and run the driver setup again
3. I can see Portable Device but no Android Debug Bridge (ADB) profile
You may not have enabled the "USB Debugging" option.
The developer options on your phone are hidden by default. Open the settings on your phone and find the About section. Look through it until you see the "Build number" entry. Tap it five times in quick succession, and you should see a small dialog letting you know that you are now a developer.
Come back to the Settings main menu and go into Developer Options, then enable USB Debugging.
4. I am still using Windows XP. When I activate MTP, there is no pop-up to allow me to access the phone file system or transfer media files.
MTP is not supported by default with Windows XP. You have to install Windows Media Player 10 or later.
Further questions and support
For other troubleshooting support, post questions on the Intel support forum for Android developers: (http://www.intel.com/software/android)