Installation Instructions for Intel® Android* USB Driver

This document will guide you through installing the Intel® Android USB Driver package which will enable you to connect your Windows* based machine to your Android device that contains an Intel Atom™ processor inside.

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements:
Android Mobile device with the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 inside.
A micro-USB to USB cable (same cable used to charge device)

Supported Host Operating Systems:
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)

Installation steps

Warning: Make sure you do not have your Android device connected to your computer during the installation process.

  1. Download the installer package from http://www.intel.com/software/android
  2. Run the installer and accept the Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt, if applicable.
  3. You will see the following screen. Click Next to continue. (If the installer detects an older version of the driver, accept to uninstall it.)

  4. You will see the following screen. Read and agree to the Intel Android USB Driver End-User License Agreement (EULA).

  5. You will prompted to select components as seen on the screen below. Click on next button to proceed.

  6. Choose the path for the installation and click Install.

  7. The installer will proceed to install Android USB drivers. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  8. After the driver installation is completed, click OK on the pop-up note and then click on Finish to close the installation program.

Supported USB profiles

After installing the USB driver package, plug in your Android device to 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 ise in order to re-flash, and debug.
    To enable/disable:
    • ICS: Settings > Developer options > USB Debugging
    • GB: Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
  • MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): This is Windows protocol to facilitate the transfer of media files.
    To enable/disable:
    • ICS: Settings > Storage > Click context menu > USB Computer connection > MTP
  • PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol): This is Windows protocol to allow the transfer of images from digital cameras to computers.
    To enable/disable:
    • ICS: Settings > Storage > Click context menu > USB Computer connection > PTP
  • RNDIS: This functionality provides a virtual Ethernet link using phone network.
    To enable/Disable
    • ICS: Settings > More… > Tethering and portable hostpot > USB tethering
    • GB: Settings > Wireless & Network > Tethering and portable hostpot > USB tethering

Troubleshooting

If device is not recognized as an Android device, try following steps to resolve the problem.

Check Windows Device Manager
Open Windows Device Manager:

  1. You may see USB Mass Storage instead of ADB Device. If it’s the case, right click on Mass Storage device icon and select ‘Uninstall’. Then unplug your device from the computer and install drivers’ setup again
  2. You may see Android Device with yellow warning icon. If it’s the case, right click on Android Device icon and select ‘Uninstall’. Then unplug your device from the computer and install drivers’ setup again

Enable USB debugging
Make sure the device you are attempting to connect has USB debugging enabled.

In Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices the option is under Settings > Applications > Development.

In Android 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices the option is under Settings > Development Options.

Further Questions & Support
For other troubleshooting support, post questions on the Intel support forum for Android developers: (http://www.intel.com/software/android)

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