Fix Fastboot/Adb & Qualcomm drivers not detecting on Windows 10/11 for any smartphones.
While ADB is simple to set up on Windows and Mac, and it works beautifully on Android devices, we’ve observed that Fastboot frequently fails to identify the device.
If you want to root your Android phone, unlock the bootloader, or install a custom recovery, you’ll need to get Fastboot set up correctly. So, if you’re having trouble with Fastboot not recognizing devices on Windows 10, you’ve come to the correct spot. Fastboot solutions for Android handsets from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and others are listed below.
So, without further ado, let’s get started with the guide.
Phone Not Connecting to PC in Fastboot Mode? Fix Here
1. First off, you need to download the latest Fastboot driver Download links below this post.
2. After that, extract the ZIP file and store it preferably on the desktop.
3. Next, connect your device to the PC while the phone is in Fastboot mode or on the Bootloader screen. If ADB is working for you, you can simply run
adb reboot bootloader to instantly move to Fastboot mode.
4. Now, press the “Windows + X” keyboard shortcut on Windows 10 and quickly open “Device Manager”. You can also press the Windows key once and search for “Device Manager” and open it.
5. Here, expand the “Portable” or “Other devices” menu and you will find your Android device mentioned. However, it will display a yellow sign next to it which means Fastboot is not working on your computer. Now, right-click on it and click on “Update Driver”.
6. A new window will open up. Here, click on “Browser my computer for drivers“.
7. On the next page, click on “Browse” and select the Fastboot driver folder that you extracted above. You just need to select the folder and not any specific file. Device Manager will automatically find the
android_winusb.inf file and apply the update.
8. Once you have selected the folder, click on “Next“.
9. Now, it will install the Fastboot drivers on your PC. If you get any kind of errors then move to the next method for an alternate solution.
10. Once done, you will find your Android device move to the top menu on Device Manager and the name will change to “Android Phone -> Android Bootloader Interface“.
11. Now, open the command prompt window and run the
fastboot devices command. This time, it will detect your device. In case, the “fastboot devices” command is still showing no devices on Windows 10, then move to the next step.
Fastboot Drivers Not Installing on Windows 10
If the Fastboot drivers are not getting installed on Windows 10 and as a consequence, Fastboot is unable to recognise your device, there is a simple action you can do to allow the drivers to install without any problems. On Windows 10, you’ll need to turn off “Driver Signature Enforcement” so that the PC may install any driver that doesn’t have the required signature. Here’s how to get started.
1. Open the Start Menu and click on “Restart” while holding the “Shift” key. Release the Shift key when you see the “Please Wait” screen.
2. You will boot into the Advanced Recovery screen. Here, move to Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings -> Restart.
3. A new “Startup Settings” window will open up. Here, press “7” or “F7” on the keyboard to open Windows 10 without Driver Signature Enforcement.
4. Now, Windows 10 will start and you can follow the above method to install Fastboot drivers for your Android smartphone, be it Xiaomi, OnePlus, or Realme, et al. This time, you won’t face any errors while installing the Fastboot drivers.
5. If Fastboot is still not detecting your Android phone then right-click on “Android” and choose “Update Driver” -> “Browse my computer for drivers” -> “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer”.
6. After that, double-click on “Android Phone“.
7. Here, choose “Android Bootloader Interface” and click on “Next”.
8. Finally, Fastboot drivers will be successfully installed on your device and your PC will start detecting your Android device through the Fastboot command.
9. With all that said, I would recommend you to move the “Platform Tools” folder or “Minimal ADB” folder inside the “C” drive. At times, Fastboot does not detect devices from other locations so it’s better to store the folder in the “C” drive.
If you wish to watch the Video guide on the above fixes:
- Fastboot Drivers: Download
- ADB Drivers XDA : Download
- Qualcomm Drivers: Download from Telegram // Mega
- Platform tools: Download
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