If you’re into rooting or modding your Android devices, you have almost certainly heard of the Android Debug Bridge, or ADB. It’s an essential tool for rooters and modders. It allows users to “talk” to their Android devices with their computers and allows them to perform actions and access files they normally wouldn’t be able to do or find. Very recently, Koushik Dutta, known as the head guy from ClockworkMod Recovery, ROM Manager, and Carbon Backup, has developed a universal ADB driver for Windows. What’s more? He spent the extra money to give it a recognized driver signing certificate, so no hackery is necessary to install it.
Koushik outlines the driving signing certificate process below.
Decided to shell out the $200/yr to get a driver signing certificate for the Universal ADB Driver, so I don’t have to add root certificates to the local machine store during installation (which is pretty terrible, really).
Never done this before– getting a driver signing certificate requires much more information than a regular SSL certificate. Have to send in business information and financials, passport copy, etc. Wacky.
What makes this driver special is that it should work for all Android devices. That’s right, all of them. This was a gigantic problem for a long time for many root and mod users. Having to find the appropriate HTC, Samsung, LG, Android, Motorola, etc drivers, installing them, and hoping you did everything correctly. Those days are now over as the universal ADB driver should fix all of those problems.
Installing the drivers is very, very simple. Simply go to this Android Community post where you can find the download link. Download it, install it like any normal Windows application, and you’re done! Easy as pie and ADB should never act wacky for you again. Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve given it a try and tell us how it works!