Do you need to connect your Xiaomi phones to your computer? You will need this compatible USB driver. Selecting a good and compatible driver software may seem easy. However, picking up an old driver may lead to an issue that makes your computer cannot recognize your device properly. Hence, we have listed below a bloatware-free drivers tool to establish successful ADB and a Fastboot connection between your computer and your MIUI devices.
A computer, Windows especially, does not need a special driver since your computer will recognize your device out of the box. This general computer-to-phone connection usually established in either charging mode or MTP mode. This allows you to either charge your phone’s battery or to transfer files. However, in different scenarios, you may want to establish an advanced connection such as ADB and Fastboot. Both types of phone-to-computer connection are an advanced mode that allows you to do advanced tasks with your phone such as installing firmware or ROM, flashing a custom recovery, or taking full Android data backup.
Google provides all the necessary drivers and tools which are included in the Android Studio software bundle. Luckily, Google also extracted another driver bundle from the software that includes only the essential drivers. Therefore, you do not need to download and install the full Android Studio and SDK Manager in advanced.
Moreover, there are also many third-party versions created by some developers bundled in an installer which makes it easy for novice users to have the required ADB and Fastboot files installed. One of the well-known installers is the 15-second installer by Snoop05 from XDA community.
Which one to use?
Using the installer will be the easiest one. However, the package includes ADB v1.0.32 and Google USB Driver v11.0.000. Both may already obsolete for the most recent flagship devices running Android 9.x Pie or above.
Our recommendation is to use the one distributed by Google since it gets regular updates. Nevertheless, if your device is running Android 7.x Nougat or older, using the ADB Installer v1.4.3 is sufficient.
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Android Platform Tools Pack for Windows: Google USB Driver, ADB, Fastboot, and drivers:
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Notes for modern and flagship devices (Mi 5, Mi 5X, Mi 6, Mi 6X, Mi 8, Mi 8 EE/Pro/Lite/SE, Poco F1, Mi Mix 2S, etc):
- First, we recommend you to install the latest version of Mi Flash tool since it includes all the required drivers. Use this only as an alternative in case your computer cannot properly establish a connection with your device.
- If you are an advanced user with just enough knowledge about adb fastboot, you can simply use the Android Platform Tools.
- If you are a newbie, we recommend you to first use the 15-second installer just to install the ADB system-wide. Then use the extracted Platform Tools to establish the ADB-Fastboot connection.
We also strongly suggest to first disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement. We wrapped the full tutorial on how to disable it here. Some unsuccessful installations might be caused by this default security mechanism being enabled, especially on x64-based system.
Android Platform Tools for Mac OS:
Android Platform Tools for Linux: