We have a link for up to date Samsung USB drivers so you can connect your Android smartphones to the computer quickly and use tools such as Odin to flash firmware files and do a full range of other ventures such as gaining root access. A lot of what we produce here needs transferring data from the phone to SD card and also programs running on computers when the device plugs into the system unit. None of this runs unless you hold the relevant drivers for this.
Back in the day Sammy made it a lot more difficult because many different devices needed unique drivers, so people searched frantically for the specific drivers to go with their mobile phone. However, as time went on the developers changed this realizing it was much too difficult and now most Samsung smartphones from the Galaxy S2 through to the Galaxy S5 can all use the same ones. It doesn’t need to be a handset from the S series either, it can be any of them. It is perpetually a great thought to download the latest drivers available though and in this case the 18.104.22.168 version is valid today.
Sammy does an excellent job of looking after the Microsoft Windows operating systems, and this file is compatible with XP 32 and 64-bit, Vista 32 and 64-bit, Windows 7 32 and 64-bit, plus new support for Windows 8 operating systems. The file was last updated during April of 2014.
Downloading this freeware software manually is a good idea because it means you will no longer need to get it from Samsung Kies. It was originally one of the main causes many people install Kies. If you like it because you sync the device with it then you will still need to do that.
1. Download the SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe 22.214.171.124 here or here.
I choose the C: Drive, so I avoid cluttering the desktop, but if it is easier for you to save it to the desktop then do it. If using an OS newer than XP, you can click the Start button and start typing in the file name in “Start search.”
2. Make sure you uninstall any drivers from the past.
3. Restart the computer.
4. Go to the section wherever you downloaded the file.
5. Extract and launch the file.
6. Wait until it has installed successfully before rebooting the computer once again.
7. After logging in, connect the device to the computer system unit with a USB cable and a successful connection will have been made.
That is everything you need to know to start transferring files from the computer and the Samsung smartphone.
That covers everything we can think of to flash the necessary files. A knowledgeable man once said to be the stupidest person is the one who believes they know everything so if there is anything missing here you would like to see included or if you have anything to add then leave a comment and I will include it in the post.