Many people with mobile devices—whether they be smartphones from the Samsung Galaxy range or other devices from the Motorola or HTC range and so forth—do not ever have to worry about installing drivers on a computer because the Windows operating system automatically tries to identify what a device is and then install the drivers automatically for that device. Sometimes that does not work. If a computer does not have the option to search for the driver automatically turned on then it does not do it for you. Additionally, sometimes Windows just fails to download the appropriate drivers or identify a device. For all those times we need to install the drivers manually on the computer instead. You can tell if your device has a driver problem by observing the Unknown devices message in the Windows Device Manager.
Anyone who wants to check if the Microsoft Windows operating system they are using is currently trying to install the drivers automatically for them can navigate to the Control Panel and then click on the View devices and printers under the Hardware and Sound. Right-click the mouse on the device and then select Device installation settings. Here you find out the current configuration.
Samsung smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy C7 smartphone are also commonly plugged into the computer for using apps like the Odin flashing tool. The Odin flashing tool is an app for the Windows computer that helps Samsung smartphones and tablets flash files such as official firmware updates, custom recovery images, kernels, rooting files like Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool and more. Often the Odin flashing application does not automatically detect a smartphone or tablet from Samsung until you install the drivers first.
Learning if the Odin application is not detecting the Samsung Galaxy C7 smartphone is relatively straightforward: just run the flashing tool so that the user interface is open and you can see all of its buttons and then connect the Samsung Galaxy C7 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable. If the drivers are working the ID: COM port changes color to yellow or blue depending on what versions of the Odin app you are using. There should also be a small added message that appears in Odin to also let you know that the device is connected correctly.
About the only time when a device is not added, and it is not to do with driver is if you are not logged into the Windows PC using the administrator’s account. With Android operating systems running on our smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy C7 smartphone the root user account is locked. With Windows, things are different and the first person to set up the computer is always setting up an administrator’s account. If you are living with other people and you do not own the computer, it might be that you are not logged into the administrator’s account. The admin permissions are often needed when doing something important from a Windows PC such as flashing from the Odin flashing app.
Downloading and installing the Samsung Galaxy C7 USB Drivers on a Windows PC
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers file that works for the Galaxy C7 smartphone.
- Open the Downloads folder from File Explorer to find the Samsung USB Drivers you just downloaded and double-click on the file.
- The program now opens on the computer; click the Next buttons to begin.
- Click on the Next button again.
- Click on the Finish button when the installation of the drivers completes.
In conclusion, that is how to install the Samsung Galaxy C7 USB Drivers on a computer running the Windows operating system. You should have no problem transferring any data from the computer to the smartphone. Moreover, you should get the Odin flashing tool to detect the smartphone when you connect it with the USB cable. There are also many other useful ways to use the Samsung USB Drivers, and they all should be working now that you have completed the guide.