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Installing USB Drivers for LG Android devices 180143 Views Facebook Share Twitter Share
In order for your new Android phone to work with your computer, you will need to install the appropriate USB Drivers on your PC. We have made available for download, the Android Drivers for each of the Carriers that sell the LG Android phones, like the G2x, G-Slate, and Optimus for T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and for independent dealers… We also have the drivers for Verizon’s Vortex and Ally Android devices. These drivers will work on Windows computers running Win XP, Vista, and Windows 7. The Drivers are available in the “Drivers & Resources” Section of the LG Forum Web Site, at the following link. Drivers & Resources. To install the correct drivers for your Android Phone, follow the steps below.
1. Select your Carrier that supports your phone and locate the appropriate ANDROID USB Drivers you want to install.
2. Click on the Download Link and download the file to your PC… Most of the Android installation packages are between 9 and 14MB in size so make sure you have enough room on your hard drive to save it.
4. If your phone is connected to the USB Port of your PC, Disconnect it before running the installer you just downloaded.
5. With the phone disconnected, double click on the installer and follow the prompts. The installer could take a few minutes to complete, since it might have to installer several different drivers.
6. When you are notified that the installation is complete, connect your phone to the PC’s USB port. The PC will then load and configure the necessary drivers... This process could take several minutes, especially on Windows 7 Machines.....Now the necessary drivers you just installed and your phone should be ready to use. The next steps may differ slightly with your operating system, so check your Phone’s UserGuide and follow any additional steps. Your LG Android phone should notify you when it detects a USB connection by displaying a small "USB" Icon in the "Notification Bar, like in the example below.
7. There should be a small USB Icon in the upper left of the Phone's display, in the “Notification Bar” the Icon looks like a little pitch fork like the Picture below.
8. If your phone does not prompt you to choose which USB Mode you want to use while connected to your PC, you can go to the Notification Bar and drag it down to open it. Next press on the USB Icon next to the message “USB Connected” and it will open a Window where you can choose “Mass Storage Mode.” This should mount your Phone’s MicroSD Card as a Removable drive on your PC. You will now be able to explore the card and copy files to and from it as you need… NOTE: Before you disconnect the USB cable from your PC and Phone, make sure you click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” button on your PC to safely close the File System on the SD Card and tell Windows you are done using it. After disconnecting the USB Cable from the Optimus, the files on the SD card in your phone are now accessable for use.