If you own a OnePlus smartphone, you must have OnePlus USB drivers installed on your Windows 1å0 PC. The latest Android USB driver is a prerequisite so that your Android device can communicate with your computer and you can transfer files or flash stock firmware. Download the latest OnePlus USB drivers for Windows, Mac, and Linux from below. These drivers will work regardless of whether you use the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 10, or any other OnePlus smartphone.
Even if you want to execute ADB (Android Debug Bridge) or Fastboot commands, you’ll need to install the appropriate OnePlus USB driver beforehand. Actually, you really do not need to download the USB driver from any 3rd-party source. OnePlus ships its smartphones with USB drivers for Windows, Mac, and Linux. To install the appropriate driver, you need to connect your OnePlus smartphone to your Windows PC.
Now open My PC and you’ll see a CD Drive listed under the ‘Devices and drivers‘ as you can see above. To launch the installation wizard, you can double click it. However, if you want to extract OnePlus USB driver installer files for Windows or macOS, right-click CD Drive: OnePlus Drivers and open it.
OnePlus USB Drivers (Win, macOS, Linux)
Not all smartphone manufacturers provide the USB driver for all major Operating Systems. Most OEMs release the USB driver for Windows only but OnePlus has them for Windows, macOS, and Linux computers.
Download the latest USB Drivers setup files from below:
Having downloaded the OnePlus driver depending on your computer’s OS, you should also download the latest Android SDK Platform-tools.
Steps to Install OnePlus USB Driver on Windows
I don’t think you need a guide to install any executable program as it’s all a matter of a few clicks. Installing a signed driver or unsigned drivers on Windows is pretty easy.
- Download OnePlus_USB_Drivers_Setup.exe and double-click the file.
- Click OK on the pop-up window.
- On the OnePlus USB Drivers setup wizard screen, click on the Install option.
- The USB Drivers will be installed on your Windows PC just within a few minutes.
You can now connect your OnePlus device to your Windows computer and start browsing files and executing ADB and Fastboot commands to flash custom recovery images and firmware files.
Installing Android File Transfer on macOS
Android File Transfer (OSX) is actually a file manager for macOS to help OnePlus users with transferring files between the devices. It also contains the OnePlus USB drivers. The installation process is pretty simple.
- Download AndroidFileTransfer(OSX).dmg file from above.
- Double-click the file and drag Android File Transfer to the Applications folder.
- Now, you can launch or access Android File Transfer anytime from Applications.
- Please make sure to connect your OnePlus device to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device otherwise you will get the above notification.
- Once connected, you’ll all set to browse the files and folders present on your OnePlus smartphone and manage files.
Steps to Install OnePlus USB Driver on Linux
Now, let’s see how we can set up and configure the OnePlus USB Drivers on Linux or Ubuntu. Since Linux is supposed to be for geeks, installing the USB drivers and making ADB and Fastboot work on it can be tricky for new users.
If you want to flash a custom recovery or firmware file on your OnePlus smartphone, you will have to install ADB and Fastboot first. Follow the steps given below:
Download SDK Platform-tools zip for Linux and unzip it and then execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
Turn on USB Debugging on your OnePlus device. Now download the ADB Interface driver from the download section above and execute the command given below.
Keep your phone is unlocked while doing this and accept the RSA key when prompted. Doing so will create the adb_usb.ini file at ~/.android/ folder.
You can now execute ADB and Fastboot commands. To test whether you have done everything correctly, you should try “adb devices” or “fastboot devices”. You will get the following output in return:
List of devices attached 7f904cb9 device
Make sure you tap the Allow USB debugging option on your phone’s screen when you are prompted with the RSA dialogue. In case you get the following output instead,
fastboot devices no permissions fastboot
Try killing the ADB server using the following commands:
sudo adb kill-server sudo adb start-server
This should fix the issue. If you still encounter any issues, try navigating to /media/<username>/Oneplus drivers and run the following command:
You should now be able to execute ADB and Fastboot commands on Linux or Ubuntu. I have compiled a huge list of ADB Shell commands that will help you do more with your Android device.
The drivers are included on the phone, no need to download them from an unofficial source.
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