Anyone wanting to transfer files to and from the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone on a computer running Windows will want to install the Samsung USB Drivers before they do that. The drivers will help make the file transferring all possible.
You can transfer photos, phone contacts, audio files, downloads, MP3 files, messages and heaps of other content with the drivers up to date. That data doesn’t have to be directly from the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to the computer either. You might be using a tool like the Odin flashing tool which requires files transferring from the app to the device. Common files you need to share from the Odin flashing tool and your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge include stock ROMs, custom kernels, custom recoveries and rooting files. Regular readers would probably have caught many of those guides rolling out here on the site.
The official guide in this post shows you how to install the drivers given by Samsung. Those drivers will work for your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge device. However, there is also an alternative method for anyone wanting to try something different, or if the official file from Samsung is down during your time of visit. The alternate method uses the Universal ADB Driver which is created by Koushik Dutta — the same guy who was once part of the Cyanogen team but later left for other endeavors. You can find everything you need for installing the universal ADB Driver at the end of the post after the guide.
These are the steps to download Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge USB Drivers for Windows PCs:
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE USB DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers file from this link and open the default downloads folder where your drivers end up.
- Click and drag the file over to the desktop from that same default download location.
- Right-click the mouse on the file and choose the “extract here” option from the menu.
- Double-click the mouse on the Drivers executable (.exe) file that you should see on the desktop of the computer.
- The Driver program should open on the desktop; click the ‘Next’ button from the main page.
- Click the ‘Next’ button again.
- Click the ‘Finish’ button and the drivers will complete the installation on your computer.
In conclusion, you should have no problem connecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to the computer now and start using common programs which will detect your device. A common app we use here a good deal is the Odin flashing tool and it’s one example that will detect your device.
Anyone who is finding the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is not connected to the computer and its programs successfully should try shutting down the program and re-opening it again. Worst case scenario, you might need to reboot the computer completely and try opening the program again. On occasion, drivers can require a reboot of the computer before they start working.
Those preferring the Universal ADB Driver can extract the file on the desktop of the computer, just like you did with the official Samsung drivers during the guide above. From there, just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the job.