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How to Download and Install Samsung Galaxy S6 Drivers (4 Methods)

Drivers are crucial for the link between your device and your computer. If you are experiencing difficulty making that connection, quite often it’s because of a driver, or the lack thereof. But why is the discussion of this subject even necessary when Windows automatically downloads the driver when you plug in your USB cord? Unfortunately, the drivers Windows provides are sometimes limited and more prone to malfunction, and there are occasions where Windows fails to provide the drivers at all.

Having the right drivers is also critical to install and run ADB and Fastboot. If you are the type who likes to modify, root, or just generally tinker with your Galaxy S6 or other devices, you will likely encounter the need for ADB or Fastboot at some point. Also, if you are developing an application on Windows and would like to test it out on your Android device, you will want to ensure you have the proper driver from the original equipment manufacturer. To learn how to root the S6, check out the link provided below.

Must Read: How to Install USB Driver for Android

We will provide you links to help you find the correct drivers. We will also show you how to install the driver based on the type and your carrier/model. And we will offer a method to combine the installation of drivers and ADB/Fastboot all as one, or if you merely want the drivers, we’ll show you that as well. Finally, we’ll discuss bootloader drivers.

Method 1: Install USB Drivers for the S6

Step 1: Go to the Samsung Website.

Dowload-Center

Step 2: Select Cell Phones.

  • It’s located under the Mobile
Cell-Phones

Step 3: Choose Your Provider.

Find-Carrier

Step 4: Locate Your Model Number.

  • Like the picture on the website shows, the model number can be found on the back of your phone.

Step 5: Click on the Get Downloads button.

Find-Carrier

Step 6: Select the Download (EXE) button.

  • Click on Continue to agree to Terms and Conditions.

Step 7: Download the File

  • Click on the download file and select Yes to allow it to make changes to your computer.
  • A wizard should appear to guide you through the installation.

Step 8: Choose Next to Proceed through the Wizard.

Step 9: Specify Your Language and Country and Hit Next Again.

Step 10: Click on Install.

Method 2: How to Install ADB and Fastboot Along with their Associated Drivers

Rather than downloading the entire ADT (Android Developer Tools) at a whopping 500MB, use this method that requires less than 10MB of storage space. Because it’s so much more lightweight, it takes only seconds to install usually. You will still need the proper Windows driver from Method 1.

Step 1: Download the All-In-One Installer

ADB-Fastboot

Step 2: Run it as Administrator.

Step 3: Type Y and Press Enter.

  • This permits the installation and sets the environment variables.
Install-ADB

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 to Install System-Wide, or Type N to Decline.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3.

  • This time you are installing the drivers.

Step 6: The Device Driver Installation Wizard will Appear. Click Next to Continue.

  • Wait until the wizard finishes doing its thing.
  • This will only take a few seconds.
Device-Driver

Method 3: Install the ADB and Fastboot Drivers Only

You don’t necessarily care about the full installation of ADB/Fastboot at the moment; right now you are in this for the drivers.

Step 1: Download the ADB setup File Below.

Step 2: Right-Click the File and Select Run as Administrator.

Step 3: Type N to Decline the Installation of ADB/Fastboot.

No-ADB

Step 4: Press Y (Yes) to Install the Drivers.

  • The Device Driver Installation Wizard will start.
Driver-Wizard

Step 5: Click Next  to Continue.

  • Click on the Install button.
  • Wait until the wizard finishes doing its thing.
  • It will notify you that The drivers were successfully installed.
Installation-Successful

Method 4: Install Android Bootloader Interface Driver

If you are still facing issues with more traditional drivers, here’s a website for you.

Step 1: Go to Semantic.GS’s Website.

Bootloader-Driver

Step 2: Scroll to Download Options.

  • If you already know exactly what type of OS you have, you can use the drop-down tool to select it.
  • If you don’t know your operating system, and/or you are okay with Android Bootloader Interface and all other outdated drivers being updated, steer to the right.
Download-Options

Step 3: Click the Appropriate Download Button, Based on What We Discussed in Step 2.

Step 4: Install the Files.

Conclusion

Did this help open up the lines of communication between your Samsung Galaxy S6 and your computer? If you went with one the methods to download ADB/Fastboot, but you aren’t exactly sure what to do with it, here is more information about ADB and what to do with it.

If you are concerned about future updates for your driver, you might want to set Windows Update to automatically install recommended updates. If you are using a USB hub, try connecting your device more directly to one your computer’s USB ports.

Which method worked best for you? Did you experience any issues during or after? Send us your thoughts on all of these topics.

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