Those who have rooted their Android device likely know the term ADB. That same group likely also knows that those ADB drivers often come with some headaches in terms of having the process run through with nothing in terms of errors. For those who have yet to see that term, ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge and thanks to Koush, the process of installing ADB should now be quite a bit easier.
We should mention right up front that we are talking Windows, and not Mac. That distinction aside, Koush has released a new tool called Universal ADB (Android Debug Bridge) Driver for Windows. This is available as of today and comes with mention that it should “work on all Android phones and for all versions of Windows.”
Further details on the process note that this is done automatically by installing ClockworkMod as a trusted certificate and publisher into the local machine’s certificate store during the setup process. In short, those looking to root should now be covered regardless of which device they happen to have or which version of Windows they are currently using.
The Universal ADB Driver is available by way of github and can be found using this link and then grabbing the installer file from here. One item pointed out was that Windows 8 users will have to choose the “More Info” and “Run Anyway” options after downloading. Just like that, Koush has come through and made the process of setting up ADB that much simpler.