Q. How do I enable USB Debugging on my Android device?

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Q. What devices have icons for explorer when connected via USB?

  • A. Any rooted device that has busybox is basically supported by Droid Explorer. As for the icons when connected, this is now pulled from a Cloud Service and as new devices are available, icons for them are added.

Q. How can I get my devices icon added to Droid Explorer?

  • A. Just use Droid Explorer and include the "Anonymous Usage Information" when installing.

Q. I have a "phantom" device in Windows Explorer that shows as connected, but it isn't

  • A. We are not yet sure what causes the rare instance of a "phantom" device. But here is how you can manually remove it.
  • Open Registry Editor
  • Search HKEYCLASSESROOT\CLSID for the value of the "phantom" device ID. This is the name under the icon in explorer
  • The parent key to the device ID will be a GUID like {4aadfc55-0657-4b44-9f58-a0fca98fcb31}, for example. Remember this, write it down or paste it in to notepad.
  • Delete the key "HKEYCLASSESROOT\CLSID\{4aadfc55-0657-4b44-9f58-a0fca98fcb31} - replace the GUID with the GUID assigned to your "phantom" device
  • Navigate to HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\
  • You will see another key named the GUID to your "phantom" device, delete this key as well.

Q. After installing Droid Explorer, my Droid is no longer mountable, or ADB doesn't see it, or Droid Explorer doesn't see it

  • A. Seems you had drivers already installed for your Droid and installed the Android drivers during install. Follow these steps:
  • right-click "My Computer"
  • click "Manage"
  • select "Device Manager"
  • expand "Android Phone"
  • right-click whatever is listed
  • click "Update Driver Software"
  • click "Browse my computer for driver software"
  • click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
  • select "Mot Composite ABD Interface"
  • click "Next"
  • Click OK/Close until you exit all windows.

Q. Which installer do I download?

  • A. The first part of the response to that depends on your system. If you have a 32bit Operating System then you will want to choose one of the x86 installs, if you have a 64bit system you will want to choose one of the x64 installs.

Q. I Get an error about “Unable to locate SDK” after installing Droid Explorer and the Android SDK

  • A. When you install the Android SDK you must install at least one of the Platform Tools.
    platform-tools

Last edited Sep 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM by camalot, version 10

Comments

Lockszmith Aug 3 at 5:27 AM 
In order for DroidExplorer to start, you must verify that Android SDK Platform-tools AND Android SDK Build-tools are installed.
Also verify that "C:\Users\<profile name>\AppData\Roaming\DroidExplorer\Data\DroidExplorer.config" contains the path to the SDK (the key is <SdkPath>.
I wasted an hour until I checked the log files. hope this saves someone the time

simastrahota Jan 29, 2013 at 7:54 AM 
after installing Droid Explorer, and I try to run it just crash it selfe

asthanarht Jun 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM 
MAKE SURE , YOUR PHONE IS ROOTED AND IN USB Debugging MODE

kpadick Nov 29, 2010 at 12:32 AM 
After installing Droid Explorer, and I open it, Droid explorer does not notice my Xperia AT&T. What do I do?