Development and Customization are some of the great features the Android Operating System supports. As the Android is an Open Source platform, anyone can download the sources from the Internet and can make their own customizations and tweaks. The only way you can test your tweaks on your device is to connect it to a PC to communicate with the device. Connecting hardware to a PC require proper drivers so that the Windows Operating System (or any other OS) can communicate with the device. All Android devices needs proper driver installation on the PC end for a proper communication.
Download LG G3 Drivers
For VERIZON LG G3 — Driver for Windows
ADB is another powerful tool that the Android OS supports that acts as a communication bridge between your PC and Android powered device. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with your device using certain commands. You can directly Shutdown or reboot your device from command line itself and you can also make changes to the Android File system (/System) directly providing you have proper permissions.
So you’re going to need proper driver installation on your PC which includes the USB and ADB drivers, and this is the first step to development for your LG G3. Above are the driver packages for the LG G3 that installs both the USB and ADB drivers for your device.
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It may happen that drivers get successfully installed on your computer, and yet you are unable to get your LG G3 connected to your computer. It can be easily resolved, follow the steps below:
- Connect your phone to computer with a USB cable and open Device manager on your computer
- Right click on the ‘Android Composite ADB Interface‘ entry and select uninstall
- In the uninstall pop-up that appears, tick ‘Delete the driver software for this device‘ checkbox and press the ‘Ok’ button.
- Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Disable USB debugging on your LG G3 from your phones Settings > Developer options > un-tick ‘USB debugging’ checkbox
- Put your phone in MTP mode
- Connect it back to your computer, and let the computer re-install drivers automatically. If it doesn’t re-installs driver, try toggling the ‘USB debugging’ option on your phone
- If it still fails to completely recognize your device in all three modes — MTP, ADB and Fastboot. Then try installing the drivers shared above again.
- Connect your device to other USB ports on the computer
- Try different USB cables. The original cable that came with your device should work best, if not — try any other cable that’s new and of good quality
- Reboot computer
- Try on a different computer