LG Nexus 5 is finally official, as announced by Google yesterday. Once again, a new nexus phone by Google has been made by LG and comes with an even newer version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system – Android 4.4 Kitkat. This phone is now available on the Google Play Store in 16GB and 32GB models and shipping already, which means some of you would have problems with the USB drivers, like always. Don’t worry! We have the Nexus 5 USB drivers here for you!
Nexus 5 does not support mass storage anymore, but it does support the MTP which allows you to add or remove files from your 16GB / 32GB of phone storage. MTP drivers are always included with the stock Android phone software. ADB drivers and Fastboot drivers will need to be downloaded from the Android SDK. We have an entire section full of Android USB Drivers, but we have that covered as well for you below on how to download and install the drivers.
NOTE: You can always check our Android USB Drivers section for latest updates.
LG Nexus 5 USB Drivers for Windows
Like we said, the USB drivers for Nexus 5 are bundled with Android 4.4 KitKat. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a micro USB cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.
- Connect your Nexus 5 with the computer using that USB cable.
- Now wait for the computer to recognize the device.
- Several drivers including the modem, MTP service etc. will be installed automatically.
Once finished, you will see a new media device in My Computer. You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Nexus 5 USB memory.
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LG Nexus 5 USB Drivers for Mac
Connecting your Nexus 5 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Nexus 5 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Nexus 5 and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:
- Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
- Connect your Nexus 5 with the USB cable.
- Wait for the phone to get connected and drivers to be installed.
- Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.
That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let me know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.
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LG Nexus 5 ADB / Fastboot Drivers
Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps or any custom ROMs on the Nexus 5, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer.
We have done an entire tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK for any Android device. You can follow this tutorial and set up ADB and Fastboot and also download drivers from Google for the Nexus 5.
Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of TeamAndroid will be happy to help you out.
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