Samsung Galaxy Alpha USB Drivers – Download Now

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha was the company’s first metal-band phone and it truly struck good with loyal customers. The material choices have been given spotlight this time rather than high-end specifications. The Galaxy Alpha is in line for Android 5.0 Lollipop but at the moment, it’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat which is very good if you take in account the TouchWiz specific features. It’s a tradition with Samsung devices, all of them use a proprietary USB driver in order to functional correctly with a computer when connected. If you plug it in without installing those drivers, it’s possible you’ll face connection issues (Windows or Mac). In order to prevent these issues from occurring we are posting this quick guide which explains how you can install USB drivers without installing the full Samsung KIES suite.

The latest USB Drivers package accounts for all Samsung phones which includes Galaxy Alpha. Sadly, Android has left the mass storage option out of it’s latest builds for security and various other reasons. However, these Android devices do support “Media device (MTP)” which allows you to add or remove files from your internal 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.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Galaxy Alpha are always bundled with Samsung KIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 4.4 KitKat / Android 5.0 Lollipop software that comes with the phone. 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.

  • Recommended: Download and install Samsung USB drivers first for Galaxy Alpha!
  • Connect your Galaxy Alpha 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 Galaxy Alpha USB memory.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Galaxy Alpha USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Galaxy Alpha should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Galaxy Alpha and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install Samsung USB drivers first for Galaxy Alpha!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Galaxy Alpha 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.

Alternatively, you can also use Samsung KIES for browsing through your internal storage and transfer file easily.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha ADB / Fastboot Drivers for Windows & Mac

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Galaxy Alpha, 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 Samsung for the Galaxy Alpha.

If you need to only download ADB and Fastboot separately, we have created a package for the users of Windows, OS X and Linux. Download it from the link below:

 

 

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 Team Android will be happy to help you out.

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You may also like to check out our Galaxy Alpha section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

  • Aistis Urbonas

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/21422fd908222399444d9c5af12295d9b79a64eb3a5226b73654a57c1ab91154.png SAMSUNG MS-G850F(ALPHA) RNDIS+DM+MODEM mode USB drivers, that’s what I’m looking for, can’t find it anywhere…
    PROBLEM :
    1.Connecting phone to PC (Win 10 x64) with cable
    2.On the phone selecting : RNDIS+DM+MODEM
    3.On PC screen USB connection indication flashes(for a second)
    4.Going to “Device Manager” to find my phone, under USB connection I find:
    Unknown USB Device (Configuration Descriptor Request Failed)
    5.Hulk angry!
    6.Downloading “SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe”
    7.Uninstalling “Unknown USB Device (Configuration Descriptor Request Failed)” from “Device Manager”
    8.Disconnecting phone from PC
    9.Installing “SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe”
    10. Repeating steps 1,2,3
    11.Result : steps 4,5…
    12.Updating “Unknown USB Device (Configuration Descriptor Request Failed)” Driver (AUTO)
    13.Result : “Unknown USB Device (Configuration Descriptor Request Failed)” – Best Match
    QUESTIONS :
    What did I miss?
    If nothing, what is wrong?