Huawei P8 USB Drivers – Download Now

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Huawei’s answer to a flagship probably comes as the Huawei P8, their highest end and most premium smartphone. Features and specifications are no less than what we have seen on the heavy weights in 2015. If you bought the Huawei P8 for the looks, we wont blame you as it truly stands out and serves good meaning to craftsmanship. This post however, will detail how you can explore and use the phone. The first and foremost thing we recommend to our readers when they buy a new phone is to install latest USB Drivers. Why? USB Drivers have become essential in the latest releases of Android. They make sure that phone is correctly recognized by the computer and also is ready for data.  We will be covering both major operating systems, Windows and Mac in our post. Our full guide below shows you how you can get the latest USB Drivers for the Huawei P8 installed on your system (Windows and Mac).

Once done with installing the USB drivers, you can rest in the fact that every time you connect your phone your PC will realize it correctly. For the loyal users out there, they might remember the USB Mass storage functionality which basically made your phone a USB once enabled. Well, that has been replaced due to obvious security concerns. However, the new versions 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.


Huawei HiSuite for Windows

Huawei has it’s own Android Device manager software called HiSuite. Once you install HiSuite, your PC will automatically configured with the latest USB drivers. HiSuite offers some extra functionality then just transfering data like you can check for updates for your phone and manage contacts.

  • Download and install HiSuite For Windows
  • Connect your Huawei P8 with your computer.
  • Wait for HiSuite to correctly detect the model number of your phone.
  • Once it does, you can now seamlessly transfer data to and from the device.

From now on, the Huawei P8 will automatically be recognized and will be displayed in the Explorer menu with it’s correct name. If it doesn’t, re-install HiSuite.

Huawei P8 USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Huawei P8 are always bundled with Huawei HiSuite 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 USB drivers first for Huawei P8!
  • Connect your Huawei P8 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 Huawei P8 USB memory.

Huawei P8 USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Huawei P8 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Huawei P8 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Huawei P8 and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install USB drivers first for Huawei P8!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Huawei P8 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 Huawei HiSuite 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.

Huawei P8 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 Huawei P8, 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 Huawei for the Huawei P8.

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 Huawei P8 section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.