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Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers – Download Now

Samsung Galaxy S5 is about to hit the stores very soon, and looks like there is a huge pre-order figure coming up in the next few days. It is the next flagship phone for Samsung with some amazing features and an impressive technical specifications. This phone is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and features the new Samsung TocuhWiz interface which is a lot faster and has a better UI. All those who would be buying the new Galaxy S5 phone usually would end up in a number of connectivity issues, so here is a quick guide on how you can easily connect it with the computer using Samsung KIES for transferring music and other media and have the Samsung USB drivers for Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 USB drivers are the same as the other Samsung Android devices. Unfortunately, all the new Android phones do not support mass storage anymore, or else it as so much easier to transfer files to the SD card. 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.

Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers

Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Galaxy S5 are always bundled with Samsung KIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 4.4 KitKat 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 S5 G900!
  • Connect your Galaxy S5 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 S5 USB memory.

Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Galaxy S5 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Galaxy S5 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Galaxy S5 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 S5 G900!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Galaxy S5 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 S5 ADB / Fastboot Drivers

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps, testing, debugging or install any custom ROMs on the Galaxy S5, 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 S5 G900.

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 S5 section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

5 Comments

  • Bought my phone today. I was told it would show up as an icon on my desktop as another drive and I would be able to see the card and the phone separately as two distinct drives. Can’t see either on of them. Downloaded all the drivers and software all the forums and chats recommended, more than twice in some cases and still nothing. When I try and browse the device with bluetooth the iMac says the selected device does;t have the required services. The software for file transfers is clunky and annoying and I have no interest in using it. I just want to plug in my phone and see it on my desktop as a drive just like my iPod or any other drive I plug in and export the pictures and movies out of it at will just like my iPod. If I can’t I’m going back to the Verizon store tomorrow and shoving it up the salesman ass since when I went in I told him I wanted ands iPhone because I was sick of the incompatibility of all the Verizon phones i’ve had over the years with Macs!

  • My experience with trying to connect my Galaxy S5 to a MacPro is similar to John’s, Jose’s and Mike D. Other than returning the phone and “shoving it up” the salesman’s @ss, what is the solution to make the connection work?

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