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LG G5 USB Drivers – Download Now

This post will be guiding users on installing proper USB drivers on their computer — Windows as well as Mac — for the LG G5. The new flagship G5 from LG speaks of modularity and customizability. Other improvements include a faster processor, greater RAM and a much nicer display compared to its predecessor. The following article, however, touches on something important and something which every G5 owner should know. USB drivers are essential for appropriate communication between your phone and your computer. Whether it is transferring photos or flashing a new firmware, USB drivers are quite essential. Following guide will show you how you can install USB drivers on both Windows and Mac OS. The detailed guide below shows each step in installing correct USB drivers for the LG G5. In order to install these USB drivers, read our full step by step guide. Below we have included all of the steps required for installing USB drivers for the LG G5 along with download links to the required files.

The download link present in our tutorial will guide you to a package which is universal to all LG phones including the new G5.  Due to security issues, a phone cannot be simply connected to a PC and act as a USB. If you have a lock code, you would first have to bypass that on your phone, then connect it. The USB drivers on the PC end allow you to transfer files properly without any hassle. If you are looking for fastboot drivers, we have a link for that as well. You won’t have to install the full SDK just to get to the fastboot. 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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LG G5 USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for G5 are always bundled with LG proprietary computer companion software or MTP drivers are part of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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 LG USB drivers first for G5!
  • Connect your G5 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 G5 USB memory.

LG G5 USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your G5 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this G5 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a G5 and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Recommended: Download and install LG USB drivers first for G5!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your G5 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 LG 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.

LG G5 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 G5, 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 LG for the G5.

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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3 Comments

  • I am in the Initial set up screen. I need the phone to be recognized via USB as MTP . How can I do this without continuing the set up.

  • Hello buddies,

    My LG G5 (LS992) got stuck on Download Mode.

    And I can’t exit from this mode. I already pulled down battery and the phone persist on turn on on this mode. This situation happened when I tried to downgrade from Android 7 to 6 with LGUP and Lg Flash Tool, the update from these apps break down on 4%. How can I fix that.

    Please help me. I already tried many ways.

    Thanks

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