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Huawei Honor 8 USB Drivers – Download Now

You can properly install USB drivers on your PC for the new Huawei Honor 8 through this quick and simple guide. Huawei’s Honor 8 is a strong contender in the budget market with its premium materials and good hardware. All of this, however, would be useless if you can not properly connect it to your computer. Be it just file transfers or detailed system flashes, all require you to have correct USB drivers installed. Once installed, your computer would then recognize the phone correctly and wont cause any malfunctions while transferring information. As the phone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you would first have to unlock your phone before you can view it on your computer. Read further on how to install USB drivers for Huawei Honor 8.

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.

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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 Honor 8 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 Honor 8 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 Honor 8 USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Huawei Honor 8 are always bundled with Huawei HiSuite or MTP drivers are part of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow / Android 7.0 Nougat 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 Honor 8!
  • Connect your Huawei Honor 8 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 Honor 8 USB memory.

Huawei Honor 8 USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Huawei Honor 8 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Huawei Honor 8 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Huawei Honor 8 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 Honor 8!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Huawei Honor 8 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 Honor 8 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 Honor 8, 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 Honor 8.

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 Honor 8 section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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