The new Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime has been announced in many markets and is now shipping to users, learn how to install proper USB drivers for it through this detailed tutorial. Samsung announced this new phone as an upgrade over the 2016 variant of the J5. The new J5 Prime houses its hardware in a more premium uni-body metal enclosure. The specs remain mostly the same and so does the price. If you have recently upgraded to it, you need to install proper USB drivers on your computer before transferring any data. These USB drivers will help your computer in properly recognizing the device and making sure there are no malfunctions while transferring data. Download and install Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime USB drivers for both Windows and Mac through the detailed article below.

The download link present in our tutorial will guide you to a package which is universal to all Samsung phones including the new Galaxy J5 Prime.  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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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Galaxy J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime!
  • Connect your Galaxy J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime USB memory.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Galaxy J5 Prime USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Galaxy J5 Prime should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Galaxy J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Galaxy J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer. We have done tutorials on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK / Android Studio on Windows and Mac for any Android device. Read the following guides depending on your OS platform:

The above mentioned tutorials are very detailed and require you to set up Android Studio / Android SDK on your computer. If you want to skip the long tutorial and just want the SDK Platform Tools package with ADB and Fastboot in it, download that from here:

You can download ADB and Fastboot for the Galaxy J5 Prime from the above mentioned link. Separate ZIP packages are available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. At the time of writing, the following packages were the latest available by Google:

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.

You may also like to check out our Galaxy J5 Prime section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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