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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) USB Drivers – Download Now

The Galaxy A series refresh for 2017 has been announced by Samsung. Read about how to install proper USB drivers for the Galaxy A5 (2017) right below. The new smartphone sports a very handy feature, that is, the new USB Type-C port. For the normal consumer, this feature allows for faster charging and faster data transfers. However, before you start testing data transfer speeds on your Galaxy A5 (2017), you need to install proper USB drivers on your computer. Our guide below will help you do just that. The article below includes details for both Windows and Mac OS along with direct download links. You can download and install the latest USB drivers for your Galaxy A5 (2017) on Windows and Mac through the following guide.

The download link present in our tutorial will guide you to a package which is universal to all Samsung phones including the new Galaxy A5 (2017).  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 A5 (2017) USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Galaxy A5 (2017) are always bundled with Samsung KIES or MTP drivers are part of the Android 6.0 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 Samsung USB drivers first for Galaxy A5 (2017)!
  • Connect your Galaxy A5 (2017) 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 A5 (2017) USB memory.

Alternative: Use HandShaker to Transfer Galaxy A5 Files to Windows

Android Files Manager - HandShaker

There are plenty of alternatives on Windows for transferring files from Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, but our recent find HandShaker is really easy to use and works just how an Android file manager is supposed to work. It has a beautiful UI that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone.

How to use HandShaker? Follow the quick steps below:

If you would like to read our review and installation guide, follow this link: How to Setup and Install HandShaker for Android and Windows.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) USB Drivers for Mac

Android File Transfer

Connecting your Galaxy A5 2017 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Galaxy A5 (2017) should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Galaxy A5 2017 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 A5 (2017)!
  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Galaxy A5 (2017) 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.

Transfer Galaxy A5 2017 Files to Mac with HandShaker

HandShaker for Android and Mac

Have issues with connecting Samsung Galaxy A5 with your Mac computer? We now have a beautiful alternative that works just great with the Galaxy A5 2017.

HandShaker lets you work with your Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 phone files on your Mac computer just like how you would do on a Windows PC. It has a beautiful UI that makes it very easy to browse through your photos, videos, downloads and all the other files in your Android phone.

How to use HandShaker? Follow the quick steps below:

If you need a complete step-by-step guide, follow our tutorial here: How to Setup and Install HandShaker App for Android and Mac OS X.

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 A5 (2017) 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 A5 (2017), 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 A5 (2017).

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 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) section for official updates, custom ROMs etc.

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  • i’ve been trying to connect my samsung A5 to my macbook pro for days and it’s impossible … nothing work im about to roast my phone

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