ADB driver update for Archos/Arnova/MPMan and other Android devices


Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a toolkit for Android developers to communicate with connected an Android-powered device or an emulator instance. ADB is supplied in Android SDK but requires specific drivers or setup on some devices.

Archos ADB drivers

Archos released an update for the ADB driver for their tablets earlier this year. The archive can be downloaded on Archos FTP server (8.3 MB).
Unfortunately, support for many Arnova devices is missing.

ADB setup for other Archos/Arnova/MPMan

We updated the drivers settings to get ADB support more Archos, Arnova, MPMan and other Android devices.



Updates history:
2012/06/30: Added ADB driver support for Arnova ChildPad (both capacitive and resistive models) and Arnova 8c G3
Thanks exelletor for the info

2012/06/06: Added ADB driver support for Arnova 7 G3
Thanks lothse for the info
2012/05/12: Added ADB driver support for Arnova 7e G2 eReader DT (Dual Touch)
Thanks cajl for lending me the device 😉
2012/05/01: Added ADB driver support for MPMan MID74c

Supported devices in our drivers update

ArchosArchos Gen7
Archos HT
Archos Gen8
Archos Gen9
Archos 70b IT
ArnovaArnova 7bG2 Dual Touch (DT)
Arnova 7cG2
Arnova 8 G2
Arnova 8b G2 DT (resistive)
Arnova 7e G2 DT eReader
Arnova 10G2

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  1. Please I need help to find and install the USB driver for my Arnova 8b G3 tablet… kindly help me since i use windows XP and this is my first experience with android and i am yet to connect my tablet to my pc and download the firmware and all the wonderful other stuff available to android users etc.. kindly help soon..


    whenever i click on AppsLib in my tablet, it says “Server error, please check your connection”.. kindly guide me and also email me the reply if possible…

  2. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) for Arnova 7 G2I

    1) Enable USB debugging on Arnova device
    Settings > Developer options
    2) Download adb driver, e.g., from
    3) Open to edit the file android_winusb.inf
    4) My PC is a Windows 7 x64 machine. I added the following lines below the section [Google.NTamd64]

    ; Arnova 7 G2i
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1472&REV_0222
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1472&MI_01

    I obtained the values above by:
    i) Opening Device Manager

    ii) Under Other Devices, the device AN7G2I was displayed with a red exclamation mark.

    iii) Double-click the device and select the Details tab, then Hardware Ids from the dropdown list.

    iv) Next, on my pc, I opened the file adb_usb.ini lacated at : C:\Users\{my_user_name}\.android\adb_usb.ini

    v) In this file I added a line by following these helpful instructions:


    My VID value is USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1472
    Resulting to : 0x0E79

    5) In device manager, choose Update Driver Software then browse to the folder that contains the updated inf file.

    That’s It. The driver should now successfully install.

  3. added theses for 7 g3

    ;;; Arnova 7 G3
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_0003&REV_0230&MI_01
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_0003&MI_01

    ;;; Arnova 7 G3
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_0003&MI_01
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_0003&REV_0230&MI_01

    not sure which ones right but it worked lol

  4. 1. Unzip the file to your hard drive; remember where you put it.
    2. Connect the tablet in USB debug mode (not in recovery), do not turn on USB storage.
    3. Windows will try to install a driver (this is distinct from the RK29xx drivers, which are installed when in recovery).
    4. Tell Windows you know where the driver is and point it to the directory where you put the files.
    5. You may have to point it to winUSBcoinstaller2.dll, which is in the i386 folder in the zip file.
    6. You will have to reboot your PC; don’t delete the files from the zip (yet).
    7. After reboot your PC, reconnect your tablet (it can be on and booted; remember, don’t put it in USB drive mode).
    8. It is possible that you’ll have to reinstall the driver, but Windows will know where to look (accept its choice).
    8. The PC will reload the adb driver.
    9. Open a command line and navigate to the directory where you have adb.exe stored; run your adb commands from there. You can check by first running: adb devices and make sure the system sees it.

    That worked for me; I was able to perform a complete backup of my apps via adb to test functionality. Very impressive.

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