1. WesTnine9's Avatar
    I can't load anything onto my Nexus using Windows8.
    My Nexus doesn't show up as a removable device at all.
    ADB drivers are working correctly.
    In device manager it's recognized as Samsung Android Phone > Android ADB Interface.
    Any app involving ADB picks up the phone just fine.
    Windows 8 doesn't see it at all.

    Any ideas?
    11-16-2012 11:01 PM
  2. skyrockett's Avatar
    did you try to reinstall drivers? go to device manager and remove Galaxy Nexus from there.
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    11-16-2012 11:04 PM
  3. randyw's Avatar
    On Windows 8 you have to go into Windows Startup Settings and Disable Driver Signature Enforcement. Then Re-install the drivers. Then everything works fine. Another thing that also works is to turn off USB Debugging. Then Windows 8 will see your phone as a Removable Device and you can transfer files.
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    11-16-2012 11:30 PM
  4. WesTnine9's Avatar
    I've disabled driver signature enforcement, turned off debugging, and uninstalled reinstalled drivers but Win8 still doesn't recognize a removable storage device.
    In device management it's flagged with an exclamation mark so the drivers aren't working.
    Windows update has an optional update for Samsung drivers but it always fails when I attempt to update.
    Maybe I'm using the wrong drivers?
    Could someone point me towards the correct drivers?
    11-17-2012 02:03 PM
  5. WesTnine9's Avatar
    11-22-2012 01:34 PM
  6. randyw's Avatar
    All I can suggest is head over to XDA and check out the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit. In the thread they give detailed instructions for Windows 8 that covers installing the Drivers. It worked for me but Windows 8 still only sees my device with USB Debugging off. Probably because there are no proper drivers for Windows 8 yet. .[GNex TOOLKIT V9.1] Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, CWM, Flash, Mods + MUCH MORE [GSM] - xda-developers
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    11-22-2012 02:58 PM

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