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Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
f_canton
Enthusiast

How do I fix the problem of my phone showing up as an unknown device when the computer tries to recognize it.  It shows up as an unknown device on EVERY computer.  It does not even install its USB drivers on computers that don't have them.

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
Ann154
Super User
Super User

Have you tried manually installing the drivers from the manufacturer's website?

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
f_canton
Enthusiast

yes

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
f_canton
Enthusiast

Even with the USB driver installed from the manufacturer site, the phone still shows up as an unknown device

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
testerrants
Enthusiast

forrest_canton what device is it ? i have seen something similar happen to my Note3 if i do not use the usb 3.0 cable provided with it.

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
bearone21
Legend

have you tried another usb port??

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
Ann154
Super User
Super User

You might have to complete remove Tue previously installed drivers and install a fresh set to get the device recognized. I had to do that one of my phones.

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

I want to make sure that you device is connected to your computer. Have you been able to try what Ann154  has suggested?


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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
f_canton
Enthusiast

it always shows up as unknown device no matter what USB port, computer, etc.

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Re: Phone Always Show up as Unknown Device
f_canton
Enthusiast

when I try to install a driver manually it says that it cannot start

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