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Configure Google Nexus 7 to work with Android SDK Tools / ADB.exe on Windows 8

This is a direct pull from Gert Lombard's Blog. I found it extremely useful. Thanks Gert!!!

I wanted to test my a new application I was building in Eclipse on Windows 8 on my Google Nexus 7 tablet. I plugged the Nexus 7 into my development PC using the USB cable and then I used adb.exe to list the devices, but no devices were found. After Googling I found this post by Gert Lombard. This is what was done:
The summary of steps I took to get the device to show with ADB:
  1. Enabled the USB debugging setting on the tablet
  2. Changed the USB connection mode to Camera (PTP)
  3. Updated the Google USB Driver in Windows
Initially Adb.exe shows no devices:
01-adb-shows-no-devices
If the Android emulator is running, it shows as the only device:
02-adb-shows-only-emulator
The first step is to enable the Developer options the Nexus 7. Go to Settings –> About tablet. Then tap the “Build number” 7 times!
02-tap-build-number-7-times
Now you will see the “Developer options” setting. Go into Developer options and enable the “USB debugging” setting:
02-enable-usb-debugging
When you get the “USB debugging connected” notification, tap the “Connected as a media device” option.
02-usb-connected
The default USB mode is “Media device (MTP)”, change this to “Camera (PTP)”:
02-select-camera-ptp-mode
Install the Google USB Driver using Eclipse / ADT: Window –> Android SDK Manager. In the Android SDK Manager, select Extras –> Google USB Driver. This installs the driver to your android SDK folder under sdk\extras\google\usb_driver.
Now update the device driver using Device Manager in Windows 8:
03-open-device-manager-win8
Find the “Nexus 7” device in the Device Manager under “Other devices”, then right click and select “Update Driver Software…”:
04-device-manager
Provide the path to the Google USB Driver:
05-select-driver
Select “Always trust software from Google Inc” and install the driver:
06-install-driver
Now the “Android Composite ADB Interface” will show in the Device Manager:
07-android-device-in-device-manager
Run ADB.exe again and confirm the new device is available. It may show as offline:
08-adb-shows-new-device
If the device shows as “offline”, then make sure to confirm on the tablet that you allow USB debugging:
08-allow-usb-debugging
Now the device is online:
09-nexus-online
That’s it!
I’m using Windows 8 64bit, Android Developer Tools (ADT) v21.1.0-569685 and the Nexus 7 is running Android 4.2.2. I used the information on this StackOverflow post to figure everything out.

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