[Tutorial] How to find Android USB Vendor ID (VID) & Product ID (PID) - Printable Version

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How to find Android USB Vendor ID (VID) & Product ID (PID) - hovatek - 01-06-2017

You would often need to know you Android (e.g Mediatek, Spreadtrum, Qualcomm etc) phone's Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) in a situation whereby a driver doesn't support your device. Armed with your phone's VID and PID in such a situation, you could add your phone's IDs to the .inf file (using Notepad++), thereby enabling the driver support your device.

You might also run into problems getting ADB to detect your Android device. Adding your Vendor ID to the USB.ini configuration file helps resolve this issue.

Do Note that this doesn't work for all devices and for all 'incompatible' drivers, its's just a trick you might find helpful someday.

Steps to find the USB Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID)

Follow the steps below to find Android Vendor & Product ID

  1. Press the Windows button / launch the Start Menu and search for Control Panel. Launch it

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-1.jpg]

  2. Click Hardware and Sound

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-2.jpg]

  3. Click Devices and Printers

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-3.jpg]

  4. Highlight the device

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-4.jpg]

  5. Right-click the device and select Properties

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-5.jpg]

  6. Click the Hardware tab

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-6.jpg]

  7. Click Properties

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-7.jpg]

  8. Click the Details tab

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-8.jpg]

  9. Select Hardware ids from the dropdown

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...-PID-9.jpg]

  10. You should now see the VID and PID

    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-find-a-phone-or-usb-devic...PID-10.jpg]

  11. It should look something like


    In this example

    VID = 1782
    PID = 4001