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[Tutorial] How to find the USB Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) of an Android phone

(This post was last modified: 07-08-2017, 05:19 PM by hovatek. )

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.

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)

  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
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