In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers on your Windows 10/11 PC. The Android OS is open source in nature, and this in turn allows you to carry out a plethora of tweaks onto your device. Well, we aren’t just referring to smartphones, any device that comes with Google-owned OS beholds a truckload of customizations. And this includes the Android TV from Nvidia as well.
So right from unlocking the bootloader to flashing tons of custom binaries, all of these could easily be tried out right on your TV itself. As a result, you will then be able to install custom firmware like LineageOS or a custom recovery like TWRP, overclock by flashing a custom kernel or even downgrade to an older OS build. However, you can’t carry out these tweaks directly on your TV, rather, you will have to take the help of a PC.
But simply connecting your TV to the PC via the USB cable would be of no good. This is because your PC doesn’t have the required drivers installed. So in order to establish a successful connection between the Nvidia Shield TV and your Windows 10/11 PC, you will need to install the ADB Fastboot Drivers. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Install Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers in Windows 10/11
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned.
STEP 1: Download Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers
STEP 2: Download Android SDK
This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and it will act as our working directory. Right from verifying the ADB connection to booting your TV to Fastboot, all this would be carried out taking the help of these binaries. So download and extract them to any convenient location on your PC. This will give you the platform-tools folder, which we will be subsequently used throughout this guide.
STEP 3: Enable USB Debugging on Nvidia Shield TV
Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging on your TV. This is needed so that the PC is able to identify the connected device (TV) in ADB mode and would then allow you to execute the desired commands. So proceed with the below instructions to enable it right away.
- To begin with, head over to the Settings > Device Preferences > About.
- Then tap on the Build Number 7 Times. This shall enable Developer options.
- So go to Developer Options and then enable USB Debugging.
- You will now get a confirmation dialog box, click OK.
- That’s it. USB Debugging has now been enabled and you will be notified of the same.
STEP 4: Connect Nvidia Shield TV to PC
You will now have to connect your TV to your PC or laptop. So pick up a USB type-A to type-A cable, connect one end to your PC and the other to your TV. As far as the TV is cornered, the USB port will be the farthest from the HDMI port, as shown in the below image via the green color.
STEP 5: Install Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers on Windows
- Press the Windows+X shortcut keys and select Device Manager from the menu that appears.
- Then expand the Other Devices (or Ports) section.
- Your TV will be listed there with an exclamation mark. So right-click on it and select Update Drivers.
- After that, select Browse my computer for drivers.
- Then select Let me pick from a list of available drivers.
- Then select Show All Devices and click Next.
- Now click on the Have Disk button.
- After that, click on the Browse button.
- Then navigate to the folder where you have extracted the Nvidia ADB Fastboot Drivers, select the android_winusb.inf file, and click Open.
- After that, click OK to load these drivers.
- Windows will now bring up the Android Bootloader Interface Drivers (or Android Composite ADB Interface). Select it and click Next.
- If you get a prompt, then click Install.
- The Android Bootloader Interface drivers will now be installed and you shall be notified of the same.
- Once the installation is complete, your device will appear under the Android Device section and will be named Android Bootloader Interface Drivers (or Android Composite ADB Interface).
- That’s it. The Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers have been successfully installed on your Windows 10/11 PC.
Verify Nvidia Shield TV ADB/Fastboot Connection
Now that we have installed the required driver set, let’s put it to test. First off, we will check the ADB Connection followed by Fastboot. Make sure that your TV is still connected to your PC via USB cable.
Test Nvidia Shield TV ADB Connection
- Head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter.
- This will launch the Command Prompt. Now type in the below command in the CMD window:
- It shall now display your device ID, indicating that the ADB Connection stands successful.
Test Nvidia Shield TV Fastboot Mode
- Execute the below command in the CMD window:
adb reboot bootloader
- Your TV will boot to the Fastboot Mode and would have a screen similar to the one shown above.
So this was all from this guide on how you could install the Nvidia Shield TV ADB Fastboot Drivers on your Windows 10/11 PC. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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