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I've Googled everything I could think of and I can't get this to work.

I'm trying to help someone set up his Android phone - an LG Thrill 4G - to connect to his PC so he can text from his computer, back up his contacts, etc. I downloaded and installed the SDK. I used the SDK manager to install more stuff, including the Google USB driver. I can see the usb_driver folder in the Android SDK extras folder, and I can see .dll files inside (if I remember correctly). I've set the phone to have whatever USB box checked. And, of course, I went to the Device Manager (he's got Windows 7), right-clicked the phone, and tried finding drivers online and finding them on the computer. No dice.

Something online said I should run the dpinst.exe file and that it should be in the usb_driver folder. It isn't. Should this exist? Is there another way to get the driver to install? Should I take another route altogether? What am I missing?

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Have you checked to see if LG provides any kind of drivers or other software for the phone? Some manufacturers do, and they tend to work best in my experience. – eldarerathis Apr 26 '12 at 15:10
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LG's site is terrible so it took me a while to find, but you can get the drivers for the Thrill from here:

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Thanks, it worked like a dream. I did have to go to Computer->Manage again and right-click on the device to update the driver, but after that it worked beautifully. Thanks! – Rae May 3 '12 at 13:20

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