For testing purposes I need to debug an older android device: MEDION LIFE e4001 (MD 98500)

There are no drivers available online and I wrote to the MEDIUM guys receiving the following answer:

Thanks for your feedback. We are gladly share the following information with you: There are currently no plans to develop debug drivers for the Medion smartphone e4001. If you want to transfer data they are not necessary - when connected to a pc the phone will appear as a usb storage device.

So no official ADB driver for that device. Is there any chance to get a working ADB driver for that device somehow?

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    Welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your knowledge by answering your own question! – Dan Hulme May 4 '16 at 11:56

I found a solution (for windows):

  1. Download the official MEDION ADB driver for some other tablets they offer
  2. Unpack
  3. Open the android_winusb.inf file in a texteditor
  4. Add the following lines at the end of the two sections [Google.NTx86]up and [Google.NTamd64]
  5. ; ;MEDION Life E4001 %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_109B&PID_911E %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_109B&PID_911E&MI_01

  6. Go to the device manager, select the unknown driver (called generic in my case), update driver and select the folder.

Off you go!

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