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Just bought a Xiaomi Redmi 3s last week, and still struggling to connect the phone to the computer.

I did everything anyone told me:

  • USB debugging is on in my phone
  • Install Mi PC Suite on my computer
  • Windows Explorer does show that Redmi 3s is connected to PC but does not show any file or folders
  • Same in Device manager, it does show the device connected and working fine.
  • In Mi PC Suite, it always asks "Connect to device thru USB" and after some time, a message appears "You need to update your device to use Mi PC Suite. Update your device before connecting".
  • I updated the phone to the latest version MIUI 8.0.3.0. but the same still message shows.

Please suggest to me what to do.

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It's very easy. Follow steps

  1. Install Google USB Driver From SDK Manager.
  2. Now Open Device Manager.
  3. Check for your device in Other Devices or Portable Devices
  4. Right-click and click on Update Driver Software -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers... -> Have Disk -> Browse -> (C:\Users\Your user\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\extras\google\usb_driver) -> select android_winusb -> Now update your driver.

It should work perfectly.

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  • I don't think Google USB Driver will work for non-Google devices. They need to install OEM USB drivers instead.
    – Andrew T.
    May 9 at 10:53

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