USB driver problem preventing access to Samsung Android devices

I recently experienced problems connecting to Samsung Android devices with Android Studio from my work computer.

No Connected Devices were available.


I checked Device Manager and noticed a warning for: SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device


Checked Properties and noticed the Device status:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)


I checked driver details and noticed that the driver was unexpectedly: usbpcap.sys.

(The problem occured after installing Wireshark and USBPcap…)


I decided to uninstall USBPcap. However this didn’t solve the problem, but changed the message for driver details to:

No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device.


Fixed the problem this way:

1. Clicked: Update Driver…


2. Clicked: Browse my computer for driver software


3. Clicked: Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer


4. Selected: SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device Version: [24-08-2016]


5. Clicked: Next

6. Noticed the message: Windows has successfully updated your driver software


7. Checked driver details, which now had the desired driver file:



This fixed the problem. It was again possible to connect to Samsung Android devices from Android Studio.