I had some problems to install the driver, because I think the old adb driver of FP1 somehow interfered. Connect the phone (FP2 in usb debugging mode, none of the usb options in the status bar checked), then go to your Windows device manager and uninstall all drivers related to Android, adb etc. (Check the option “delete driver” in the confirmation popup). Reboot your computer. Install the Universal adb driver again. Now it should work.
It’s not working for me too!
Had no problems with previous phone, even after upgrade to Windows 10 I was able to sync via USB
But FP2 refuses to connect, even after factory restore
So I’m using WLan for the moment
I’ll give it a new try, when I have some time
Strange. Here it looks the same and works… Try it again and reboot the PC without having the phone connected… I had to do it several times as well and can’t remember what I actually did to make it work…
OK, after uninstalling all 5 devices and reboot the following happens:
Without connecting the pone, I have none of these 5 Android devices.
After connecting the phone, I have 5 “Android” entries under “Other Devices”
Then (without installing anything) one of the five becomes the “Android Composite ADB Interface”
Thus, I can’t install anything with the universal Driver again, because it says
"ADB Driver already installed".
Thus, it seems uninstalling the “Android Composite ADB Interface” does not really uninstall it.
I finally found the log file of MyPhoneExplorer (Settings -> Connections: show logfile (with log data) or so)
14:51:59.43 ADB not found (C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPhoneExplorer\DLL\adb.exe)!!
Thus MyPhoneExplorer is searching adb.exe in its DLL directory, but:
in my installation of MyPhoneExplorer, there was no adb.exe (for whatever reason).
Only the necessary DLLs AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsbApi.dll were there.
Thus: I copied adb.exe from my “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” installation into C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPhoneExplorer\DLL any everything worked!!!
It works with:
any connection mode EXCEPT “only charging”
even on the power USB port (although the MyPhoneExplorer client app says no USB connection exists)
There’s a list of backup tools that have been used by forum regulars (meaning not a collection of spam links, but rather things that we can be sure of actually have been tested with the Fairphone) here:
I’m closing this topic as the original problem was resolved and subsequent replies on backup topics in general are too often off-topic, spam (usually by adding in a link ~3 days after the original post), or both.