How to Install MTK Android USB (VCOM) Drivers on Windows PC

Last Updated: July 2, 2016

Installation of MediaTek VCOM Drivers is needed for a MediaTek smartphone to be detected by the computer. Most Mediatek Android devices cannot communicate with any computer when VCOM driver is not installed. The communication I am saying here is not just to copy medias or documents from the android smartphone but for advance ones like flashing an Android device.

Installation of MediaTek VCOM Drivers on Windows

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 Computer Users, you need to disable drivers signature verification for this to work smoothly. You can Google Search on how to get this done.
Download the MediaTek Vcom Drivers now. Extract it to a folder after successfully downloaded.
1. In Windows, go to Control Panel and Open Device Manager. This can also be done on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 by moving your mouse to bottom left of your monitor and then right click.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers1
2. Click on any of the listed menu you see there. Look top left and click on Action Menu, from the dropdown menu click on Add legacy hardware.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
3. The Add hardware wizard will be launched, click Next to continue
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
4. Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) and click Next.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers

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5. Click on next again. On the next page now Click on have disk
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
6. Click Browse and locate your driver's .inf file located in drivers >> USB Vcom driver >> your OS.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
- Make sure you select the 64 bit .inf if your PC is 64 bit and the other if your PC is a 32 bit PC
- If you're using a Windows 8 PC then install the Windows 7 drivers.
7. Click Open and OK. You will see the drivers listed.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
8. Select the Mediatek Preloader USB VCOM Port then Click Next.
9. In short period of time the drivers will be installed and you will have the below page.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
10. Just Click on Finish and you are done. Ignore the Code 10 error. You're getting it because you have installed an unsigned driver
Below screenshot shows Vcom drivers installed on my PC.
Manually install MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
Ignore the yellow warning triangle. You're seeing it because you have installed an unsigned driver.
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Ogunrinola Adam Hiidee is an Enthusiast Tech. Blogger and Civil Engineering Student. I do discover new stuff and think on informing others about it through Blogging. You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and I would love to have you connected.


  1. Kanu

    Tanks for the tips, but i have tried all i could but its telling me app not installed, pls help tankyou

    • Hello Kanu, this is just driver and not app maybe you are choosing something else when trying to install the drivers.

  2. Chijioke

    Hello Hiidee.. Am having problems with my new tecno W4. It won't connect with my PC like it used to via USB. I have searched for tecno W4 drivers online but can't find it.. Pls could you help me out..

    • Hi Chijioke, Try going to your PC device manager and look for your device. If it show a warning yellow sign on it you have to install the phone driver from your tecno w4.

  3. Hannah

    Hi Hiidee,
    Trying to download the MediaTek Driver, but this does not appear when I right click on action only scan for hardware changes. No "Add legacy hardware"
    Please advice.

    • Kindly make sure you have clicked on one of the listed drivers category. E.g. click on computer as you can see in my first screenshot. Then retry and you should see add legacy hardware by now.


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