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mcmho
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Flex 8 USB Driver

I plugged in my Flex 8 that i just bought to my Windows 7.   The device manager cannot recognize the device. 

 

I can't find any where to download the driver.  All the other product make the driver available online.

 

I am about to return this product if a driver cannot be provided timely.

 

Matthew

Newbie
mcmho
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

please help give some direction!  thanks

Insignia Product Specialist
JeremyS-INSG
Posts: 1,107
Registered: ‎10-15-2013

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

Hello mcmho,

Welcome to Community@ Insignia™!

Why are you trying to connect the tablet to your computer? 

 

I just tried 2 seperate tablets on multiple computers and they took a little while, but Windows 7 installed the drivers automatically in all cases.

Regards,
Jeremy
Insignia™ Support

Newbie
mcmho
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

To do Android app development...   is that not okay? 

Insignia Product Engineer
Roger-INSG
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎05-28-2009

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

Hello mcmho,

     The tablet supports two separate connection types to the Windows 7 Computer.  Both can be found under Settings->Storage->more.  One is MTP  or mass storage or PTP for media playback device.  Both connect to Windows without any drivers.  If you have another data transfer cable I would try that.  Also the device supports OTP so with an OTP cable you can plug in a flash drive.  Good luck.

Newbie
mcmho
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

thanks for the reply!

 

but does that mean other than content transfer,  Android app development is not very compatibile with this tablet? 

Insignia Product Engineer
Roger-INSG
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎05-28-2009

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

No, I am saying that we provide standard Android interfaces for the platform. If you want to go beyond that it is a Rockchip 3168 platform. There are plenty of resources available on the web to allow you to access the system in any fashion you choose. I would warn you however that some may negatively affect your warranty.
Newbie
csells
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-08-2014

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

can you provide a tad more detail? I'm running Win8.1 and would like to get the correct USB/ADB driver for my Insignia Flex 7 so that I can use it for Android development. Thanks!

Newbie
fool2
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-11-2014

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

Hi. I also just tried to connect my tablet to the computer today to add files to the hard drive and I got a notification saying driver installation failed. I tried unplugging it and moving it to another port and it wouldn't give me any reaction at all. I'm on a Windows 7 computer that seems to be functional otherwise, and my USB ports are working with other things.

Insignia Product Specialist
Jon-INSG
Posts: 516
Registered: ‎07-21-2014

Re: Flex 8 USB Driver

Hello fool2,

Thank you for responding!

Under settings, go to storage, and at the top right you should see 3dots at the top right, that when you select should give you the option to open the USB storage.

Regards,
Jon
Insignia™ Support