Here is what I did to get my laptop and Eclipse to recognize my phone: The Equipment - Google Nexus smart phone (model SPH-L700) - Toshiba P75-A7200 laptop running Windows 8 The Process First, find out the manufacturer and model number of your smartphone.
The manufacturer is usually printed on the outside of the phone.
For example, the Samsung logo is printed directly on the back of my Galaxy Nexus.
The model number is printed in a white text box under the phone's battery.
Fourth, connect your phone to your laptop with its USB connector cable. Find the phone within the device manager (it will show up under Other devices as "Android 1.0" or possibly "unrecognized").