Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an interface to communicate between the mobile device and the computer. This is for questions regarding connecting an Android device to a computer's USB interface.

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Rebooting a non responsive Android device remotely

I have an Android devices connected to a PC at a remote location which I don't have physical access to. But I do have ADB access to it. The problem is that the phone sometimes crashes and I would ...
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RFID card reader Samsung galaxy tab

I developed an Android app for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 in Android 4.4. Now I'm trying to connect a RFID card reader through my microUSB port to emulate a keyboard so we can read different tags which ...
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Windows 7 ultimate, unable to detect my nexus 4 5.01

My windows 7 ultimate laptop isn't recognizing my nexus 4 5.01. Tried to reinstall ADB drivers and android universal usb drivers, but no use. can anyone please let me know how to overcome this ...
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Reset all USB connection

I have an Android device for my car with functionality like music/video player and also Wi-Fi/LTE sticks support. I have a root. The problem is that after restarting the device I have to re-connect ...
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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Can't adjust volume on USB Headset

I've recently purchased a Male Micro-USB to Female USB adapter (OTG). Now, I've connected my USB Headphones (w/ Microphone) but I can't adjust the volume. When I try, It either mutes it completely, ...
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How can I disable annoying Xperia application on Windows?

This application appears when I connect my Xperia T (CM12) to the PC: Usually I just close it, and continue with my work, but even after closing, the application stays open in the taskbar: There ...
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Transferring pictures from Samsung with broken screen

A friend's Samsung Galaxy S4 has a broken screen, but otherwise seems to be recognized by a computer when plugged in via the USB cord. He would like to retrieve some pictures from it, but I believe ...
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Micro-USB to HDMI

I've bought this adapter, but I couldn't make it work. I've read about MHL, but I don't really know if my phone supports it: I have a THL 5000 (also I have a Sony Xperia M dual), and a Hyundai ...
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how can install drivers on an android box

I have got an usb wifi adapter and my android box will not pick it up when i insert it in. I have to install drivers but dont know how or where to start? Hope someone can let me know a way to install ...
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Xiaomi 16000mAH Power Bank Needs Charge-only USB Cable to Work with Z3

The Xiaomi 16000mAH power bank, using its original USB cable, didn't work on my Z3. Though, to my surprise, it worked on other smartphones (have tried samsung and lenovo). So I tried my friend's power ...
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How safe or effective it is to use a non-OEM data cable with a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini? [duplicate]

Are there any cons against using a standard USB - micro USB cable on a Galaxy S4 mini, such as damaging the phone or a slower charging or transfer speed?
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USB to Droid Speed?

Let’s say you connect your android smartphone to a USB 3.0 port. You would like to upload a 1 GB file to your Android smartphone, how long will it take?
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Samsung galaxy A5 USB Otg supported?

I have checked with few USB Otg checkers it said there are Apr are present in mobile. But i could not able to connect Pendrive. Many entry levels phones also have this feature. But this is recently ...
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using usb connection instead of wifi

I own an Allview P5 Quad (Romanian smartphone brand) running Android 4.2.1 and a laptop running Linux Mint. For some time I've been using apps which connect my laptop to my phone, such as Remote ...
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Can I connect my android phone to the LAN, via an ethernet cable?

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-120S Android version 4.0 (rooted) to the internet via a LAN connection. I am sensitive to wifi and network radiation, hence want to make a line connection and ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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I want to use my android phone as a usb scanner for my pc

Hi I have a program on my PC that uses a USB scanner i want to use my android phone instead of the USB scanner, is there an app for this?
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Cannot Connect to PC. No USB Connection Notification Bar on Device (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I updated my Firmware to 4.4.2 using Samsung Kies, and had just notice it recently that I cant connect my tab to PC again. Usually, the there will be a notification bar on the device (like to choose ...
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USB Debugging not working on CyanogenMod 12

I have the very latest nightly build of CyanogenMod 12 (March 21st, 2015) installed on a Nexus 4. For about a month I haven't been able to connect my phone to my computer. I have the latest USB/ADB ...
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Android OEM USB Driver for Lenovo [duplicate]

Where to download Android OEM USB Driver for Lenovo Y50 windows 8.1? The published download link at https://developer.android.com/tools/extras/oem-usb.html does not work: ...
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Mounting USB in android 4.1.2

I am trying to mount USB pen drive in my old Xperia phone running andorid 4.1.2 When I connect OTG device to my phone I get an USB power consumption error. After little search I found a command to ...
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Mirroring PC screen to android via USB

There seems to be slight variations of this question that have been asked to no avail, but is there a way to mirror my pc desktop to my android device STRICTLY using a USB cable? I've seen may ...
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unmounting USB CM12?

I'm using CM12 on a rooted Nexus 7 2012 (grouper). When I plug in my USB through OTG cable, I can access it using the default file manager, but an "umount USB" option is nowhere to ne seen! Please ...
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wifi tethering, but another way

I have PC with LAN connection to internet. Is it possible to connect my Samsung Note 3 via USB to PC and share internet to another phone via WIfI? I want to create a WIFI hotspot for another phone. ...
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without ...
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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...
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Nexus 5 isn't recognized by USB

I just tried to connect my Nexus 5 to my Computer via USB but it does not show up anywhere. There is no sound of a device connecting and the Device Manager doesn't list a new device when I plug it in. ...
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does not detect external usb drive to huawei s7-721u

I connected a USB driver and a USB external keyboard to my huawei s7-721u tablet. But it is not recognised.
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Create .img of current of android setup

I have an android setup (certain apps, wifi settings, backgrounds, etc) that I'd like to get on 20 other devices. I have physical and root access to all devices. I have been using a USB burner tool ...
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Automatically setup network config ifcfg-eth0?

After I connect a USB network adapter to the phone I can configure it using ifconfig: ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.1.2 Problem is that eth0 is not aviable until the USB device is connected. How can ...
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Powered USB hub not charging phone. Kernel options?

I got a powered USB 2.0 hub (ET-UP900). As power source I am using the phones charger. But if I connect the hub with my phone (SM-C115) it does not charge. If I connect the charger directly it works. ...
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Download a file directly to pc over usb

Is it possible to download a file from the internet through my phone directly to my PC? I'm running stock Android 4.2.2. The reason being that my phone has limited space, so sending the file file ...
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Writing an ISO file to flash memory

I have an Ubuntu DVD ISO file downloaded in my android phone. Is there any way or any app I can use to write the ISO file to a USB flash memory connected to the phone so that the flash memory can be ...
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How to make sweep action with external mouse (broken screen)

Maybe a silly question, I have a Asus smart pad (Jelly Bean) with broken touchscreen. I connected an external USB mouse and keyboard to control the pad, but I cannot open the default lock app, i.e. ...
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nexus 7 (2013) adb connectivity issues Mac

The 5.0.2 OTA update soft-bricked my rooted but otherwise stock Nexus 7. I tried several times to wipe/reset from recovery, but it kept boot-looping afterwards. After a hundred tries or so was ...
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How to connect to ADB without USB Debugging enabled?

I downloaded a game on my friend's phone and it crashed. I searched Google and when I turned it on the phone got stuck in a boot loop. I asked someone at my college and he said to come on here and ask ...
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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China phone after factory restart in recovery mode stuck on formating data

Can´t get to recovery mode, can´t connect via USB becouse it still rebooting. And it says Fromating /data.... mount system/ error Can somebody help me?
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USB malfunction and rooting of my Samsung SIII (GT-I9305)

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9305), and here are my problem(s). It can't be detected by PC via USB (not showing on device manager, odin, kies, not even charging) but it is charging when connected ...
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Files not copied to laptop when transferred via USB from Nexus 5

I have downloaded a 3 gb folder of android tutorials from torrent on my nexus 5.Now I am trying to copy that folder through USB to my laptop but unfortunately everytime I try to copy it I get a blank ...
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my samsung galaxy ace is not opening after update

i try to install a new android version to my phone but my pc shut down and update interrupted ,now i can't open my phone? Can you help me what to do to install again android os from the begin ?
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Does Using 2.0 or 3.0 cables affect charging speed with same adapter?

Using my Note 3 If i charge my phone using the same adapter but with different cables, does that affect the charging speed with the 2.0 cable or 3.0 cable. am supposing the 2.0 cable is of best ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Nexus 5 Windows 8.1 Connection Issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 running Windows 8.1 64bit. Upon connecting my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 via USB, the device seems to keep connecting and disconnecting repeatedly. I don't have the ...
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Is it possible to print from an Android device (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3) via mini-USB to USB adapter?

I know you can hook up your printer to the wireless router and connect and print from the Android device via HP ePrint software. But is there a way to simply connect a device directly to the printer ...