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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Can I set the “USB Computer Connection” settings to reset every time I reconnect?

I'm using CM 12.1 on a Moto E 2015, and want the USB connection settings to remain at "charge only" at all times unless I want to specifically access the onboard memory on a computer. However, if I ...
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Where can I find the battery animation file?

Note: I'm working with a chinese tablet. Sorry. Had to do it to avoid flagging as a duplicate - I've seen many many questions and answers on this topic but still don't solve the issue. I'm looking ...
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Copying DCIM/Camera images causes hang/reboot

In 5.1.1 lollipop, I'm trying to transfer to a Windows 7 PC via USB some 19GB of images/videos using either Windows copy or Picasa Import. Whether or not I use MTP (Media device) or PTP (Camera) on ...
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Trouble connecting Samsung Galaxy S6 to my Macbook Pro

The problem that I am having is regarding the connection between my galaxy s6 and my macbook. When I connect my phone to my computer, I get the notification on my phone that it is charging; however, ...
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How to reverse tether Android to Openwrt router?

How would this be implemented to allow internet access on the Android device? What necessary steps need to be performed on both the Openwrt router and Android device? I have done some research on ...
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Change Android USB Device Name for Windows Explorer

When I connect a Motorola Moto E (gen 2) using USB to a Windows 7 computer, the phone is shown in Windows Explorer as "MotoE2(4G-LTE)" which is a bit techie, but I know immediately what it is. When I ...
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change the filesystem mounted when plugged in to USB

Is there a way to change the mount location when plugging a device into USB? I want to move it to root directory. I am rooted. Please note that I want no setup done on the pc I.e. Do not give methods ...
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How to use PC internet in to android phone using usb cable [duplicate]

I want to use my PC broad band Internet in my android device using USB cable because my pc has not any Fifi or blue-tooth so I want to connect with standard USB cable and Used my pc Internet. if any ...
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Device won't connect via USB

I have a HTC G2 running Android 2.3.4 that I've recently tried to root using the guide at the XDA developer's site. After step 3.3, the USB connection stopped working. More precisely, when I plug ...
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How to connect to multiple devices at the same time using adb?

Things I'm using: PC: MacBook Pro (Late 2013), OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4 USB: ORICO H7928-U2/U3 USB 3.0 Smartphones: LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ADB version: 1.0.32 I'm trying to connect ...
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Connecting Android Samsung to Macbook OSX X Mavericks - not connecting

I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Alpha with Android connecting to my MacBook Pro, and since I came back from a trip it won't connect anymore. I tried to updated the software Android File Transfer, ...
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How to know if phone has been connected via USB? (connection log on the phone?)

I'm trying to find out if someone has connected the Android phone (Samsung Note 4) to the PC via USB. Is there a log somewhere on the device showing the timestamp of connection? Preferably without ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) USB tethering issues

I have a Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen/2014) phone. The phone never detects the computer as a USB port available for tethering. I run gentoo linux, and have a stripped down custom kernel, so it's possible ...
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Verifying Wallet Information

I had my first Google play account for a little under a year and I made a few purchases and and long story short, those purchases got refunded so now my account won't let me buy anything without ...
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USB and charging port is not working after rooting

I have rooted my HTC Desire 620G with kingoroot. After rooting the phone is not getting charged while its switched on. The phone can be charged by switched it off. Also the phone can not be connected ...
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I can't configure my tablet's usb to ethernet ip setting manually

I have lenovo A3300-GV tablet which have usb ethernet support. I use micro usb to ethernet adapter and it work fine with my router. where my internet provided by local cable operator ISP Siti ...
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usb OTG host mode and charging at same time with Moto G xt1033

I know specific android phones can have a usb slave device in otg host mode connected and be charged at the same time with this sort of cable: ...
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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My Android mobile stopped connecting over usb but still charges

suddenly it started giving me no notification any time i plug it into any PC. I've used different USB cables,turned on my USB debugging mode,restored the factory settings, updated the phone software. ...
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VPN tunneled output for USB tethering

How do I make my android a vpn gateway with mobile internet/wifi as input and usb tethering as tunneled output? I have tried some iptables commands found on the internet but none worked. I have ...
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android kit-kat mtp/ptp to mass storage

Is there a way to emulate mass storage class on a PTP/MTP android 4.4.4 device without resorting to rooting. Could a WiFi to USB Mass Storage adapter be used for this purpose? I need to connect my ...
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Cruz T301: USB Storage Not Recognized

I have a Cruz Tablet (T301) that runs Android 2.2.1. I do not remember if my tablet originally came with a cord or not, but I have a cord that originally goes to a camera of mine that fits both the ...
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Is it possible to connect desktop/laptop display with smartphone?

I have android smartphone . I have computer with Windows 7 operating system. I want to see data that I am surfing on internet in my smartphone on my computer. If I connect my smartphone with my ...
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Android device not mounting (neither USB nor Blutooth)

I have an Android KitKat 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. All was working fine, and I could mount the device and copy files from the device to my Windows 7 PC. Now when I disconnect or insert the USB ...
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Windows wont recognise android device

I wanted to start afresh completely wipe my Moto x (xt1052) and install "liquidsmooth" rom. everyone was going well, i went into recovery, wiped the device, and as i tried to push the zip over i was ...
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How do I find and change voices?

Using a program called Osmand, my old Samsung Galaxy Y phone (Android 2.3.6) had a pleasant English voice in a folder called osmand\voices\en-tts. Having installed a newer version of Osmand on my ...
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Connect phone to PC

Am using samsung galaxy s GT - I9003. I have a broken display so that my touch wont work. I have to take backup of Internal storage. I tried to connect via USB. But i need to press Connect to PC ...
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Can't mount Android device in recovery mode using MTP

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5, (SC-04F), and unfortunately there was some error when installing a new ROM. Now, it only boots into recovery mode. I am trying to connect by USB so I can copy over ...
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How to use usb modem to connect to Internet on Sony Xperia Z Ultra running Lollipop?

I have a Tata Photon+ internet usb modem. But I am not able to access internet through it when connected my device. Whenever I connect the modem to my android device nothing shows up that you are ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Galaxy S6

Has anyone found a way to make Wireless Xbox 360 Controller work with Galaxy S6? I tried this tutorial even when its for Nexus 7 but it wont work.
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Can I use my Android phone as a USB speaker?

I have a Lenovo S850 (non-rooted so far, although I've read some guides and may try it when I find the time). Is there a way to use it as a USB speaker for my PC at work, which doesn't have any ...
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USB on boads switching tools on Android 4.2.2

I have an E3131 modem that does not switch the good way when connected to the PPP widget 2 on Android 4.2.2. I asked about this in the dedicated forum for this widget ...
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How to install Android ADB drivers on Windows? (Any Android Phone)

How can I install the Android ADB drivers on a Windows 8.x PC/Laptop? I followed tutorials on the internet but nothing worked for me. PS: The adb driver should be compatible with any Android ...
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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Is it possible to connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone, with an USB OTG cable? ... and then use this USB soundcards's stereo input as audio when making a video with the phone?
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Unable to connect with PC using USB connection after upgrading to Lollipop 5.0.2

I am using Micromax Yu Yureka. I'm unable to connect with PC using USB connection after recently upgrading my device to Lollipop 5.0.2. But it was working in Kitkat perfectly.
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Device file for USB controller/joystick not created

I've got an Android 4.1.2 device (OUYA) and a PSX-USB-Adapter with two Playstation controllers attached. Attaching it to the USB port makes the device show up in dmesg: <6>[ 331.002934] usb ...
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USB connection without unlocking screen

i am connecting my phone with USB (using MSC) to my car for listening to the music on the phone's microSD card. It only works, when the screen was unlocked before connecting the phone. Also, when ...
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Unbrick dead unite 2 phone whose driver is improper

I am using Micromax unite 2 and before a month, i sucessfully rooted it using kinguser. But today morning i checked for updates and upgraded to lollipop from kitkat. But unfortunately, 2.5 gb of my ...
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Samsung Galaxy Gio isn't being recognized via USB

I've been using Samsung Galaxy Gio for about 3 years, I have no problem in connecting my phone to my old PC. But I've just move to the new laptop, now I can't make my laptop to recognize my device. ...
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Nexus 5 in recovery mode not being recognized

I wanted to sideload Android 5.1.1 (currently running 5.1) to my Nexus 5. I've sideloaded before and it's really easy, but now I've ran into a weird problem I can't seem to fix. The Nexus 5 is ...
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usb keyboard detected but wont work

As the title says, I have a USB keyboard setup on my tablet and it shows it in the input section, but it won't work. It worked fine for a while but one day it just stopped working. I've tried 3 ...
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Galaxy S6 not seen by pc at all

I have one week old S6 and now tried to use adb. I unlocked developer mode, enabled USB debugging, connected to usb and nothing happened. adb devices shows empty list, lsusb on mac and linux as well ...
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Can I connect my pendrive to my Tab3 (model T211) with an OTG cable?

Does Tab3 support OTG connectivity, and can I connect my kingston pendrive with my Tab3?
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Cannot enable USB mass storage (UMS) after changing internal SD card to emulated

After I changed internal SD card to emulated (previous was on it's own partition) I cannot enable USB mass storage of internal card. I got inspired by section "Emulated primary only (like Nexus 4)" in ...
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Device won't wakeup from power button

I used a Navigator app that prevents my device (Galaxy S2 with Cyanogenmod) from turning the screen off while plugged in. But at some point I could no longer wakeup the device screen with the power ...
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How would you use your ext4 formatted thumb drive via OTG on Android?

Is there a workaround to use an ext4 formatted thumb drives on Android phones? Right now when I plug it (thumb drive has micro usb end and phone supports thumb drives) Android says it doesn't ...