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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Looking for the source for Android File Transfer or equivalent library for OSX

I have an app I am using to sync music to various players. One such player I want to support is an Astrell and Kern device, which it turns out is ONLY accessible vis the Android File Transfer app on ...
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Smartphone on usb rings on computer

I got a smartphone on android, and when it is attached trough USB to my computer (windows or linux), I'd like to have it ring or do notifications in the headphones of the computer. Is there a way to ...
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Android usb otg high current negotiation though hub?

I have been tinkering with a android usb-otg project and could use some assistance. I have been able to invoke usb otg power delivery in my host device (galaxy s3) to an peripheral through a makeshift ...
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“USB Debugging” mode not visible, Samsung Galaxy Note II

The only options I see are "Media device (MTP)" and "Camera (PTP)", I can browse the phone files and download images from the camera directory, so the USB plug and cable are fine. I tried following ...
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Why are USB cables of two different OEM's different

The USB has various purposes for data transfer, movement of input and output signals for hardware like connecting an Android device to another Display screen (USB on the go), charging the device ...
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Why does the screen flicker when connecting to a third party wall mounted USB charger

After going through this post(Why does my phone have erroneous input when connected to a non-OEM power source?) I am asking this question the above post does not solve my question up to the mark. I ...
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How to root SNT-210, an Android 4.4.2 chinese CarDVD (no standard methods work)?

The device: Model SNT-210 Android 4.4.2-0140516-sntb-HOMEMADE Kernel 3.0101-gdaab9de-dirty QDroid@DevServer #9 Build omnisntb-eng 4.4.2 KOT49H eng.QDroid.20140516.133512 test-keys I found out ...
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Charging from different USB cable

I have USB cable meant for Sony Xperia, the USB cable can be detached. Will using this USB cable to charge other phones like Nexus cause any issue?. I am not using the entire charger, I am just using ...
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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

I have a portable battery with two USB ports. One is labelled Android and one is labelled Apple. Apparently each has charging circuits optimized for that particular type of device. This sounds ...
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Geeksphone Revolution device only working with adb when charging

I have: Geeksphone Revolution (Installed android 4.2 yesterday) adb 4.4.2_r2-1 Arch Linux (Updated packages) adb/Configuring USB Access With Firefox OS everything worked fine. Now I can only use ...
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Micro Usb to HDMI without MHL

I've got a cable without MHL adapter. I just want to know How can I connect it with TV. Of course I've tried much but it was incompatible. Is there any way to make it compatible. I've Samsung Galaxy ...
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“In the setting will not be less than 2mb” Trying to enable adb debug

So, when I try to go to Settings > Applications > Development it simply states In the setting will not be less than 2MB. I have a stock Alcatel One Touch Revolve. Literally just got it. ...
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Android webserver via usb not wifi

I was wondering is there a way to run an android websever via usb? I can find lots of wifi version of this but I would like to use this locally only while the pc is connected to the wifi and have it ...
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Maximum number of devices an Android can handle from USB hub

We are planning to work with multiple USB devices from a tablet. For this implementation, we are planning to connect a HUB ...
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Restoring USB Audio after accidental /Music deletion on Nexus 4

I used to be able to have my Nexus 4 play audio via USB to my basic Kenwood car stereo. The controls weren't great, as the device isn't specifically Android-compatible: next folder, and next/previous ...
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What is the diff between the Media transfer protocal and Picture Transfer Protocol

After connecting my device for data transfer the device asks for mode of USB transfer MTP or PTP. I googled it and found that MTP(Media transfer protocal ) and PTP(Picture Transfer Protocol) are some ...
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Is it possible to connect Nexus 4 to Windows Server 2012 R2?

I'm trying to connect Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.4) to Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter for purpose of debugging from Xamarin Studio. What I did: Activated Developer Settings Checked USB Debugging ...
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Send/Receive SMS on an Android Phone connected via USB

What is a modern, effective solution for this? NOTE: I did search this question, and found many similar, but they all had app solutions that were outdated, no longer maintained, or no longer on the ...
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samsung galaxy tab 3 can not connect to pc via usb

I am trying to connect my galaxy tab 3 to my pc via usb, however my pc does not recognise it and nothing is shown on my computer on the usb drive. However when I connect it to the pc I get the message ...
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Where has /sys/bus/usb/ gone in Android JB4.2?

I'm running a rooted stock Samsung Galaxy S4-mini (GT-I9195) with 4.2.2 SELinux in Enforcing mode. When issuing lsusb, I get the following result: u0_a202@MSM8960:/ # lsusb lsusb: ...
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Does Android support the external USB devices?

Does Android support the external USB devices like PC keyboard, joystick, camera or other devices that can be connected to the PC? If so, then do I need some additional software, or is it enough to ...
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Reverse Tethering [duplicate]

I want to know how to perform Reverse Tethering for non root device. I have Canvas A110 to use usb to connect directly with My pc please help me
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How do you eject the samsung device when the device is currently being used for testing using the Android-ADT

I connected my Samsung Device(Android 4.1.2 ) for testing my app through the Android-ADT(Eclipse). After closing the workspace when I tried to eject the device through Eject I get a dialog box ...
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Use phone as USB Bluetooth adapter

I know this question has been asked before, but I've never found a definitive answer. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I would like to use with my computer. My PC is fairly old, which means it doesn't ...
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Is there a way to have your phone light stay when it is charging only from a laptop?

When I have the my device plugged into my laptop while working I want the light to stay on, but I want my light to turn off when I'm going to sleep when it is charging. I know I can have the light on ...
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How can I make my Android phone request (negotiate for) more charge from (with) the host PC?

Hello there is a wonderful Q&A here about detecting how much charge your phone is drawing from the computer host: How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver? In my particular case, my ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode

phone; i9100 maguro galaxy nexus. From CM, I got a message stating a new update was available: the CM11. I accepted. The update failed to install. Now on reboot the phone enters CWM Recovery mode. BUT ...
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USB File Transfer difficult on Cy10.2 ATT GS2 Skyrocket

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (ATT) and I just upgraded the firmware from the the stock ICS to Cyanogenmod 10.2-20131214-SNAPSHOT-InstallerWPPQ50S-skyrocket. When I try to transfer ...
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Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 file transfer, USB not recognised. No USB options in Settings menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and I wish to transfer some audio files from it to my PC, running Windows 8. When I connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable, the phone beeps and begins ...
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Disabling MTP/PTP/all USB stuff except charging

Is there a way to disable all USB functionality except for charging? I don't really use MTP or PTP and would like to disable it if possible.
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Is it possible to mock a usb device?

I want to mock a usb device which gets attached to ttyUSB0. I need it for debug purposes. It needs to be done without actually connecting a device. Is it possible? Maybe there is an APP out there ...
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How to see hidden files/folders on android internal storage over USB

I have a windows 7 pc and a Sony Experia Z android phone. I use a downloader app to download files to the phone, and then hook it up to USB to copy to the computer. The only problem is sometimes the ...
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Subfolders and files ignored when copying from sdcard to PC through USB

So I have a music folder that I'm trying to copy from my sdcard onto my PC using Windows Explorer. For some reason, when I attempt to do this, it 'completes' really quickly and I only end up with a ...
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samsung note 3 not getting recognized by my pc

when i plug my phone in to my PC which is having windows 7 OS only charging takes place.when i viewed my phone in device manager it says Samsung android files is not installed.but i installed those ...
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How do I enable USB debugging on my broken digitizer nexus 7? [duplicate]

I dropped my Nexus 7 and the screen is broken (I can still see the background image, but the touch-input is broken. Everything else still seems to be working). I'm a noob at android, but I think I ...
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Connector allowing charger and usb computer connection as same time?

PoE lead me to idea of having some kind connector, allowing supplying my connected tabled with power from it's charger (5V 2A) and in same time being connected to computer (for backup or whatever ...
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How to setup a PPP connection between an Android smartphone and a Linux computer?

For testing purposes, I need to connect an Android smartphone to my Linux desktop computer to enable communication between the phone and some servers on the LAN. I can't use Wi-Fi so I'm stuck with IP ...
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Micro USB cable - Intermittent

I have a http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QOAGOQ/ "4-port USB charger". Recently I noticed that some Android devices e.g Nexus 7 (2013), charge very slowly when one particular micro USB cable is ...
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External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)

How to connect external USB keyboard (preferably via bluetooth) to Android device? Best would be piece of hardware with USB socket to plug standard usb keyboard into it, that would work as "bluetooth ...
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“Windows was unable to install your Nexus 7.” I'm having troubles getting the drivers to work in a way that allows me to run to device

My goal: I want to be able to run to device from an IDE, like eclipse/intellij. My problem: I cannot get the usb drivers to install. I have tried many guides, but they all fail at the step where I ...
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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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Enable usb debugging mode from adb under clockworkmode “Broken digitizer”

My friend brought me a Xtreamer Q mobile phone with broken screen, clockworkmode is working, but USB debugging mode is disabled, I found some posts about how to enable it from adb i tried them and ...
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Backing up broken android device

I have an android device running KitKat 4.4.2 (not rooted; developer stuff turned on) and I shattered the digitizer. I can still see what's on the screen but I can't interact with it1. I tried using ...
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Device Chooser cannot detect Droid Maxx? [closed]

I am trying to run a "Hello World" app on my Motorola Droid Maxx. I am using Eclipse with the ADT bundle under Ubuntu 14.0.4. I am able to run the app on my old device, a Samsung Droid Charge, but ...
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Stop Android connecting to external USB storage device

I have a car adapter with 2 USB ports, 1 of the devices is a continuos recording camera (with an SD card in it) and the other device is my Android phone (Sony Xperia, Android 4.3). However, when I ...
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How to deactivate the usb charging of my tablet from computer?

When I connect my Asus fonepad7 tablet to laptop via usb, the tablet starts charging. When my tablet is completely charged, its advised by the manufacturer to discontinue the charge. Now how to ...
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Must a USB OTG adapter be used to connect a DAC/amp to an Android or can I use a Micro USB to Micro USB cable?

I'm trying to connect a DAC/amp with a micro USB connection to my Android smartphone. Is it possible to get the DAC/amp to work without the larger "adapter" type OTG cable, and use something like this ...
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No USB storage mode for Asus MeMo Pad 7 to do Android development

I intend to develop with an Asus MeMo Pad 7, but I can't set it to detect as a normal USB storage device. In the Storage menu I have 4 options: MTP - to transfer images PTP - to transfer images ...
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Android Transmit system audio over MTP

Here is what I want to do. If I plug in my Galaxy S4 to my BMW 335i, then I can browse and play music stored on the device just fine and the sound quality is excellent. If I play over the audio ...