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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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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Can't connect to pc

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lte running android 4.4.2 and a PC running windows 8.1. For a while now I haven't been able to send files to my device. My PC sometimes looks like it recongnized a USB ...
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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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how to get my note 2 acting right?

My USB port broke. I have the sch1605 The developer edition. I removed the one in my other damaged phone (also a note 2, but silver edition) parts and process went back together no prob. Plugged up, ...
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USB tethring and battery damage [duplicate]

I am using my lenovo a269i as personal hot spot for tethering mobile Data through USB to my laptop for long hours as a result the battery is overcharged.can it cause damaging the battery or some ...
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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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Prevent Android from charging external devices

Hereby the following situation: I'm working on an Android tablet that must communicate as a USB Host and be charged at the same time by a external device.I've managed it to work by using a Y cable. ...
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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 ...
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Mount USB flashdrive on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

I have a USB flash drive that has two connections, one USB and one micro USB. I have attached it to may phone but it won't mount. I have tried rooting and using other file browsers but nothing seems ...
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How are two USB cables different? [closed]

Can someone explain what could be the reason that two micro USB cables both charge my Samsung galaxy S3 phone but only one of them allows a data connection between my computer and phone? Is one of ...
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Is it possible to make an Android device appear and act as USB POST debugging dongle?

When a PC or laptop doesn't boot properly, you can listen to beep codes. Sometimes these aren't accurate or don't work, so you can use a POST card to see much more specific number instead. However ...
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S4 won't see connection to PC at either end

Have a Verizon 4.4.3 Galaxy S4 using the standard cable. When I connect to the PC, the PC doesn't show it in explorer. The phone doesn't bring up the connection notification. I have enabled/disabled ...
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Loose connection USB Debugging

Somehow my Nexus 5 has a loose USB-Debugging connection recently... I recently upgraded to Android 5.0.1 I had this once before, but than it could be solved by simply using a different USB cable. If ...
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File system content different on device and on desktop

I've got a Nexus 9 which I'm using to read PDF graphic novels. My process for getting the files onto the device is to connect it to my PC via USB and drag the files into the Download folder on the ...
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Android Arduino USB [duplicate]

I have a HCL ME U1 tablet. This has a built in USB Type A socket as well as USB Mini Type B socket. I have tested the Type A socket with a standard mouse and it works well. I have also tested it ...
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USB Host Support

I have a HCL ME U1 tablet. This has a built in USB Type A socket as well as USB Mini Type B socket. I have tested the Type A socket with a standard mouse and it works well. I have also tested it with ...
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IP Address of desktop computer USB tethered to phone

For my Internet connection I use a Motorola Electrify Android phone USB tethered to my desktop computer Windows XP. My service provider is US Cellular. I would like to know the IP address of my ...
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Phone as Bluetooth card for my computer [duplicate]

How can I use my Android phone like a Bluetooth card for my computer? I plan to give my computer the ability to connect with my Bluetooth headset using the mobile phones Bluetooth capability. Is ...
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(Re)boot an Android phone from USB

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (not rooted) and its lock button doesn't wrok anymore. That means I couldn't boot my phone if it happened to be turned off. But I need to restart it now because it's ...
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USB Android Debbugging, I've tried everything I can think of

I've been struggling for the past 3 days with trying to get started with USB debugging for android apps. Currently, my phone is not being recognized by my computer at all. Here is what I have already ...
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OnePlus one is charging but is recognized in device manager only when in debug mode

my oneplus one device (version 4.4.2) is not recognized anymore by the computer (OS WIN8) in the device manager, only when in developer mode - in usb-debug, does it show on the device manager (and ...
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Can an Android device be used as a remote framebuffer?

I have an old HD2 a friend donated to me, which I recently flashed to a custom 4.4 (rooted) build. Since the device is old, not used for cell service, I was wondering if it could be used as a "remote ...
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Android File Transfer not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I can connect it to my computer via a USB cable. Android File Transfer then opens. It lets me transfer files onto the device, but drag-and-dropping files from the device ...
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Connect headset via micro USB input

Is there any possible way to run a headset that have micro USB output to connect to a Android LG phone by micro USB input?
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i still can't connect gt-s5360 Samsung phone to windows 7 PC [duplicate]

i still can't connect gt-s5360 Samsung phone to windows 7 PC but it charging i can't get "connect to pc" option and i can connect another Samsung phone to PC with same usb cable
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Is it possible for a device to consume more power than it is wall-charging?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 running KitKat. I have a hunch that it is not charging properly. Specifically, if the system is on and the device is plugged into the USB wall-charger, the battery indicator says ...
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Ultra slow speed while transfer files between PC and Samsung S5

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S5, original ROM with version 4.4.2. It uses a new Toshiba 64GB speed U3 micro SD card. When I transfer my WhatsApp folder from PC to GS5, it took me more than 24 ...
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Connect to USB printer and charge tablet at same time [duplicate]

To connect a USB printer to my Android tablet I'd use a cable like one of the two shown below But this means that my only USB port on the tablet is gone and the device won't charge. What's the ...
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External keyboard, missing physical keyboard section in settings

I have just bought usb keyboard for my galaxy tab 3 8.0 with android 4.4.2 Keyboard is working well, device automatically detects it and i can type quite all right with it, however for my purposes I ...
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Can I perform phone tasks through a Windows 7 PC directly?

As an developer and QA tester, spending hours on my Xperia Z1 Compact isn't too cosy. Therefore, messing around with android emulation software like BlueStacks, I run into compatibility problems, ...
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Recover files programs dont recognise note 2

So... I was very, very proud of my collection of almost 800 songs on my phone, and yesterday I deleted 700 by accident. I had just inserted my new SD and had transfered all my songs to the SD, but as ...
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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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Need to reboot Android to see new files

After recording with Field Recorder, I connect my Lenovo S6000L via USB to my PC. However, the newly recorded audio files in WAV format are not visible until I reboot the tablet. Android version is ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...