An Android device can be connected to a computer via USB using different connection modes such as "MTP" or "USB Mass Storage". If you have issues with those, this is the right tag to use.

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How to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, to transmit video data between them

I want to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, and transmit video data between them. Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf method? Or does it require specific programming via the Android SDK?
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Virus Infected Android Device Huawei Y600 cleaned but cant see folders

Recently I tried to copy some document to my android from a computer which was infected with virus (the virus which turns everything into many shortcuts). I cleaned it up by using Bitdefender which is ...
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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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Smartphone (LG 4X HD) usb connection problem

I have an LG 4X HD that I usually connect to the pc via usb. I have Windows 8.1. Till yesterday, when I connected it via usb, the phone always asked me the type of USB connection (only charges, media ...
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Win8.1 doesn't see Android device?

Not sure why, but even though my Android is connected, charging, and set to Media Device mode, Win8 will not even notice it. Any advice? Ask any questions necessary. It's an Moto X 2nd gen KitKat and ...
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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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problem with connecting my moto g2 to pc

I am using moto g2 lolipop.I was unable to connect to my pc(win8) using usb.The phone was getting charged but the device was not shown as connected in mycomputer devices. I have even installed ...
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Switching HTC ONE M8 into PTP mode

I was wondering is it possible to enable PTP mode on the HTC ONE M8. I want it to work with photo software like iPhoto so I want to enable PTP MODE. I have looked in the setting but can't find ...
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Auto-mount microSD when plugging phone to computer with USB

In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer? When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / ...
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My laptop cant detect my nexus7

My laptop used to detect my nexus7 tablet but for some reason its stopped detecting it. Any way to try and get it to start detecting it again?
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How to use an external sd card and recharge the battery at the same time

I'm an happy owner of the tablet nexus 10. It is very good. Some time ago I've bought the leef connector because I want to use an external sd card : as you can see from the picture,there is a ...
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Stuck in USB Charge, cannot change back to MTP

I've got a Motorola Photon Q running Android 4.1.2 A week ago, I was at work, and I needed to charge my phone. I plugged into one of the office computers, but I switched the USB option to 'charge ...
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S4 won't connect with usb AND broken screen. Need files from phone

My S4 will not connect to my computer when plugged in using the correct samsung cord AND the screen is shattered. How can I load the files from the phone? Remove the hard drive from the phone maybe ...
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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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Android restarts when I press “Turn on USB storage” button

I have a tablet with android 4.2.2 installed on it. I was able to connect this tablet to my laptop before, but recently when I press the Turn on USB storage button, android restarts! My laptop op is ...
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S5 Not Getting Detected On Laptop

so I just got my phone today and had it unlocked. So- it got rooted. I don't think that's the problem though. Anyway I tried to connect it to my laptop and HAZZAH- Nothing happened. It didn't get ...
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how to disconnect asus usb connection from eclipse

im a beginner in android apps mobile. i already launch it in my phone asus T00Q, but i have problem to disconnect the usb from eclipse. some said we should put the mode on charging mode and not Media ...
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Need to mount htc one m7 as usb mass storage

So I have read that android have removed the ability to use an android as a usb drive. I've read all the posts about how MTP is soooo much better. But unfortunately, in my case, none of this means ...
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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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No USB Storage Mode on GalaxyNexus running 4.2.2

I have a GalaxyNexus running Android 4.2.2 I just want to quickly backup some data files to my PC. I'm pretty sure I've done this many times before, but I guess not on this phone. I have the Android ...
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PC not detecting my Tablet

My Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 can enter Odin and get detected, but when it comes to transferring files. Connecting it to my pc only functions as a charger. Any fix for this?
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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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How can I access multiple user spaces from adb?

I am running KitKat on a tablet with two users: primary (owner) and secondary. I need to access a file generated by an app of the secondary user. When I plug the tablet into my (Ubuntu) desktop via ...
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unable to connect my mobile and computer with usb

when I plug the phone in via USB, the phone beeps, I get a lightning bolt on my battery, but that's it. There are no USB options in the pull-down status bar, and the PC does not recognize that a ...
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Downloads from my mobile not appearing on computer - Samsung Galaxy

I have connected my mobile (Samsung galaxy) with my HP laptop (Windows 7) and clicked "Open device to view files". I click "Downloads" - that is, what I have downloaded on my mobile - then "videos". ...
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Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery

I have a Huawei Ideos X5 phone. It is rooted. When I took the battery out and restarted it the other day, it didn't open: the device starts, shows the "Ice Cream Sandwich" logo – and there it stays ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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PC crashes when I tranfer files from Nexus4

I have a problem with my Nexus4 stock. When I connect the smartphone to the pc (both Linux and windows) and I try to transfer files (video and photo) it copy few Mb then it gives me an error and the ...
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Way to access Samsung Galaxy S4 as USB device without Rooting the phone

How I can connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC as a USB device. I tried the Build Number shortcut and it did not work. Enabling USB debugging does not fix the problem. The reason behind this is to ...
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Control Mobile via pc using USB (No URL Control)

I want to control the mobile via pc using usb cable, I found out lot many solution like Droid@Screen & AndroidScreenMonitor etc., but this is an one way communication am not able to control from ...
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Computer - Android Devise discovered [SGH-I747M] but 0 items in folder?

I suddenly started having this error where when plugging my android devise to my PC the computer would recognize the devise but there would be Blank USB Storage even though there is 7GB of storage ...
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Android phone USB connection

I Have just had a Kenwood DDX4250 head unit fitted by a recommendation. It will not recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3 connected by the USB. It will connect by Bluetooth. I was told I would be able to run ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

I'm trying to do a complete backup of all data on my Samsung Galaxy S4 before I send it in for repairs. Even though the screen is completely black and does not work (very little touch abilities), I ...
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Creating USB connector cable using female-female adapter

In order to connect a pen drive to One M8, I tried using a female-female USB adapter with one end connected to my phone via the provided USB cable and a pen drive inserted into the other end.. however ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Screen Lock Error

I have no idea what happened, but the last few times I have connected my Galaxy S4 to my Mac OSX to try and transfer music files (or any files for that matter) I get the message "can't access device ...
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Rockhip Tablet USB function

I have a generic RK 2906 Tablet and I've been flashing different ROMs, Unfortunately I flashed something, not a ROM from the android tool folder. The tablet screen is not working anymore, and my ...
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USB connection has “Mass Storage” grayed out

I have a tablet which runs on Android 4.0.4. I want to mount it as mass storage device to transfer PDF files. However, the "Mass storage" option is grayed out. The Camera (PTP) transfer mode is ...
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Note 3 on OSX. Stuck in “Connected as a media device”

I'm studying tutorials on Android development. After struggling to get an AVD running on my system, I'm using my personal cell (A Note 3 on Verizon) to test the small programs I'm writing. I enabled ...
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Permanently set USB connection mode

My phones touchscreen has been gradually failing for a few months, so before it dies completely I rooted it and installed Webkey so I can control it via a browser. Of course that requires the wifi to ...
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CANVAS HD not connectable via USB

I am unable to connect my phone (Canvas HD) in USB Mass Storage form or any other USB options. Although I am getting the animation of mass storage. Even reinstalling the stock ROM from sp flash tools ...
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Why do I have trouble seeing files from Windows?

I have a Nook HD+ with kivy installed. When I connect the device with USB I can use Windows Explorer to see the directories and copy files to the Nook. But the log files it generates don't show up in ...
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Why is there no visible option for USB INTERNET in WIRELESS & NETWORK SETTINGS on my Nexus 5?

I own a Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have been trying to do reverse tethering without root as is supposedly possible from SETTINGS -> WIRELESS & NETWORKS -> MORE -> USB INTERNET. But I ...
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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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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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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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How to switch from camera mode to media device?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) I can't switch from camera mode to media device when plugging the phone to my computer. How do I do this?
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PC doesn't detect my Nexus 5

I have a PC with Windows 7 Professional. The problem is: my PC can't detect my Nexus 5. When I connect the USB port shows "HTC Sync Error=1". I have tried many ways to install and reinstall drivers ...
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Compuer shows no sign of tablet connection (SGH-T779 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for T-Mobile)

How can I get my computer to recognize I have attached my tablet? I have tried every trick online with no luck. Couple notes: No indication at all from computer that a tablet is plugged in (No ...
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Nexus 5 not appearing in Windows 7 Device Manager

At one point I had my Nexus 5 showing up in Device Manager on Windows 7 but now it will not show up at all. Background: I have Android SDK Level 22 installed I have run SDK Manager and downloaded ...
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Nexus 7 is not being detected on Mac

Nexus 7 is only charging if it is connected to my mac. It is not being detected in Android Studio nor Android file transfer and there isn't anything popping up or showing a USB symbol on the Nexus. I ...