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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Cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7 PC

I cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7, 32 - bit PC via USB. After doing some research normal solutions people found were 1. Enabling MTP in connection settings. 2. Disabling USB debugging in Dev. ...
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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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How to turn on USB connection to PC

I bought a KingSing K5 Android phone, and there doesn't seem to be an option for turning on USB connection to PC (to transfer files). I have the Google USB driver installed on the PC, but when I ...
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Phone connected as USB storage but PC can't connect to SD card

I have a Huawei Prism II, and my laptop is running Win7. When I connect it to my laptop's USB port, I get a notification that says "Connected as USB storage," but when I go to My Computer, the phone ...
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How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Ubuntu PC by using a USB cable?

Im completely new user and inexpert. I made a video with the phone. How do l transfer it to an ubuntu pc? I plugged in the usb cable but apparenntly my pc does not see the phone. Thanks for help
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How to install apps by connecting to the desktop

I was just wondering is that possible to install apps on my tablet by connecting it to my dekstop from google play. Thanks for any help
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Connecting to PC's localhost without wifi via USB

I have a local server (XAMPP) on my PC. I'd like to test a local mobile site on that server. I do not have tethering as an option. At home, I can just use my local IP address and all works fine, but ...
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Why does rooting the LG Optimus 2X device fail due to connection unstability?

I have an LG Optimus 2X running Android 2.3. I am trying to root the device but I'm unable to do so because the phone restarts every time during the rooting process. After failure it shows that: ...
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Change mode to PDA

My Samsung Galaxy SGH-I537 does not open the Phone Util when I hit *#7284#. I found that *#0808# works to set the USB mode to RMNET+DM+MODEM, but need to set to PDA Mode and change the UART setting. ...
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Nexus 5 not connecting to PC

I tried connecting it nexus 5 to my pc via USB. Although it shows as connected in my external devices and also shows up in My Computer, but when I try to open it and don't files to my phone, it just ...
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SGS2 can't connect to PC for USB file transfer or Debugging mode

I am an Android developer and I have been using my SGS2 for a while and I was accessing the debugging mode without any problem, until I broke my phone's screen. I found a repairer who replaced the ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) no longer connecting via USB Mac OS X

I plugged my original Nexus 7 into my Mac earlier today to build an application onto it for testing. It failed, and then I realized that the tablet did not appear to actually be connected to the ...
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exporting my list of contacts without using the tactile screen in a readable format Android 4.3

I have a problem with my friends phone. She has a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken, and not functioning any more. The phone is running Android 4.3. I would like to know if there is a way ...
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My PC doesn't recognize my GTablet through USB

I have a GTablet GingerEdition. It has no OS, hence I need to install it from my PC, but when I connect the tablet to my PC I canĀ“t see it as a USB device. The PC says that there are no drivers.
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HTC reverse tethering 4.1

with Android 4.0 everything was fine, but after upgrading to 4.1 I can no longer activate reverse tethering successfuly. Phone: HTC Desire X with 4.1 upgrade Root: no and don't want to PC: ...
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Sony Xperia S - suddenly can't connect to PC anymore (it was working before)

I see there are various threads for Galaxy S3 having this problem, but my phone is Sony Xperia S. My phone used to connect to PCs fine, but today when I tried connecting to my laptop it wouldn't ...
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Locating My Files in Android 4.0.4

I have bought a new Android phone (Intel Yolo Smartphone) and it runs on Android 4.0.4. However I can't seem to locate the My files (It is called that way in Android 2.3.6) folder so as to access the ...
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Open command prompt to access folders of a USB connected Android phone

If I connect a Phone with my Windows 7 machine via USB, it shows up in explorer with a name e.g. Nexus 5. How can I open a command prompt and change directory to this device. For lettered drives, I ...
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Troubleshooting tips when backing up and transfer files from my Samsung S3 to my PC

Troubleshooting when backing up and transfer files from my Samsung S3 to my PC (window 8) I am able to open up the transfer as normal, however the pictures or music are not downloaded or synced. I ...
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How to transfer data from android device using MTP and having the ext2/3/4 file format to computer on Windows XP

I'm trying to learn. I have an android tablet from Kocaso. Apparently to transfer files from my computer to the tablet you need to use MTP. This seems to imply that I need something for Windows XP to ...
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Can't connect to PC after changing my phone's charging IC

I changed the charging IC in my Galaxy Note 1 because of a malfunction. Now I'm able to charge my phone using the wall adapter, but I cannot connect it to my PC via USB. Now, when connected to a ...
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HTC ONE - USB No longer recognized (but is charging)

I have a HTC ONE Google Edition on 4.3. I was in the middle of transferring some files to my phone over USB when Windows 8 locked up and stopped responding. Once I re-plugged my phone into the ...
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Cyanogenmod 10.2 crashes when trying to access storage settings

I have just installed CyanogenMod 10.2-20130727-Unofficial-i9300 and I am facing a problem with connecting to USB on Windows. Windows won't install drivers when I connect to USB (MTP USB device ...
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My Samsung galaxy ace duos s6802 not getting detected in downloading mode.Drivers are fine Kies installed

I have tried My Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) is not being detected by my PC -- What should I do? But when I dial *#7284# there is no option to change mode from PDA to Modem or Modem to PDA. Is there ...
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Why does MTP keep popping up on my laptop?

Whenever I hook up my Samsung Galaxy SIII to my laptop iva USB, the only connection that pops up is SAMSUNG mobile MTP device. When I click on that, no files pop-up. Also, when I connect, the software ...
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How do I mount my Samsung galaxy s4 on ubuntu?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and have a rooted samsung galaxy s4. The s4 is still 2 software versions back since I need to unroot to update and just havent had the time or energy to do all of the work to ...
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Galaxy S3 internal storage file system issue

Firstly, directories disappeared e.g. Download Secondly, when connecting a Windows 7 computer, Windows consistently shows only the SD card's filesystem without a single sign of the phone internal ...
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ADB No Longer Working

My Android device no longer recognises whether it is connected to a computer or not. I can connect it via USB, and it charges, but USB Debugging isn't enabled on the device. It is enabled in settings. ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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How can show android tablet as a external storage to PC?

I want to send files to android tablet with a application from PC. - I can send files directly to tablet (2.3 android OS) PC see it as a external usb drive. - But i can't send files to tablet (4.2 ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 USB connection issue

I am working on Android application development, I want to run my application on Samsung Galaxy Tab-2 GT-P3100 but whenever I connect it with USB to the computer then it is not detecting. snapshot - ...
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Trying to go into Download mode, but goes to Recovery mode instead

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.
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Problem with build number “full_mako_userdebug” on Nexus 4

On my nexus 4 i have build number "full_mako_userdebug", and when im trying to connect usb to my pc, i get nothing, in explorer nothing appears like a flash drive, also it fails when it tries to load ...
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Cannot connect Sony Xperia E15i to PC

I have a Sony Xperia E15i. When I try to connect it to PC, it shows USB Device not Recognized error. The phone doesn't have settings for USB connectivity. How can I connect the phone to PC?
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how can i connect the usb cable from my lg p350g into my computer to transfer its stuff?

i have done it before but the notification does not appear its charges my phone but cannot connect the phones internal SD to my computer. Please help
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Do not auto-mount Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini when USB is connected

I had an HTC desire phone, before upgrading to a Galaxy S4 Mini. I have run into an annoying problem. On my phone (not on the SD Card), I have private data, including an RSA key, which I use to SSH ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?

I have my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S4's developer options enabled with USB debugging turned on. Whenever I connect it to my machine, it displays "Connected as Installer" in the notification ...
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Why can't my laptop detect my phone?

I want to upload pictures from my S3 to laptop. There is no problem with my cable and laptop because my phone was able to charge when I connect my phone with the laptop. However, my laptop didn't ...
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Nexus 4 problems connecting usb mtp

I recently bought a Nexus 4 and I encountered a real issue with my computer (Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit) not being able to connect in USB mode. It does however work with Camera PTP mode, which I find very ...
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How do I force USB debugging?

I am trying to figure out why my apps don't work on tablets manufactured by the company Ainol. USB debugging is already turned on, and I took a look at all of the settings that I could find on it, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Won't recognize USB

When i got my gs3 i plugged it into my computer (Win 7) and drivers installed automatically. everything was perfectly fine i was able to access both sd and phone from my computer. i took it to ...
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Does rooting a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos allow phone user to use the MSC (Mass Storage Class)

From my understanding, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos currently only allow user to transfer files through the miserable slow MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection or the PTP. Many sources ...
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How can I troubleshoot MTP on my Galaxy Nexus

My Galaxy Nexus 4.2.2 won't show up as a MTP device anymore. It looks like the phone is the problem, I want to debug the problem from that end. Like many before me, I tried everything, and then some ...
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PhoneUtil not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, which I've NEVER been able to get my PC to recognise either wirelessly or with a USB. I tried #7284# and the screen briefly says "USSD code running" and then "Unable to ...
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Ejecting a device connected via Android File Transfer

I recently upgraded from a device running Android 2.3 to 4.2. On my 2.3 device, I could use USB Connection Mode to automatically mount the device on OSX. When I first connected my 4.2 device, I was ...
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Nexus 7 can't connect to PC

When choosing MTP or PTP, the box is checked, then when I exit the screen and go back to the USB Device Settings screen, my previous choice is not seen, and both boxes are unchecked. It's like the ...
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How to enable SD MSC mount in Jelly Bean?

Since upgrading to CyanogenMod 10, the dropdown notification when I connect my phone to the computer no longer appears. How do I mount the SD card via USB MSC in Jelly Bean? Note that the drive still ...
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My Nexus 4 always recognised as ADB device instead of MTP

I plugged in Nexus 4 to my windows machine(XP Service Pack 2) and it didnt recognise or install any software automatically. I downloaded some ADB drivers from google and now it shows up as recognised ...
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How do I mount my phone?

I'm super puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but ...
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cant change my usb mode from charging only to data transfer

I have an HTC Desire S with Android ICS installed. For some weird reason, when I connect my cell phone to the PC, I am not getting the options for usb tethering, data transfer or charge only. It ...