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 can I connect my android phone to my PC via USB cable in MTP mode

I tried connecting my mobile MOTO G to my PC running Windows XP SP3. I hear a sound notifying it is connected but in the DEVICE MANAGER all i get is a Unknown Device and under that there is XT 1033 ...
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How to reverse tether without rooting?

Want to use PC broadband connection on the phone connected via USB [no Bluetooth or wifi] to surf on the phone or install app. The android device is running 4.0.4 and the PC running Windows 7 I dont ...
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How do I connect a My samsung to pc without sd card?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. But I have not been able to connect it to my pc. Most of the websites said that I need an sd card mounted to get the problem fixed. But I want to know is there ...
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Transferring files between PC and Android Sony Z1 Compact (KitKat) without needing app (i.e. via standard USB mass storage)

When I plug my Sony Z1 Compact Android phone into my Mac or PC, the phone prompts me to install a program on the PC/Mac. Can I not just have the phone behave as a standard, common USB Mass Storage ...
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couldn't connect Micromax doodle a111 to Ubuntu 12.04

Hi i'm trying to connect Micromax Doodle a111 Jellybean(4.1.2) to my pc Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I tried to connect with PC it throws me Following error. Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 ...
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File Transfer Between Ubuntu 12.04 and S3 over usb cable

I have been facing this issue long back still not able to transfer files between My Ubuntu system and Samsung S3. I have googled and tried many ways ( installing mtp tools, etc ) but none works. When ...
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Treat Android as USB for forensics

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini. I want to plug it into Linux and treat it like a hard drive or USB device so I can use Recoverjpeg to recover photos from it, and use dc3dd so I can take the image of the ...
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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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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 Enabling MTP in connection settings. 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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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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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 can´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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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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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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How to turn on USB mass storage with JellyBean

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I have files on an external SD card but I cannot mount the tab as a usb drive from my computer - I cannot find a way to turn on USB Mass Storage. How do I do ...
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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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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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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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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 S3 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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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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Can't access Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) storage?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S2 and I was able to access its storage before. But now, it does not appear in My Computer anymore. I tried reconnecting it and even restarted both the S2 and my PC but to no ...