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 do I get my Android Phone to connect its internal SD to my PC via USB?

For some reason my Galaxy Y GT-55360T phone running Android 2.3.6, won't connect its SD card to my Ubuntu 12.10-running PC when I plug the USB cable into it. It did before, I have no idea what I did ...
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Samsung Android device is listed as modem under Windows, but want it as mass storage device

When I plug in my Samsung phone it puts it under devices and printers it says that it is a modem. It reads Samsung CDMA technologies. I don't know how to get it to detect as a drive so I can put music ...
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UMS protocol on Android Tabs

I'd like to have a android tablet on ics which allow UMS (usb mass storage) I saw that some of the current models didn't propose UMS (like galaxy tab 2 or google nexus), only MTP. It sounds like a ...
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Unable to Connect My HTC Desire SV to My laptop: Unknown Device

When I'm connecting my HTC DESIRE SV I'm getting a message USB Device Not Recognized One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it. ...
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How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?

I just acquired a newish Kindle Fire, software version 10.2.6. Normally when I plug a Kindle or any USB device into my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) I get a popup screen asking me what I'd like to do ...
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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Stuck in USB-debugging mode

I turned on usb-debugging on my HTC One X just to see if I could identify it when using Android SDK. Now the usb-debugging mode always shows up when I connect the phone to my Windows and Linux ...
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What is the difference between USB Mass Storage and USB Debug mode?

I am familiar with USB Mass Storage mode . How exactly is USB Debug mode different from it ?
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Restore deleted photos

I accidentally deleted the entire "downloaded" album full of pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (SPH-D710) and am trying to use a recovery program I downloaded. My phone will not show up as a ...
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Hardware ID missing on Galaxy S3 after Windows update

A few days ago I accepted Windows Update's Samsung drivers for Galaxy S3 running rooted Jelly Bean. It worked fine as USB MTP device until then. Now, every time I connect the USB cable I get the ...
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Connecting Galaxy S2 ICS to Kies

I tried connecting my Samsung Galaxy SII(ICS) to Samsung Kies 2.0.2 through USB. But whenever i connect the cable, Kies asks me to switch the phone to Kies Studio mode. But I could not find this mode ...
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sd card keeps getting unmounted when htc sensation is being charged

i have an htc sensation and it keeps saying that the sd card has been removed when its still in the phone. it will also say that the sd card has unmounted when it is charging What is going on?
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Galaxy Nexus won't connect via USB

So my Galaxy Nexus has been fine until now. It has been running Android 4.2 and it was going perfect, then like a day ago I go to plug it in and it just won't connect via USB. It charges on USB but ...
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What are my options for connecting my Android to Ubuntu?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.2. My computer is running Ubuntu 12.10. Before, in Android 4.0, I simply plugged the USB in, and a notification would pop up, and I was ...
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Sony Xperia U with my Windows XP laptop

I have Windows XP and every time I connect my Xperia U, the computer thinks it a camera. I think it's a driver problem so I found the drivers on the Sony Website, but I'm not sure how to install them? ...
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Connecting Sony Xperia U with my Windows XP laptop

I am unable to link my phone with my laptop. When I connect the USB it says st25i camera connected. I use a Sony Xperia U model and my laptop has Windows XP OS. What can be the issue?
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not connecting via USB

Since about a week, my S3 doesn't connect anymore via usb to any computer. I don't think it's driver related as it was working before and I didn't change anything on the computers. It now runs Jelly ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 driver problem on win7 ult 64 bit machine

The Driver Problem. When I install the drivers and restart my system it will not pick them up, I have tried USB debug mode and normal mode it still won’t work. Even multiple installs of ...
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Mobile detecting Laptop as “charger” instead of “USB Connected”?

From quite some months, I have been using a rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. The battery life is not much and so, everyday whenever I am doing any work on my laptop, I just connect my mobile, so ...
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Why is one folder on my Samsung Galaxy SII not being properly showed on PC?

There is one folder on my device (not in the microSD card) with mp3 files that used to work perfectly but suddenly started to cause a malfunction when I try to open it on a PC. It is said to have no ...
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Android 4 USB charge only

When I connect my Android 4 phone (Galaxy Nexus) to a computer using USB, the storage of the phone is automatically mounted on the computer. How can I connect my phone using USB for charging only? In ...
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Trigger “mount as disk drive” (aka “USB Mass Storage” mode) from PC

I've got an HTC Incredible that I sync to my Linux box. I'd like the Linux box to automatically detect that the phone is attached (I can do that via adb wait-for-device), and then automatically put ...
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How do I just charge (i.e. not mount for data transfer) a Galaxy Nexus when connected via USB to a PC?

I like to be able to charge my phone from any PC I happen to be using. With my previous HTC Android, I could default to "charge-only" and only switch it to "mount as disc drive" when I wished to, on ...
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Successfully activated USB host mode using terminal emulator; now mass storage won't work

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I've recently been digging into USB host mode and I finally activated it. However when I connect my phone to the PC it doesn't give me a notification ...
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Tablet not recognized as removable storage

I have an Android A-13 Android tablet version 4.0.4 Baseband version 4.0.14 I have been trying to get my PC to recognize it so that I can download my music to it. But I do not know if the PC does ...
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Can USB charging (via mains adapter or from PC/Mac) of Android tablets be the main, primary method of charging? Or are there design issues?

Are there design issues with tablets being charged by USB not seen with Android phones? I saw this on another forum, what are your thoughts on this with regard to my question? ...
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Connect JUST as charging

With ICS my phone now ALWAYS mounts my SD card as an external drive when I plug it into a computer. Sometimes I just want power, especially if I am trying to play a game that's on my SD card. Under ...
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Motorola Razr MTP error

When I connect my Razr it says the device driver software not successfully installed. Under device manager it says device cannot start error code 10. How can I fix this?
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PTP (“connect as camera”) no longer working after update

After updating my Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean, PTP no longer works: When I connect the phone via USB to my MacBook Pro and enable PTP on the phone, it does connect properly as a camera device ...
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Droid X2 constantly changing USB mode to PC mode

So I'm trying to manually backup my SD card and transfer over files to flash the CM9 alpha4 to my phone, but it apparently decided to just start automatically switching to PC Mode. No matter how many ...
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Why would I need a disk to transfer music?

Why does Windows XP say "please insert a disk into drive F" when trying to transfer music? (Samsung Galaxy S Aviator)
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Can I get my car's head-unit to play audio, via USB, from my Galaxy S3?

I've just moved from iOS to Android, purchasing the new Galaxy S3. Lovely phone; I'm impressed thus far. The only thing that I'm struggling with is playing audio, via USB, to my car's head-unit. ...
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ASUS Slider Sl101 Driver letter access? rather than MTP in Android 4

I know that Android 3 and 4 use MTP on Windows to allow access to the storage, I have tried the developer switch and the only connection you get is still MTP.. I really need a drive letter to enable ...
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How does the safe/fastboot/recovery mode differ from the normal as seen from windows pc?

This is a related question to: How to install fastboot drivers? I have trouble using the command line fastboot program. I think that I don't have the correct drivers installed. How can I verify ...
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Galaxy Nexus charges but is never seen by a PC when connected via USB

I run Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), and I have a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.4. (Purchased in December 2011.) When I plug the phone in to the PC via USB there is no detection whatsoever. Tailing ...
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Android USB data/power over audio jack

Is it possible to connect my Android (Droid 2 Global) to my PC using an USB->Audio converter? Square is able to interface with their device over the audio jack on Android. iPod shuffles are ...
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Can I disable MTP mode and just have a regular USB connection?

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, and it's been rooted. Whenever I try to connect it by USB, it goes into MTP mode, which isn't working for me when connecting to my Ubuntu Linux computer. I'd really rather ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) is not being detected in Kies

Whenever I connect my device to my PC, it asks me on connection for the type of connection I want. If I select Samsung kies in the device it shows me connected, but in the kies it keeps connecting ...
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Trying to use a USB adaptor to connect keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you connect USB devices to an Android phone? I have an Android 2.3 tablet with a micro-USB port. I want to connect a keyboard, but it has a full-size USB connector. ...
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Cannot connect Samsung Galaxy S2 to computer in storage mode via USB

I am trying to install an application (developed using Eclipse) onto the computer (I am using Windows XP). When I try to connect the USB cable with the phone, it starts to charge or starts the ...
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Where has the option to mount as hard drive gone …?

I have an HTC Desire HD (on Vodafone UK). I noticed this week that when I now connect it to either pc or mac the option to mount as a hard drive is no longer present. Why? What do I need to do to get ...
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Phone not mounting as a drive when “Connect USB storage” is clicked

I have a Samsung Galaxy S, using the default firmware (version 2.2). It is configured to select "Mass Storage" when plugged in via micro USB. When I plug the phone into the cable, I receive the ...
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Samsung GT-i9000 (Galaxy S), Android 2.3.6, MTP and Linux

Is it possible to connect this device to Linux workstation over USB using MTP mode? I've tried a few times using different tools but no success. GMTP just don't work, mtp-tools don't work reliably, ...
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Incredible 2 Sync Problem

I've downloaded the HTC Sync software onto my PC in order to sync my new Incredible 2 with my Outlook, etc. After plugging my phone into the PC with a USB cable, however, it tells me "No Device ...
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USB connection problem with Galaxy Ace

My Galaxy Ace doesn't get recognized by my HP laptop with USB connection. When I tried to connect it with my friend's cable on his Dell laptop, it notified CONNECTION UNSUCCESSFUL - NO DRIVER FOUND. ...
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Using other block device when conecting Android device to computer as USB storage

When I connect the device to computer, it makes sdcard available to it, as in card reader. How to make it share not sdcard, but other block device or file?
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Android internet connection related problems?

We can USB tether and use android internet connection on PC but How to achieve following: 1. How to use pc internet connection on android device using USB cable on Windows machine? I can use my ...
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Connecting Huawei Comet via USB — shows as CDFS?

I'm trying to install a custom ringtone to my Huawei Comet, and when I connect it to my computer via USB it shows me a drive named "Mobile Partner" that is CDFS and has 0 MB free of 6.59 MB (not the ...
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Why is the SD card mounted as read-only on PC when shared from HTC Desire HD via USB?

I just discovered that the SD card is now read-only when I use "disk drive" connection on the phone. Why do I have to do in order to be able to write on the SD card from the PC? I mention that the ...
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Windows cannot detect the Galaxy S I9000 when connected through USB

When I connect my Galaxy SI900 with the PC, I get the message, "A USB device connected cannot be recognised". I reinstalled drivers on the PC and it resintalled Kies. Thses didn't resolve the problem. ...