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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My Samsung Galaxy S doesn't recognize when it is plugged in to USB

When I plug in my Samsung Galaxy S (Model SAMSUNG-SGH-I897, Firmware 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32.9, Build FROYO.UCKB2) to a computer, it starts charging, but does not recognize the USB connection for data. I ...
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How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S 2 to connect by USB “normally”?

Note: This question has been edited significantly based on new information, however, I think it still meets the original intent. I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2. When I plug it into my computer by USB, ...
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How to copy files from tablet to PC - Not all files show up in PC

When I connect my Xoom to my PC via USB cable I get a Xoom "Portable Media Player" showing up in my Windows Explorer. When I browse the drive, I can only see half the folders compared to if I browse ...
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What can cause a Droid Incredible to stop connecting to a PC via USB?

When I connect my phone to my laptop via USB, it is able to charge, but I am not able to mount it as a drive. Neither my computer nor my phone recognize that there is a device plugged in. This ...
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Tmobile my touch 3g (HTC Magic) doesn't give option to mount USB storage anymore

I have a Tmobile MyTouch 3g. When I connect it via usb to my 64 bit Windows 7 machine, I do not get any option to mount for USB storage as I typically have in the past. I also do not get any option ...
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Do I need an SD card to add apps to an Advent Amico Android Tablet?

The Advent Amico Android Tablet PC arrives without an SD card, and has 487Mb of internal ROM available. Plenty for a few apps surely? There is no Android marketplace or alternative marketplace app ...
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Messages on computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received? I have the LG Optimus One p500. It comes with LG PC Suite IV which is great. It allows me to download ...
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USB Mass Storage Not Working

I have spent a few hours trying to figure out why my USB mass storage function is not working with my laptop. Here's what I've done: Installed Android 2.3.2 (Pete's GPA12) Uninstalled, cleaned, and ...
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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S communicate via USB?

I discovered today that I cannot connect my PC with Samsung GT-I9000 any more: when I plug in the microUSB cable, nothing happens other than that the phone starts to charge. Earlier I got to see ...
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How do I disable the popup when I connect my phone to my PC via USB?

How do I disable the popup (the one asking me if I want to mount my SD card) when I connect my phone to my PC via USB? I've been told it's a feature of CyanogenMod but I can't for the life of me find ...
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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Can't see Nexus One as a USB drive when connecting to Windows 7

I've connected my N1 to my Windows 7, and I don't see it as a USB drive. I don't see any message on the phone that allows me to enable this (in the past, I used to see a notification about the phone ...
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Share memory access on SD card between a PC and an Android App

When you connect an Android Phone with an SD Flash card to a PC, with the Disk Drive option selected, it temporarily will be impossible to access the flash from the an Android App. What about phones ...
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How to get root privilege in recovery mode?

I have copyed the 'su' command to /system in adb. but i cannot run the 'su', 'su' says: Permission denied.
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About the android recovery mode

Question 1: what's the android recovery mode? Does it run a full linux kernel? Question 2: where the recovery.img is installed? (/somewhere_in_filesystem)
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My Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) is not being detected by my PC — What should I do?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) Android phone. Currently, my phone is not being detected by my PC. Initially, when I purchased this phone, I was developing applications and I was able to run the ...
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How to browse files on a Motorola Defy (Android) with ubuntu 10.04?

I want to browse files on my mobile with ubuntu.
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Why can't I connect my Samsung Galaxy 3 to my PC after installing the z4root app?

I have a problem connecting my Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3 to a PC. First, I could connect to the PC. I had installed the z4root app in order to root my phone and then after installing it, I could not ...
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USB host mode with class compliant audio interfaces

I have an HTC EVO, and it is my understanding that the hardware supports USB host mode. I am still working to confirm this, but even if it doesn't, I understand other devices do, and that the Android ...
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How to prevent VZW drive from mounting when I connect my HTC Incredible to USB

Since the Froyo upgrade, when I connect my HTC Incredible, with the USB settings set to "Charge Only" to my computer with a USB cable, the phone still mounts a CD type drive that will install HTC Sync ...
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How can I connect my Galaxy 3 to my Mac?

How can I connect my Galaxy 3 (running Android 2.1) to my Mac?
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How can I get the Windows 7 USB driver working for my Android Tablet?

I have a Tech_7 from Chinavasion, S3C6410 Android 1.6; When I plug it into the usb port, it shows up in the Device manager as HiDROID, but the driver is not installed. How can I get the USB driver ...
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Can I turn my Android device into a webcam?

If so, how? Could it be implemented via a USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection?
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Using LauncherPro lost usb connection notification

In HTC Sense you get a little widget that indicates that you have USB connectivity to a computer and lets you change the mode (charge/storage/etc) is there a similar tool that is not part of HTC Sense ...
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How Do I Keep My Droid X's SD Card from Mounting as a Drive in Windows?

Stock Droid X, running 2.1. I have the USB Connection mode set to "Charge Only". Whenever I connect the phone to my computer to charge, the SD card mounts as a drive in the computer. In the phone's ...