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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mac: usb android file transfer suddenly stopped working

File transfer and photo transfer between mac and android did work fine for me. suddenly iphoto didn't download photos. an update was installed but still no transfer. now I have tried with android file ...
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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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Galaxy Note 5 not connecting to PC

My Galaxy note 5 is not connecting to my PC, it is charging, but never shows up on the PC. can this be fixed?
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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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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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How to connect Samsung J7 via USB but disable charging?

I would like to know if is it possible to connect my smartphone to a pc via USB without charging it? It would be very useful to be able to disable charging (but still allow USB tethering, ADB ...
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Connecting Android phone to OSX mac computer

I've had trouble connecting my android (The Nextbit Robin) to my computer. I am pretty sure it's an Android 6.0 issue. I have been able to get it to work by enabling USB debugging and selecting MTP on ...
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SD card not showing files when connected to pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, its not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charing only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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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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Access to Android phone's SD card from PC, without USB

This question is classical: how to access the phone's SD card from PC? Of course USB works very well, but I'm looking for a wireless solution. I've already tried various apps and solutions, but very ...
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*#7284# not launching phoneutil

My tablet is not getting connected through USB. It's showing me the error" "USB device not recognised" On one forum I read to dial *#7284# and it will launch Phoneutil. But in my case it's not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Huawei P8 discovered by windows 10 when in fastboot&rescue mode, but not when phone is in normal use

The past few days i've suddenly had problems connecting my Huawei P8 to my windows 10 pc (and my laptop running windows 7). I've got both hisuite and adb, but when i connect my phone by usb, nothing ...
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Device descriptor request failed (Code 45)

I'm about to go crazy about this. I can't get my computer recognize my Nexus 4 (which is running CyanogenMod 13, Android 6.0.1). The phone doesn't show anything when I connect it to PC (it just says ...
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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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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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Default USB MTP for Android 6.0

I would like to have MTP selected by default (instead of charging) when I plug an Android 6.0.x device to a PC through a USB cable. What should I add or modify in the build.prop file of my rooted ...
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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...
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Connect to Computer Option Disabled

For some reason the option to conect to computer is disabled. And im connecting my tablet to my computer using USB. Note: I have Developers Option on, as well as USB Debugging. Here is a screenshot:
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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't get Cyanogenmod 11 HP Touchpad into UMS mode for forensic image creation?

I am trying to make a forensic image of a Cyanogenmod 11 HP Touchpad in AccessData FTK Imager, running on my Windows 7 laptop. The main issue is that I cannot get the Touchpad to mount as a drive that ...
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Android 5.0.2: Windows 10 does not recognize it in USB storage mode

I bought Prestigio MultiPhone 3504 Muze with Android 5.0.2. When I connect it to my PC with Windows 10 installed, I can't find the device in explorer. How to connect my phone to PC?
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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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(Why) does Android connected to Mac not just behave as a normal USB drive?

When I connect my Android (Galaxy S5) phone to a Windows computer, I can browse the phone storage just like any USB/external drive. That's not the case on Mac. There I need to install Android File ...
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my P8 (Android Lollipop) can't be recognized by my PC (Windows10)

I'm the owner of a Huawei P8. At the beginning the phone was recognized by my PC as a second hard disk but lately I touched something (I don't remember what). Now, when connected to the PC, the phone ...
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Can't switch phone out of Charge Only USB mode

I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1, Android 5.1.1. Connecting the phone to a PC with 2 different known good USB cables results in the phone only charging and not offering the USB mode dialog/notification. ...
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I can't see my device in Android adb list

I have LG G3 with android 5.0 lollipop and I want to connect it to my laptop with windows 8.1 OS (For using unity remote). When I connect my phone I can access to storage but I can't see my device in ...
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LG G pad x8.3 USB to ethernet?

Is the g pad x8.3 capable of using a a USB to ethernet adapter? I have a gigaware adapter now and it doesn't work Does this tablet not have driver info or Do I have the wrong adapter? Is it ...
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How to make my car realize my phone's system sounds aren't music?

I recently got a new BlackBerry Priv, and it works pretty well so far, but when I plugged it into my car's USB port to recharge, I ran into an unpleasant surprise: the entertainment system (Ford Sync) ...
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How do i connect my Galaxy S3 to my computer?

I Have tried everything i can find to connect my galaxy S3 to my computer, I have used different cables, and Different ports on my computer. My phone will connect to other computers just fine, but on ...
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No USB connection mode available; PC shows the error: “USB device not recognized”

My Huawei Honor 7 is unable to be detected by my computer. Whenever I plug it in, my computer shows the error USB device not recognized. My phone automatically starts charging but there are no ...
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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 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 to disable MTP and PTP file sharing via USB on Android 5?

For privacy and security reasons I'd like to disable MTP and PTP on my phone. I recently plugged my phone into an inflight entertainment system to charge it, and was surprised to see that the status ...
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How do I get my lollipop tablet to communicate with my win 7 laptop?

When I attach my win 7 laptop to my lollipop android tablet via USB, nothing happens. I have googled and found various posts suggesting that I have to load the proper device drivers. However: 1. I am ...
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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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Nexus 6 Not Showing up in “My Computer” or ADB with Debug Mode Enabled

I use my Nexus 6 for the purposes of developing Android apps, and I have been using my laptop along with my phone to write and test the apps. In the past, I have never had any issues with connecting ...
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USB connection options won't show in the status bar

I have a blu studio 5.5.s phone. When I hook it up to the computer with my usb cord it doesn't show up on the computer or show that it's connected in the status bar. It stays in charge mode and I ...
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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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how to re-enable Media Device (MTP) for USB PC Connection Samsung Galaxy s2

I cant connect my phone the normal way it used to be on PCs where i used SU command on ADB shell to access system files of my phone. I'm just guessing that the phone is storing the identity of the PC ...
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How to use android device as display or terminal?

I want to use an android phone as a USB terminal/display for a headless system. The ideal user experiece would be: Plug phone to the usb port. System starts sending status info, phone displays it. ...
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Is there a way to remove all other USB options except charging?

Is there a way to disable MTP/PTP and all other USB options except Charging option from the Android system? I'm using LG G4 beat, Android 5.1.1 and i want to remove it for my new ROM that i working ...
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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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PC not detecting Samsung Galaxy Light SGH-T399

I just bought a used Samsung Galaxy Light SGH-T399N. When i connect it to PC, it is not detecting my cell phone, even after installing the Samsung mobile devices driver the window shows usb icon in ...
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“adb devices” gives “no permission” when on charge-only

I've just updated my LG Optimus 4X HD from the latest stock ROM (4.1) to CM11 (Android 4.4). Access via ADB is only possible when either MTP or PTP are enabled; if I disable both, I only get: $ adb ...
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Change USB connection mode from PTP to MTP when screen is broken

A friend gave me their Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 because the screen is broken and black (does not display anything). So now I want to control the device from my PC. The USB connection mode is set to PTP ...