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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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 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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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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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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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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how to get projection of android one from vga projector

how to get projection of an android one mobile phone (dream uno of Spice mobile company of INdia) http://www.spicesmartphones.com/Dream-UNO-Mi-498 on projection screen through a SANYO ( Sanyo ...
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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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How do I get my Samsung Note 3 to be recognized by my PC?

When I plug my phone into my PC (which is running Windows 7 OS) only charging takes place. When I view my phone in Device Manager, it says that Samsung Android files are not installed. But I installed ...
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How to batch delete files in several folders on Nexus 9

On a Nexus 9, using bookshelf with fbreader, I have copied lots of folders from Calibre on a PC to Books folder. Each folder contains a metadata.opf file which the bookshelf for some reason considers ...
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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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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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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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How to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, to transmit video data between them

I want to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, and transmit video data between them. Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf method? Or does it require specific programming via the Android SDK?
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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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Virus Infected Android Device Huawei Y600 cleaned but cant see folders

Recently I tried to copy some document to my android from a computer which was infected with virus (the virus which turns everything into many shortcuts). I cleaned it up by using Bitdefender which is ...
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Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery

I have a Huawei Ideos X5 phone. It is rooted. When I took the battery out and restarted it the other day, it didn't open: the device starts, shows the "Ice Cream Sandwich" logo – and there it stays ...
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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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Mirroring PC screen to android via USB

There seems to be slight variations of this question that have been asked to no avail, but is there a way to mirror my pc desktop to my android device STRICTLY using a USB cable? I've seen may ...
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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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Smartphone (LG 4X HD) usb connection problem

I have an LG 4X HD that I usually connect to the pc via usb. I have Windows 8.1. Till yesterday, when I connected it via usb, the phone always asked me the type of USB connection (only charges, media ...
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Keeping Galaxy Note 2 Connected As Installer

I have been playing around and making my own app and I have run into some difficulty. I have the Galaxy Note 2 right now running Android 4.3 (Main phone connected to Verizon) I also have a Galaxy ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Screen Lock Error

I have no idea what happened, but the last few times I have connected my Galaxy S4 to my Mac OSX to try and transfer music files (or any files for that matter) I get the message "can't access device ...
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Win8.1 doesn't see Android device?

Not sure why, but even though my Android is connected, charging, and set to Media Device mode, Win8 will not even notice it. Any advice? Ask any questions necessary. It's an Moto X 2nd gen KitKat and ...
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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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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...
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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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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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problem with connecting my moto g2 to pc

I am using moto g2 lolipop.I was unable to connect to my pc(win8) using usb.The phone was getting charged but the device was not shown as connected in mycomputer devices. I have even installed ...
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How to switch from camera mode to media device?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) I can't switch from camera mode to media device when plugging the phone to my computer. How do I do this?
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S4 won't connect with usb AND broken screen. Need files from phone

My S4 will not connect to my computer when plugged in using the correct samsung cord AND the screen is shattered. How can I load the files from the phone? Remove the hard drive from the phone maybe ...
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Auto-mount microSD when plugging phone to computer with USB

In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer? When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / ...
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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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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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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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My laptop cant detect my nexus7

My laptop used to detect my nexus7 tablet but for some reason its stopped detecting it. Any way to try and get it to start detecting it again?
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How to use an external sd card and recharge the battery at the same time

I'm an happy owner of the tablet nexus 10. It is very good. Some time ago I've bought the leef connector because I want to use an external sd card : as you can see from the picture,there is a ...
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Stuck in USB Charge, cannot change back to MTP

I've got a Motorola Photon Q running Android 4.1.2 A week ago, I was at work, and I needed to charge my phone. I plugged into one of the office computers, but I switched the USB option to 'charge ...
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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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Nexus 4 not getting connected to PC

Some days back, My nexus was getting connected to the computer. But yesterday I discovered, it is no more like that. It is only getting charged via USB connection. No notification of connection ...
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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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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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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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Android restarts when I press “Turn on USB storage” button

I have a tablet with android 4.2.2 installed on it. I was able to connect this tablet to my laptop before, but recently when I press the Turn on USB storage button, android restarts! My laptop op is ...
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how to disconnect asus usb connection from eclipse

im a beginner in android apps mobile. i already launch it in my phone asus T00Q, but i have problem to disconnect the usb from eclipse. some said we should put the mode on charging mode and not Media ...
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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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Need to mount htc one m7 as usb mass storage

So I have read that android have removed the ability to use an android as a usb drive. I've read all the posts about how MTP is soooo much better. But unfortunately, in my case, none of this means ...
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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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Is it possible to make an Android device appear and act as USB POST debugging dongle?

When a PC or laptop doesn't boot properly, you can listen to beep codes. Sometimes these aren't accurate or don't work, so you can use a POST card to see much more specific number instead. However ...