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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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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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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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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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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Control Mobile via pc using USB (No URL Control)

I want to control the mobile via pc using usb cable, I found out lot many solution like Droid@Screen & AndroidScreenMonitor etc., but this is an one way communication am not able to control from ...
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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 ...
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Computer - Android Devise discovered [SGH-I747M] but 0 items in folder?

I suddenly started having this error where when plugging my android devise to my PC the computer would recognize the devise but there would be Blank USB Storage even though there is 7GB of storage ...
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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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Android phone USB connection

I Have just had a Kenwood DDX4250 head unit fitted by a recommendation. It will not recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3 connected by the USB. It will connect by Bluetooth. I was told I would be able to run ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Why can't my laptop detect my 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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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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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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Creating USB connector cable using female-female adapter

In order to connect a pen drive to One M8, I tried using a female-female USB adapter with one end connected to my phone via the provided USB cable and a pen drive inserted into the other end.. however ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rockhip Tablet USB function

I have a generic RK 2906 Tablet and I've been flashing different ROMs, Unfortunately I flashed something, not a ROM from the android tool folder. The tablet screen is not working anymore, and my ...
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Nexus 5 not appearing in Windows 7 Device Manager

At one point I had my Nexus 5 showing up in Device Manager on Windows 7 but now it will not show up at all. Background: I have Android SDK Level 22 installed I have run SDK Manager and downloaded ...
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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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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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Permanently set USB connection mode

My phones touchscreen has been gradually failing for a few months, so before it dies completely I rooted it and installed Webkey so I can control it via a browser. Of course that requires the wifi to ...
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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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Compuer shows no sign of tablet connection (SGH-T779 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for T-Mobile)

How can I get my computer to recognize I have attached my tablet? I have tried every trick online with no luck. Couple notes: No indication at all from computer that a tablet is plugged in (No ...
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Why do I have trouble seeing files from Windows?

I have a Nook HD+ with kivy installed. When I connect the device with USB I can use Windows Explorer to see the directories and copy files to the Nook. But the log files it generates don't show up in ...
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CANVAS HD not connectable via USB

I am unable to connect my phone (Canvas HD) in USB Mass Storage form or any other USB options. Although I am getting the animation of mass storage. Even reinstalling the stock ROM from sp flash tools ...
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Why is there no visible option for USB INTERNET in WIRELESS & NETWORK SETTINGS on my Nexus 5?

I own a Nexus 5 with Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have been trying to do reverse tethering without root as is supposedly possible from SETTINGS -> WIRELESS & NETWORKS -> MORE -> USB INTERNET. But I ...
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What is the diff between the Media transfer protocal and Picture Transfer Protocol

After connecting my device for data transfer the device asks for mode of USB transfer MTP or PTP. I googled it and found that MTP(Media transfer protocal ) and PTP(Picture Transfer Protocol) are some ...
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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 do you eject the samsung device when the device is currently being used for testing using the Android-ADT

I connected my Samsung Device(Android 4.1.2 ) for testing my app through the Android-ADT(Eclipse). After closing the workspace when I tried to eject the device through Eject I get a dialog box ...
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samsung galaxy tab 3 can not connect to pc via usb

I am trying to connect my galaxy tab 3 to my pc via usb, however my pc does not recognise it and nothing is shown on my computer on the usb drive. However when I connect it to the pc I get the message ...
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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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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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PC doesn't detect my Nexus 5

I have a PC with Windows 7 Professional. The problem is: my PC can't detect my Nexus 5. When I connect the USB port shows "HTC Sync Error=1". I have tried many ways to install and reinstall drivers ...
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Nexus 7 is not being detected on Mac

Nexus 7 is only charging if it is connected to my mac. It is not being detected in Android Studio nor Android file transfer and there isn't anything popping up or showing a USB symbol on the Nexus. I ...
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unable to connect i9100 in cwm recovery mode

phone; i9100 maguro galaxy nexus. From CM, I got a message stating a new update was available: the CM11. I accepted. The update failed to install. Now on reboot the phone enters CWM Recovery mode. BUT ...
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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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Use VLC (desktop) to play music while phone is plugged in

Can I use VLC (desktop) to play music while phone is plugged in to my PC via USB? I have tried to open folder, but when I do, my phone isn't in MyCompter as a compatible device. Is there a plug in or ...
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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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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 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 ...