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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 can I access multiple user spaces from adb?

I am running KitKat on a tablet with two users: primary (owner) and secondary. I need to access a file generated by an app of the secondary user. When I plug the tablet into my (Ubuntu) desktop via ...
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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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Downloads from my mobile not appearing on computer - Samsung Galaxy

I have connected my mobile (Samsung galaxy) with my HP laptop (Windows 7) and clicked "Open device to view files". I click "Downloads" - that is, what I have downloaded on my mobile - then "videos". ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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USB connection has “Mass Storage” grayed out

I have a tablet which runs on Android 4.0.4. I want to mount it as mass storage device to transfer PDF files. However, the "Mass storage" option is grayed out. The Camera (PTP) transfer mode is ...
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How to turn on USB mass storage with JellyBean

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I have files on an external SD card but I cannot mount the tab as a usb drive from my computer - I cannot find a way to turn on USB Mass Storage. How do I do ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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PC crashes when I tranfer files from Nexus4

I have a problem with my Nexus4 stock. When I connect the smartphone to the pc (both Linux and windows) and I try to transfer files (video and photo) it copy few Mb then it gives me an error and the ...
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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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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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Way to access Samsung Galaxy S4 as USB device without Rooting the phone

How I can connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC as a USB device. I tried the Build Number shortcut and it did not work. Enabling USB debugging does not fix the problem. The reason behind this is to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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