questions regarding connecting an Android device via USB to e.g. a computer's USB interface

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External HDD not recognized by tablet

I have an external 320GB HDD with Backtrack on it, partitioned as follows: -partition '/' ext4 -partition '/home' ext4 -swap -free partition fat32 The problem comes when I connect it to my tablet ...
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How to activate usb port, -sc3 usb host driver not found

I have an unbranded rck30sdk tablet running Android 4.1.1. I have run USB diagnostics, plus host controller which gives me the messages: sc3 usb host driver not found, root hub present, usb host ...
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MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions

Just got a nexus 4, and tried to copy files from my nexus one to it. Copying the N1 SD data to my linux box was a breeze, but the N4 doesn't offer simple mounting. Shows up as a USB Camera, with ...
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Why won't my Galaxy Tab 2 connect with WiFi or USB?

Whenever I try to connect to WiFi or my PC with USB, it always just says "connecting..." indefinitely. It detects my WiFi signal, kies detects the tablet, but neither one has managed to actually ...
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CM10 Kindle Fire nonresponsive usb storage

Finally got around to rooting my Kindle Fire, first thing I did was install the latest CM, in my case, CM10. So I played with that for a while and decided to flash to the next ROM, plugged it into my ...
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How do I enable Mass media mode on rooted kindle fire?

I had a Coby Kyros tablet runing Android and opted to get a Kindle fire for my little guy (seems more user friendly and the ebooks for kids seem more abundant) well. I opted for ebay and the one that ...
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Why don't any of the files on my Android tablet show up on my computer when I connect my computer with my Android tablet through USB?

The computer (Windows 7) recognizes the tablet but I can't see anything when I click on the "drive" corresponding to the tablet. I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet.
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Android SD card does not mount on Windows 7 directly

If I connect my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) to my PC via a USB cable, even though the device is shown in My Computer, no file is shown inside it. If I change the USB configuration (in developer options) ...
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Can connect to laptop on one USB port but not the other

On the laptop where I do Android development, I can connect to my phone on one of the laptop's USB ports but not the other. It would be more convenient if I could use the other one due to its ...
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Can I use micromax's driver for Quantum 350?

Hi I want to root my Android device according to http://www.digitbrunch.com/android/how-to-root-micromax-unite-2-a106 (after reverse tether) Can I use micromax's driver to do this with Goclever ...
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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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If bluetooth is failing , how can I stream from my Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 phone to new Mazda3 audio?

I have xiaomi redmi note 2 prime smartphone . It runs MIUI 7 android operating system. I am also leasing a new Mazda 3 I Grand Touring. The problem is that Bluetooth connection does not stay stable ...
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Can't see audio & video files of android phone in PC

I connect my phone to my PC through USB cord and select MTP mode. When I open SD card then I can transfer only photos , but I can't transfer my audio and video files. First I copy some video and then ...
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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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how to link two computers using android phone ? ( USB + WIFI )

i came cross a problem when i needed to connect two PCs . ( one have wireless connectivity [ wifi + bluetooth ] , and the other don't ) . so i needed to make my andoid phone to function as router : 1 ...
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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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How can I transfer folders between two androids?

I have two Nexus 5Xs. I believe they have the hardware to transfer data via: USB (via an OTG and regular USB cables) Bluetooth (I assume NFC is the simplest or only way to start this) WiFi (perhaps ...
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How do I auto sync files between my Android device and Windows PC over USB?

Is there a software that can auto sync files from certain folders of our choice between Android device and Windows PC(Like the Camera folder or Music folder)? I am tired of manually copying those ...
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How do I enable HS-USB Android Diag/Serial/Modem ports for Sony Xperia Z3? to use QXDM?

I am wanting to use an application to read modem signalling (qxdm), but I need the USB ports to be enabled first - HS-USB Android Diag & Serial sa0111 In Device Manager, I see the following: ...
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Filesystem shows strange but phone working fine

I've got a strange problem with my Asus Zenfone 2 (ze550ml) filesystem. I wanted to copy photos and videos, so I've connected the phone via cable (a native Asus one) to the PC (Win 10, adb and ...
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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 do i connect my usb device always in a same port?

I am having little experience in Linux. When working with USB, after I disconnected and reconnect the USB device, linux itself create a new port(/dev/bus/usb/005/007). Then again I disconnect the USB ...
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Can I use a USB Wifi Dongle in my Smartphone?

I would like to know if it's possible to use a USB Wifi dongle(like this one: Usb wifi dongle) could be put inside my smartphone and increasing it's wifi strength. Possible via a usb to phone adapter ...
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How to dynamically switch control of USB powered devices?

I have a remote controller that acts as a usb host and when connected to an Android device, multiple apps that can control this device are displayed for the user to select through the app selection ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) only recognized when in fastboot mode

I have a problem. My Nexus 7 (2012) device is not recognized by any computer, except when it is on fastboot mode (volume down + power). I checked with both a notebook where Windows 8.1 is installed, ...
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can't connect to my lan with my ethernet cable?

hi everybody this is my first post and i hope i might answer here my phone model is huawei y625 (rooted) and I bought this adapter and when i connect this adapter to my phone is gives me nothing so ...
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LinuxMint not detecting Nexus 5

I'm trying to test a custom ROM for my Nexus 5 however I can't get started because my computer can't detect my phone. I've switched on USB debugging and downloaded adb/fastboot however my adb devices ...
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Cant copy files via USB onto Moto G after cyanogenmod installation

I have just flashed my Moto G 2013 and it is working fine, but when I connect it to my PC it opens up as an empty folder. The name of the phone is there and when I click on it...it is all empty. None ...
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How do I use external web camera though USB OTG on Huawei Honor 6?

Built-in kernel does not come with USB Video support and when using sideloaded uvcvideo.ko the camera works very bad (image is distorted, the device often crash). I can barely get even single 160x120 ...
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Convert Android File Transfer to USB Removable Device in Lollipop

I have a ASUS Zenfone2 Laser 500KL whose configuration are 8Gb Internal, 2gb RAM, QuadCore Processor and Android Lollipop 5.0. For some days, i am using the phone but i don't like the file transfer ...
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new android with no sim card - trying to upload app - no device ip address

I'm running Ubuntu and have just installed android-studio and compiled a hello-world app. I have the phone (no sim card) attached with a USB cable. I want to run: adb connect "device ip ...
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Droid 4 ethernet adapter

Is there any way to get an ethernet connection working on a droid 4? Are there any MicroUSB to ethernet adapters that work well with the Droid 4? If so, which ones? Thanks.
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USB HUB for tablet

I wanted to connect USB HUB to my tablet, because mine tab has only 1 USB port, so I bought an Usb hub and connected it to my tab, and then I connected for example a keyboard to one of the ports on ...
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I need to access the “system disk” on my Android phone from my laptop

I need to copy text messages from an Android phone to my laptop. When I look at the contents of my Android phone from my laptop through a USB connection I can only see and copy the "local disk" ...
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Soft Bricked HTC m8 after update, Need to recover data

I did an OTA update for my htc. But now its soft-bricked and my USB debugging is OFF. I am running stock everything. As far as I have checked I am S-OFF. My usb connection still works but HTC SYNC ...
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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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Programmatic control over USB of Android Camera

Thanks for taking the time to look at this question. I'm trying to build an automated lab imaging solution that integrates with our information system, and am finding webcams too low-res, and SLR ...
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PANASONIC USB connection problem

sir! i am using Panasonic phone. when i'm trying to connect my phone to PC using USB cable,i don't get any notification regarding USB connection neither on phone screen nor on PC. i can connect any ...
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I can use a USB keyboard and mouse with my phone but no terminal app will use them

I have a Samsung Mega (SPH-L600) and I have it working great with USB Keyboard, Mouse and HDMI monitor by using this: . However, I cannot find an SSH client that will use the keyboard exclusively. ...
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USB device exceeds power limits

OK, the android studio really drive me crazy. At first, AVD cannot launch and I have post my issue here to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33417842/avd-not-running and failed to create new ...
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How do I get files from my USB to my Nexus 10 and vice versa?

So, I have some videos on my USB drive that I would like to watch on my Nexus 10, but I do not know of a way other than using an online file storage site with an app equivalent (such as Dropbox or ...
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Unable to enter fastboot on Rikomagic V5

I am trying to use fastboot over USB from my Mac on a factory unlocked Rikomagic V5 stick PC. This device has no power or volume buttons, but it does have a little inset pushbutton that can be used ...
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Test app from Android Studio on device without USB

I've started developing apps for Android with Android Studio. I've been using the emulator to test my app. Althrough it works fine, I want to test the app on my physical Android phone. The problem is, ...
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How to enable usb debugging with a lock screen on

I forgot my pin for android MID tablet and the usb debugging was not enabled, how can i enable it otherwise? I need to reset the pin with adb because that's the only method i have not tried. Please ...
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Can i make a shortcut on my homescreen to “unmount USB storage”?

I frequently connect a USB drive to my Sony Xperia M to listen to music. The only trouble is that i have to go through several steps to un-mount the USB when im done. I have to go to ...
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Connect 2 USB storage devices via USB hub but only see 1

In Android 5 (Lollipop) When I connect 2 storage device via a USB hub... (in this case a external HDD and a USB3 128Gb key) It only appears one of them in the explorer (ES Explorer, etc.) It seems ...
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Can I set the “USB Computer Connection” settings to reset every time I reconnect?

I'm using CM 12.1 on a Moto E 2015, and want the USB connection settings to remain at "charge only" at all times unless I want to specifically access the onboard memory on a computer. However, if I ...
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Trouble connecting Samsung Galaxy S6 to my Macbook Pro

The problem that I am having is regarding the connection between my galaxy s6 and my macbook. When I connect my phone to my computer, I get the notification on my phone that it is charging; however, ...
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How to reverse tether Android to Openwrt router?

How would this be implemented to allow internet access on the Android device? What necessary steps need to be performed on both the Openwrt router and Android device? I have done some research on ...
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change the filesystem mounted when plugged in to USB

Is there a way to change the mount location when plugging a device into USB? I want to move it to root directory. I am rooted. Please note that I want no setup done on the pc I.e. Do not give methods ...