Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an interface to communicate between the mobile device and the computer. This is for questions regarding connecting an Android device to a computer's USB interface.

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Non-root methods to mount USB storage devices

From my understanding, one can use StickMount to mount USB Sticks / Thumbdrive. However, StickMount require one to root phone. So, are there ways that I can mount a USB Sticks / Thumbdrive to a ...
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USB connection broken, tried debugging

I have a Galaxy S2 that refuses to be picked up by any computer. I tried different operating systems, I tried a different USB cable, I tried debugging mode. The phone still charges fine through the ...
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Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
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printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through **USB**

am newbie for android. I was looking for a printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through USB. I'm able to print some non readable symbols from android tablet (through ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

(First of all, sorry for any errors in my bad English.) I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and I'm trying to type ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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USB File Transfer difficult on Cy10.2 ATT GS2 Skyrocket

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket (ATT) and I just upgraded the firmware from the the stock ICS to Cyanogenmod 10.2-20131214-SNAPSHOT-InstallerWPPQ50S-skyrocket. When I try to transfer ...
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samsung note 3 not getting recognized by my pc

when i plug my phone in to my PC which is having windows 7 OS only charging takes place.when i viewed my phone in device manager it says Samsung android files is not installed.but i installed those ...
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Backing up broken android device

I have an android device running KitKat 4.4.2 (not rooted; developer stuff turned on) and I shattered the digitizer. I can still see what's on the screen but I can't interact with it1. I tried using ...
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Restoring USB Audio after accidental /Music deletion on Nexus 4

I used to be able to have my Nexus 4 play audio via USB to my basic Kenwood car stereo. The controls weren't great, as the device isn't specifically Android-compatible: next folder, and next/previous ...
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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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Where has /sys/bus/usb/ gone in Android JB4.2?

I'm running a rooted stock Samsung Galaxy S4-mini (GT-I9195) with 4.2.2 SELinux in Enforcing mode. When issuing lsusb, I get the following result: u0_a202@MSM8960:/ # lsusb lsusb: ...
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Use phone as USB Bluetooth adapter

I know this question has been asked before, but I've never found a definitive answer. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I would like to use with my computer. My PC is fairly old, which means it doesn't ...
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Is there a way to have your phone light stay when it is charging only from a laptop?

When I have the my device plugged into my laptop while working I want the light to stay on, but I want my light to turn off when I'm going to sleep when it is charging. I know I can have the light on ...
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How can I make my Android phone request (negotiate for) more charge from (with) the host PC?

Hello there is a wonderful Q&A here about detecting how much charge your phone is drawing from the computer host: How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver? In my particular case, my ...
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Is it possible to mock a usb device?

I want to mock a usb device which gets attached to ttyUSB0. I need it for debug purposes. It needs to be done without actually connecting a device. Is it possible? Maybe there is an APP out there ...
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“Windows was unable to install your Nexus 7.” I'm having troubles getting the drivers to work in a way that allows me to run to device

My goal: I want to be able to run to device from an IDE, like eclipse/intellij. My problem: I cannot get the usb drivers to install. I have tried many guides, but they all fail at the step where I ...
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what is the requirements to charge android tab via USB cable?

I wanna charge my android tab ( not a prestigious brand ) via a USB cable connected with my laptop. I tried but it wont charge, Is there any requirements to do that?
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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correct usb cable for Asus OTG usb adapter connected to transformer f300

I purchased the ASUS USB adapter that goes into the charging port. I would like to attach to my Tablet via a USB cable for the adapter appears to have the USB port as my laptop. Would anyone know of ...
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why does my power drain when i use usb otg ethernet on my galaxy nexus?

i've noticed a massive power drain using usb otg ethernet on a galaxy nexus (running cyanogenmod 11), compared to plain wifi. was wondering if anyone knew why ? and how i might resolve this ...
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How to find and access USB drive in android x86?

I've installed Android x86 4.3 version on my Asus laptop but the WiFi feature is not working so I can't download and install apps I want. Then I thought about installing apk from a USB flash drive ...
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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LuxePad A120 Keyboard doest not work on QM-P1000s

My tablet QM-P1000s does not recognize the Genius LuxePad A120 wired keyboard. Please help! Thanks & Regards Shmuel Naarai
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: ...
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Control Android device when USB cable plugged in from PC

I'm looking for an app that is able to control a Galaxy S4 from my PC when the USB cable is plugged in please? I have used TeamViewer and although that is great, I was hoping there might be a more ...
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USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

I have some trouble, When I try to run the android-project(Eclipse IDE) on a real device Android-Manager does not see my phone connected via USB. I don't know how to install usb driver. OS: Linux Mint ...
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Can't tether my android galaxy note 2 with usb to my ubuntu 12.04

I turn tethering on and the wired connection shows up in ubuntu. I can connect to it but Internet doesn't work there like it does on my phone. Can't load pages or ping google. When I look at ...
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EDIT: FIXED - USB Connection Not Registering on Phone

Starting about two weeks ago, I've been having some issues with my Android phone ( HTC Vivid running 4.0.3) regarding the usb port For charging, once I plug it in it takes about 20 seconds before it ...
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Sony Xperia Tipo dual can't connect to PC

My Xperia Tipo Dual cannot connect to my PC, but it charges if I reboot or power off.
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Samsung Galaxy S with CyanogenMod: USB connection problems

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S with cyanogenmod 10.2-2013. From last few days I am facing problems concerning the USB connection: When I connect usb from pc to my phone then it displays a pop up USB ...
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How do I get my Dell Venue 8 to show up in the adb devices list?

I got a Dell Venue 8 that I'm trying to connect to my Windows computer for debugging over adb, see the logs, etc. I had a nexus 7 and don;t have major issues with it, the Adb works fine with it. When ...
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Mount kindle paperwhite on nexus 5 using USB otg

As the title suggests, I am trying to mount my kindle paperwhite on my nexus 5 in USB OTG Host mode. I tried using Total Commander with USB stick plug in but got the following error Here is a ...
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Galaxy SII i-9100 is not recognised by windows

I have a Samsung SII which I was attempting to flash from the sprint to the US Cellular Network. I was successful in doing so but got a black screen as no application were installed on the custom os. ...
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USB connection issues with Nexus 4

I've installed some app from Google Play called "franco.Kernel updater", which had an option to enable "fast charging" (the app claims it provides a custom kernel that saves battery life). After I ...
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Losing connection to powered USB hub

Background (not a development question): I'm developing an application which allows multiple android devices to interact. I am trying to tether the phones through a powered USB hub to run some ...
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How do I stop “USB debugging” mode auto-enabling and default to just charging in android 4.2.2?

I have an HTC one, running Android 4.2.2 overlaid with HTC Sense 5. I am trying to plug it into my car stereo. All I want to do is play audio from spotify via my car stereo (which wasn't a problem ...
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USB OTG not working properly in Sony Xperia P (Android 4.1.2)

I don't know if anyone has faced this kind of problem before. When I connect my flash drive (San Disk Cruzer 8GB) to my phone (Xperia P running Android 4.1.2) via OTG cable, most of the time it's not ...
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Disable Android USB Auto-Detect

I have an android 4.2 embedded system. When I connect a USB cool-disk to my device's USB port, it recognizes the cool-disk and works just fine. But then the LED light on my connected cool-disk keeps ...
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Cannot connect Micromax A57 Ninja 3 with desktop PC

Device: Micromax A57 Ninja 3 Desktop PC OS: Windows 7 I cannot connect my smartphone with my desktop PC using a USB data cable. It keeps on showing device driver software not installed properly. How ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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Connecting to COM serial port through USB with Putty

I am trying to use my android phone connected to my PC as an SMS gateway by executing AT commands. I have attached the phone to the PC (Windows 7), and device manager shows that it is in COM4 port. I ...
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Why the battery drain while plugged in doing nothing? (omap2_mcspi)

I usually leave my phone plugged in to the wall charger at night. This morning, to my surprise, the battery was not charged. According to the System Panel app, System Processes were taking almost ...
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How can I fix phone corruption when using USB mass storage mode?

It used to happen in stock ICS and remains in CyanogenMod 9. Whenever I connect my phone to computer through USB using mass storage mode (MSC), my phone gets crazy. In ICS, I remember it used to mess ...
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I would like to use an android phone as a blutooth to usb passthrough

I would like to be able to connect to a system via bluetooth that does not have bluetooth capability. I know that they make usb to bluetooth adapter dongles. That solution doesn't work for me ...
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Connecting USB Gamepad to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

I bought an adapter to use an USB gamepad with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 but I can't make it work. At first I though that I was plug and play and that's it. My tab supports USB OTG because I ...
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how can i enable usb otg feature on my android (1GhzDual core mtk 6577)

i have a 1Ghz dual core android with 512mb ram. The original model of this phone is called Gionee GN700W, i have attached the debug info of my phone. kindly guide me to enable this usb otg feature in ...
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Transfer a large file from PC to smartphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error: ...
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Permission denied when try to write to USB pendrive

I am trying to write a file to my pendrive from my android tablet, but it keeps saying permission denied. Should it not be me who determines the permissions?
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USB host port via Android accessory protocol adapter

Is it possible for an Android 4 phone with only a standard micro-USB port (not OTG), to be provided with a USB host port through an adapter using the Android accessory protocol? Do such adapters ...