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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Can I connect my pendrive to my Tab3 (model T211) with an OTG cable?

Does Tab3 support OTG connectivity, and can I connect my kingston pendrive with my Tab3?
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Cannot enable USB mass storage (UMS) after changing internal SD card to emulated

After I changed internal SD card to emulated (previous was on it's own partition) I cannot enable USB mass storage of internal card. I got inspired by section "Emulated primary only (like Nexus 4)" in ...
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How to make my PS3 console recognise my Android device?

How to connect android with PS3 and play media files stored in my smartphone?
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Android car radio 1 USB port 3 memory sticks

Odd question I cant seem to find the answer for. I have a android car radio (4.2) which has 1 USB port on the rear. I have 3 32GB USB memory sticks which plug into a carnetix P5usb hub on startup the ...
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How to use my android phone as a Wi-Fi adapter

DISCLAIMER: I am not talking about USB teathering. So i am looking to use my phone as a literal wi-fi adapter for my PC (ie control it and the connections from my PC as if it actually is just a wi-fi ...
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Rebooting a non responsive Android device remotely

I have an Android devices connected to a PC at a remote location which I don't have physical access to. But I do have ADB access to it. The problem is that the phone sometimes crashes and I would ...
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Reset all USB connection

I have an Android device for my car with functionality like music/video player and also Wi-Fi/LTE sticks support. I have a root. The problem is that after restarting the device I have to re-connect ...
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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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Can't adjust volume on USB Headset

I've recently purchased a Male Micro-USB to Female USB adapter (OTG). Now, I've connected my USB Headphones (w/ Microphone) but I can't adjust the volume. When I try, It either mutes it completely, ...
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Transferring pictures from Samsung with broken screen

A friend's Samsung Galaxy S4 has a broken screen, but otherwise seems to be recognized by a computer when plugged in via the USB cord. He would like to retrieve some pictures from it, but I believe ...
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Xiaomi 16000mAH Power Bank Needs Charge-only USB Cable to Work with Z3

The Xiaomi 16000mAH power bank, using its original USB cable, didn't work on my Z3. Though, to my surprise, it worked on other smartphones (have tried samsung and lenovo). So I tried my friend's power ...
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using usb connection instead of wifi

I own an Allview P5 Quad (Romanian smartphone brand) running Android 4.2.1 and a laptop running Linux Mint. For some time I've been using apps which connect my laptop to my phone, such as Remote ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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I want to use my android phone as a usb scanner for my pc

Hi I have a program on my PC that uses a USB scanner i want to use my android phone instead of the USB scanner, is there an app for this?
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USB Debugging not working on CyanogenMod 12

I have the very latest nightly build of CyanogenMod 12 (March 21st, 2015) installed on a Nexus 4. For about a month I haven't been able to connect my phone to my computer. I have the latest USB/ADB ...
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Mounting USB in android 4.1.2

I am trying to mount USB pen drive in my old Xperia phone running andorid 4.1.2 When I connect OTG device to my phone I get an USB power consumption error. After little search I found a command to ...
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wifi tethering, but another way

I have PC with LAN connection to internet. Is it possible to connect my Samsung Note 3 via USB to PC and share internet to another phone via WIfI? I want to create a WIFI hotspot for another phone. ...
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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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Nexus 5 isn't recognized by USB

I just tried to connect my Nexus 5 to my Computer via USB but it does not show up anywhere. There is no sound of a device connecting and the Device Manager doesn't list a new device when I plug it in. ...
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does not detect external usb drive to huawei s7-721u

I connected a USB driver and a USB external keyboard to my huawei s7-721u tablet. But it is not recognised.
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Create .img of current of android setup

I have an android setup (certain apps, wifi settings, backgrounds, etc) that I'd like to get on 20 other devices. I have physical and root access to all devices. I have been using a USB burner tool ...
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How to make sweep action with external mouse (broken screen)

Maybe a silly question, I have a Asus smart pad (Jelly Bean) with broken touchscreen. I connected an external USB mouse and keyboard to control the pad, but I cannot open the default lock app, i.e. ...
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How to connect to ADB without USB Debugging enabled?

I downloaded a game on my friend's phone and it crashed. I searched Google and when I turned it on the phone got stuck in a boot loop. I asked someone at my college and he said to come on here and ask ...
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my samsung galaxy ace is not opening after update

i try to install a new android version to my phone but my pc shut down and update interrupted ,now i can't open my phone? Can you help me what to do to install again android os from the begin ?
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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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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 ...
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Loose connection USB Debugging

Somehow my Nexus 5 has a loose USB-Debugging connection recently... I recently upgraded to Android 5.0.1 I had this once before, but than it could be solved by simply using a different USB cable. If ...
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USB Host Support

I have a HCL ME U1 tablet. This has a built in USB Type A socket as well as USB Mini Type B socket. I have tested the Type A socket with a standard mouse and it works well. I have also tested it with ...
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Can an Android device be used as a remote framebuffer?

I have an old HD2 a friend donated to me, which I recently flashed to a custom 4.4 (rooted) build. Since the device is old, not used for cell service, I was wondering if it could be used as a "remote ...
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Android File Transfer not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I can connect it to my computer via a USB cable. Android File Transfer then opens. It lets me transfer files onto the device, but drag-and-dropping files from the device ...
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Connect headset via micro USB input

Is there any possible way to run a headset that have micro USB output to connect to a Android LG phone by micro USB input?
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External keyboard, missing physical keyboard section in settings

I have just bought usb keyboard for my galaxy tab 3 8.0 with android 4.4.2 Keyboard is working well, device automatically detects it and i can type quite all right with it, however for my purposes I ...
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Recover files programs dont recognise note 2

So... I was very, very proud of my collection of almost 800 songs on my phone, and yesterday I deleted 700 by accident. I had just inserted my new SD and had transfered all my songs to the SD, but as ...
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Uncommon Android brand shows HTC with lsusb

I have an Android phone of an uncommon brand. When I connect it to my PC (using Ubuntu 14.04) and use the lsusb command, it shows HTC as the vendor. Why does this happen?
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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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Problem with connecting my Sony Xperia Miro to computer

When I connect my Sony Xperia Miro to my computer, regular icon 'Sony xperia miro' pops up on the toolbar but when I want to browse files or import pictures and videos - when I click on it, it says 0 ...
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A10 chinese tablet- CloudNine Neuropad2

My tablet would not boot up after leaving it trying for ages. Tried to get into the system to do a factory reset but when I did get into a menu with about 15 options they were all in Chinese - took a ...
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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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Is it possible to emulate a small separate mass storage device as a USB guest?

I am working with a set of embedded devices, that take configuration from a plugged-in USB flash drive over mass storage, and I have no way of modifying this behavior. Upon their boot, they will read ...
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Android can't see usb connection

When I connect my device (Nexus 7 2013) to PC or charger by USB, android can't see this connection. It shows that baterry don't charges, but it charges. When tablet is off and I connect it to charger ...
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micro usb flash drive not detected

My Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 (android 4.2.2) is not detecting SanDisk 16 gb pen drive (which has a micro usb socket on one side & normal usb socket on the other side). I have tried various usb ...
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Where does Android 4.4+ temporarily copy video files to when playing them over usb in windows directly?

I was trying to play some big video files (~3gb) on my device in windows while my nexus 5 was connected over usb. (usb debugging disabled) The video didn't play right away however, as it first had to ...
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How can I recover data from my android tablet?

My brother had some important data on his android tablet. Unfortunately the touch screen on this android tablet (Azpen model A700) is no longer responding. I would like to put the data on my pc before ...
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Can Android TV Dongle be color corrected?

I need to display a slideshow of products that require accurate colors. The TV itself (Samsung 40") can display photos correctly when played via USB thumb drive plugged directly into TV. However when ...
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establishing USB connection takes > 3 minutes and times out, charging works

Some time ago I've been able to connect my "Smart"phone to my Ubuntu 14.04 PC as mass storage device with an micro USB cable hitting the ~"Activate USB storage" (translated) button in the notifiaction ...
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Can Asus Nexus 7 WiFi support a Huawei E3276 4G usb dongle SIM holder to achieve telephone functionality?

I could connect (with an usb adapter) a Huawei usb dongle that I normally use with my laptop computer and contains a SIM card for mobile internet and phone functions like SMS and phonecalls, but it ...
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Android usb otg high current negotiation though hub?

I have been tinkering with a android usb-otg project and could use some assistance. I have been able to invoke usb otg power delivery in my host device (galaxy s3) to an peripheral through a makeshift ...
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Why does the screen flicker when connecting to a third party wall mounted USB charger

After going through this post(Why does my phone have erroneous input when connected to a non-OEM power source?) I am asking this question the above post does not solve my question up to the mark. I ...
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How to root SNT-210, an Android 4.4.2 chinese CarDVD (no standard methods work)?

The device: Model SNT-210 Android 4.4.2-0140516-sntb-HOMEMADE Kernel 3.0101-gdaab9de-dirty QDroid@DevServer #9 Build omnisntb-eng 4.4.2 KOT49H eng.QDroid.20140516.133512 test-keys I found out ...
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Geeksphone Revolution device only working with adb when charging

I have: Geeksphone Revolution (Installed android 4.2 yesterday) adb 4.4.2_r2-1 Arch Linux (Updated packages) adb/Configuring USB Access With Firefox OS everything worked fine. Now I can only use ...