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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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No debug icon on Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When I plug the USB cable, the debug icon doesn't show up. adb devices doesn't see it. Developer mode enabled. Developer option enabled. Stay awake enabled. USB debugging enabled. I am already ...
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OTG-USB: Can a device be charged and offer a USB and an ethernet conection at the same time?

I have a device that supports OTG over it's micro usb port. I'm looking for a device that connects to that micro usb port and offers a female micro usb port for charging, a female USB port for flash ...
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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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I cant find my files on sdcard!

So, i want to transfer pics from my phone to pc(i have sony xperia e3), but when i connect it via usb and go in sd card i cant find all of them and when i go to file manager on my phone and go to ...
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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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Reverse Tethering over USB with non rooted Android 5.1 Phone and Linux PC

I have a PC running Slackware Linux and a non rooted Motorola Moto-G with Android 5.1. Following this guide I should be able to share PC internet connection with my phone. But when I finally launch ...
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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 ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) USB tethering issues

I have a Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen/2014) phone. The phone never detects the computer as a USB port available for tethering. I run gentoo linux, and have a stripped down custom kernel, so it's possible ...
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USB and charging port is not working after rooting

I have rooted my HTC Desire 620G with kingoroot. After rooting the phone is not getting charged while its switched on. The phone can be charged by switched it off. Also the phone can not be connected ...
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usb OTG host mode and charging at same time with Moto G xt1033

I know specific android phones can have a usb slave device in otg host mode connected and be charged at the same time with this sort of cable: ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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My Android mobile stopped connecting over usb but still charges

suddenly it started giving me no notification any time i plug it into any PC. I've used different USB cables,turned on my USB debugging mode,restored the factory settings, updated the phone software. ...
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VPN tunneled output for USB tethering

How do I make my android a vpn gateway with mobile internet/wifi as input and usb tethering as tunneled output? I have tried some iptables commands found on the internet but none worked. I have ...
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android kit-kat mtp/ptp to mass storage

Is there a way to emulate mass storage class on a PTP/MTP android 4.4.4 device without resorting to rooting. Could a WiFi to USB Mass Storage adapter be used for this purpose? I need to connect my ...
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How do I find and change voices?

Using a program called Osmand, my old Samsung Galaxy Y phone (Android 2.3.6) had a pleasant English voice in a folder called osmand\voices\en-tts. Having installed a newer version of Osmand on my ...
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Connect phone to PC

Am using samsung galaxy s GT - I9003. I have a broken display so that my touch wont work. I have to take backup of Internal storage. I tried to connect via USB. But i need to press Connect to PC ...
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How to use usb modem to connect to Internet on Sony Xperia Z Ultra running Lollipop?

I have a Tata Photon+ internet usb modem. But I am not able to access internet through it when connected my device. Whenever I connect the modem to my android device nothing shows up that you are ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Galaxy S6

Has anyone found a way to make Wireless Xbox 360 Controller work with Galaxy S6? I tried this tutorial even when its for Nexus 7 but it wont work.
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USB on boads switching tools on Android 4.2.2

I have an E3131 modem that does not switch the good way when connected to the PPP widget 2 on Android 4.2.2. I asked about this in the dedicated forum for this widget ...
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Unbrick dead unite 2 phone whose driver is improper

I am using Micromax unite 2 and before a month, i sucessfully rooted it using kinguser. But today morning i checked for updates and upgraded to lollipop from kitkat. But unfortunately, 2.5 gb of my ...