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 a charger not 100% compliant to the USB specification damage my Andoid phone?

I've bought a world adapter which can charge USB devices as well. According to the packing the usb will be powered with more than the 500mA as per USB specification - 1000mA. Will charging my HTC ...
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How to shutdown android phone from PC

The screen of my android phone sometimes automatically shutdown and cannot reshow again. So how can I shutdown my android from PC or other ways?
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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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How can I see what kind of car charger I have?

I noticed that when using navigation plus GPS my phone (Galaxy S2) still discharges a bit even so its connected to a car charger. While googeling, I found out that regular USB chargers only charge ...
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What are my options for connecting my Android to Ubuntu?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.2. My computer is running Ubuntu 12.10. Before, in Android 4.0, I simply plugged the USB in, and a notification would pop up, and I was ...
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Why can't I transfer data from my tablet with OTG support to my phone with USB?

Problem I want to copy music from my tablet to my phone with USB. My tablet can't see the phone when connected which is somewhat strange because the phone sees that it is connected and the tablet ...
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How to connect wired xbox 360 controller to a tablet? (TF Prime)

I have read on certain blogs that it is super easy to connect a wired xbox controller to an android tablet. It should basically work right away. I have tried to connect multiple xbox controller to my ...
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Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy 10.1, running Android 3.2, which I've rooted. When I plug it in by USB to my Ubuntu computer, it looks like this: There's about 24 or so directories, all numbered as shown ...
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Mice and Keyboard support in 3.1

Apparently, Android 3.1 will support USB devices such as mice and keyboards. How much of an issue is driver support? If you have a "normal" keyboard or mouse, will it just plug and play? Does the OS ...
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Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB?

I'd like to be able to stream video to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S rooted 2.2) from a PC running Windows XP (I'm at work!). There's no wireless network here, VLC and similar marketplace apps ...
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Do Samsung tablets have the same USB connector as Apple's iPad?

It seems that the USB cable for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and other Samsung tablets) looks like the one used for Apple's iPad or iPhone. Is it the same?
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Is it possible to prevent the screen from locking while connected to the USB

Generally when there is a USB cable attached to the phone it's not in my pocket, so the screen lock isn't doing anything usefull for me and I'd like to disable it.
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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S communicate via USB?

I discovered today that I cannot connect my PC with Samsung GT-I9000 any more: when I plug in the microUSB cable, nothing happens other than that the phone starts to charge. Earlier I got to see ...
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How can I use my android GPS in my notebook through USB?

How can I use my Android GPS in my notebook through USB? My notebook doesn't have bluetooth, and the wireless is not working.
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USB Mass Storage Not Working

I have spent a few hours trying to figure out why my USB mass storage function is not working with my laptop. Here's what I've done: Installed Android 2.3.2 (Pete's GPA12) Uninstalled, cleaned, and ...
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Connect an Android tablet to ethernet

I use tablet with Android in a professional environment and the it department doesn't accept to install wifi. My tablet need to synchronise with CSV file on a LAN share. I'm looking for solutions. ...
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Connecting multiple USB devices using a USB hub that connect to the USB port of a Android devices

Is it possible to use and connect a USB Hub on any generic and major Android tablets that only have 1 USB port and connecting multiple USB devices (depending on how many port the USB Hub have) such as ...
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How can I charge an ASUS Transformer while connected to USB?

Currently I'm developing with my Nexus S but would like to use Asus Transformer for that. So far I figured that device won't charge from USB. And for me - I need to have it on USB for debugging while ...
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Trying to get a PC to boot off a bootable SD card that is inside an USB attached Android device

First, I'd like to make myself look less a madman than I may have appeared to be. I wanted to have a bootable USB stick with me at all times, but it's less convenient because it's an extra object and ...
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Problem connecting Nexus 7 as mass storage device on Windows 7

I have an Asus Nexus 7 tablet, and was trying to connecting it in MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode to my Samsung Series 5 laptop running Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium Edition. I have a bunch of Android ...
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Android USB data/power over audio jack

Is it possible to connect my Android (Droid 2 Global) to my PC using an USB->Audio converter? Square is able to interface with their device over the audio jack on Android. iPod shuffles are ...
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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no medium found on /dev/sdb What I did so far: On the ...
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Is it possible to do a complete image backup of an Android device via USB connected to a Windows PC without the Android device being rooted?

I recently purchased a Nexus 7 tablet from Google and I also have a Samsung Skyrocket from AT&T. Neither of the devices is rooted. I'm not too enthusiastic yet about rooting either of them, ...
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ICS and support for gamepad/controller devices

I own an Asus Transformer TF101 and finally the official upgrade to ICS has been released. I remember some ICS video previews where they said that ICS would have native support for ...
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How to mount both App and Phone Storage over USB for HTC Evo?

I can mount my HTC Evo as a USB drive on my Windows 7 machine. When I mount the drive, I see a DCIM/100Media file, but no photos from my phone are in it. (I'm wanting to transfer photos from my ...
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Can I connect to a shell from a PC to my Android using bluetooth or USB?

I want to run some commands on my rooted android phone. It is not very practical to interact with a shell using the touch screen, therefore I wanted to run a daemon on it and connect to it from a PC. ...
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Why does my Samsung GT-i9000 not detect USB connectivity (not a driver problem)?

I have made several searches across many boards but failed at finding a solution for my problem yet, even though it's been reported by some. My phone was working fine for about a month, I was using ...
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Why does my Android device create a CD-ROM device on my computer?

When connecting my Android phone (HTC One V) to my PC via USB (in HDD mode), it creates two removable devices for the internal memory and the sd card - as it should. However, it also creates a CD-ROM ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Phone isn't detected via USB but still charges

My Galaxy GT-S5360 is not being detected via USB when I connect it to my PC. It still charges however. It used to work and there was a prompt to connect it to the computer but now it just charges ...
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Galaxy Nexus does not charge when turned on

Galaxy Nexus does not charge when powered on, but it charges properly when powered off. Phone doesn't detect USB connection also. This happened without any reason. Phone is not rooted. Tried ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab, charging technique through USB Cable

From Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable @Chris Stratton Tablets have larger batteries than phones and may be unable to sufficiently charge from the half amp limit of a USB port, ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy Tab

I'm going to buy a Galaxy Tab and I'm hoping to find the answers here: Can I plug in a USB flash memory or an external hard-disk to Galaxy Tab via any USB Converter? Does Android 2.2 support VPN ...
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HTC mains-to-USB charger: use to charge other non-HTC but USB-chargeable devices?

My HTC Desire Z came with a charger that consists of a mains electric plug with a USB socket for attaching the phone to to charge via USB. Other devices such as the iPod touch can be charged via ...
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How to use an Android device as bluetooth USB dongle?

Is there a way to use my android device as a bluetooth USB dongle without rooting it?
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Battery life cut in half recently - DrReadUsbStatus issue?

My regular uptime on Samsung Galaxy S2 was around 6 days. For the last couple of weeks it is down to less than 3 days. The change was instant, but I was hoping it would come back - it did not. Running ...
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My Milestone doesn't always charge

I have a Milestone and sometimes when I plug my (supplied Motorola) charger in the 'charging light' on the side does not illuminate and the phone does not charge. I think that this may also happen ...
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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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Archos external USB Keyboard

I recently bought a case for my Archos 101 9G Turbo, which has a built-in USB keyboard, but I can not make it work by simply connecting the usb cable from the keyboard either the micro USB port (with ...
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How can I stop my phone from thinking it's connected to a computer?

I plugged my phone into my TV's USB port hoping to play video from my phone on the TV. This was not successful. It's been about 4 days since I disconnected from the TV and it still thinks it's ...
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SGS doesn't go to download, recovery mode nor does it connect via USB after installing a battery MOD

I installed some app called "Galaxy s battery icon mod 2" on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (with a lagfix OCLF), it required rebooting my handset. Then, it didn't boot up, my handset entered an infinite ...
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How Do I Keep My Droid X's SD Card from Mounting as a Drive in Windows?

Stock Droid X, running 2.1. I have the USB Connection mode set to "Charge Only". Whenever I connect the phone to my computer to charge, the SD card mounts as a drive in the computer. In the phone's ...
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Nexus 7 in Fastboot (recovery) not activating USB connection

I realise this is asked countless times but I genuinely believe my question is unique, please bare with me as I explain. My Nexus7 (2013) is not working in fastboot mode, I connect my Nexus 7 and run ...
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Communicating with micro USB to Ethernet

I am trying to communicate with an ethernet enabled devices from my Android phone. My phone has Android 2.3.6 and the device I am trying to communicate with has a mini web server running on it. The ...
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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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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
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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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Allowing a computer to connect to wifi from android already connected to wifi. A unique situation

writing from my phone so sorry for typos. I recently fixed my laptop but the wireless network in my house doesn't work on it (its probably router configuration problem-or at least could be fixed with ...
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Can Android devices access an iOS file system via USB-OTG?

Using an OTG cable, Stickmount, and Root Explorer, I can view files on my USB flash drives with my Android device. On Windows, it's possible to view an iOS device's filesystem using programs such as ...
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Access to android usb port from chroot linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android chroot ubuntu - is it possible to get ubuntu to recognise usb devices IS it possible to communicate over the real USB port of an android host when running linux ...