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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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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USB transfer speed ridiculously slow

My Android connection to my computer is ridiculously slow. Just previous to this, I used Banshee to transfer some songs to my Android, and it took nearly two hours two transfer 23 songs. (The problem ...
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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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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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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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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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My screen got broken, how to see on the computer what I'm doing in my device?

My Android device screen got broken and I can't see what I'm doing. That's the only wrong thing with my device, the rest is apparently working OK. Is there any way to send my device screen to 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How do I access my SD card through a Windows USB connection?

I'm trying to upload a simple PDF file to my Droid X Android 2.3 phone. I connected the cable and uploaded the file but I don't know which folder to put the file into. Android's PDF applications ...
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How do I run an application on my phone from my PC?

I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible? I've tried applications like http://mymobiler.com, but that has ...
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How to play already transfered music with 'Music' app?

I just bought Galaxy S2. Its really cool, but I have one serious problem! I transfered few MP3 files using USB and copied those files to usbStorage/. When I open 'My files' app on S2, it does show ...
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How to copy a file into Micro SD via USB in Android?

How can I copy a file into micro SD of an Android phone connected via USB to a PC with Windows?
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How can I determine what is a normal USB transfer speed for my Android phone?

I've been struggling to get decent USB transfer speeds with my Ubuntu computer, which I've asked about on the Ask Ubuntu site. The answers there have helped me improve USB speeds overall, but it ...
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Is it possible to boot an Android phone from a USB drive?

Is there any way to boot an Android phone* from a bus-powered USB drive**? If so, what are the steps to achieve this? * E.g. one with USB OTG functionality. ** E.g. a flash drive.
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Why is Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) USB not supported in my Honda Pilot?

Any thoughts on how to resolve the "USB not supported" error my vehicle (Honda Pilot) displays when I connect the phone (Galaxy S Captivate) via the USB jack? Thanks in advance!
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Open command prompt to access folders of a USB connected Android phone

If I connect a Phone with my Windows 7 machine via USB, it shows up in explorer with a name e.g. Nexus 5. How can I open a command prompt and change directory to this device. For lettered drives, I ...