questions regarding connecting an Android device via USB to e.g. a computer's USB interface

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Phone doesn't charge via USB while on

I'm trying to figure out a charging issue with my Nexus 6 (Marshmallow 6.0.1). While I'm in Windows (10) and the phone is on, it won't charge over USB. If I turn off the phone it charges via USB. If ...
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What Android distro can boot from USB stick in PC/Laptop?

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with a busted hard drive. I want to put a compatible Android distro onto a USB thumb, plug this in to the laptop and boot into it and use it for casual www ...
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Linux ADB Driver for LG Viper (LG-LS840)

On most devices I've run across I can plug the device into a Linux machine and no additional drivers are needed in order for ADB to communicate with the device. However on two LG devices from last ...
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Cannot connect Android device via USB

Whenever I connect my note 3 sm-n900 to my laptop, it doesn't connect and also the usb icon doesn't appear on my notification panel. My Android version is 5.0
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Use an usb printer from an Android device

I have an old usb printer and I'm wondering if it's possible to use it to print from an Android device. I'm thinking a micro-usb-to-usb adapter and then just plug it in... Will it work? If not out of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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OnePlus one is charging but is recognized in device manager only when in debug mode

my oneplus one device (version 4.4.2) is not recognized anymore by the computer (OS WIN8) in the device manager, only when in developer mode - in usb-debug, does it show on the device manager (and ...
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Android ADB Shell Recovery Mounting

*Question: I need assistance mounting an Android phone's internal data using the Android ADB Shell while the unit is connected via USB and in recovery mode. How do I form a proper mount command? See ...
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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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Android phone doesn't pops up with “USB connected” message

We have a Samsung GT i5800 with Android 2.1update1. When I put a memory card in it, it recognizes it, great! But: When I want to connect the phone via USB to my PC: this picture DOESN'T comes up: ...
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Apple Mac will not see HTC Desire 620 via USB

I have used HYC Sync manager previously but now both this software and double twist will not recognise my HTC Desire 620 when plugged in via USB.I have used both MTP and PTP settings on the phone but ...
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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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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Charge and USB keyboard through 1 USB port

I have a Samsung Tab E that only has one USB port. Can I charge the tablet and have a USB keyboard attached at the same time? I've tried a 3-way cable ( link to Amazon ) but it supplies power to the ...
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Android Transmit system audio over MTP

Here is what I want to do. If I plug in my Galaxy S4 to my BMW 335i, then I can browse and play music stored on the device just fine and the sound quality is excellent. If I play over the audio ...
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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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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 address":...
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Need direction on best course of action with an lg16c with Kitkat

I have recently started teaching myself Android systems, and I'm not sure if I bricked or what happened. Now I could seriously use some direction as to the best course of action. Somewhere in the ...
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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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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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Nexus 4 shows up empty on Windows Explorer

I connected my Nexus 4 to my PC via USB. When I open the device in Windows Explorer, though, it's empty. I made sure to install an MTP driver. How can I access the file system of my phone? Edit: I ...
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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 aren'...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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Update/Reset android firmware by SD Card. Verizon Samsung S4

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 that was rooted on the 4.3 build with the saferoot method (I think, it's been awhile). I had since installed Xposed framework and installer, etc. I unrooted with ...
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How to get USB Game controller to work on rooted Xperia Z Tablet

I have a USB game controller I always use in my rooted Tecno Phantom Pad running Android 4.2.1 which works fine but can't get it to work on my rooted Sony Xperia Z Tablet running Android 5.1.1. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 cannot be accessed by pc after root

I did this to my samsung galaxy s3 and it cannot be accessed by a pc using usb. Rooted android 4.2.2 using kingo root Installed TWRP Installed LiquidSmooth for galaxy s3 Installed GAPS Apparently ...
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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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How to use android device as display or terminal?

I want to use an android phone as a USB terminal/display for a headless system. The ideal user experiece would be: Plug phone to the usb port. System starts sending status info, phone displays it. ...
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how to download pictures from sd card to phone?

I have a droid turbo and i bought a sd card reader to plug in an sd card from my game cameras into my phone so i can see these pictures without bringing my laptop to my cabin. But i cant find ...
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How to turn on phone from computer

I got an old phone, HTC WildFire S, which works perfectly expect one thing, the power button has gone bad. Can I start my phone from computer using USB connection somehow?
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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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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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Is it possible for a device to consume more power than it is wall-charging?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 running KitKat. I have a hunch that it is not charging properly. Specifically, if the system is on and the device is plugged into the USB wall-charger, the battery indicator says ...
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Samsung GT-s6312 USB issue connecting to USB

My samsung GT-s6312 phone does not connect to PC. Even after connecting USB cable, it gives an error to download software.
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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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Why my pc usb discharge my smartphone?

When i'm using regular cable to my smartphone connecting to the electric in my house it's charging the smartphone fine. My smartphone is lg g3. But when i'm connecting my smartphone to my pc usb and ...
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How to get files from a Galaxy S6 Edge with Android 5.1 to a computer with Windows 10 by USB

How is it possible to transfer file over USB from an Android phone to a computer? Situation: Windows 10, Galaxy s6 Edge on Android 5.1.1. (I've read articles, followed dozens of tutorials, ...
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Samsung S3 will not get detected by computer

I think my power plug is the problem. How can I make sure? PC's USB is working fine.
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Nexus 5 not connecting to PC

I tried connecting it nexus 5 to my pc via USB. Although it shows as connected in my external devices and also shows up in My Computer, but when I try to open it and don't files to my phone, it just ...
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Enable usb debugging on a non-functioning screen (S3) [duplicate]

My S3's screen got smashed a few months ago- and after replacing the screen twice, I bought the S5; and kept the old phone. For some reason, I just remembered about it and wanted to try and restore ...
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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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Samsung galaxy A5 USB Otg supported?

I have checked with few USB Otg checkers it said there are Apr are present in mobile. But i could not able to connect Pendrive. Many entry levels phones also have this feature. But this is recently ...
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Cannot Connect to PC. No USB Connection Notification Bar on Device (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I updated my Firmware to 4.4.2 using Samsung Kies, and had just notice it recently that I cant connect my tab to PC again. Usually, the there will be a notification bar on the device (like to choose ...
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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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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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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 ...