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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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Not Recognized by Windows 7

When I connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon) with a USB cable to my work PC that is running Windows 7, my work PC recognizes it immediately. I see all my pictures, music, etc. When I connect my ...
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How to copy file from PC to android tablet?

When I connect the android tablet to windows 7 I get 2 external devices, one of them (H) doesn't open. When I open G:, I get this If I want to copy an app (adobe reader) to the tablet, to which ...
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galaxy tab 2 usb issues

My new Galaxy Tab 2 can't connect to my PC via USB. When I plug it in my PC, it plays a tone. It means some new hardware has been connected. It appears in Kies as GT-P3113. But when I mouse-over it, ...
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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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Not connecting via usb since latest update

Since the latest update on Galaxy S3 (now have Jelly Bean 4.3) my phone will not connect via USB to the USB port on my car radio. It connected before the update. What can I do to correct problem?
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Can an encrypted Android phone be unlocked with an USB drive some way?

I want a fast way to login to the system without entering difficult credentials. If the usb key is not present there won't be the ability to decrypt the system ... Some 2-factor solution without NFC ...
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Substitute Win7 USB drivers for ADB mode

Under Mac OSX there is no need for a USB driver for ADB mode. Under windows, apparently, there is. I'd like to be able to adb shell to my android tablet from my Win7 PC. This table gives a list of ...
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LuxePad A120 Keyboard doest not work on QM-P1000s

My tablet QM-P1000s does not recognize the Genius LuxePad A120 wired keyboard. Please help! Thanks & Regards Shmuel Naarai
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Enable USB Audio out on ASUS Slider SL101?

I have an ASUS slider SL101, and I want to know how I can enable USB audio out. Running Android 4.0.3. I broke the headphone port, so I need an alternative. Solutions greatly appreciated.
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Any success with external microphones for Android phones or tablets?

What's the best way to record a video with high quality audio? Specifically, this is for a presentation where a microphone could be placed by the speaker. I know that an app that records with the ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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Talk to Android Device via UDP via a wired connection

I have an application that can be controlled via Open Sound Control, a UDP based protocol. Now this works fine via wifi but I NEED a wired connection because wifi will not be available to me later for ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Support Microphone Audio Input from mini USB Headset?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (WiFi) 16Gb device running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 This tablet has a 3.5mm jack for stereo audio out. No microphone jack. At least this is the way I'm reading the specs: ...
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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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How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?

I recently rooted and upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 to version 4, ICS. Since doing so, when I connect my device by USB to my Ubuntu computer, only the 12GB internal storage shows up on my desktop and ...
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HTC One (m7ul) not found by ADB + formatted filesystem = bricked?

So, I'm really hoping that I haven't bricked my phone and that someone can help me figure out how to fix this. I can't remember exactly the steps I took to mess it up so spectacularly, but they ...
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USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

I have some trouble, When I try to run the android-project(Eclipse IDE) on a real device Android-Manager does not see my phone connected via USB. I don't know how to install usb driver. OS: Linux Mint ...
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Control Android device when USB cable plugged in from PC

I'm looking for an app that is able to control a Galaxy S4 from my PC when the USB cable is plugged in please? I have used TeamViewer and although that is great, I was hoping there might be a more ...
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Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?

I would like to buy a car charger, wall charger and USB cables for my Samsung Intercept. However, $20 for a charger seems expensive and I want to avoid getting ripped off. The Samsung Intercept Manual ...
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Nexus 4 won't charge through laptop on low power

When my Nexus 4's battery is less than 5%, it won't charge while connected to my PC, but I can charge by plugging my Nexus 4 the wall adapter. I believe it is a hardware problem. Can you help me?
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How to activate usb port, -sc3 usb host driver not found

I have an unbranded rck30sdk tablet running Android 4.1.1. I have run USB diagnostics, plus host controller which gives me the messages: sc3 usb host driver not found, root hub present, usb host ...
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Why is the connection between the Android emulator and a PC so slow?

Host OS: Windows 7 x86 Android emulator target: 2.3.3 When I execute 'adb pull' or 'adb push' with emulator - transfer speed is about 70KB/s. When I do this with real device it's normal USB speed. ...
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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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Galaxy tab 10.1 charging with USB 3.0

When referring to this post, it seems like the Samsung Galaxy Tab should be able to charge while connected to a USB 3.0 port while running. I've noticed that when I have my Tablet running and plugged ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy 2.3.5 usb storage broken

My Samsung Galaxy 2.3.5 is showing the tool bar message 'USB storage broken' . I'm unable to enter the gallery, photos or videos. I have no SD Card in the phone, all all the storage I have is ...
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My note 3 will not mount on to my computer

I used to plug it in, and it would show up and I could download the pictures and movies and such. Today, it will not mount. It is charging from the computer, but I can not download any of the stuff ...
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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't tether my android galaxy note 2 with usb to my ubuntu 12.04

I turn tethering on and the wired connection shows up in ubuntu. I can connect to it but Internet doesn't work there like it does on my phone. Can't load pages or ping google. When I look at ...
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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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Connecting USB Gamepad to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

I bought an adapter to use an USB gamepad with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 but I can't make it work. At first I though that I was plug and play and that's it. My tab supports USB OTG because I ...
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EDIT: FIXED - USB Connection Not Registering on Phone

Starting about two weeks ago, I've been having some issues with my Android phone ( HTC Vivid running 4.0.3) regarding the usb port For charging, once I plug it in it takes about 20 seconds before it ...
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Sony Xperia Tipo dual can't connect to PC

My Xperia Tipo Dual cannot connect to my PC, but it charges if I reboot or power off.
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Samsung Galaxy S with CyanogenMod: USB connection problems

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S with cyanogenmod 10.2-2013. From last few days I am facing problems concerning the USB connection: When I connect usb from pc to my phone then it displays a pop up USB ...
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How do I get my Dell Venue 8 to show up in the adb devices list?

I got a Dell Venue 8 that I'm trying to connect to my Windows computer for debugging over adb, see the logs, etc. I had a nexus 7 and don;t have major issues with it, the Adb works fine with it. When ...
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Mount kindle paperwhite on nexus 5 using USB otg

As the title suggests, I am trying to mount my kindle paperwhite on my nexus 5 in USB OTG Host mode. I tried using Total Commander with USB stick plug in but got the following error Here is a ...
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Nexus 5 USB not working on LinuxMint

I tried to connect my Nexus 5 to a USB on a LinuxMint (OS) PC. At first it worked; it asked me to choose MTP or something else. Now, it's not giving me any feedback. I tried resetting - still ...
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When selecting an USB extension cable to extend power cord, what are the relevant considerations?

I want to use USB extension cords to extend the USB power cords for my Android device. What are the factors that could affect normal charging behavior? (Consider "normal charging behavior" to be ...
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ADB constantly disconnects, shows device offline

I'm not 100% sure if this should go here or the main Stack Overflow, but I decided to go with this area in hope I might catch someone with more specific experience with a similar problem. I have a ...
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Samsung Galaxy Y won't connect to the computer

I'm having problem connecting my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 to the computer using via USB. Whenever I connect it, it automatically charges. Before there was a prompt to connect it to the computer ...
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Android phone not recognized in Ubuntu

I have an Android Phone (a Motorola Milestone) and trying to connect it to my Ubuntu Maverick (10.10). The problem is that i can't even charge it using USB, so there's no message on the phone nor on ...
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View local website on an Android device

Web developer here. I have two devices, a Samsung Galaxy S3 & a Samsung Note 10.1. I have developed a website which is running on PHP and I would like to view my website on these two devices ...
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Galaxy SII i-9100 is not recognised by windows

I have a Samsung SII which I was attempting to flash from the sprint to the US Cellular Network. I was successful in doing so but got a black screen as no application were installed on the custom os. ...
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USB connection issues with Nexus 4

I've installed some app from Google Play called "franco.Kernel updater", which had an option to enable "fast charging" (the app claims it provides a custom kernel that saves battery life). After I ...
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Can I use usb OTG for serial connection between nexus 7 and Arduino?

I got myself an OTG cable for Nexus 7, which works just fine. Now, I am wondering if I can connect the Nexus 7 with my Arduino for serial communication between the two.
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Use USB as network access for an Android device (reverse tethering)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? Note I'm not talking about getting my PC network access through my Android device, I'm talking the opposite. I sit in a dead ...
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How to stop USB charging? [duplicate]

I'm a developer so i plug in my device for quite a long time, so i think it might affect my battery life. Is there any way to disable usb charging?
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Display screen on [desk|lap]top

Is it possible to display the screen of my Android on a regular computer in a similar fashion as an emulator would ­– but with an actual device being displayed rather than an emulation? I am looking ...
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Losing connection to powered USB hub

Background (not a development question): I'm developing an application which allows multiple android devices to interact. I am trying to tether the phones through a powered USB hub to run some ...