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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Must a USB OTG adapter be used to connect a DAC/amp to an Android or can I use a Micro USB to Micro USB cable?

I'm trying to connect a DAC/amp with a micro USB connection to my Android smartphone. Is it possible to get the DAC/amp to work without the larger "adapter" type OTG cable, and use something like this ...
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No USB storage mode for Asus MeMo Pad 7 to do Android development

I intend to develop with an Asus MeMo Pad 7, but I can't set it to detect as a normal USB storage device. In the Storage menu I have 4 options: MTP - to transfer images PTP - to transfer images ...
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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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Cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7 PC

I cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7, 32-bit PC via USB. After doing some research normal solutions people found were Enabling MTP in connection settings. Disabling USB debugging in Dev. ...
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having problem in usb connection

I am using Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon mobile with Android version 4.2.2. I tried to connect my device to a PC via USB cable and through the cable the charging process is on but it doesn't show ...
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Problems Connecting Asus Transformer TF101 to Mac OS X 10.92

Please bear with me if this is an insipid question, but I am not able to connect my Asus tablet to my Mac. It has been recommended that I go and download the USB drivers for the tablet here. Seemed ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Connect Samsung s3 as installer?

I went into developer options and checked "USB debugging" however anytime I connect my phone to the computer it shows up as either a media device or a camera, I can switch between those two options ...
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Seeking alternative to Andoid File Transfer utility

Need usb alternative to Android File Transfer for Mac. Problems: 1. no search capability 2. Cannot report size of files. 3. No route to send problem reports to developer. Reasons for not using ...
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Charging/PC connection issues

I have tab 2 7.0 that will only charge when switched off and even then that's only sometimes, other times I get the battery boot loop. When device is on it says not charging in battery settings and ...
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How to turn on USB connection to PC

I bought a KingSing K5 Android phone, and there doesn't seem to be an option for turning on USB connection to PC (to transfer files). I have the Google USB driver installed on the PC, but when I ...
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Do all devices (that can connect to PC) power up when connected to PC?

I tested with my tablet and my phone and both react the same way: shut down the device completely. plug to computer USB. device powers up (boots into android, not just show charging animations). ...
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Android tablet recognized as USB storage but not in Eclipse DDMS perspective

I'm creating an Android application for a Tablet PC (model: Q8H, probably this one), and now I'm trying to push an application to the device through the USB connection, with debug mode enabled, using ...
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USB Condenser mic with Nexus 10 tablet [duplicate]

I've got a Samsung / Google Nexus 10 tablet, and I'd like to find a way to use my AudioTechnica AT2020 USB condenser microphone with it. The microphone has a standard USB type B connector on it ...
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what is the requirements to charge android tab via USB cable?

I wanna charge my android tab ( not a prestigious brand ) via a USB cable connected with my laptop. I tried but it wont charge, Is there any requirements to do that?
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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Transfer Files Though USB to PC

Browsing my android device though USB shows very old files. Someone else has had this issue. I do not wish to reboot my PC or phone every time I want to get files from my phone. I also do not like ...
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Unable to connect Galaxy Note3 N9005 to windows 8

I'm having trouble connecting my N9005 to my pc using Windows8. The problem is it does not recognize the phone's storage and is not able to mount it. I've tried installing Samsung Universal USB ...
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why does my power drain when i use usb otg ethernet on my galaxy nexus?

i've noticed a massive power drain using usb otg ethernet on a galaxy nexus (running cyanogenmod 11), compared to plain wifi. was wondering if anyone knew why ? and how i might resolve this ...
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Can't connect Samsung Note 3 to Windows 7

I am having problems connecting my Samsung Note 3 to Windows 7 64bit on my laptop. I have installed Kies and drivers already and still nothing. Under device manager it is still labeled "Unknown ...
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Possible to charge one phone off another?

What's stopping the ability of charging a cell phone from another cell phone? If I were to create a crossover/patch USB cable and connect it between two phones or tablets, would there by any way to ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) OTG cable with flash drive doesn't work

I just bought Nexus 7 (2013) and an OTG cable. I wanted to connect a flash drive to it. When I connected it, nothing happened. I tried to find the folder with my flash drive contents in /etc - there ...
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Nexus 5 touch response is slow while charging

My problem is simple. Touch response of my Nexus 5 is very slow while charging. I can't even unlock the pattern while charging. I need to draw it very slowly. My OS is Android 4.4.2. I have been ...
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tablet won't recognize usb keyboard

Azpen tablet android 4.2.2 won't recognize my usb keyboard. I downloaded external keyboard and a usb host controller and it doesn't work. I connected it to my pc and the keyboard works just fine. Any ...
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USB charge in android 4.2.2

I have an android 4.2.2 phone. When I connect it to my desktop PC, it is not charging (Showing as charging and disconnected repeatedly). Checked by changing USB cable, connecting to different PC, ...
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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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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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Android ADB connect to device with broken USB and no root

I've read through the thread below and come across 2 solutions for connecting a device with ADB. Android - Run/install/debug applications over WiFi? The first is to use USB, and this isn't an ...
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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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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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Nexus 7 (2012) no longer connecting via USB Mac OS X

I plugged my original Nexus 7 into my Mac earlier today to build an application onto it for testing. It failed, and then I realized that the tablet did not appear to actually be connected to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Samsung Galaxy Grand Support USB OTG?

Hii Everyone iam Using Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9082) Duos Model and it is running with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Version. I Just Wanted to know whether my device supports USB-OTG Cable Support For ...
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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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USB Connection Not Registering on Phone

Starting about two weeks ago, I've been having some issues with my HTC Vivid running 4.0.3 regarding the USB port For charging, once I plug it in it takes about 20 seconds before it registers and ...
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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 tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support? [duplicate]

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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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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Sony Xperia S - suddenly can't connect to PC anymore (it was working before)

I see there are various threads for Galaxy S3 having this problem, but my phone is Sony Xperia S. My phone used to connect to PCs fine, but today when I tried connecting to my laptop it wouldn't ...
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Install usb_modeswitch

I'm working on a project which we use a Beaglebone Black that runs on Android. We need to use USB storages for data transfer. When I plug in a USB storage to Beaglebone it works well. But if I remove ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to select a power supply for a given Android device

There are a variety of products on the market which provide a power supply for Android devices through the ubiquitous MicroUSB 2 port. These include adaptors for 12V "cigarette lighter" car DC power ...