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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How do I get a ROM onto my ICS (Android 4.0) tablet?

I have a Galaxy Tablet 10.1. I decided to root it, that went fine. Then I decided to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. That also went fine. It was only after upgrading that I discovered the camera does ...
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Share memory access on SD card between a PC and an Android App

When you connect an Android Phone with an SD Flash card to a PC, with the Disk Drive option selected, it temporarily will be impossible to access the flash from the an Android App. What about phones ...
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File Transfer: How to transfer files betwen my Xperia Neo (Android 2.3) and Kubuntu Linux?

I have bought a Xperia Neo which runs Android 2.3 and I'm running Kubuntu Linux on my Laptop. I just connected the Phone using a USB Cable and set it to Mass Storage Mode. I expected to have the ...
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How can I retrieve data from an Epic 4G without a working screen?

My epic 4g served me well for 10 months before the screen died out on me. I bought a new one and would like to transfer data from my old phone to my new phone, however, it seems impossible when the ...
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How to view pictures from Samsung Galaxy Mini on Sony Bravia tv?

Any idea how can I connect my Samsung Galaxy Mini to Sony KDL-22EX320 Bravia tv? I cannot get it to show up as a USB device. The tv manual also mentions the possibility of browsing wifi devices but I ...
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Why can't I charge a Samsung phone?

I use a dual-port 2-amp charger with an Amazon Basics USB cable. This works perfectly fine to charge my Nexus 4 and the Nexus reports "AC" not "USB" as charging mode. From the recharge time it's also ...
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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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Connecting USB mouse to Galaxy SIII

I bought a basic female to female USB adapter and connected my Galaxy SIII USB cable to the mouse. This didn't work. What am I doing wrong? Do I need an OTG cable? Something about USB hosts? I don't ...
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Tablet not recognized as removable storage

I have an Android A-13 Android tablet version 4.0.4 Baseband version 4.0.14 I have been trying to get my PC to recognize it so that I can download my music to it. But I do not know if the PC does ...
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Mapping Xbox 360 (wired) controller buttons on SuperGNES

I'm trying to map A & B buttons on a android snes emulator (on ACER A500 running android 3.2) but it seems that A & B buttons are mapped as "back" action by default on android. Is there any ...
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Can you get MAC drivers for Huawei U8180?

I have a Huawei U8180 (sometimes called X1). When I mount the USB I can see the SD card and there is also a tool on the device to install the Windows drivers. But can't seem to find anything for ...
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Is there a way to stream all audio from PC to Android via USB?

My headphones socket on my laptop is busted, and I'm wondering if I can stream all the audio (every sound the PC makes) from my laptop to my Android, so I can use the headphones connected to the ...
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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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Writing an ISO file to flash memory

I have an Ubuntu DVD ISO file downloaded in my android phone. Is there any way or any app I can use to write the ISO file to a USB flash memory connected to the phone so that the flash memory can be ...
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Can I play movies on an Amazon Fire HD from an external USB hard drive?

I read the some Android devices are able to mount USB hard drives or pendrives connected directly to the miniUSB of the Android device: ...
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Is it possible to use Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a bootable USB stick?

I want to install centOS linux distro on my desktop, which does not have a disk drive. Moreover, I posses a 4GB usb stick which is insufficient for installation. I need a usb stick with atleast 8GB to ...
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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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How do I use an external USB keyboard?

My tablet's running Android 4.0.3, and I'm trying to use an external keyboard with it. My tablet isn't detecting the keyboard, but it works when I plug it into my computer. This keyboard uses a normal ...
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Not able to connect xperia tipo to Ubuntu

I can connect my Xperia Tipo to Windows but not able to connect Ubuntu. Why is it so? Is there any changes that I need to make to my phone ?
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How to use USB Keyboard and USB Mouse In Android Tablet Simultaneously

My Android Tablet is having one Standard USB port and One Micro USB port I use Mini for 3G Dongle..... Tablet is not having Bluetooth. I want to know is it possible to connect mouse and keyboard from ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone as network disk, so I can browse it on my TV?

Is it possible to connect an Android phone to my TV with a USB cable, and then browse a network disk instead of the SD card? To answer comment questions: HTC Desire HD, TV is able to browse USB ...
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Does Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB adapter allow an external web camera?

Does the Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB adapter allow you to plug in an external web camera? The Samsung site does not appear to say either way (or to even list what you can use with the USB adapter.) And if ...
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Usb connected constantly flashing on screen

The USB connection keeps coming up on the top bar of my Samsung Galaxy S. It wears down the battery and the phone turns itself off randomly, sometimes its hard to get it to turn back on, I have tried ...
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How can I connect my A500 to an iMac for charging and file transfers?

I have a Acer Iconia A500 and I am using an iMac. I cannot charge or share my device as mass storage with my computer over USB, though I am able to use bluetooth for transferring data. Are there any ...
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Does dual core help transfer speeds?

I read a review of a dual core mobile recently and the reviewer was of the opinion that dual core processor helped the usb transfer speeds. This doesn't seem to make much sense to me. When the phone ...
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Connect XOOM to internet using a USB UMTS Stick

I have bought a XOOM WiFI, and would like to know if it would be possible to connect it to internet using an external USB UMTS Stick (Huawei E122 HSPA USB Stick). I am aware this is not supported out ...
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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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External harddrive case to spin-down drive when idle

I try to make external 2.5 hard drives automatically spin down when idle and connected to android devices. The device I have got in mind is a HDMI TV-Stick with USB connector. I tried a few ...
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Pandaboard ES OMAP4460 USB Ports Technical Specifications Question

Technical specifications for Pandaboard ES OMAP4460 shows that it has 3 USB ports. 1x USB 2.0 High-Speed On-the-go port 2x USB 2.0 High-Speed host ports My question is that what's the difference ...
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Can I update my android system although the USB port is broken?

The USB port of my LG-p500 is not capable of exchanging data anymore (the device or any dmesg do not show up when connected to a computer). Charging still works, fortunately. Due to some annoying ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S doesn't recognize when it is plugged in to USB

When I plug in my Samsung Galaxy S (Model SAMSUNG-SGH-I897, Firmware 2.2, Kernel 2.6.32.9, Build FROYO.UCKB2) to a computer, it starts charging, but does not recognize the USB connection for data. I ...
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USB Driver for HTC Dream G1 - 64 bit Windows 7

I have a HTC Dream G1 (T-Mobile) - android version 1.5 and I have 64 bit Windows 7 on my laptop. I am unable to access the memory card in my phone through my laptop. Can someone tell me how to install ...
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How to turn off USB sharing on Android (Archos 70) - Installing Android Market

I'm trying to install the Android market to my Archos 70. 1. Load the update.img to the root of your A7HT. 2. Turn off USB sharing and you will be prompted to install an update. 3. Click install and ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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IP Address of desktop computer USB tethered to phone

For my Internet connection I use a Motorola Electrify Android phone USB tethered to my desktop computer Windows XP. My service provider is US Cellular. I would like to know the IP address of my ...
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How do I get my Samsung Note 3 to be recognized by my PC?

When I plug my phone into my PC (which is running Windows 7 OS) only charging takes place. When I view my phone in Device Manager, it says that Samsung Android files are not installed. But I installed ...
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Enable usb debugging mode from adb under clockworkmode “Broken digitizer” [duplicate]

My friend brought me a Xtreamer Q mobile phone with broken screen, clockworkmode is working, but USB debugging mode is disabled, I found some posts about how to enable it from adb i tried them and ...
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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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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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adb shows devices as offline but system_profiler detects the devices fine

I have several devices (mix of tablets and phones) connected to my mac mini. Some of them are connected directly while some are connected by a good quality hub. $ system_profiler SPUSBDataType | ...
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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One [duplicate]

I want to Share Computer internet connection with my Google Nexus One using usb cable. how can i do this ?
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LG-P870 USB not detected in Windows 7

I'm trying to connect my LG-P870 to my laptop running Windows 7, so I can drop some music and contacts onto it. My software version is P87010i. I installed the USB driver (tried two versions) as ...
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How to disable USB data connectivity on rooted device

I have a Transformer TF101 and I have Android 4.0. I want to disable the USB data connectivity of it for my purposes. The device is rooted. How can I do that, and can I change the implementation of ...
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Android Tablet (Sony Tablet S) with USB Barcode Scanner

I have a USB barcode scanner which, when plugged into a Windows PC works fine, just as a keyboard it 'types' the barcode into whatever software is open. I am attempting to use this with an Android ...
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How to setup VLAN on Android?

Can anybody give me idea how to setup the VLAN on android. I get VLAN 200 tagged traffic from some device. So how can I configure or setup the networking stuffs in android to allow traffic tagged with ...
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Routing uPnP over USB to ethernet on Ubuntu

My phone has a uPnP server app (MirrorLink) that should connect to an in-car dash via USB. However, for testing out I have downloaded the Nokia Qt Client, but as far as I can tell from the source code ...
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AT&T Galaxy SIII / Windows 7 64bit AMD/ Cannot mount USB drive

I just want to transfer files between my new cell phone and my new computer. I have been on the phone with both AT&T and Samsung tech support for two days. No joy. I and they have tried dozens of ...
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Can android be used as wired analog OSTN telephone? [closed]

Can android device be used as a wired analog OSTN telephone? I have a $70 android-on-a-stick device, which can support USB Ethernet dongle I am thinking if I hook up 100M ethernet with 4 wires, I ...
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How to mount the internal storage of the Droid 3?

My father just got a Droid 3, and it has something like 12 or 16 gigs of internal storage. I'm trying to mount that storage to his laptop so he can transfer over music, but I'm not getting the USB ...