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

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Mount USB flashdrive on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

I have a USB flash drive that has two connections, one USB and one micro USB. I have attached it to may phone but it won't mount. I have tried rooting and using other file browsers but nothing seems ...
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S4 won't see connection to PC at either end

Have a Verizon 4.4.3 Galaxy S4 using the standard cable. When I connect to the PC, the PC doesn't show it in explorer. The phone doesn't bring up the connection notification. I have enabled/disabled ...
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File system content different on device and on desktop

I've got a Nexus 9 which I'm using to read PDF graphic novels. My process for getting the files onto the device is to connect it to my PC via USB and drag the files into the Download folder on the ...
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Android Arduino USB [duplicate]

I have a HCL ME U1 tablet. This has a built in USB Type A socket as well as USB Mini Type B socket. I have tested the Type A socket with a standard mouse and it works well. I have also tested it ...
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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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(Re)boot an Android phone from USB

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (not rooted) and its lock button doesn't wrok anymore. That means I couldn't boot my phone if it happened to be turned off. But I need to restart it now because it's ...
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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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Connect headset via micro USB input

Is there any possible way to run a headset that have micro USB output to connect to a Android LG phone by micro USB input?
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i still can't connect gt-s5360 Samsung phone to windows 7 PC [duplicate]

i still can't connect gt-s5360 Samsung phone to windows 7 PC but it charging i can't get "connect to pc" option and i can connect another Samsung phone to PC with same usb cable
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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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Ultra slow speed while transfer files between PC and Samsung S5

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S5, original ROM with version 4.4.2. It uses a new Toshiba 64GB speed U3 micro SD card. When I transfer my WhatsApp folder from PC to GS5, it took me more than 24 ...
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Can I perform phone tasks through a Windows 7 PC directly?

As an developer and QA tester, spending hours on my Xperia Z1 Compact isn't too cosy. Therefore, messing around with android emulation software like BlueStacks, I run into compatibility problems, ...
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Recover files programs dont recognise note 2

So... I was very, very proud of my collection of almost 800 songs on my phone, and yesterday I deleted 700 by accident. I had just inserted my new SD and had transfered all my songs to the SD, but as ...
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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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Need to reboot Android to see new files

After recording with Field Recorder, I connect my Lenovo S6000L via USB to my PC. However, the newly recorded audio files in WAV format are not visible until I reboot the tablet. Android version is ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...
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Android - 2-ways USB sync for multiple calendars from outlook 2013 to phone

I use an iPhone since 5 years, and I'd like to switch to an Android phone, under KitKat and probably soon Lollipop. I've checked all my needs and there is still one for wich I didn't find how to ...
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Uncommon Android brand shows HTC with lsusb

I have an Android phone of an uncommon brand. When I connect it to my PC (using Ubuntu 14.04) and use the lsusb command, it shows HTC as the vendor. Why does this happen?
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external usb keyboard not fully working on android tablet

I have two Android tablets. I connected an external keyboard via USB and the only key that is working is backspace, other keys don't work. What can I do to solve this problem?
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Nexus 7 in Fastboot (recovery) not activating USB connection

I realise this is asked countless times but I genuinely believe my question is unique, please bare with me as I explain. My Nexus7 (2013) is not working in fastboot mode, I connect my Nexus 7 and run ...
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usb storage usaged instead of sd card

I have a samsung galaxy exhibit 2 how do I use my SD card instead of using my USB storage which is almost full and my sd card is empty
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Phone in always on usb not shown in my computer

When I plug my phone (Galaxy S2, I9100) in an ordinary usb port on a HP Folio laptop it appears in windows explorer and I can browse phone content. But when I plug it in an always on usb the phone ...
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How do I download videos from my phone (or card) to my PC?

How do I download videos from my phone (or card) to my PC? Once I connect the phone and PC only my photos are visible on the PC screen. I can only see the videos on my phone screen.
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Can I use an Adafruit Trinket as a simple Android peripheral?

I want to control the standby state of an LCD panel through an android media PC. I'm thinking of using a Trinket as a cheap android USB peripheral. Is this possible? I'm new to Android and Adafruit ...
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Unable to copy anything to internal storage

my phone is a Xperia Z1 Compact, with Android version 4.4.4 and no SD card in. It's supposed to have around 1 Gb of free storage left, but when i connect it via USB to my pc i cannot copy any file to ...
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Why can't I upload binaries to Android Sony Xperia Z?

I recently upgraded my Android to 4.4.4 via 4.3.? When I was on 4.2.* I had no problem either uploading apks and pictures via usb nor via adb install / push. Symptoms below, any help appreciated. I'd ...
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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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USB Connection Not Working After Recent AT&T Update on Galaxy S3

I found I failed to transfer pics in galaxy to my computer using USB connection after my recent AT&T update. I chose settings->network->more network. And there is an option to tethering via USB ...
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Root Samsung Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I recently purchased a Sprint Galaxy s3 on ebay with a broken charge port, and have revived it with a wireless charging reciever and charger. I want to root it but there is no way to connect it to my ...
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MTP usb driver failed

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-i8160. Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but when it's almost finished, it got disconnected from the PC for no reason. When it reconnected again, it ...
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Unable to charge my device

I connected my device to the laptop through the U.S.B cable and tried to charge but it's not charging the device.Although it is connecting the device normally for data transfer but it's not charging ...
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Does GT-I8262 Galaxy Core Support OTG? [duplicate]

I am using GT-I8262 (Galaxy Core) android 4.1 does it support OTG?
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Android can't see usb connection

When I connect my device (Nexus 7 2013) to PC or charger by USB, android can't see this connection. It shows that baterry don't charges, but it charges. When tablet is off and I connect it to charger ...
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micro usb flash drive not detected

My Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 (android 4.2.2) is not detecting SanDisk 16 gb pen drive (which has a micro usb socket on one side & normal usb socket on the other side). I have tried various usb ...
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Does the Grand Neo GT i9060 have USB OTG? [duplicate]

Does the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-i9060 have USB OTG (usb-on-the-go)? Can I instantly watch movies directly from OTG without copying files into my phone? If not, is there any other way to get OTG ...
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Where does Android 4.4+ temporarily copy video files to when playing them over usb in windows directly?

I was trying to play some big video files (~3gb) on my device in windows while my nexus 5 was connected over usb. (usb debugging disabled) The video didn't play right away however, as it first had to ...
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How can I determine USB host controller type

I'm trying to determine wheter my tablets have: Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) Ehanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) Is there any tool that ...
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Can't connect Samsung Note 3 to a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox

I'm trying to connect my Android to my Linux Laptop, I use VirtualBox and in it a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit virtual machine. I've been able to connect in the past but it's not working anymore. I have ...
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How come moving files on my phone when it's connected to my computer actually does a copy instead?

So, I copied a file from my desktop to the phone's microSD card. Then I realized that I'd like the file to be in a subdirectory on the card, so I initiated a move. Shouldn't take long at all, as it's ...
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Can I use USB gamepad without any setup?

I connected USB gamepad to my tablet. I noticed that software like Tincore KeyMapper requires root access to connect to this gamepad. This type of software recognizes all buttons, but asks me to map ...
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establishing USB connection takes > 3 minutes and times out, charging works

Some time ago I've been able to connect my "Smart"phone to my Ubuntu 14.04 PC as mass storage device with an micro USB cable hitting the ~"Activate USB storage" (translated) button in the notifiaction ...
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Can I attach a USB mic to any Android phone?

Can I attach a USB mic to any Android phone? Which one? I am asking since I need to be able to shoot video with sound clear of noise. Hence, I need the phone to shoot good video quality as ...
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Can Asus Nexus 7 WiFi support a Huawei E3276 4G usb dongle SIM holder to achieve telephone functionality?

I could connect (with an usb adapter) a Huawei usb dongle that I normally use with my laptop computer and contains a SIM card for mobile internet and phone functions like SMS and phonecalls, but it ...
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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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Using IP to ping a real Android device that is plugged by USB from computer

I plugged my Android tablet to the computer with USB cable and looked at the IP of Android device and tried something like ping 160.xxx.yyy.zzz on the computer. There is no response. I wonder, does ...
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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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Smartphone on usb rings on computer [duplicate]

I got a smartphone on android, and when it is attached trough USB to my computer (windows or linux), I'd like to have it ring or do notifications in the headphones of the computer. Is there a way to ...
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High current negotiation using hub on USB OTG?

I have been tinkering with an Android USB-OTG project and could use some assistance. I have been able to invoke USB-OTG power delivery in my host device (Galaxy S3) to a peripheral through a makeshift ...
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“USB Debugging” mode not visible, Samsung Galaxy Note II

resolved (see below) The only options I see are "Media device (MTP)" and "Camera (PTP)", I can browse the phone files and download images from the camera directory, so the USB plug and cable are ...
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Why are USB cables of two different OEM's different

The USB has various purposes for data transfer, movement of input and output signals for hardware like connecting an Android device to another Display screen (USB on the go), charging the device ...