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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Can I boot into other OS (such as Ubuntu) from an Android OS tablet that have a USB host?

I have the following scenario: A user have a Android OS tablet that have Android 4.0 The tablet have a full USB port (not the mini USB port) The user have a thumbdrive that have a boot from USB ...
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How to install Android completely as new to ASUS Eee pad transformer?

I have ASUS eee pad transformer. I used OLife to use Ubuntu on it, it worked but it crashed Ubuntu. Now when i boot it always goes to APX mode, so i have black screen only. No Android, No Ubuntu i ...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discharging When Plugged In Even After USB Replacement

I've got a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that as of a few weeks ago quit charging - in fact it quickly drains the battery (discharges 2% / minute if not more) while plugged in. I tried different ...
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Are there USB settings in CyanogenMod 10? If so, where?

When I shut off USB Debugging in the developer settings I get a USB Mass Storage prompt upon connecting the device to my computer. However, for the life of me I can't find a place to shut off this ...
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Connect Android phone to router via USB-to-Ethernet

I own an HTC Desire HD and it currently has the IceColdSandwich custom rom on it. I also own a usb OTG adapter and a D-Link USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet adapter DUB-E100. What I want to achieve is to ...
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Connecting to PPPOE ethernet over USB to ethernet adapter

I have an ASUS Infinity tablet, running Android 4.1.1. I plugged in my USB to Ethernet adapter, and it said that the ethernet port was detected. How do I set up my ISP username and password?
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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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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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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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Enabling Android as USB host on Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 10

I'm trying to develop applications that talk to USB devices, but nothing works. I installed a USB Host Diagnostics app, and it tells me that there's no OS support for device detection on the Galaxy ...
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What is JTAG in regards to Android?

I see the term JTAG used for reviving dead Android devices that otherwise don't respond to anything and aren't seen when USB connected. It seems that it's something done from the physical hardware ...
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Can't connect an already booted device to adb

Every time I want to connect my phone to adb via USB I need to turn it off, plug the cable and turn it back on. Is this the right way to go or am I missing something? Documentation doesn't seem to ...
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Transfer a large file from PC to smartphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error: ...
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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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MTP mounts vs USB storage - restrictions

Just got a nexus 4, and tried to copy files from my nexus one to it. Copying the N1 SD data to my linux box was a breeze, but the N4 doesn't offer simple mounting. Shows up as a USB Camera, with ...
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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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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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How can I see what kind of car charger I have?

I noticed that when using navigation plus GPS my phone (Galaxy S2) still discharges a bit even so its connected to a car charger. While googeling, I found out that regular USB chargers only charge ...
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Why won't my Galaxy Tab 2 connect with WiFi or USB?

Whenever I try to connect to WiFi or my PC with USB, it always just says "connecting..." indefinitely. It detects my WiFi signal, kies detects the tablet, but neither one has managed to actually ...
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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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Connecting multiple USB devices using a USB hub that connect to the USB port of a Android devices

Is it possible to use and connect a USB Hub on any generic and major Android tablets that only have 1 USB port and connecting multiple USB devices (depending on how many port the USB Hub have) such as ...
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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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Communicating with micro USB to Ethernet

I am trying to communicate with an ethernet enabled devices from my Android phone. My phone has Android 2.3.6 and the device I am trying to communicate with has a mini web server running on it. The ...
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Unable to connect Galaxy S3 to PC via USB

I've had my Galaxy S3 for a few months now, and have always been able to connect to my PC via USB. A few days ago, it suddenly stopped working. I've found many other Android.SE threads, but none have ...
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How to access a webservice running on a Win7 PC from an unrooted Android device via USB?

I have a use case where my app running on an Android device need to communicate with a web service running on a Windows 7 PC. This was achieved using wifi successfully. But now I need to achieve this ...
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Non-root methods to mount USB storage devices

From my understanding, one can use StickMount to mount USB Sticks / Thumbdrive. However, StickMount require one to root phone. So, are there ways that I can mount a USB Sticks / Thumbdrive to a ...
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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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HDMI + USB communications

I have a LG-P930 cellphone with Gingerbread 2.3.5. This device has a micro-USB connector that shares pinout with HDMI. I bought a MHL adapter but it seems that the USB plug on this device is for power ...
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Access PC drives

Is there a way to access a PC's drives from a Galaxy Note (4.0.4) through the USB port at the initiative of the phone itself. Ideally I would write an Android application which would - permissions ...
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Why LG GT540 after boot it disconnects with ADB

Why when my phone LG GT540 is running and seen by ADB after bootup it disconnects (not from PC just from ADB, as PC still can see it it Device Manager) after few seconds after bootup sequence? The ...
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What are my options for connecting my Android to Ubuntu?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.2. My computer is running Ubuntu 12.10. Before, in Android 4.0, I simply plugged the USB in, and a notification would pop up, and I was ...
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Sony Xperia U with my Windows XP laptop

I have Windows XP and every time I connect my Xperia U, the computer thinks it a camera. I think it's a driver problem so I found the drivers on the Sony Website, but I'm not sure how to install them? ...
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Bluetooth USB on Android

Is there any way to add Bluetooth USB dongle support to Android OS? My version that I use for an embedded device doesn't contain any BT dongle support I think. What has to be done to add this ...
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Can the MK802 III use an ethernet connection instead of wifi?

Just got the MK802III and got some Ice Films related apps installed. A lot of the content is streaming, so I'm wondering if I use an ethernet cable to connect to my router via USB to the 802, if I'll ...
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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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Want to root Using windows which is on VirtualBox.How do i make it recognise the fone when phone is off?

I want to root my phone (Micromax A52) and i got the procedure. But I use Ubuntu for everyday use and now for rooting i need Windows. I installed it in virtualbox. Now in vbox,the usb device is ...
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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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Can I use my android as a wifi bridge via USB?

I have a broadband connection to my computer, but no wireless router. I would like to know if I can connect my android as a wifi bridge; using my broadband connection instead of my mobile internet ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not connecting via USB

Since about a week, my S3 doesn't connect anymore via usb to any computer. I don't think it's driver related as it was working before and I didn't change anything on the computers. It now runs Jelly ...
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How to use Generic USB Joysticks in Android via OTG?

I have a generic USB game controller (looks like a PS2 controller) and I just got my ordered USB OTG cable. So far keyboard and mouse work, however, when I insert the gamepad, I can't seem to make it ...
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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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Android Experiments drain battery

While I am experimenting with Android I found it annoying that the device even if is plugged in on the PC using a USB is discharging. THe problem is that I am performing some intensive experiments ...
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USB Internet is not working in sleep mode

I am using Micromax Funbook Pro. The USB Internet connection gets disconnected after the system goes into sleep mode after 1 minute. I want to keep the connection alive. Please help.
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How can I assign a Windows drive letter to my “portable drive” (Samsung Tab 10.1)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows There are a number of Windows file utilities I'd like to use to manage files on my device (Samsung Tab 10.1). To use them, ...
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Galaxy Nexus: Safely Remove the device in Linux?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (based from Ubuntu 12.04) as my main operating system. I have been using the adb shell and use push and pull in transferring to and from my Galaxy Nexus. As I have read ...
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Using OTG cable, transfer file from cardreader to external harddisk, is it possible?

I will be going on a holiday and I want to be able to back up my photos to my external harddrive. Usually this means bringing a laptop with me. However I have : Galaxy Nexus, rooted and unlocked ...
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How to tether WiFi-internetconnection with Nexus 7 on a PC without WLAN via USB? [duplicate]

With my Phone it worked via the normal settings. I want to perform tethering of the local WLAN my Nexus7 receives via USB to my computer. I found this so far, but it doesn't seem very useful to me. ...
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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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Galaxy S3 is unable to transfer files over USB: “USB device not recognized”

I have Galaxy S3 with baseband version I9300XXLFB and I'm having problems when it is connected to the PC. I cannot transfer or retrieve any files or data over USB. When I plug it in to my PC, it ...
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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 ...