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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Using windows drivers for an air quality USB device

I have a question that doesn't appear to have already been addressed - perhaps because it is impossible, but perhaps not. I recently received a USB-powered air quality monitoring device and, as an ...
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What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?

Sometimes I need to transfer some music from my PC to my Galaxy S2 and must always activate USB debugging. Then I think, can I keep it ON forever? I mean, Keep it ON for ever can give me a problem ...
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Can I recharge my Android smartphone at any USB port?

My girlfirend has just installed a new CD Player on her car that comes with a USB port to connect external devices(Flash card, external hard drive, etc). My question is based due the fact that I told ...
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How do I access my SD card through a Windows USB connection?

I'm trying to upload a simple PDF file to my Droid X Android 2.3 phone. I connected the cable and uploaded the file but I don't know which folder to put the file into. Android's PDF applications ...
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Is it possible to connect Samsung Galaxy Ace with USB but without Kies?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and my problem is that I am unable to connect the USB to my PC, without starting Kies software. Is it possible that I can connect my Ace to my Laptop without using Kies, ...
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Can we connect external Bluetooth Dongle in Android Tablet?

For my survey I want to attach an external USB Bluetooth Dongle to an Android Tablet. Actually I want better range of the bluetooth, so I will use an antenna for the external bluetooth. I want to know ...
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How can I charge an ASUS Transformer while connected to USB?

Currently I'm developing with my Nexus S but would like to use Asus Transformer for that. So far I figured that device won't charge from USB. And for me - I need to have it on USB for debugging while ...
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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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I want to execute shell commands on my pc from my android via USB

I have a linux box, without any network interface, only usb. I have my andorid phone, and the USB cable. I would like to connect from my android device to the linux box,and execute shell commands on ...
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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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Micro USB cables that only charge but no data, no mounting etc (Samsung Galaxy S)

Not all cables seem to be created equal but I've never got to the bottom of why so many (cheap) cables I try only charge - no data. Anyone know why? Certain pins not connecting? I do know that longer ...
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USB drivers on the xperia play

I'm helping out a friend with rooting Xperia play, I spent 5 hours trying to root it yesterday with him and we couldn't. We tried gingerbreak and z4mod but they did not work, so we tried the fastboot ...
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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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What's the name of the protocol that android devices use in debug mode?

I have a strange Android prototype what we got from a customer. Said customer has forgotten about it, and I'm now fiddling with it to see if I can make it do anything interesting. The device appears ...
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how do I set up adb with MyTouch 4g?

I have a mytouch 4g running gingerbread. I want to set up adb to work with the phone over usb, but I can' figure out how to do it. Frankly, I don't really know anything more so I'm not sure what ...
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What Android distro can boot from USB stick in PC/Laptop?

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop with a busted hard drive. I want to put a compatible Android distro onto a USB thumb, plug this in to the laptop and boot into it and use it for casual www ...
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Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps

USB reverse tethering = Cellphone gets network connection from PC via USB. I know how to do USB reverse tethering except for one problem: Many Android apps will check network connection using the ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook see my phone (droid incredible, cyanogen)?

I an Android newbie and software developer. I just got this used HTC Droid Incredible and installed cyanogen on it. I read that when I plug it in to the laptop with a USB cable I should see a ...
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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 to access phone via USB cable (not SD Card)

I am using a HTC G2 running Android 2.3. I would like to access content on my phone (not on the SD Card). This includes phone contacts and any data in the phone memory. Also is there a way to access ...
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How can I stop my phone from thinking it's connected to a computer?

I plugged my phone into my TV's USB port hoping to play video from my phone on the TV. This was not successful. It's been about 4 days since I disconnected from the TV and it still thinks it's ...
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Can I charge Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable I can't charge Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from my USB. Is this a malfunction or intended behaviour? I know that the mains ...
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Touch input does not work right when phone is plugged in

Basically touch input either doesn't work at all, or works erratically. This includes the the lock screen too. It happens both plugged in to a USB port or to the outlet. I've had this problem on ...
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How to install LG Optimus One PC Suite on Mac?

For the LG Optimus One the PC suite and USB driver are all Windows-based. My home computer is an IMac. Are there versions of these downloaads that will work with my Mac?
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Android phone doesn't pops up with “USB connected” message

We have a Samsung GT i5800 with Android 2.1update1. When I put a memory card in it, it recognizes it, great! But: When I want to connect the phone via USB to my PC: this picture DOESN'T comes up: ...
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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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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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Recovery boot not working properly - cannot select items

I am working towards installing CM7 on my HTC Incredible and have hit a snag. When using 'Reboot into Recovery' from ROM Manager v4.3.3.0 the phone reboots into Recovery, but the menus do not function ...
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How to play already transfered music with 'Music' app?

I just bought Galaxy S2. Its really cool, but I have one serious problem! I transfered few MP3 files using USB and copied those files to usbStorage/. When I open 'My files' app on S2, it does show ...
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Samsung Kies 1.5 not connecting the galaxy fit device

I have Samsung Galaxy fit with android 2.2 I have installed Samsung Kies 1.5 since I want to use mobile internet on desktop PC having Windows XP through USB. But when I connect my phone to PC using ...
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USB no longer stays connected

I have a Samsung Intercept running 2.2.1. I've been using USB debugging for several months, and recently (no recent changes to the phone) the connectivity just dies after a few seconds, not long ...
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How can I “right click” with a USB mouse on Android 3.1?

I've got a Logitech USB mouse and keyboard plugged into my Xoom, which is running Tiamat 1.4.4 kernel on top of Android 3.1. Both are recognized and provide input correctly, but I noticed that the ...
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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 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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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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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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Does the Asus Transformer have any USB ports?

Does the Asus Transformer have any USB ports? I know that the available keyboard dock has 2 USB ports, but does the tablet itself have 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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USB tethering with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3

How do I enable USB tethering with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 and Ubuntu Lucid? http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Tethering mentions Settings » Wireless & networks » Tethering » USB ...
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Unable to have reverse-tethering on Samsung Galaxy Fit

I was implementing reverse-tethering using Samsung galaxy fit and ubuntu 10.10 I have followed the following post for the procedure: How to browse Internet in Samsung Galaxy Fit using Broadband in ...
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Qualcomm HSUSB device driver issue

I have a Qualcomm HS-USB device on which I want to test my developed application. The problem I am facing is that the device drivers are not getting installed. I have tried the following steps: ...
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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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Mice and Keyboard support in 3.1

Apparently, Android 3.1 will support USB devices such as mice and keyboards. How much of an issue is driver support? If you have a "normal" keyboard or mouse, will it just plug and play? Does the OS ...
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Other manufacturer's USB data cable for charging?

Is there any harm in using a USB data cable of any other phone (say LG) for charging up a Nexus S? "Any harm" here means will it adversely effect my battery life or the Nexus S device in any way?
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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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Share PC network with phone when connected with USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? So, I know about tethering where I can share the mobile network with my PC. I'm in the reverse situation - no mobile network ...
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phone not visible to finder (on mac) suddenly

When I connect my phone to my mac via usb, I no longer see it in finder. Nor does it automatically launch iphoto as it used to. On the other hand, I can see it from sdk tools like ddms, and can ...
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Mount PC folder on my android, then serve audio/video through my Android to my TV via USB?

My plan would be to allow me to connect my Android to my TV by USB, and then be able to play videos/audio from my Computer that is mounted over wifi on my Android. Is this currently possible, or is ...
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How to make programs be aware of network connection provided by USB tethering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android USB reverse tethering: How to fool the apps I use USB tethering to connect my HTC Hero to a computer. And the cellphone can surf the Internet through the ...
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Multiple USB Storage Devices on Honeycomb

I just got an Acer A500 tablet, which has a full size USB port and supports FAT32 USB storage devices. What I would like to do though, is hook up a hub and connect multiple, so use the tablet as a ...