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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Connect Android device as wifi adapter to a PC to create an ad-hoc network

Sometimes when being at a friends house there is no wifi but wired internet access. In these cases it would be extremely useful if I could plug my phone in and create a wifi network just like when ...
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How to mount the SD card in T-Mobile G2 from a Linux host (workstation)

This question is similar to Mount disks from Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to Linux System over USB cable but I want to get it to work on my stock T-Mobile G2. The G2 does not have any USB configuration in ...
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Can a charger not 100% compliant to the USB specification damage my Andoid phone?

I've bought a world adapter which can charge USB devices as well. According to the packing the usb will be powered with more than the 500mA as per USB specification - 1000mA. Will charging my HTC ...
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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a ...
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Is the Nexus One battery charged when connected to a PC via USB?

Do you happen to know whether the Nexus One's battery is charged while being connected via the USB cable to a PC? If so, is this standard behavior for all Android devices that have a USB port?
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Android phone not recognized in Ubuntu

I have an Android Phone (a Motorola Milestone) and trying to connect it to my Ubuntu Maverick (10.10). The problem is that i can't even charge it using USB, so there's no message on the phone nor on ...
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SGS doesn't go to download, recovery mode nor does it connect via USB after installing a battery MOD

I installed some app called "Galaxy s battery icon mod 2" on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (with a lagfix OCLF), it required rebooting my handset. Then, it didn't boot up, my handset entered an infinite ...
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Can I connect to a shell from a PC to my Android using bluetooth or USB?

I want to run some commands on my rooted android phone. It is not very practical to interact with a shell using the touch screen, therefore I wanted to run a daemon on it and connect to it from a PC. ...
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Video out over USB?

I'm starting to regret not getting an Atrix - the whole docking scheme seems so cool. Unfortunately, it seems that I can't even do much of a DIY thing to output a video stream with the device's screen ...
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Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB?

I'd like to be able to stream video to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S rooted 2.2) from a PC running Windows XP (I'm at work!). There's no wireless network here, VLC and similar marketplace apps ...
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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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Use USB as network access for an Android device (reverse tethering)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up reverse tethering over USB? Note I'm not talking about getting my PC network access through my Android device, I'm talking the opposite. I sit in a dead ...
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USB Mass Storage Not Working

I have spent a few hours trying to figure out why my USB mass storage function is not working with my laptop. Here's what I've done: Installed Android 2.3.2 (Pete's GPA12) Uninstalled, cleaned, and ...
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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S communicate via USB?

I discovered today that I cannot connect my PC with Samsung GT-I9000 any more: when I plug in the microUSB cable, nothing happens other than that the phone starts to charge. Earlier I got to see ...
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Trying to get a PC to boot off a bootable SD card that is inside an USB attached Android device

First, I'd like to make myself look less a madman than I may have appeared to be. I wanted to have a bootable USB stick with me at all times, but it's less convenient because it's an extra object and ...
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How can I get “Always on when USB connected” back on Samsung Vibrant (Android Froyo 2.2)?

How can I get "Always on when USB connected" display feature on Samsung Vibrant running Android Froyo 2.2? I used to love it on 2.1 Eclair but when I upgraded to 2.2 it is gone. Any trick to get it ...
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Is there any good micro USB cable (not loose)?

I'm not sure if this could be considered as an Android question, but it's definetely related to Android, since this kind of cable became a standard for mobile devices recently. The thing is, I have ...
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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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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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Turn on bluetooth when USB is connected?

Is there any app, or other method, that lets me automatically turn on Bluetooth if USB is also connected, and turn it off when USB is disconnected?
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Why does my Samsung GT-i9000 not detect USB connectivity (not a driver problem)?

I have made several searches across many boards but failed at finding a solution for my problem yet, even though it's been reported by some. My phone was working fine for about a month, I was using ...
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Charging over USB can be harmful?

Considering that charging over USB can take around 5 hours (to only 1-2 hours it would take from the wall mounted plug), can it be harmful for the smartphone battery if it's always charged from USB?
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Why is charging from computer using USB slower than using an outlet?

And what is roughly the ratio of the charging speed in USB vs charger? My phone is Samsung Galaxy S, if that matters.
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How to shutdown android phone from PC

The screen of my android phone sometimes automatically shutdown and cannot reshow again. So how can I shutdown my android from PC or other ways?
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How do I disable the USB Connected notification?

Every time I plug in my phone, I get a notification for USB connected. Is there any way to disable the notification, without disabling USB debugging? Phone: LG Optimus S Carrier: Sprint Android: ...
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Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?

I would like to buy a car charger, wall charger and USB cables for my Samsung Intercept. However, $20 for a charger seems expensive and I want to avoid getting ripped off. The Samsung Intercept Manual ...
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Inquiry about Galaxy Tab

Can I install any of the software that we can install in an desktop PC? Can I use Adobe Photoshop 3, Adobe Photoshop 5? Can printers be connected through USB to this? Does it support any external USB ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy Tab

I'm going to buy a Galaxy Tab and I'm hoping to find the answers here: Can I plug in a USB flash memory or an external hard-disk to Galaxy Tab via any USB Converter? Does Android 2.2 support VPN ...
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How to enable a HTC MyTouch 3G Slide USB tether in Windows 7?

I'm trying to use HTC MyTouch 3G Slide for USB tether instead of my old G1, which works perfectly. On the first try the ADB driver didn't recognize the phone, but worked fine after adding this to ...
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“MTP USB Device” driver error (screenshot) when connecting my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode — How can I resolve this problem?

I always got this error when trying to connect my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode. I can connect it as "Mass storage" with no problem. But I need to connect with Kies mode to get 2.2 (froyo), but I ...
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How to type SMS in a full sized keyboard?

The only way I have to send SMS is through my Android Phone, since I don't have a GSM/3G modem. I would like to use my Desktop's keyboard to type those SMSes. Is there any application that would ...
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HTC mains-to-USB charger: use to charge other non-HTC but USB-chargeable devices?

My HTC Desire Z came with a charger that consists of a mains electric plug with a USB socket for attaching the phone to to charge via USB. Other devices such as the iPod touch can be charged via ...
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Can I use my Android device as Wi-Fi Dongle (ie Tethering to PC through USB, but using Wi-FI not Phone Network)?

I want to use my Android phone to connect a desktop (windows 7) PC to the internet via Wi-Fi (ie, not muching though my Data plan). Is this possible with the various tethering options out there? The ...
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Is it possible to prevent the screen from locking while connected to the USB

Generally when there is a USB cable attached to the phone it's not in my pocket, so the screen lock isn't doing anything usefull for me and I'd like to disable it.
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Stream Sound from Ubuntu to Android

I got tired of replugging my headset between a desktop and Android when someone calls me. Is there a way to stream sound from Ubuntu (I use Pulseaudio) to Android phone over wifi or usb?
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card

I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 machines via USB. Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card as external ...
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Optimal Linux Distro to Install to SD card to use as USB-Bootloader for PC?

Many people install Linux-based distros on USB drives to use for, largely, basic PC troubleshooting. Has anyone tried installing such a thing on their Android phone's SD card? That way instead of ...
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Can I drive a USB webcam with my android touchpad?

I have I have an Android touchpad and a usb webcam... Can I use the pad to control the webcam?
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How to set up reverse tethering over USB?

My HTC G2 phone is rooted and running Cyanogenmod 7 I don't have a data plan. Sometimes I want to connect the phone to the Internet when there isn't Wi-Fi, to update Market apps, backup SMS messages ...
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Why is Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) USB not supported in my Honda Pilot?

Any thoughts on how to resolve the "USB not supported" error my vehicle (Honda Pilot) displays when I connect the phone (Galaxy S Captivate) via the USB jack? Thanks in advance!
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Can you read a USB flash drive from an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.1. I am wondering if it can read a USB flash drive. It will be really useful to copy files across USB drives so you don't have to carry laptops ...
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How to use an Android device as bluetooth USB dongle?

Is there a way to use my android device as a bluetooth USB dongle without rooting it?
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Can I turn my Android device into a webcam?

If so, how? Could it be implemented via a USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection?
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How Do I Keep My Droid X's SD Card from Mounting as a Drive in Windows?

Stock Droid X, running 2.1. I have the USB Connection mode set to "Charge Only". Whenever I connect the phone to my computer to charge, the SD card mounts as a drive in the computer. In the phone's ...
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My Milestone doesn't always charge

I have a Milestone and sometimes when I plug my (supplied Motorola) charger in the 'charging light' on the side does not illuminate and the phone does not charge. I think that this may also happen ...
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How to copy a file into Micro SD via USB in Android?

How can I copy a file into micro SD of an Android phone connected via USB to a PC with Windows?
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Can you connect USB devices to an Android phone?

I have an HTC Desire and would like to connect USB devices to it, for example an external USB thumb drive to transfer files or a USB keyboard. Is this at all possible?