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 use my Android device as Wi-Fi Adapter for my PC (i.e. 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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How to make sweep action with external mouse (broken screen)

Maybe a silly question, I have a Asus smart pad (Jelly Bean) with broken touchscreen. I connected an external USB mouse and keyboard to control the pad, but I cannot open the default lock app, i.e. ...
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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 “Prevention Information” USB OTG

I am trying to connect things to my S4 with a USB OTG cable. Standard devices such as mass storage, keyboard and mouse all work fine. My problem seems to be with vendor class devices. I connected an ...
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LG Optimus support usb otg cable? [on hold]

Does the newest LG Optimus phone support usb otg cable? If so, how do I use it?
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nexus 7 (2013) adb connectivity issues Mac

The 5.0.2 OTA update soft-bricked my rooted but otherwise stock Nexus 7. I tried several times to wipe/reset from recovery, but it kept boot-looping afterwards. After a hundred tries or so was ...
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How to connect to ADB without USB Debugging enabled?

I downloaded a game on my friend's phone and it crashed. I searched Google and when I turned it on the phone got stuck in a boot loop. I asked someone at my college and he said to come on here and ask ...
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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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How can I recover data from my android tablet?

My brother had some important data on his android tablet. Unfortunately the touch screen on this android tablet (Azpen model A700) is no longer responding. I would like to put the data on my pc before ...
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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Which newer phones with USB-host support headphones with microphones? [on hold]

Does anyone know of a list describing the limitations for the USB-host device on newer android phones? I have tried using a Plantronics usb headset and although it works fine for music, the ...
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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Samsung Galaxy S i897 not detected by PC

I have read every forum and every "help" site on Samsung's website and all over the internet. Nothing has worked. I bought an unlocked Galaxy S i897 on ebay, originally an AT&T phone but I'm using ...
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How to turn on USB connection to PC

I bought a KingSing K5 Android phone, and there doesn't seem to be an option for turning on USB connection to PC (to transfer files). I have the Google USB driver installed on the PC, but when I ...
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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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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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No USB storage mode for Asus MeMo Pad 7 to do Android development

I intend to develop with an Asus MeMo Pad 7, but I can't set it to detect as a normal USB storage device. In the Storage menu I have 4 options: MTP - to transfer images PTP - to transfer images ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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China phone after factory restart in recovery mode stuck on formating data

Can´t get to recovery mode, can´t connect via USB becouse it still rebooting. And it says Fromating /data.... mount system/ error Can somebody help me?
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USB malfunction and rooting of my Samsung SIII (GT-I9305)

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9305), and here are my problem(s). It can't be detected by PC via USB (not showing on device manager, odin, kies, not even charging) but it is charging when connected ...
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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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Files not copied to laptop when transferred via USB from Nexus 5

I have downloaded a 3 gb folder of android tutorials from torrent on my nexus 5.Now I am trying to copy that folder through USB to my laptop but unfortunately everytime I try to copy it I get a blank ...
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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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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and trying to type anything while it's connected, my phone detects a single touch as a ...
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my samsung galaxy ace is not opening after update

i try to install a new android version to my phone but my pc shut down and update interrupted ,now i can't open my phone? Can you help me what to do to install again android os from the begin ?
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How do I force USB debugging?

I am trying to figure out why my apps don't work on tablets manufactured by the company Ainol. USB debugging is already turned on, and I took a look at all of the settings that I could find on it, ...
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Phone isn't detected via USB but still charges

My Galaxy GT-S5360 is not being detected via USB when I connect it to my PC. It still charges however. It used to work and there was a prompt to connect it to the computer but now it just charges ...
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Does Using 2.0 or 3.0 cables affect charging speed with same adapter?

Using my Note 3 If i charge my phone using the same adapter but with different cables, does that affect the charging speed with the 2.0 cable or 3.0 cable. am supposing the 2.0 cable is of best ...
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Cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7 PC

I cannot connect my Moto X to Windows 7, 32-bit PC via USB. After doing some research normal solutions people found were Enabling MTP in connection settings. Disabling USB debugging in Dev. ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Nexus 5 Windows 8.1 Connection Issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 running Windows 8.1 64bit. Upon connecting my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 via USB, the device seems to keep connecting and disconnecting repeatedly. I don't have the ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Is it possible to print from an Android device (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3) via mini-USB to USB adapter?

I know you can hook up your printer to the wireless router and connect and print from the Android device via HP ePrint software. But is there a way to simply connect a device directly to the printer ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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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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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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Android tablet recognized as USB storage but not in Eclipse DDMS perspective

I'm creating an Android application for a Tablet PC (model: Q8H, probably this one), and now I'm trying to push an application to the device through the USB connection, with debug mode enabled, using ...
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Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 file transfer, USB not recognised. No USB options in Settings menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and I wish to transfer some audio files from it to my PC, running Windows 8. When I connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable, the phone beeps and begins ...
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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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Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows

In Android 3 the connection to PC as Mass Storage Controller feature was removed. Is there a way to access MTP-mounted phone as a drive letter? I want standard file manager programs (e.g. Total ...
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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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Android ADB drivers installation error

I am trying to install the usb adb drivers. I turned the debugging mode on in the settings of my phone, connected to the PC. I click update drivers and manually selected the folder where the drivers ...
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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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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

I have a portable battery with two USB ports. One is labelled Android and one is labelled Apple. Apparently each has charging circuits optimized for that particular type of device. This sounds ...
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How to see hidden files/folders on android internal storage over USB

I have a windows 7 pc and a Sony Experia Z android phone. I use a downloader app to download files to the phone, and then hook it up to USB to copy to the computer. The only problem is sometimes the ...
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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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Cannot see the video files in the phone on my PC

I have this very strange issue which I discovered on my month-old Note 2. I never had this issue with my previous device which was a Nexus S. I hooked up the phone via USB to my PC, and selected ...
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HTC ONE - USB No longer recognized (but is charging)

I have a HTC ONE Google Edition on 4.3. I was in the middle of transferring some files to my phone over USB when Windows 8 locked up and stopped responding. Once I re-plugged my phone into the ...