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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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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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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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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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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USB Host Support

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 with ...
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tablet won't recognize usb keyboard

Azpen tablet android 4.2.2 won't recognize my usb keyboard. I downloaded external keyboard and a usb host controller and it doesn't work. I connected it to my pc and the keyboard works just fine. Any ...
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Can I use USB gamepad without any setup?

I connected USB gamepad to my tablet. I noticed that sowtware like Tincore KeyMapper requires root access to connect to this gamepad. This type of software recognizes all buttons, but ask me to map ...
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How can I mount my google nexus4 on linuxmint(nadia) computer via usb?

Also is it any different than ubuntu? UPDATE: Using gmtp, I still get the error from the terminal and gmtp crashes when i click on "connect". The gmtp says the following in the shell: Device 0 ...
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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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USB Connection Not Registering on Phone

Starting about two weeks ago, I've been having some issues with my HTC Vivid running 4.0.3 regarding the USB port For charging, once I plug it in it takes about 20 seconds before it registers and ...
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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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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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Phone as Bluetooth card for my computer [duplicate]

How can I use my Android phone like a Bluetooth card for my computer? I plan to give my computer the ability to connect with my Bluetooth headset using the mobile phones Bluetooth capability. Is ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace not detected AT ALL on Windows 8 Pro

Here is the exact same problem but with a different phone: Unable to connect Galaxy S3 to PC via USB This is not the standard device on recognized ordeal but a device is not even being detected at ...
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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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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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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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USB Android Debbugging, I've tried everything I can think of

I've been struggling for the past 3 days with trying to get started with USB debugging for android apps. Currently, my phone is not being recognized by my computer at all. Here is what I have already ...
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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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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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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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Android File Transfer not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. I can connect it to my computer via a USB cable. Android File Transfer then opens. It lets me transfer files onto the device, but drag-and-dropping files from the device ...
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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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Can an Android device be used as a remote framebuffer?

I have an old HD2 a friend donated to me, which I recently flashed to a custom 4.4 (rooted) build. Since the device is old, not used for cell service, I was wondering if it could be used as a "remote ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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Galaxy S2 not recognized by computer

When I try to connect my Galaxy S2 device to my computer via USB, I get an error saying that the device has malfunctioned and is unrecognized. It appears as "Unknown device" in device manager. I'm ...
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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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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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samsung note 3 not getting recognized by my pc

when i plug my phone in to my PC which is having windows 7 OS only charging takes place.when i viewed my phone in device manager it says Samsung android files is not installed.but i installed those ...
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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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Does GT-I8262 Galaxy Core Support OTG?

I am using GT-I8262 (Galaxy Core) android 4.1 does it support OTG?
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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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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USB connection broken, tried debugging

I have a Galaxy S2 that refuses to be picked up by any computer. I tried different operating systems, I tried a different USB cable, I tried debugging mode. The phone still charges fine through 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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I cannot charge my tablet

I only have a USB cable to charge my tablet and I plugged it into my laptop to charge and a little red X shows up on the battery thing. How can I charge my tablet?
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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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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 ...