questions regarding connecting an Android device via USB to e.g. a computer's USB interface

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What's the reason Android Reverse Tethering require root?

From what i know: Android Tethering, share internet from Android to laptop via USB cable works without root. Android Reverse Tethering, share internet from laptop Ethernet to Android via USB cable ...
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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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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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How to allow Android USB mount only on one device?

I want my android device to automatically deny USB access to computers it doesn't know. How can I do that? The device is a custom device and the OS version is 4.4.3. We are not planning to give the ...
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USB charger produces high-pitched noise while the battery is full

I have Nexus 5 and I recently bought the European version of the PowerCube, which combines three power outlets with two USB chargers. I noticed that as soon as my smartphone's battery is full, it ...
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Forcing higher USB current

The big problem: Like a lot of people, we are finding that our tablet does not maintain charge when connected to USB (PC or other device, not AC jack, we need data and charging simultaneously). What ...
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Connecting Android phone to OSX mac computer

I've had trouble connecting my android (The Nextbit Robin) to my computer. I am pretty sure it's an Android 6.0 issue. I have been able to get it to work by enabling USB debugging and selecting MTP on ...
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Windows 10 PC cannot play MP3 files from android LG G3 with 0 bytes

I was trying to edit one of my sound files on my phone in audacity eariler today, when I discovered that the files held "0 bytes" and were inaccessible by any players on hand. Info: LG G3 does not ...
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Android phone “charging slowly”: How to make it faster

When I put my Android device to charge, the lock screen says "Charging slowly": Is it a particular software setting that tells Android to charge slowly? How to make Android charge fast?
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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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Android SD card does not mount on Windows 7 directly

If I connect my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) to my PC via a USB cable, even though the device is shown in My Computer, no file is shown inside it. If I change the USB configuration (in developer options) ...
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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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How do I move files from pc to Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime?

how do I upload files to my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime from my Windows 10 pc via USB? Is there a setting on the phone to get it to USB mode?
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ADB server start for usb devices

I have multiple devices connecte via USB and I want to start an instance of adb server for each connected device. I know that I can do this via Wi-Fi but I want to know if it's possible without ...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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What is the standard voltage and current levels for an android battery?

I am using Micromax Canvas Nitro A310; recently, I bought a new USB cable and it seems its not doing the job as required. My phone is not getting charged as it was before. Either it takes too long ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?

I have my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S4's developer options enabled with USB debugging turned on. Whenever I connect it to my machine, it displays "Connected as Installer" in the notification ...
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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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How to connect a USB Device to Bluestack

I have drone( DJI Phantom 3), and in order to fly it correctly DJI provides an App for IOS and Android("DJI Go"). The thing is that I have a Kolina k100 android phone(a cheap chineese one), and I can ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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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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Can connect to laptop on one USB port but not the other

On the laptop where I do Android development, I can connect to my phone on one of the laptop's USB ports but not the other. It would be more convenient if I could use the other one due to its ...
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Moto G external storage failing to show on Mac and other USB issues

Since upgrading my Moto G 2nd gen to OS 6.0 I am having issues with USB and file transfers when connected to 3 different Macs with different OSes which all worked OK before. Sorry this is a bit ...
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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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Can I use micromax's driver for Quantum 350?

Hi I want to root my Android device according to http://www.digitbrunch.com/android/how-to-root-micromax-unite-2-a106 (after reverse tether) Can I use micromax's driver to do this with Goclever ...
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Device descriptor request failed (Code 45)

I'm about to go crazy about this. I can't get my computer recognize my Nexus 4 (which is running CyanogenMod 13, Android 6.0.1). The phone doesn't show anything when I connect it to PC (it just says ...
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If bluetooth is failing , how can I stream from my Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 phone to new Mazda3 audio?

I have xiaomi redmi note 2 prime smartphone . It runs MIUI 7 android operating system. I am also leasing a new Mazda 3 I Grand Touring. The problem is that Bluetooth connection does not stay stable ...
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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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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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Does USB Internet option require root access?

Hi I want to reverse tether from PC, OS Win 8.1 to android device but is it required root? In Activity in Local Area Connection Status (Local Area Connection is my Remote NDIS...) I get increased Sent ...
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Can I use my Android phone as a USB speaker?

I have a Lenovo S850 (non-rooted so far, although I've read some guides and may try it when I find the time). Is there a way to use it as a USB speaker for my PC at work, which doesn't have any ...
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Can't see audio & video files of android phone in PC

I connect my phone to my PC through USB cord and select MTP mode. When I open SD card then I can transfer only photos , but I can't transfer my audio and video files. First I copy some video and then ...
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USB configuration within Developer Options doesn't save [duplicate]

Just bought a Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge with Marshmallow pre-installed. I'm trying to get my phone to work with Android Auto. The only way I could make my phone connect to my car is to enable Developer ...
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Can I bypass the Google Verification on my Huawei Mate 8? [duplicate]

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Will charging a phone with a different USB *cable* affect the battery life?

I recently realized that I've been using the wrong USB cable to charge my Moto X Play(2015) for probably a couple weeks. The phone is specifically designed to charge very quickly with its' default ...
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Connect to Computer Option Disabled

For some reason the option to conect to computer is disabled. And im connecting my tablet to my computer using USB. Note: I have Developers Option on, as well as USB Debugging. Here is a screenshot:
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How can I activate UDP forwarding for USB communication between a PC and an Android app

I have an real Android device connected to a computer via USB. I managed to activate TCP port forwarding with adb forward tcp:<port> tcp:<port> and successfully communicate with sockets ...
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Tablet not recognized as removable storage

I have an Android A-13 Android tablet version 4.0.4 Baseband version 4.0.14 I have been trying to get my PC to recognize it so that I can download my music to it. But I do not know if the PC does ...
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Android 5.0.2: Windows 10 does not recognize it in USB storage mode

I bought Prestigio MultiPhone 3504 Muze with Android 5.0.2. When I connect it to my PC with Windows 10 installed, I can't find the device in explorer. How to connect my phone to PC?
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Why do charging rates differ for similar spec USB power adaptors?

I've been experimenting with using USB power adaptors other than the one supplied with the Android tablet and I'm struggling to understand why adaptors of a similar spec to the original are charging ...
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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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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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Is it possible to use external hard drives with USB OTG?

On some sources I have read that it is impossible to use external hard drives over USB OTG. Is it really impossible? Isn't there some kind of workaround? Update: Apparently ES file explorer can see ...
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Mount external USB drive as read-only, without root

If I wish to visit someone and bring with me my phone, chromecast or miracast, and an external USB drive, to show pictures and home videos, I want to do that without risking clobbering up my external ...
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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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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Are OEM USB drivers needed for developing Android apps on Windows 10? [closed]

On Linux, to develop an Android app there are no USB drivers needed. Regardless of whether android device comes from most popular or totally unknown hardware make, it just works. On Windows in turn, ...
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how to link two computers using android phone ? ( USB + WIFI )

i came cross a problem when i needed to connect two PCs . ( one have wireless connectivity [ wifi + bluetooth ] , and the other don't ) . so i needed to make my andoid phone to function as router : 1 ...
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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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Android USB port suddenly functional

I did system update on my android device and after some days, i discovered my phone which used to fully charge under two hours could only charge around 10% in an hour. I couldn't connect via the USB ...