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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Why does my Nexus 7 (1st gen) never let me copy my files to my PC?

I have a 1st gen Nexus 7 and I've been having trouble copying files to and from my Nexus 7. The first problem is that when I plug my N7 into my Windows 7 PC, using the factory cable, the device shows ...
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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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Connecting multiple USB devices using a USB hub that connect to the USB port of a Android devices

Is it possible to use and connect a USB Hub on any generic and major Android tablets that only have 1 USB port and connecting multiple USB devices (depending on how many port the USB Hub have) such as ...
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USB to Droid Speed?

Let’s say you connect your android smartphone to a USB 3.0 port. You would like to upload a 1 GB file to your Android smartphone, how long will it take?
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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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Is there a quick-fix for the Galaxy Nexus when it signals “charging” without beeing connected via USB?

My Galaxy Nexus goes into charging mode but when it isn't plugged in. The battery symbol then indicates a charging and when in suspend mode, the display turns on which drains battery rapidly. I am ...
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Samsung galaxy A5 USB Otg supported?

I have checked with few USB Otg checkers it said there are Apr are present in mobile. But i could not able to connect Pendrive. Many entry levels phones also have this feature. But this is recently ...
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Data-Only USB Cable for Android devices [on hold]

It is possible to manufacture a cable that transmits data but doesn't charge my device? I already tried to cut the 5V wire, but after that no data is transmitted (Neither the device is charged). ...
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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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using usb connection instead of wifi

I own an Allview P5 Quad (Romanian smartphone brand) running Android 4.2.1 and a laptop running Linux Mint. For some time I've been using apps which connect my laptop to my phone, such as Remote ...
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Powered USB hub not charging phone. Kernel options?

I got a powered USB 2.0 hub (ET-UP900). As power source I am using the phones charger. But if I connect the hub with my phone (SM-C115) it does not charge. If I connect the charger directly it works. ...
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Can I connect my android phone to the LAN, via an ethernet cable?

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-120S Android version 4.0 (rooted) to the internet via a LAN connection. I am sensitive to wifi and network radiation, hence want to make a line connection and ...
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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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How to backup broken screen phone when USB debugging IS NOT enabled?

I dropped my Samsung S3. Now I cannot see anything, just a white screen with purple, black, and green lines. Before it blanked out, it wasn't recognizing my finger touch. Any idea on how or what to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 does not appear on Windows computer or Mac?

I'm trying to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 Gt-i9305 on EE running Android 4.3. I know how to unlock the phone however, when I connect the phone to my computer it does not appear at all. Usually, Android ...
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Galaxy S3 is unable to transfer files over USB: “USB device not recognized”

I have Galaxy S3 with baseband version I9300XXLFB and I'm having problems when it is connected to the PC. I cannot transfer or retrieve any files or data over USB. When I plug it in to my PC, it ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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I want to use my android phone as a usb scanner for my pc

Hi I have a program on my PC that uses a USB scanner i want to use my android phone instead of the USB scanner, is there an app for this?
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Cannot Connect to PC. No USB Connection Notification Bar on Device (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I updated my Firmware to 4.4.2 using Samsung Kies, and had just notice it recently that I cant connect my tab to PC again. Usually, the there will be a notification bar on the device (like to choose ...
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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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USB Debugging not working on CyanogenMod 12

I have the very latest nightly build of CyanogenMod 12 (March 21st, 2015) installed on a Nexus 4. For about a month I haven't been able to connect my phone to my computer. I have the latest USB/ADB ...
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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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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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Non-root methods to mount USB storage devices

From my understanding, one can use StickMount to mount USB Sticks / Thumbdrive. However, StickMount require one to root phone. So, are there ways that I can mount a USB Sticks / Thumbdrive to a ...
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Android OEM USB Driver for Lenovo [duplicate]

Where to download Android OEM USB Driver for Lenovo Y50 windows 8.1? The published download link at https://developer.android.com/tools/extras/oem-usb.html does not work: ...
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Mounting USB in android 4.1.2

I am trying to mount USB pen drive in my old Xperia phone running andorid 4.1.2 When I connect OTG device to my phone I get an USB power consumption error. After little search I found a command to ...
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Mirroring PC screen to android via USB

There seems to be slight variations of this question that have been asked to no avail, but is there a way to mirror my pc desktop to my android device STRICTLY using a USB cable? I've seen may ...
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How to Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under ...
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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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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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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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Not all files are visible over MTP

I have LG L5 (e610 model) device with Cyanogenmod 10. When I connect the phone to a computer with Linux (I have mtpfs installed), I can see both internal storage and the SD card. However when I ...
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unmounting USB CM12?

I'm using CM12 on a rooted Nexus 7 2012 (grouper). When I plug in my USB through OTG cable, I can access it using the default file manager, but an "umount USB" option is nowhere to ne seen! Please ...
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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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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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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 '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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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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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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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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How to access media files (photos and videos) on Samsung GT-I9082?

I have a Samsung GT-I9082 mobile phone (Android 4.1.2) with lots of videos and photos. I want to move them from the phone to my notebook running Windows 7. I connected it via USB and selected the MTP ...
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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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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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wifi tethering, but another way

I have PC with LAN connection to internet. Is it possible to connect my Samsung Note 3 via USB to PC and share internet to another phone via WIfI? I want to create a WIFI hotspot for another phone. ...
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Nexus 5 not connecting to PC

I tried connecting it nexus 5 to my pc via USB. Although it shows as connected in my external devices and also shows up in My Computer, but when I try to open it and don't files to my phone, it just ...
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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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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without ...
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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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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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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...