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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USB transfer speed ridiculously slow

My Android connection to my computer is ridiculously slow. Just previous to this, I used Banshee to transfer some songs to my Android, and it took nearly two hours two transfer 23 songs. (The problem ...
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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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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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Disable USB charging

For some reasons not related to the battery life, I need to disable the battery charging when a USB host is connected to my phone (a rooted Nexus 4). Taking a look around on the internet (link1, ...
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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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RFID card reader Samsung galaxy tab

I developed an Android app for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 in Android 4.4. Now I'm trying to connect a RFID card reader through my microUSB port to emulate a keyboard so we can read different tags which ...
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Rebooting a non responsive Android device remotely

I have an Android devices connected to a PC at a remote location which I don't have physical access to. But I do have ADB access to it. The problem is that the phone sometimes crashes and I would ...
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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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Windows 7 ultimate, unable to detect my nexus 4 5.01

My windows 7 ultimate laptop isn't recognizing my nexus 4 5.01. Tried to reinstall ADB drivers and android universal usb drivers, but no use. can anyone please let me know how to overcome this ...
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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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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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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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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 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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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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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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Reset all USB connection

I have an Android device for my car with functionality like music/video player and also Wi-Fi/LTE sticks support. I have a root. The problem is that after restarting the device I have to re-connect ...
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How to know which Dock Connector my Galaxy S2 has?

There are several revisions for Dock Connects/Charging Ports per model. I would like to know if there is a way to find which revision is installed on my phone without opening the device. If that's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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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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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't adjust volume on USB Headset

I've recently purchased a Male Micro-USB to Female USB adapter (OTG). Now, I've connected my USB Headphones (w/ Microphone) but I can't adjust the volume. When I try, It either mutes it completely, ...
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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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How can I disable annoying Xperia application on Windows?

This application appears when I connect my Xperia T (CM12) to the PC: Usually I just close it, and continue with my work, but even after closing, the application stays open in the taskbar: There ...
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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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External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)

How to connect external USB keyboard (preferably via bluetooth) to Android device? Best would be piece of hardware with USB socket to plug standard usb keyboard into it, that would work as "bluetooth ...
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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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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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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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Transferring pictures from Samsung with broken screen

A friend's Samsung Galaxy S4 has a broken screen, but otherwise seems to be recognized by a computer when plugged in via the USB cord. He would like to retrieve some pictures from it, but I believe ...
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Micro-USB to HDMI

I've bought this adapter, but I couldn't make it work. I've read about MHL, but I don't really know if my phone supports it: I have a THL 5000 (also I have a Sony Xperia M dual), and a Hyundai ...
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how can install drivers on an android box

I have got an usb wifi adapter and my android box will not pick it up when i insert it in. I have to install drivers but dont know how or where to start? Hope someone can let me know a way to install ...
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Xiaomi 16000mAH Power Bank Needs Charge-only USB Cable to Work with Z3

The Xiaomi 16000mAH power bank, using its original USB cable, didn't work on my Z3. Though, to my surprise, it worked on other smartphones (have tried samsung and lenovo). So I tried my friend's power ...
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How safe or effective it is to use a non-OEM data cable with a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini? [duplicate]

Are there any cons against using a standard USB - micro USB cable on a Galaxy S4 mini, such as damaging the phone or a slower charging or transfer speed?
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Connect an Android tablet to ethernet

I use tablet with Android in a professional environment and the it department doesn't accept to install wifi. My tablet need to synchronise with CSV file on a LAN share. I'm looking for solutions. ...
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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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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. ...