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 USB configuration. However when I tried to do that again it just selected 'Charging only', even when selecting any other setting. I clueless as to what to do. Does anyone know how to fix this? By the way, I should mention that I am using android file transfer.


  • Let me see what I can find out. I have a S7 Edge on 6.0.1 and noticed similar behavior on my iMac. I haven't approached it again. Rick – rickinsav Apr 18 '16 at 22:02
  • I found the problem. The issue was with my computer. – yDaniel98 Apr 21 '16 at 0:50
  • However, I still can't connect it to my computer. Any ideas? – yDaniel98 Apr 21 '16 at 3:43

I should note that I have no idea why this worked, but it did.

I made a partition in my computer's memory. Then I installed a separate version of OSX. When I booted to that partition the Robin connected flawlessly. I thought that it would only work in the partition I created, however, when I booted back to the default partition, the Robin connected.

For perspective, here is a list of the things I tried before I got it to work:

  • Fast booting the Robin.
  • Rebooting the Robin.
  • Wiping the cache of the Robin.
  • Restarting my computer.
  • Clearing the SMC and NVRAM of the computer.
  • Turning on usb debugging.
  • Switching between usb modes in developer options.
  • Probing the usb ports in my computer (software).
  • Disconnecting and connecting the usb several times out of pure frustration.
  • Connecting the Robin to another computer (it connected).
  • Uninstalling Android file transfer and reinstalling it.

Hopefully one of these things will work, if someone has this problem in the future.

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