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This might be an obvious one, but I just cannot get this to work:
I am trying to connect an android device to my PC in order to use it to test an app created with android studio. After connecting the device I don't get the usual usb connection notification on my device and nothing shows up in my PC's file manager either. I tried using both my Honor 5x (android 6) and Nexus 9 (android 7) as well as Windows 10 and Elementary os and multiple ports/ usb cables. On the nexus 9 I enabled the developer options and set the connection mode to mtp. Is there something obvious I'm missing?
Any help is much appreciated.
Cheers,
Daniel

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Android Studio needs a device connected in ADB not MTP, though MTP can be activated with no effect.

On the device:

  • Open the Developer options

  • Enable USB debugging.

  • You need to install drivers for the device to get detected by the PC.

On the PC, Android Studio:

  • Alt + F10 should open a window showing your device connected

Then you'll be able to test apps build with Android Studio

  • I did that, but am still not getting a connection. The tablet is not showing up in android studio or the file manager and there is also no notification on the tablet itself, however it is charging. – Daniel Mar 3 '17 at 20:51
  • Defective cable probably? Did you try another USB cable? or the USB port may be damaged, may have dust, debris, etc – esQmo_ Mar 3 '17 at 22:26
  • Hm I tried different ports on my laptop and two different cables, I will try a different PC when I have access to one. Thank you for all your help so far! – Daniel Mar 3 '17 at 22:54
  • If all this doesn't work, you need to check for drivers! Without drivers your device will never be detected ! – esQmo_ Mar 3 '17 at 22:58
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You need to install USB Drivers on PC suitable for your device. You can find the right Android USB Drivers from here.

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