I wish to connect via ADB to a Samsung Galaxy A20e, but my computer won't detect the phone. I'm running Arch Linux and lsusb doesn't show anything about this phone when it's connected via USB.

What I've tried:

  • enabled USB Debugging in Developer Mode
  • set "Transferring Files" as the Default USB Configuration
  • set "MTP + ADB" in the view that appears after dialing *#0808#
  • tried different USB cables on different USB ports and even on different computers (all running Arch Linux though)

But still nothing: lsusb remains unaware of this phone.

What else can I try to get a Samsung Galaxy A20e to communicate with my computer so I can use ADB?

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    I would boot into a "standard-distribution" live-Linux system (like Ubuntu) and check if it also can not detect your phone. If it is not detected a hardware defect on the phone is very likely.
    – Robert
    May 24, 2023 at 9:36
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    Welcome to Android Enthusiasts. Looks like there's an official wiki for using ADB on ArchLinux. Have you tried it?
    – Andrew T.
    May 24, 2023 at 11:00
  • Try "sudo lsusb" Sep 12, 2023 at 21:48


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