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External displays can be connected to an Android device in different ways, e.g. via a HDMI cable. Best examples are obviously TV devices, but it could as well be a computer monitor.

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How to add a monitor as an external/secondary monitor of an Android device

I have an app on my Android device that does a remote desktop connection to a computer, so I am able to see the computer's screen on my phone. The problem is the remote screen resolution is ...
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Chromecast Google TV: rotate output to display with default portrait mode

I recently bought a Waveshare display to connect my Raspberry Pi (RPI) to it for showing Home Assistant info. The display also has a second HDMI port which I would like to use to connect my Chromecast ...
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Enabling USB debugging with broken screen (is it possible to connect external screen via usb 2.0 OTG?)

The phone is Asus Zenfone 3 ZE553KL. The screen is black and touch is not working. The phone is locked with a pattern. Power, volume buttons and navigation bar at the bottom work. Is there any way to ...
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Any android devices on the market with a perfectly square display? [closed]

Are there any android based devices on the market with a perfectly square display? If not is there any particular reason why not and would it create any problems when switching between portrait and ...
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Can a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone be connected to a 49-inch ultra-wide monitor?

I want to start using my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra as a computer. I'm also planning to buy an ultra-wide 49-inch monitor that I want to display the Samsung screen on using DEX mode. I want to connect ...
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Can I turn my Android to Linux desktop?

I want to turn my phone into a Linux Desktop when I connect it to an external display but not using screen mirroring (I.e., the external screen is running while phone screen is turned off). There is ...
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If I turned off the wireless display while my phone was still connected to my neighbor's TV, would it automatically disconnect from it?

I accidentally connected my phone to my neighbor's TV. I instantly turned off the wireless display, did my phone disconnect from his TV? If I turned on the wireless display again, will his TV ...
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Will a monitor connected to a usb-hub show image from Android? [duplicate]

I'd like to connect a VGA monitor to an Android device. I'm thinking to connect a usb-hub to the device, then plug USB to VGA adapter into the hub. Also a mouse and a keyboard are going to be ...
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Will a monitor connected to a usb-hub show image from Android?

I'd like to connect a VGA monitor to an Android device. I'm thinking to connect a usb-hub to the device, then plug USB to VGA adapter into the hub. Also a mouse and a keyboard are going to be ...
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2nd display repeatedly loses connection when adb bridge is runnning

I am currently working on a project which includes smartphone instrumentation via FRIDA, which requires me to attach to the device via adb. Somehow, once the adb bridge is online my 2nd display keeps ...
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Use monitor as portrait mode using Miracast

I want to cast my mobile screen to an LED monitor which has an HDMI port using Miracast. The device is not purchased, But the testing is done by an Android TV now. If the mobile is in landscape mode, ...
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Can I connect a Pixel 2 XL to a monitor with USB-C input?

I have a Pixel 2 XL and am looking for an external monitor. If I buy a monitor that has a USB-C input and I connect the phone using a USB-C to USB-C cable, will the screen be displayed to the external ...
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Use Android device as external monitor from a Linux box **in a fluid way**

My need is to setup a VR headset with a smartphone inside, displaying the game that runs on a computer. I've done my homework and I already know about all the VNC-based solutions, but here the latency ...
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Need Help Making 7" Monitor Display Android Screen

I got a 7 inch ultra thin TFT LCD Color Monitor that has HDMI, AV, VGA, and is DC12 volt - USB 5 Volt by TOGUARD D701. I want to use it in my car with a android device (phone or tablet) to display ...
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How to attach multiple displays to Android?

I would like to have an Android setup with one primary and two secondary hardware displays. I am wondering, if it is possible at all? I know you can have primary and secondary screens according to the ...
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Can someone please help me understand this Linux command?

dmsetup create crypt1 --table "0 `blockdev --getsize /dev/sdb2` crypt aes-cbc-essiv:sha256 <Put the 16-byte hex key here> 0 /dev/sdb2 0" I got it from step 6 of the first answer here. ...
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USB-C port not working as a host to use with USB OTG or HDMI adapter

I have a Samsung Galaxy A9 which I'm trying to connect to an external HDMI display by the means of a commonly-found USB-C to HDMI adapter like this one. Connecting the USB-C input "lights up"...
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How do I find out how much an Android device output power is?

I have a SM-T510 in which I want to cast video to a Asus ZenScreen MB16AC using the Android DisplayLink Presenter app. It's not working and I'm trying to figure out if the Galaxy is supplying enough ...
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How to extend screen on a secondary monitor in Android-x86?

I'm looking for a way to get two separate (i.e. "Extended" or split) display outputs on my Android x86 setup. It appears that I need to modify the content of /grub/menu.lst file, but every ...
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Android Q Desktop Mode - control secondary display

I tried new Desktop Mode on Android Q Beta 3. The problem is that I'm not able to move mouse pointer to second display, so I don't have any way to use Desktop Mode. Google Pixel XL, display is ASUS ...
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Can a phone act as computer replacement?

Given the power of current day smartphones it seems like many could work as basic computer replacements. In the past Microsoft tried to provide a display dock to turn a Microsoft Phone into a PC. Is ...
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How to transfer video from a smartphone (with microUSB port) to an external portable mini-DISPLAY (AV, HDMI, VGA inputs)?

I'm looking for the best way to transfer the video from a smartphone to an external monitor (used in cars, garages) to get a bigger picture. I find this useful for dash cameras, and for entertainment ...
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External HDMI Touch screen control for Android

I would like to have an external touchscreen for my smartphone (galaxy S8) in order to control it through this screen in my car. Is the mhl protocol, with basic touchscreen (like capacitive 7 inch) ...
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How to duplicate screen on a secondary monitor in Phoenix OS?

I usually use my laptop as a CPU. I put it aside and it is connected to a screen via a VGA cable. Recently, I installed Phoenix OS in my laptop, but nothing was displayed on my secondary monitor. In ...
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Using emulator as a monitor to my phone?

The screen of my Google Pixel burned out the other day. The phone still works, but the screen doesn't turn on. Is it possible to connect to my phone via adb and use an emulator to see what the phone ...
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How can I flip or mirror the entire screen display (have root)

I have a rooted Android device and I want to see everything that is on the screen "reversed" or "flipped horizontally" basically so that if you viewed the screen in a mirror it would look correct (...
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Can I use a 32:9 aspect ratio monitor on an android TV PC?

I have several TX92 TV PCs connected to TVs for streaming, and to monitors for use as thin client workstations with Windows. I recently upgraded, getting the same android box for each use. What I want ...
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Why Android phone cannot have second display?

There are many questions about mirroring the screen, but I am interested in why no Android phone cannot have a second display (not interested in casting the screen, nor folded displays), etc through ...
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How to detect which driver is used for touch device?

I've connected an IR touch frame to my android device and it works great, however the touch input is rotated by 90 degrees. I would like to find out which driver is used by the touch device, but I ...
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Mirroring an Android display via Android Studio

I have an Android (first-generation Pixel) with a broken display. While the display does still appear to receive touch events, its ability to actually display anything seems to be basically done for. ...
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How to "tell" Android to output/mirror its display?

With inspiration from this question, I purchased this docking station to be used with my new tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017), running Android 7.1.1): StarTech HDMI and DVI/VGA Dual-Monitor ...
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Simultaneously connecting USB mouse and VGA monitor?

Is it possible to simultaneously connect a USB mouse and VGA monitor to an Android tablet? Because of my physical disability, I would like to operate an Android tablet using a standard USB mouse, ...
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I have broken my Motorola Moto E 1 Screen I was wondering if I could plug my Phone into a Monitor and a mouse

I have broken my Motorola Moto E 1 Screen I was wondering if I could plug my Phone into a Monitor and a mouse, so i could use the mouse to put in my passcode. The bad thing is that my passowrd is a ...
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Is it possible to run video over type-C smartphones?

Is it possible to run a video from a PC (over type-c, hdmi, or displayport) to a type-c smartphone for VR? What limitations would be faced?
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Is it possible to mirror Android screen to PC over Bluetooth?

I have to show something on my phone to a large group of people, so obviously they can't just huddle around and look at the screen. I need to display what's on the screen to a laptop. I can't use WiFi,...
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Here is display mirroring by usb cable with the S7, but the S7 does not supports MHL and DisplayLink is also not used. So how does this work?

In the Youtube-Video Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 6.0 phone Mirror Link for Joying Android 5.1 lollipop 1024*600 car stereo he shows how to connect his Samsung S7 just by a USB-cable with an external ...
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Using your smartphone as Laptop and Desktop with a DisplayLink-Setup (with S7 for example)

I want to buy an Samsung S7, but I also want to use it as a laptop and desktop replacement. What I have in mind is a workflow like seen in this youtube video. After some researching how this could be ...
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External monitor display in vertical (portrait) format

The Samsung 7's default is output only in horizontal format, as far as I've read. There is a way to wipe the phone, then change the code and restart it. I've tried all the orientation apps, but they ...
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Can I connect existing USB mouse and keyboard and VGA monitor to my Nexus 6

I guess question title sums it all. I have USB mouse, keyboard and VGA monitor. I am ready to buy couple of new adapters/cables. Will it be possible to connect all things up to my Nexus 6. I was ...
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Is there any way that can EXTEND (not mirror) my phone screen to another phone? Half-Half

Just want a bigger display for my phone. I need to know how I can EXTEND my phone's screen to another phone, by using Bluetooth or WiFi or RF or web? Few apps (iDisplay, AirScreen, AirDuet screen, etc)...
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Show Full Screen Portrait Layout with a VERTICAL screen with miracast

I have read this post and understand it is obviously not a smart idea to display the portrait layout on a horizontal (say 16:9) screen. However, many newer screens are able to rotate up (to 9:16) so I ...
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Android phone display broken

I'm here to find out alternatives to view the android phone's (Galaxy s3, I9300) display to an external display. I have decided not to repair the display and have move on to use an another phone. I ...
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How do I force my MHL to DVI adapter to send 1080p video to my HD computer monitor?

I bought this adapter: www.delock.de/produkte/F_697_MHL_65337/merkmale.html in the hope that it would send native 1080p video from my HTC One (M7) running CyanogenMod 12.1 to my Benq GW2265, which is ...
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Nexus 5x connected external HDMI/DP - how?

I want to connect my LG Nexus 5x to an external HDMI or Display Port (in mirror or extended desktop mode). Is it possible? Which connectors/cables required?
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How to Slave Chromebook's Display for Android by RB/HDMI?

Condition: Slave Chromebook's Display for Android by Microcontroller/HDMI Proposal: Microcontroller as a router in the local network which streams phone output to the local network, which Chromebook ...
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Is there a way to control an android device with an external touchscreen?

I am trying to solve something here. I am trying to figure out a way to control an android device with an external touchscreen display. The android device would either be a Samsung Galaxy Tab A or a ...
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Lower part of the screen not responding to touch

While I was holding my LG G2 when running, sweat got into the lower right corner under the screen, leading to the lower part of the screen (about one third inches) not responding to touch. The phone ...
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Allow rotate into portrait mode but do not rotate external display

To avoid this question being flagged as a duplicate, I have included a list of similar questions at the end of this post with an explanation about why my question is different. Please read these ...
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How do I connect my Android Device to an external touchscreen?

I would like to know if there is any chance to connect my device to an external, touch sensitive display, such as ordinary touchscreen monitors. If yes, then how do I do that? There are many ...
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Using Android tablet/phone as a bluetooth or USB touchscreen monitor

I have an LG G Pad F 7.0 and a LG G4, and I'm wanting to know if I have any options that will allow me to make my tablet preferably into a second monitor with the touch screen controls? I'm planning ...
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