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questions regarding connecting an Android device via USB to e.g. a computer's USB interface

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How to disable charging *from* the tablet?

Usually you plug tablet/phone in order to charge that tablet/phone. I have peculiar problem with "reverse" setup -- I have a keyboard (digital piano) plugged in to the wall socket, then I ...
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DAC/AMP & 'Audio Accessory Mode' in Samsung NOTE 8

I have a Samsung NOTE 8 (SM-N9500 Android 9). I have recently tried the Cyrus Soundkey USB DAC/AMP with it and it is excellent for music. However, with phone calls, the Note 8 sends the audio to its ...
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USB connection type pop-up not showing

The main reason I am loyal to Android is it was always easy to plug my phone into my Windows PC and transfer files. Recently, my phone is not recognized by my PC. It doesn't even give me the menu on ...
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Configure ZArchiver app to continue operation on error & write log file

I use Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. In the phone, a 256 GB SD card is plugged in. A USB hub is connected to the USB-C OTG of the phone. In a USB-A, the USB stick is plugged in. For the target, I ...
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How to mount my USB-C pen drive in Android 12

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I've tried inserting a USB-C pen drive into the USB-C port I usually use to charge my phone. According to some websites, I should get a notification ...
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Unable to access High-Power USB device connected via USB OTG

I have a Samsung A52 [SM-A525F/DS] phone, a USB A to type C OTG cable. I wanted to connect my Audio Interface to the phone via the OTG. Audio Interface has 2 USB port, 1 for power and the other for ...
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What happens if I plug in a single-male two-female USB connector and I try to connect a peripheral while charging?

I have an Android tablet and an external device that gets plugged into its microUSB port. This device is powered by the tablet through that port. If I plug in a cable that has a single male and two ...
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Pixel 4a - is it possible to play music (in car) over USB?

Is it possible to play music from my Pixel 4a over USB in my car? My car is a Ford Focus from 2016. If I plug in an iPhone, the car just starts to play whatever music was last listened to (or just ...
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Need to replug USB device after reboot of Samsung s5e

Im using a Samsung tabs5e rooted as the media center in my car. I've connected it as follows: TabS5e - USB Hub USB Hub - DAC/Amp (via USB) Dac/Amp - Car via aux Now, my issue is that when I initially ...
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Manually configuring and setting priority for network devices in a non-rooted Android 13 device via ADB

I'd like to configure and set priority for the different network interfaces on a device (Z Fold4) running Android 13, with multiple USB Ethernet devices, via ADB. I'm basically looking for ...
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How I can emulate a USB device upon android?

I have a Oneplus 1 and I thopught on implementing an API where the android device acts as a virtual USB hub. What I want to achieve is to have my Android apps to emulate various USB devices. The ...
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Can I USB tether from my Android phone to an Android TV streaming device?

Is there any way to USB tether to/from my phone to my Android-TV box/stick/dongle without relying on WiFi?
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How to connect microSD card or external USB hard drive to Redmi 10C

I've only ever had Redmi smartphones. First a 4A, then a 6, now a 10C. The first two both used microUSB and the new one uses USB-C. The 4A was a Chinese version and the later two are both ...
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Leaving USB drive plugged in to android causes battery drain even when sleep

If I accidentally leave a USB drive in my samsung galaxy S7+ it will drain the battery in a few hours even if it's not being used and the android goes "sleep". Why is this and and how to ...
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Backing up Google Drive files to a file on a USB key

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to back up my Google Drive files in their entirety to my USB key. How can I do this from the Google Drive app, if possible. If not how can ...
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Connect Samsung tablet to ethernet and also to PC/laptop?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro (SM-T545) tablet. I'd like to connect it to the ethernet using an adapter having an RJ45 port. I would also like to connect the tablet to my laptop (in this case ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running Lineage OS not rebooting properly after `adb reboot` unless USB disconnect

I am currently facing an issue with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet running Lineage OS. Whenever I attempt to reboot the device using the adb reboot command through adb, it enters a strange hanging ...
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USB connection between Android and Winlator

I have an Android tablet and have installed Winlator on it. It allows me to run Windows apps on Android. And I want to use it for an all-in-one animation setup and for that, I will need to connect the ...
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How to make my PC become an "psudo/fake" external display for android phone via USB ports (without using any USB to HDMI dongles)

I want my Android phone to recognize my PC as its external display (psuedo/fake or virtual displays) via USB connection (USB-C - USB-A cable or TCP connection) without using any USB to HDMI dongles or ...
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How can I copy files from an ext4 partition on my USB drive to a fat32 partition on the same drive?

I tried mounting the ext4 partition as root, but it didn't work. My phone is rooted, but as it seems no one has managed to do what I want to do. I couldn't find any solution, that worked for me. How ...
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What tool in Termux can I use to move one partition on my USB drive to the start of the drive?

I had a problem where the TV that I needed to use to watch movies, kept recognizing the EFI partition as the only partition on the USB drive, And I couldn't get to the second partition. I decided to ...
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2018 Honor 10 Lite/HRY-AL00, DOESN'T CHARGE USB data works fine, ADB works fine

Not sure how the brand of the phone really helps, but from what I gathered: Phone doesn't have a fast charge protocol. Very basic micro-B USB. Supports any 5V-1A USB charger. 3400mAh battery. The OS ...
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Audio not transferring from USB in Oppo A53

I have Oppo A53. The 3.5mm jack did not work properly so I bought a USB type C to 3.5mm converter, but this is also not working with my phone which is running on Android 12. Does anyone know how to ...
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OnePlus N200 5G T-MO not connecting over usb

My stock android 12 OP N200 5G TMO has stopped connecting over USB. I double checked and made sure I was using a data cable, I tried numerous ports on numerous computers but I get the same result. I ...
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Unable to charge and connect a USB device at the same time

When I plug in a USB-C cord into my Android phone in my car, I want it to simultaneously charge over fast charging (PD 20W) and also connect to a USB DAC (external sound card). This way I can charge ...
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Galaxy XCover 6 Pro not connecting to computer via USB

I am currently having difficulties in connecting my Galaxy XCover 6 Pro to a computer. When I plug it in, it charges for about 1-2 seconds, and then the charging stops. The computer never registers ...
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How can I restore proper functioning of the charge port in a tablet after connecting an OTG adapter that did not work?

I wanted to connect a USB external mic to a Lenovo tablet (P11) with only one USB Type C port (charge port). It did not work because apparently the tablet does not support OTG protocol. It shouldn't ...
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ADB not working with Samsung Galaxy A20e

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'...
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USB mouse keyboard and hub not working

When i connect my usb hub to my phone and try to use the mouse which is pluged in my usb hub it is not showing the arrow nor the keyboard is working.
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Nokia T20 not being detected steadily by Windows VM after clean-erased it while trying to flash GSI

I have a Nokia T20 WiFi tablet (TA-1392) that I clean-erased while trying to install an Android 13 GSI. The device does register as two different devices 3 times, each worth a split second, in my ...
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Connect to ADB without confirming the box(Usb debugging is enable)

I have an Android with a broken screen and I want to access the Android without ADB check to see the Android screen in Windows. (USB debugging is already active and the problem is only in confirming ...
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How to mount a partition on an Android device that can be read by USB on a computer when plugged in

I have a tablet that I'm doing some hacky work on. This tablet comes from the factory with a small storage partition called USERDATA, that's about 5gb. It also comes with a large storage partition ...
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USB debugging from fastboot

my son's Moto G7 Power froze, rebooted, and won't get past the blue android screen. I'm preparing to do a reset but want to back up beforehand. RSA won't connect as we haven't previously enabled USB ...
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Ethernet over USB + ADB | Dynamically switch between Host and Peripheral mode in OTG

Problem: I own an android device in a remote location that I use to run various tests and operations. I need to be able to send ADB commands while also connect the phone to a wired internet connection....
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has no aux jack, trying to use a USB-C adapter instead

I'm trying to use an aux cord, but my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra does not come with one. I got a USB-C adapter, but when plugged in, it says the connected USB device isn't supported. I've tried to go ...
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Mirror screen (+ sound preferably) to TV via USB-C/HDMI (Xiaomi in particular)

I did a web search and found only casting via Wi-Fi and/or cast to PC by installing some app on the PC. Is there any way to mirror the screen to the TV from USB-C to HDMI (I have an adapter) of the TV?...
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge USB MTP protocol not working

I'm trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but I can't get the USB to work with MTP. I've enabled USB debugging and set the USB mode to MTP, but still won't be recognized by the computer. I've ...
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Is it possible to make Android Emulator appear as an USB device on my Linux machine?

I need to access both ADB and MTP from one emulated device. May be there is some ready-made solution that can emulate android device via usb device emulating? All that I found is an android kernel ...
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How do I know if files have been copied from my phone to a laptop via USB. Knowing I gave permission for file transfer

I connected my phone to someone's laptop so they could give me a certain file but I'm suspecting they used the opportunity to copy files from my phone to their device. Is there any chance a log is ...
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How can enable the Android Accessory Interface (USB) on Windows?

I would like to use the Android USB Accessory Mode. This allows to open a data connection between an Android app and an app on another USB device, like a Windows machine. To start this communication, ...
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Turn on/off usb gadgets via adb? [closed]

Is it possible to enable USB gadgets functions via ADB? Especially in a Release build device. i can use setprop but in Release build devices it wont work. Also how do i use the gadgets after enabling ...
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How do I delete the default images when I plug my USB thumb drive into my FireTV?

I have a Kingston USB thumb drive and every time I plug it into my FireTV there is like 100 images that show up that I don't know what file folder or where they are. How do I get rid of them? I tried ...
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Auto-accept set default for USB device

My device uses a Qualcomm chip, Android 7 (SDK 25). I am coding an app that uses a USB camera (webcam) to record and capture. To hold permanent permission for my app. My problem is, the first time ...
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How can i see my devices external USB storage in android studio

I'm currently creating an application that aims to automatically move a file between the folder of a USB device and an internal folder. I have the code that moves the files between two folders working ...
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'fastboot devices' returns ??? (question marks) and device reboots

I came across this weird issue and wanted to share my findings somewhere. At some point in the installation process of Magisk, I was required to use fastboot on Windows 10 21H2. I proceeded and ...
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How to share android 4g internet connection by LAN?

I have IP camera and printer that is accessible via internet. They can be connected via wifi or LAN (both have this rj45 port). I wonder if it's possible to share my 4g android connection through LAN? ...
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How to disable MTP mode in an Android phone with a broken screen (USB debugging enabled)

The screen of my phone broke some months ago, but luckily I had already enabled USB debugging and I trusted my PC, so I could use the phone with a USB with Vysor (a free open-source app) and I've been ...
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Why is "transfer files" an optional mode for USB?

When I connect my android device to a PC, it has several options for the "mode" of connection. Does anyone know the reason for this? Why would anyone want file transfer to be unavailable on ...
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When I connect my phone to my laptop using USB connection, I can't get either of them to recognize the other?

I've tried turning on usb debugging and updating usb drivers from device manager and nothing happened. I've also tried connecting the phone to an Acer Chromebook 15 that I own and still can't get the ...
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Issue connecting note 10 to windows 10

My note 10 screen does not display anything. So I cannot see any note 10 pop up prompts. In windows 10 settings bluetooth and other devices. When I connect my note 9 it gives the name of my phone that ...
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