Questions tagged [usb]

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

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How can I find certified Android devices by feature flag?

I want to buy a device that has android.hardware.camera.external implemented natively. For my work I need to do WebRTC video calls using an external UVC camera from a mobile device. I see people ...
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Should warnings about not charging your phone at airport/public usb ports be taken seriously?

There are many articles on the internet saying that charging at the usb ports available at the airport and public places can cause your phone to get hacked. Is there any any truth behind this? If ...
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Enable USB Tethering to a static LAN IP

I am interested in using an Android device to serve as a Raspberry Pi (rPi) monitor as described in the blog: Raspberry Pi Display over USB. The goal is to be able to view / control the rPi from ...
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A hub's USB-C port doesn't allow the phone to transfer files

When I connect my phone to my laptop with the original cable, I get the option called transfer files. Now, I have Huawei Matedock 2, and when I connect the phone to its USB-C port, I don't get the ...
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Access usb stick mount point through android application [closed]

I am working on IMX8QM with Android 9 Automotive. I want to develop one android application to access he USB stick mount point. But, I need some guidelines. I configured static mount point for USB ...
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Installing Raspbian(OS) on SD Card using android

first of all I would like to apologize if this is posted in the wrong section as it contains raspberry pi related content. I wanted to post this in the raspberry pi section but this question concerns ...
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How to know if USB drive was detected using OTG from dmesg output?

I am trying to get OTG to work with my phone (Samsung Galaxy Win SHV-E500L, previous question here) I have used an externally powered USB hub and connected it to an OTG cable connecting it to my ...
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Where is the mount point for a USB stick on Android 9?

I am working on IMX8QM with Android 9. I needs to configure usb stick on static mount point. Once USB stick detected, create sda1, after check I got: mek_8q:/sdcard # df Filesystem 1K-...
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Would wired earphones with a built-in microphone (AKA handsets) work with a USB audio jack dongle?

My phone (Xiaomi Mi A2) doesn't have an audio jack, but it does come with a USB-C/Audio Jack adapter. Would wired audio jack based earphones that include a remote control and a mic work normally with ...
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Add usb to ethernet support to tablet Teclast t20

i would like to allow my tablet Teclast T20 to connect to ETHERNET via USB. I already own a USB to ETHERNET ADAPTER, that i use succesfully with my windows 10 laptop. It is an ASIX AX88772 USB2.0 to ...
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My computer doesn't recognize my phone, neither on ubuntu nor windows

I own an LG-K430T, and I use it to share internet with my Desktop PC through USB tethering. Or I did it for a year straight until today, when my PC isn't recognizing my phone anymore, neither on ...
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What folder are Google Podcasts downloads stored in? [duplicate]

I want to pull some podcast downloads off my phone, and put them on my computer. I have plugged my phone into my computer's USB port. What folder can I find my Google Podcast downloads in? My ...
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“No Photos” in OSX with PTP?

I delayed trying to fix this for a few years but now I'm having enough of it: photos on my Android phones do not show up in Image Capture/Lightroom/Photos.app on my OS X machines. File transfer (MTP) ...
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USB Debugging on a soft brick? [duplicate]

How do you enable USB Debugging on a bootloop-ed device? Or, at least, how do you determine if a bootloop-ed device has the USB Debugging option turned on?
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Micro USB port charges only (no data)

I connected my Galaxy Tab S2 to my (previously working) Ethernet adapter, only to find it would only charge (no Ethernet). However, charging (up to 2A) still works fine. I've tried: connecting a new ...
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How can I avoid the firmware update every time when I plug my phone into my laptop?

So, for some days now, whenever I plug my phone (LG Q6) into my laptop to get music or photos exchanged between the two, it restarts and tells me that it wants to update the firmware, which it then ...
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No sound input after connecting webcam to Android TV

I want to use my Android TV box for video call apps such as Viber or Skype. I have successfully connected my BC&IT A2 webcam to the Android TV box named AmiBox X96 MAX S905X using USB 2.0 port. ...
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How to bypass system dialog asking to allow access to tablet data on Android tablets, specially those by Samsung?

I am developing an Android application, which connects with a Raspberry Pi hardware via the USB port. The issue is that this system dialog (as shown in the picture above) pops up every time I connect ...
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Phone not recognized by computers at all. No adb, usb, lsusb, fastboot

For over a year my phone had no issue connecting to my computer via usb cable. I could transfer files back and forth via adb no problem. It stopped being recognized about a month or two ago, So I've ...
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Sandisk SSD USB not detected by Android

I have a Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 500 GB. It works fine with Windows 10 but it cannot be detected by any of my Android devices. I tested with an Nokia 3.1, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and a Sony ...
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No images from SD card are shown in PTP mode

I have ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 with latest updates installed (Android 9, 070 firmware version) I try to connect my phone to PC (Arch Linux 64 bit, Cinnamon DE, Nemo file manager, latest updates ...
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Disable external GPS

I use Android Auto a lot. My car's entertainment unit, which I connect my phone to via USB in order to use Android Auto, has it's own GPS antenna. But it's slow to obtain my location, and often ...
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How do I make my phone stop starting in charge only mode when I plug it in?

I did something with developer mode and now whenever I plug my phone in it wont let me access the files until I pull down the task bar and tap on "Charging via USB" which brings up a window where i ...
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How to turn on Google Pixel 3a with broken Power and Volume buttons

I am really smart and broke both the power button and volume button when replacing the screen on my Google Pixel 3a. (Stuck the razor in the wrong slot) Anyway, the screen works and I can tell ...
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My MacBook and Pixel 2 form a Bluetooth connect, then break it

I have about three hundred voice memos I'm trying to import to my MacBook (Mojave 10.14.3) from my Pixel 2 (Android 8.1.0). I've been trying to do the transfer over bluetooth because Android File ...
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Connect J7 to wifi / wire / or computer internet (for updates) [faulty built-in wifi]

Good Day! Hereby with a problem I become mad I had a Samsung J7 SM-J730F with what I believe is a faulty wifi (board has little corrosion where wifi should be place) I have reset back to factory, ...
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How to boot into a android device with usb stick with android on it [duplicate]

I am going to make use of Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and will develop custom android. But I want to test it on my tablet too. The problem is I don't know how to do it. Is there any BIOS like ...
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How do I disable a USB Popup in Android?

When I attach a USB device to my app, I get a popup from the system asking if I want to remember the device with a radio button to do so. My problem is, if I remove and reattach the device, it doesn't ...
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How do I get rid of “the connected device is unable to access data” notification

When I connect my phone to my job computer the phone shows a "the connected device is unable to access data" dialog from time to time. I think this is just annoying - if I want to access files from my ...
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Connect Android to OTG cable and PC

TLDR: I'm wondering if it's possible to connect a android device to a device(lets say usb flash drive) while staying connected to the computer. I'm developing a app that requires a ftdi chip to be ...
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Connecting Micro USB keyboard to a Type C device

I've recently purchased a micro USB smartphone keyboard (image below). The problem is, I'm using OnePlus 5T which has a type C USB port. I've already tried micro to type C adapters, but those didn't ...
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How to organize photos from Camera folder in to folders sorted by month names?

For various reasons, I often end up pulling photos of my phones by connecting the USB connection to a computer and extracting what I need. The problem I am facing is that my DCIM/100ANDRO folder is ...
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USB debugging turns off after restart on Android 7.0

Recently, my Moto G4 running Android 7.0 has been turning off USB debugging under developer options whenever the phone restarts. Is there a way to keep it on all the time? I have already tried ...
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Cannot properly configure DNS on android

I tried to share my PC network to android device through tethering. However, when I finish configuration, I found I can only ping IP address but failed when ping domain. My setup environment is as ...
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How to convert mmssms.db from android to ios database

My generell task was to transfer all my sms & mms from my old windows phone to my new iphone. I found some solution but I'm stuck half way now. It's workaround via android as there seems to be no ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 not connecting PC

I've been unable to connect my samsung galaxy s5 to pc despite having tried for a couple of hours. I was able to connect to the same pc with a different s5 a few days ago and have tried connecting it ...
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How to do port forwarding over Android USB tethering?

So, for the time being I'm stuck plugging my phone into my PC and using USB tethering to connect to Wi-Fi. One of my games requires port forwarding for online play, and I'm having trouble getting it ...
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USB Audio interface with Google Pixel 3a

I just migrated to a Google Pixel 3a coming from an old iPhone and I realized that I can't use my USB external audio interface for recording videos with my new phone. I used my Zoom UR-24 without ...
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[Honor View 10 Lite][USB] Device not recognized by PC

Looked everywhere around the net, followed any guide I was able to find, and now my last hope is here. As the title say I'm unable to successfully connect my device to any PC. What I already did ? ...
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USB port not functionning anymore on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3i

After installing software for an endoscope USB device, my USB port stopped functionning (no more tethering, no battery charging from adapter, tablet icon doesn't appear in Windows explorer). The ...
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Force display cursor/pointer on Android

I bought a graphics tablet (Huion HS64) that works wonderfully with my S10. Only problem is that I can't see where I'm about to tap due to no cursor display. Is there any way I could force the mouse ...
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Plugging phone into laptop charges laptop instead of phone

When I plug my father's Xiaomi 5X into my MacBook Pro, it shows up as a charger on the MacBook and I don't get the usual USB options on the phone. Tried it on two Macs with same result. Also tried my ...
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OTG cable one way only?

I have an OTG usb cable from male micro B to female type A. I use it in conjunction with a regular male type a to male micro b usb cable. So the type A-s are connected and there is a micro b male on ...
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Nokia 1 phone usb tethered to Asus 51U router..insufficient charge

works fine..unlimited data on phone with a usb cable connection from micro usb in phone to normal usb 2.0 on router. These routers can use usb connection is selected as source. Problem...the half amp ...
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Direct HDMI output at the start up?

I have an Android 6.0.1 Vibe P1 Turbo with literally dead screen(I closed the phone months ago and did a complete disassembly). What I want to do is get the phone output the screen through USB right ...
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Mac Fails to recognize my Android phone through USB

I installed ADB via homebrew but running adb devices returns an empty list. I also tried system_profiler SPUSBDataType but I still fail to find my device here. I don't have EasyUSBTethering issues on ...
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Shorting data lines in android [closed]

I want to modify my smartphone charger, i plan to use a dc socket with + and - only to charge my smartphone, now i wanted to increase the current to about 900 mA that's the current of my charger when ...
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Issues with new Pixel 3 connecting to car

So I've just switched back from IOS to Android and picked up a Pixel 3 XL with the 1-day sale. I tried setting up Android Auto though but I can't get it to work properly. I can connect and add my car (...
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Disabling USB debugging by default

When I connect my LineageOS 16 (Android 9) device to my computer, USB debugging turns on by default. Even when locked. That doesn't seem safe, so I searched through my settings to change that. I ...
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how teamviewer enable the mirroring service without usb connection

I have tried TC GAMES to mirror my display to pc and play games from it but my usb port is damaged so i tried to use wifi but it says connect your phone to pc to enable the service but when i do it ...