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Flip right shift and cursor "up" keys for external USB keyboard on Android

On my USB-C keyboard which I use with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S23), the placement of the right shift-key is very weird and I keep hitting the "up" cursor key, which I curse the ...
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Wired headset support on Android using USB-C

I just recently lost my OnePlus Nord 2CE which had all my must-have features, dedicated dual SIM slots, SD card support, and a 3.5mm jack. Now there are very few phones which have these 3 features, so ...
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Can I use an external hard drive on my tablet?

I'm wondering if I can use a hyper 5-in-1 USB-C hub with my x8max tablet so I can connect an external hard drive.it would make my life easier to just plug the drive into the tablet instead of copying ...
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Can broken screen and USB cable in data transfer mode influence each other?

This sounds so weird that I can't believe I am asking about this. I have two exactly the same Redmi 11S (same in terms of purchase date and software installed). One of them has fallen a couple of ...
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Prevent the phone's speaker from being redirected to the microphone when using a USB-C microphone

When I plug in my USB-C microphone, the speaker output (audio sink) gets automatically redirected from the built-in speaker to the USB-C microphone. How can I set the speaker output (audio sink) to ...
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How to check if my Android Phone USB C connector has DP Alt Mode capability?

My Android Phone has a USB C adapter, how do I know that it has DP ALT mode capability before I buy a USB C to HDMI extension cable? This question is similar for that inquires the same for laptops.
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How to disable cutting sound to headphones at moments of low volume during playback?

Since starting to use USB-C headphones (my new phone has no audio jack), I have noticed this (to my ears) very annoying issue: during playback of any audio, the sound output will be cut during moments ...
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MacOS - Unable to transfer files with Android File Transfer as 2 popups conflicts with each other

When I connect my phone to my Macbook, I see a popup saying I need to allow permissions on my phone (see screenshot). So I click 'Allow' on my phone. Now the error popup still stays while the main ...
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Draw security pattern using usb c to hub with hdmi

Not sure if it's a note 10 issue or an android issue. My note 10 screen no longer works. I connect it to usb c to usb hub with hdmi. The monitor now shows clock and lock. The time is correct. I press ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy Note 10 support USB C-to-HDMI?

Can Samsung Galaxy Note 10 do video over USB C to HDMI? I called one of the companies that makes a USB C hub with HDMI and they said no. They said my phone does not support DisplayPort Alt Mode, but ...
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USB C thumb drive is considered as USB host on Samsung Galaxy S10. How to reverse/fix it to "This Device"?

I purchased a USB C thumb drive to make transferring images off my phone (Samsung Galaxy S10) a little simpler. However, upon being prompted for the "Charging Connected Device Via USB" for &...
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USB Connected Device - Device Control [duplicate]

I purchased a USB C thumbdrive to make transferring images off my phone (Galaxy S10) a little simpler. However, upon being prompted for the "Charging Connected Device Via USB" for "USB ...
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Measure power usage (wattage, voltage and current) while charging an Android device

I am using Samsung Galaxy S21. While charging my phone with a USB-C 65W Lenovo/Chicony power adapter with outputs supporting DC 5V/2.0A, 9V/2A, 15V/3A, and 20V/3.25A, how can I know exactly what power ...
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How to force PD rather than proprietary USB-C charging?

My brand new S21 5G and my S10e don't work properly with Anker chargers. This is partially Anker's fault and partially Samsung's. Firstly Anker chargers such as the Nano II range use PowerIQ3 use ...
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Android Phone is deleting the .MOV files form SD card when inserted via USB OTG

I bought a mini camera for use when on travel and when I remove the micro SD card from the camera and insert it into the OTG USB-C adapter attached to my Note 20 Ultra, the entire contents of the ...
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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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I want to make static IP on my tablet using usb-c to ethernet port

I have Huawei Meta Pad t10s tablet & usb-c to pd rj45 adapter to connect it to ethernet not WIFI and it connect to internet automatically but I want to connect to server with another Gateway and ...
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Does the Samsung Galaxy A30 support HDMI and/or MHL?

Dad's phone is a Samsung Galaxy A30. We've got several TVs and monitors but none are smart TVs or capable of screencasting. But some have HDMI. I have a USB C to HDMI adaptor that works with my M1 ...
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How to activate internal mic during phone calls when using headphones with a USB-C to audio dongle?

I would like to use my Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with my quality studio headphones for phone calls. Since the device does not have a 3.5 mm audio socket, I am using a USB-C to 3.5 mm dongle. The ...
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TWRP won't select USB drive with USB OTG cable

I have a USB OTG type C cable with a flash drive connected to it. The flash drive is formatted with FAT32. The phone can see it, TWRP can see it, but TWRP can't select it. In TWRP I try to mount it ...
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Is it possible to attach phone with USB c port to PC and 3.5mm audio out at the same time

I have a google pixel 3. It only has a USB c port, no 3.5mm audio jack. I would like to be able to connect my phone to a PC via usb to enable adb access and at the same time get audio out of the phone ...
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Is there a way to connect an external microphone to android, while using internal speakers and charging the phone?

I want to improve the microphone sound quality while using internal speakers. I also want to be able to charge phone while on the call. Is there a way to do it? So far I only saw solutions that would ...
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How can I successfully use a USB-C hub with an Android tablet?

I got an Android tablet which just has a single USB C port. I want to be able to use a keyboard and charge the tablet at the same time. A previous post here says that is possible. However, I can't ...
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Why does the official AOSP website discourage OEMs from implementing support for audio accesory mode usb c to aux adapters?

I stumbled across some documentation from the AOSP project that encourages OEMs to only support digital to analog usb c to aux jack adapters which contain their own dac to convert the digital audio ...
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ADB using USB-C to USB 2.0 cable

Can I use ADB (USB Debugging) with cable that has USB-C connector on phone side and USB 2.0 Type A plug on the computer side? It should be able to transfer data.
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Is data transfer from a Pixel 3a XL possible via USB 3?

The Google Pixel 3a XL has a USB C port. Is it possible to connect it to a computer that only has a USB 3 port to transfer data between the computer and the Pixel 3a XL?
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Using a keyboard to send Volume Up signal to confirm flash on device without volume rocker?

Background I have a tablet that I am trying to fastboot flash a custom ROM on. The problem is this tablet has no volume rocker. In order to flash, fastboot requires you to press volume on the device ...
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Netflix over mhl (usbC to hdmi aadapter) what could cause fail?

I am wondering why when I start Netflix's app it fails to playback any video (even downloaded ones). Youtube works just fine, it's only an app running on Desktop looking environment. So is it the DRM ...
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Boot from SD or external hardware device?

I've tried researching this before, but was unable to encounter an answer. Can you boot a rooted device through USB-C, SD, or something? I'm currently running a Galaxy S9+ and want to keep Android Pie ...
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Can I safely charge a SGS9 device with a 5.2V MacBook Pro 2018 USB-C charger?

Can I use 87W USB-C Power Adapter for MacBook Pro to safely charge a Samsung Galaxy S9 device? I'm curious as on the charger it says the output is 5.2V, while the phone seems to require 5V. The specs ...
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Does the Pixel 3 need an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm Adapter?

Does the Google Pixel 3 Phone require an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm jack adapter?
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Work-around to get USB-C headset to work for calls (in Android smartphones)?

It is an interesting, albeit frustrating, phenomenon of late that manufacturers of soft- and hardware these days (including Huawei, Samsung and apparently also Google) release new products which do ...
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