Questions tagged [usb]

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

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Can I connect my android phone to the LAN, via an ethernet cable?

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 HD LTE SHV-120S Android version 4.0 (rooted) to the internet via a LAN connection. I am sensitive to wifi and network radiation, hence want to make a line connection and ...
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Mount external USB drive as read-only, without root

If I wish to visit someone and bring with me my phone, chromecast or miracast, and an external USB drive, to show pictures and home videos, I want to do that without risking clobbering up my external ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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How to mount two USB drives from same device on Android?

I'm wondering how I can mount two USB drives from a USB device on Android. I have a Garmin Oregon GPS device with a USB port. When I connect it to a Windows PC, I get two drives: one for the internal ...
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Discharging When Plugged In Even After USB Replacement

I've got a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus that as of a few weeks ago quit charging - in fact it quickly drains the battery (discharges 2% / minute if not more) while plugged in. I tried different ...
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Using OTG cable, transfer file from cardreader to external harddisk, is it possible?

I will be going on a holiday and I want to be able to back up my photos to my external harddrive. Usually this means bringing a laptop with me. However I have : Galaxy Nexus, rooted and unlocked ...
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How do I run an application on my phone from my PC?

I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible? I've tried applications like http://mymobiler.com, but that has ...
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External Hard Drive to Smartphone without additional power supply

I) Goal Use external hard drive without power supply - no hub either - to backup smartphone directly. II) Configuration Huawei Mate 20 Pro, this - I own this. USB C male to USB A (3.0) Adapter (i.e....
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How to prevent Android from creating Android and Lost.dir folders on external otg storage?

If I either connect my Camera using a USB cable via OTG or inserting the SD card in a OTG reader connected to the phone Android creates automatically two folders: an Android folder an a Lost.Dir ...
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With the Pixel 2 supporting USB Audio Class 1/2/3, which USB audio devices work? Or *don't* work?

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/Yvy0RfOPFfU Pixel 2 supports audio adapters and headsets that communicate digitally over USB-C as defined by USB Audio Class 1/2/3. ...
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How to connect a USB Device to Bluestack

I have drone( DJI Phantom 3), and in order to fly it correctly DJI provides an App for IOS and Android("DJI Go"). The thing is that I have a Kolina k100 android phone(a cheap chineese one), and I can ...
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How to get USB Game controller to work on rooted Xperia Z Tablet

I have a USB game controller I always use in my rooted Tecno Phantom Pad running Android 4.2.1 which works fine but can't get it to work on my rooted Sony Xperia Z Tablet running Android 5.1.1. I ...
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No USB connection mode available; PC shows the error: “USB device not recognized”

My Huawei Honor 7 is unable to be detected by my computer. Whenever I plug it in, my computer shows the error : USB device not recognized. My phone automatically starts charging but there are no ...
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without root....
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I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
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LG-P870 USB not detected in Windows 7

I'm trying to connect my LG-P870 to my laptop running Windows 7, so I can drop some music and contacts onto it. My software version is P87010i. I installed the USB driver (tried two versions) as ...
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How to disable USB data connectivity on rooted device

I have a Transformer TF101 and I have Android 4.0. I want to disable the USB data connectivity of it for my purposes. The device is rooted. How can I do that, and can I change the implementation of ...
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How to setup VLAN on Android?

Can anybody give me idea how to setup the VLAN on android. I get VLAN 200 tagged traffic from some device. So how can I configure or setup the networking stuffs in android to allow traffic tagged with ...
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Xperia Arc S typing problem while connected to PC?

I am having a problem with my Xperia Arc S, running Android v4.0.3. When I connect my phone to PC with USB cable, and trying to type anything while it's connected, my phone detects a single touch as a ...
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How to setup a PPP connection between an Android smartphone and a Linux computer?

For testing purposes, I need to connect an Android smartphone to my Linux desktop computer to enable communication between the phone and some servers on the LAN. I can't use Wi-Fi so I'm stuck with IP ...
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How do I force USB debugging?

I am trying to figure out why my apps don't work on tablets manufactured by the company Ainol. USB debugging is already turned on, and I took a look at all of the settings that I could find on it, ...
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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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Auto-reconnect BT or USB tethering

When on vacation I use my smartphone (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) as a modem for my laptop (Windows 10 Home) and tablet (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), tethering to the laptop with USB and the tablet with ...
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Can I use ADB with USB Network Gate?

I have a colleague who cannot obtain the kind of Android device we need for our project. He would like to own such a device to test our project with adb and similar tools, but to reiterate, his ...
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Is it possible to make Android Emulator appear as an USB device on my computer?

I know that I can't plug USB devices inside android emulator like a pen drive. But is it possible to make my emulator look like a regular phone connected to my computer? I launched the emulator, ...
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adbfs-rootless: “Transport endpoint is not connected”

I was looking for a way to mount my phone in Linux, over USB, and I came across a recommendation to use adbfs. I was able to download the files to a directory and run make, and I created a ...
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Will this charger damage my phone?

I have a 3 port USB-C charger from Aukey that for the past weeks worked well with my Nexus 5X when used with an old ATX power supply as power source. I found critical reviews on Amazon (link to US ...
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Phone disconnects from USB after 5 seconds on Windows

My phone recently underwent continued exposure to water (in my pocket during a heavy storm), and after drying it out, I have a problem with its USB port: When connecting the phone to a Windows ...
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how do i use my android tablet as a wired xbox 360 controller

I want to know how to use my tablet as a wired Xbox 360 controller for games, without using a computer or Wi-Fi.
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Is it possible to make computer temporary storage?

Weird question, But is it possible to use your computer as a temporary storage via USB charger. I'm thinking I could use this to download files straight onto the computer from my phone. Edit: I mean ...
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Debug android Device

I have a problem with many of my android devices,I figured out that my devices micro usb is easy to damage ( sad reality) so when I try to debug returns for me an empty List of devices attached, My ...
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Any way to force “USB debugging enabled” status using adb commands, with broken phone screen

I am trying to access my phone, after screen is broken (no way to enter swipe access or pin). I have installed Android Studio and am able to navigate to the folder containing adb in a command prompt, ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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No debug icon on Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When I plug the USB cable, the debug icon doesn't show up. adb devices doesn't see it. Developer mode enabled. Developer option enabled. Stay awake enabled. USB debugging enabled. I am already in ...
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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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Phone doesn't charge via USB while on

I'm trying to figure out a charging issue with my Nexus 6 (Marshmallow 6.0.1). While I'm in Windows (10) and the phone is on, it won't charge over USB. If I turn off the phone it charges via USB. If ...
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Enable USB OTG for a Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 SM-T230NU

I want to be able to use a OTG cable on my Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. This tablet is not enabled for this feature. I am told it is missed the S3C Host file/apk, to do this. I can't seem to be able to get this ...
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IP Address of desktop computer USB tethered to phone

For my Internet connection I use a Motorola Electrify Android phone USB tethered to my desktop computer Windows XP. My service provider is US Cellular. I would like to know the IP address of my ...
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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Nexus 7 (2012) no longer connecting via USB Mac OS X

I plugged my original Nexus 7 into my Mac earlier today to build an application onto it for testing. It failed, and then I realized that the tablet did not appear to actually be connected to the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 “Prevention Information” USB OTG

I am trying to connect things to my S4 with a USB OTG cable. Standard devices such as mass storage, keyboard and mouse all work fine. My problem seems to be with vendor class devices. I connected an ...
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adb shows devices as offline but system_profiler detects the devices fine

I have several devices (mix of tablets and phones) connected to my mac mini. Some of them are connected directly while some are connected by a good quality hub. $ system_profiler SPUSBDataType | ...
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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Android Tablet (Sony Tablet S) with USB Barcode Scanner

I have a USB barcode scanner which, when plugged into a Windows PC works fine, just as a keyboard it 'types' the barcode into whatever software is open. I am attempting to use this with an Android ...
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Routing uPnP over USB to ethernet on Ubuntu

My phone has a uPnP server app (MirrorLink) that should connect to an in-car dash via USB. However, for testing out I have downloaded the Nokia Qt Client, but as far as I can tell from the source code ...
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AT&T Galaxy SIII / Windows 7 64bit AMD/ Cannot mount USB drive

I just want to transfer files between my new cell phone and my new computer. I have been on the phone with both AT&T and Samsung tech support for two days. No joy. I and they have tried dozens of ...
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Samsung Galaxy S i897 not detected by PC

I have read every forum and every "help" site on Samsung's website and all over the internet. Nothing has worked. I bought an unlocked Galaxy S i897 on ebay, originally an AT&T phone but I'm using ...
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How to mount the internal storage of the Droid 3?

My father just got a Droid 3, and it has something like 12 or 16 gigs of internal storage. I'm trying to mount that storage to his laptop so he can transfer over music, but I'm not getting the USB ...
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How to install LG Optimus One PC Suite on Mac?

For the LG Optimus One the PC suite and USB driver are all Windows-based. My home computer is an IMac. Are there versions of these downloaads that will work with my Mac?