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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 access "Work Profile" files via USB on my PC

I've got an Android "Work Profile" on my phone, kind of setup as explained here. It's trivial to access normal Android files. Plug a USB cable into my phone and PC, select "File ...
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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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How to change default microphone input at Android devices?

I have an android box (not tv box) that doesn't have a built-in camera or mic. I have connected Logitech c920 webcam via an USB port. (The android box: supports OTG port and jack 3,5 but I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible using Yubikey as a login authenticator on lock screen?

This question was already well asked and answered in the negative back in 2017 (see at bottom). However, as I'm about to purchase an Android phone, I'm hoping things have changed. I'm a newbie to ...
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LineageOS 18 -> USB storage is not being attached

I am using Raspberry Pi with installed LineageOS 18 and basically all works well. The only issue I do have is that when I put an USB stick (storage) it is not visible in the GUI. I tried several USB ...
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Connect via ADB to a physical X86 via USB

I have Android-x86 (version 9.0-r2) running in a Lenovo MIIX-320 and I have another PC running Linux. From the Linux host I can connect to any other Android device using an USB cable . But I can't ...
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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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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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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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Can you damage a device using the wrong USB/USB-OTG cable?

I understand the main difference between a USB and USB-OTG cable is that the latter has an ID pin which is grounded. Does this mean I cannot use a regular USB cable in an OTG (micro-B I believe) port ...
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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 do you change which app opens when USB is connected?

Regarding which app will be opened when I connect a USB ("OTG") device. How do I change this setting. I do not wish any of the following apps to open: Screenshot (click image to enlarge) (The ...
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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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how can I usb tether between two android phones

I want to access the internet connection of my first android phone with my second android phone, via usb. I am sensitive to wifi/network radiation emissions, so I want to connect the first phone via ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is is possible to send files from smartphone to a PC via USB (Export commanded from the smartphone)?

I have files (mainly pictures) selected under android file manager or photo viewer. Is it possible to send them to a PC via an USB connection ? My aim is to do the file selection on the android device,...
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Charging/USB Notification Not Appearing on LG X Charge

For the past month I have been trying to connect my phone to my Ubuntu Linux with little luck- for context, I used to run Linux Mint and managed to get things to work just fine. However, I switched ...
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wrong checksum(sha256) when copying from exfat samsung t7 touch external ssd to android(galaxy s10)

I bought a Samsung t7 touch SSD(1TB), it works just fine with my computer. but when I copy some files(200MB<) from the SSD to my phone which is a galaxy s10 the files get corrupted, and sometimes ...
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Script to act as keyboard for android device

TLDR: I need to create a keyboard interface to android, does this already exist? or am I going about this the wrong way? I'm running tests from my computer that require me to interact with an android ...
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Turn Android device into a wireless or USB webcam with background removal

There exist several applications such as DroidCam that can turn one's Android device into a wireless or USB webcam. Do any of these applications have a background removal feature (= only shows the ...
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Some file types copied onto phone always disappear

Whenever I try to copy files onto my phone, depending on file type they almost immediately disappear. I noticed this when trying to copy music files (mp3 and flac) from my PC to the phone via the USB ...
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Connecting Samsung S9 to MacBook's USB Type-C behaves like charging - not charging - charging - etc

I am trying to use my Samsung S9 to test a mobile app. I activated the "Developer options" and these are my "USB settings" (opened when I tap on the "Android System" notification): And when I "Tap ...
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Android system keeps resetting default USB configuration upon PC connection

Whenever I'm connecting my Samsung Galaxy A40 running Android 9.0 to a laptop or PC, I'm getting an annoying prompt to allow data transfer, and the following setting which I had set to "Charging phone ...
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Galaxy A3 (2016) broken screen access files

I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) - SM-A310F - with a broken screen from a friend to try to backup the files on it. Touch doesn't work and you can't see anything, but I can unlock it with the home ...
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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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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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