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When I connect via USB (Android to PC), it automatically starts charging. How do I transfer files?

1. First, check your USB cable a. Your cable could be a "charging only" cable (i.e. only has wires to carry power and no data wires) This cable could be a charging-only cable, which doesn't ...
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How to make Ethernet work on Android over OTG?

There is a long list of Ethernet related questions but none has a comprehensive answer covering all aspects. I'm generalizing your question in order to share my knowledge on this. This is what you ...
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SD card not showing files when connected to pc

After about 4 hours of installing drivers, wiping data & cache of apps, wiping cache partition, etc... I found the solution was just to change USB option from 'MTP' to Charging while USB was ...
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How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Ubuntu PC by using a USB cable?

In Ubuntu 16+ all you need to do is click the swipe on the phone after plugging in the usb cord and select "File Transfer". The default mode is "USB Charging", and it will hide the ...
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Mounting SD card as USB drive on Windows PC (Marshmallow)

As you said, it's possible only if your device is rooted.. Google no longer supports USB Mass Storage Mode due to several reasons, since JellyBean. However, there are softwares for PC that virtually ...
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How do I turn my Android into a USB Webcam?

I finally found a way using USB debugging support on the Android. The steps are quite involved, but here they are: http://www.dev47apps.com/droidcam/connect/ Careful, your phone can overheat when ...
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USB C hub and charging at the same time

It seams that my issue was One Plus's Oxygen OS didn't support this feature. I installed a few kernels hoping that one would fix it and it did. The kernel is called Dora based on nem0.
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How to enable USB host mode in Moto G4 Plus

As beeshyams pointed out in comments, the software doesn't control which endpoint is the host and which is the peripheral: the hardware itself controls it. On a phone that doesn't have a USB-A port, ...
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Android plugged into car gives annoying popup "The connected device is unable to access data on this device."

I have been dealing with this all year and finally figured out a solution! Here's the steps: On your phone, go to settings. Scroll down to and click on "about phone" Click on "Software ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

i know you have probably fixed this by now but if not try typing *#0808# into your phone this will bring up a menu where you can select mtp
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How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Ubuntu PC by using a USB cable?

Just share or copy files in your phone via "ES File Explorer" connect your phone (need cable) with computer and thats it
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as "Connected as Installer" instead of "Connected as Media Device"?

If you have a Verizon Galaxy S5, please follow the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-galaxy-s5/general/disable-verizon-cd-installer-t2849481 1.In the phone dial pad, enter ...
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Phone not showing as USB Connected

There are reports that the update to 8.1 has disabled USB storage functionality but there is a fix on the way (time table unknown). The only work around right now is to disable your lock screen, ...
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How do I disable the popup when I connect my phone to my PC via USB?

It certainly looks like, Google has disabled USB Mass storage option for most recent Android versions as you probably have noticed, do not allow you to mount SD Card / storage partition as USB Mass ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

Change the cable. I had a noname cable and did not worked, it only charged and the phone was not available as storage. After replacing cable with a trusted one (BB or Samsung i tried) it worked.
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my P8 (Android Lollipop) can't be recognized by my PC (Windows10)

I believe I had the same problem on my Huawei P8. My Windows 10 PC would not recognise the phone, although it would charge it. The problem was not with the cable or PC - the same cable and PC would ...
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I can't see my device in Android adb list

I had a hard time getting this to work with my LG G3 on Windows 10. Here's what worked for me: Uninstalled the LG USB Driver. Installed the Universal ADB Driver. (Thanks, @Lucia!) Restarted my ...
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How to disable MTP and PTP file sharing via USB on Android 5?

Thanks to @Firelord, this is the procedure to follow: Root your phone Install Terminal Emulator In Terminal Emulator, run su sh -c 'echo -n none > /data/property/persist.sys.usb.config' Restart ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

try typing the following into your Samsung phone to get access to a hidden USB connection menu *#0808#
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How do I turn my Android into a USB Webcam?

You can use Iriun 4K Webcam for PC and Mac (gratis for basic features) to use your Android phone's camera as a wireless or USB webcam in Microsoft Windows, macOS 10.12+ and Ubuntu 18.04+. It supports ...
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MOTO G4 is not connecting with windows 10

Try this. First turn on developer options. To do this open settings and locate the 'about phone' and tap this then scroll to build and tap this 7 times then click the back button and go back to ...
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Change USB connection mode while on Fastboot mode

You don't need to change the USB connection type of the device due to whenever you boot into fastboot mode your device connection type will be the needed one. So if your computer not recognize the ...
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Phone connected to PC but it only charges

Not all the USB cables offer data transfer. There are same-looking power-only cables, which obviously allow only charging, and don't have data wires at all. Try with a different USB cable as a start....
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How to use "USB Mass Storage Mode" on Android 4.3+

I reckon there might be workarounds. Currently, there are a few apps offering to restore the lost UMS option Given that you device is rooted there are some options worth exploring: Using USB MASS ...
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Changing to PTP MTP from charging mode?

First go this path: About Device --> Software Info --> Click to Build Number up to enable Developet option in mobile. Then go to Setting and open this path: Developer Option --> USB ...
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Is data transfer from a Pixel 3a XL possible via USB 3?

According to GSM arena the Google Pixel 3a has an USB 2.0 type-C connector. Note that the USB transfer speed is independent of the used USB connector type. Therefore USB 3.0 is not supported by the ...
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Why can't Windows detect phones, even when the USB driver is installed?

It seems that the reason for this is because you are using the N version of Windows. Microsoft explicitly states that some features are effected in this version. Users have reported that the wpdmtp....
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How can I get Android File Transfer working between Mac 13.2.1 and Android 13?

It turns out that a number of applications can block access to USB connections to my phone - here are the applications I exited: Google Drive OneDrive Calibre I figured this out through installing ...
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How do i connect my Galaxy S3 to my computer?

Samsung has a webpage here for drivers for development purposes (ADB things) but I believe they will work for transferring files as well.
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