Originally Posted by erikab60
Yes, we are having the same problem with the S4. I have done some research on the internet and it appears that it may be an Andorid software problem. No surpirse there!! We are on our third phone in 87 days and if this 3rd one does the same thing I am going back to the Corporate ATT store and demaning them to replace this piece of shit with an iPhone. NO MORE ANDROID PHONES!!!
Since the OP has identified the USB cable as the problem (presumably because of some internal short in it) it is absolutely nothing to do with Android so what you say makes no sense whatever.