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Cannot connect Nexus via USB port

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by svenmonet, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. svenmonet

    svenmonet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Under 'Tethering & portable hotspot' USB tethering is grayed out. I would like to know how to get this option turned on so I can transfer data from my Nexus to my Win XP computer.

  2. Crude

    Crude Android Expert

    Plug it in and then that option becomes available.
  3. svenmonet

    svenmonet Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I wish that were so but it doesn't change. That's the problem. Do I need a driver I don't have? It used to work with this PC.
  4. csiemers

    csiemers Member

    The Tethering and Hotspot feature is for attaching your phone to a computer and then using the phone as an internet connection. It's not for transferring files.

    Go into Settings -> Storage -> menu -> USB Computer Connection and select the connection type you want to use.

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The Nexus 5 release date was November 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.95" screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2300mAh battery, and 2GB storage.

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