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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pradipta Bhuyan, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Pradipta Bhuyan

    Thread Starter

    Hey everyone. Just bought 5X with an additional USB 3.0 to Type-C data cable to transfer files from/to my laptop. My laptop has Windows 7 with USB 2.0 ports. So when I connect my phone with the laptop, it is only charging the phone and showing me other import options. But the internal memory of the phone is not showing. Anyone else having the same issue as mine? Is it port incompatibility or anything else? Any solution to this problem?


  2. Pradipta Bhuyan

    Thread Starter

    Never mind. Figured it out. There's a drop option as USB in the phone where I just had to select data transfer instead of charging.
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  3. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info - something we all would have run into eventually!
  4. mrdeucie

    mrdeucie Well-Known Member

    Yeah I had the same issue when I plugged in to transfer some files. Think it is a Marshmallow thing, because my Nexus 5 was doing the same after the update.
  5. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    It's a PITA. I can't see any way to have it default to MTP either. Bizarre default: I rarely plug a phone into computer if I don't intend to do something with it ..
  6. mrdeucie

    mrdeucie Well-Known Member

    I'm the same
  7. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Same here when I plugged into my computer to launch up Android File Transfer (Mac), and it said it couldn't connect. I had to change the terrible "charging only" default setting to allow for data transfer.
  8. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Android Enthusiast

    same here... changing to MTP though, the phone is still not visible..works in PTP mode.. That alone should rule out the cable...?

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The Nexus 5X release date was October 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.2" inch screen, 12MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 808 processor, and 2700mAh battery.

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