Notice when you charge your Samsung Galaxy phone via USB connection to your computer it takes forever to charge? That’s because its operating at less than half of full charging capacity. A USB charging connection is typically limited to around 350mA (milliamps),where as AC (wall socket) charging is done at 800mA. What’s that? You say that even when you are...

Here’s the scenario: you’re over at a friends’s place and you’re Galaxy Nexus is almost out of juice. You’re in luck–they’ve got a micro USB charger–or so you think… The other day I left my phone to charge overnight on my LG charger (like the one above) and when I woke up, I was surprised to find that my Galaxy Nexus...

Just the other week we saw a small hullabaloo over the Samsung Galaxy S III’s engineered reverse incompatibility with the Galaxy S II’s MHL adapter. Essentially, users were crying foul at the Applesque decision to change the pinout of the Galaxy S III’s micro USB port for what appeared to be no reason. Say hello to this little converter, which converts...

Hey there guys and gals, often times we see ourselves using terms and methodologies that might not be all too familiar for the genera Android user, so today we will be going over one of our most frequentlyused and asked terms: Side Loading. What is Side Loading? Wikipedia defines sideloading as the practice of Transferring data between two local devices, in particular...

If you’ve wanted to use your Mango Phone as a quick drag-and-drop storage device, you may have noticed that it does not show up in the windows explorer. Here’s a simple guide on how to change that. 1. First you want to hit the start button + R and typing “regedit.exe” 2. Next, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB , hit Ctrl...

Transferring files between your computer and Galaxy S II is very simple, but their are a couple steps you have to take in order to make sure things go smoothly. In this article I will be going over two different methods of transferring data between your phone and computer. Method 1: USB Debugging Mode 1. Enable USB debugging by navigating to Menu > Settings >...

Upon trying to transfer some of the new screenshots I had taken in our How to take screenshots on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 article, I wasn’t able to get my laptop to recognize the Tab 10.1. There was no prompt on the tablet side asking if I wanted to “activate USB storage” as well. After some tinkering, I found that deactivating USB debugging allowed my laptop...

If you want to hook up USB flash drives straight to your Galaxy Tab 10.1 and have a penchant for tinkering, you should consider saving yourself $20 on the Samsung USB host by making your own. User pokey9000 over at the XDA forums has given us all the information necessary to build our very own USB host. If you have a spare USB extender laying around, you only need to...

So you disconnected your phone during a critical firmware update and bricked your phone. Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. That’s in 2012. Lucky for you, plenty of other have gone through this same problem and have documented their success stories using two different methods. The first method is a softhack and uses the Odin flashing software...

While trying to prepare for a video review yesterday, we had to load 12GB worth of media on to a Samsung Focus.  The process took over 8 hours.  Needless to say we wanted to find a better solution and it looks like M. Daou over at Mobile Tech World found that very solution.  It uses the registry editing program on Windows to enable the Mass Storage feature.  While...