Ticket #8186 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S Series phones can't connect via USB (Win64 host/Linux guest)

Reported by: vladimir@… Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 3.2.12
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Samsung Galaxy S series phones/tablet seem to do something weird with USB; I have yet to successfully connect them to a Linux guest for use with the android tools (adb and the like).

A similar issue with VMWare seems to be fixed with adding some usb quirks, as described here:

VBox.log is attached; the VM has a filter for all 0x04e8 vendor devices (tried more specific ones as well; I believe the 0x681c product ID is the android adb interface).

Currently using 3.2.12, will upgrade to 4.0.2 shortly.


VBox.log Download (83.5 KB) - added by vladimir@… 12 years ago.
bad-galaxy-s-vbox.log Download (943 bytes) - added by gregdavisfromnj 12 years ago.
reset skipping in log file
FailureAll.txt Download (2.4 KB) - added by dkiestra 12 years ago.
SuccessAll.txt Download (17.8 KB) - added by dkiestra 12 years ago.
Ubuntu 11-2012-01-19-15-30-42.log Download (52.3 KB) - added by Soaron 11 years ago.

Change History

Changed 12 years ago by vladimir@…


comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by vladimir@…

Similar issue with 4.0.2.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by gregdavisfromnj

I have the same problem on all the 4.x releases, but with a Windows Vista 32-bit guest. The Galaxy S phone (Fascinate) is listed as "Unknown Device" in the Device Manager. The driver properties page lists the hardware ID as "USB\UNKNOWN" where this field is usually the PCI ID string for the device. The phone does disconnect from the host, and appear to connect to the guest.

Changed 12 years ago by gregdavisfromnj

reset skipping in log file

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by gregdavisfromnj

That VMware link was really relevant. VMware's workaround was to add a usb "quirk" that skipped the device reset for a specific bus id. In my vbox.log (excerpt attached with a little context), it shows 2 lines for the device saying that a reset is being ignored as the device is already resetting. Same bus id as VMware thread mentions. Nothing else after that in the log though. Is there a synchronization issue going on here where the vbox USB stack needs to re-poll the phone after it finishes resetting in order to provide a hardware ID to windows so it can load a proper driver? Connecting the phone to the Windows Vista 64 bit host works fine, or else I wouldn't be sending this update!

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by dkiestra

I managed to connect my Samsung Galaxy S (SGS for short) to the VB guest (both Linux and Windows XP). Host OS is Windows XP SP3. I installed the latest SAMSUNG USB Driver for Mobile Phones v1.4.2.2 on Windows XP (Host OS) and then I have to add two USB filters for the VB guest. One filter for any normal USB device and the second for my Samsung Galaxy S. The VB guest will only see the SGS when I first insert the normal USB device and only then connect the SGS phone. In Linux I can do "lsusb" and both devices do show up. You can then remove the normal USB device. SGS remains connected. However, if you disconnect the SGS you have to connect the normal USB device first or the VB guest will not see the SGS when you reconnect it. Now I can use Google App Inventor on a VB guest. VirtualBox version is 4.1.0.

Changed 12 years ago by dkiestra

Changed 12 years ago by dkiestra

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by dkiestra

Correction: I can use Google App Inventor on Linux (Debian and Ubuntu) guest, but not on Windows XP guest. On Windows XP guest I get a timeout. See log files. FailureAll.txt is Java console log on Windows XP guest. SuccessAll.txt is Java console log on Debian 6.0 guest.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Soaron

The problem still appears VirtualBox v.4.1.8

after device attach: lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet

Changed 11 years ago by Soaron


comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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