lsusb shows wrong name of the connected phone

Bug #1306747 reported by Sayantan Das on 2014-04-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
android-udev (Arch Linux)
usbutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 x64 version.
When I connect my Google Nexus 5 to the laptop using usb cable and type lsusb, the output shows Nexus 4

~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 18d1:4ee2 Google Inc. Nexus 4 (debug)

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

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and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

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This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated
description: updated
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to . Please test the latest v3.15 kernel[0].

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.


Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sayantan Das (sayantan13) wrote :

Same issue. Reporting wrong name.

Vostro-3300:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 18d1:4ee2 Google Inc. Nexus 4 (debug)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:6481 Microdia
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:0008 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS300 Fingerprint Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Vostro-3300:~$ uname -a
Linux Vostro-3300 3.15.0-031500rc1-generic #201404131835 SMP Sun Apr 13 22:36:23 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream

Sayantan Das, as per the lsusb man page, one may request a USB ID change via .

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → usbutils (Ubuntu)
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

This was requested to be changed to "Nexus Device (debug)":

Bartlomiej (bartoleo) wrote :

The problem still exist. When i attach Samsung Note 4 device in download mode, I'ts wrongly recognized as:
Bus 001 Device 102: ID 04e8:685d Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II] (Download mode)

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