I think in this case this is a good topic title. It gives a "shock reaction" to people that want to flash their device, causing them to stop, read the topic, and rethink it. Anyone will click the topic, and not just assume that the title of it is correct. People are curious. So in the end they will see that it's not ALL usb cables that are faulty.Additionally, it's a widely known fact that the majority of USB cables supplied with cheap Chinese PMPs/mediaplayers/cameras/tablets is faulty or at least of such a low quality that they are not suitable for any critical tasks like flashing, or even copying big files. It's best to buy a separate cable on a site like BuyInCoins or Dealextreme (both reputable and trustable sites, even though their support response time can be slow sometimes).The point is that these USB cables are just "accessories" (did I spell that right?) and they don't get a lot of attention or care, because noone will ship back a unit because of a faulty USB cable. Separately sold USB cables however, are products by themselves, and a store or supplier won't get away with it being faulty, simply because there is no bigger "part of the package" to divert attention from the customer. This is why quality control on separately sold cables is generally a LOT better. Just spend the extra $2 or so, and buy a separate cable, so you can be sure everything goes well. Especially if you're flashing devices.Additionally, if I recall correctly it's possible to put files on your MicroSD card through the apad USB cable. I recommend doing this through a cardreader instead for two reasons:* The earlier mentioned faulty or poor-quality supplied cable* The circuit boards in most Chinese consumer devices aren't made for throughputting data to memory cards from an outside source. File transfers are generally VERY slow (up to the point where it transfers about 100kb/sec max), may be interrupted, and sometimes even corrupt your card. This is also why you should NEVER format a memory card through a device other than a cardreader. Get a cheap MicroSD reader from Dealextreme (they are about $1-$2) that has decent reviews and use that instead. If you have an internal cardreader bay, use the SD adapter to transfer files, and where possible use someone elses cardreader to format it, because that often goes wrong through adapters.