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Old August 1st, 2010, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to connect to car audio?

So I have a pionner head unit that has a USB connection. I connected my friends G1 before I bought this phone to make sure it is compatible and his phone worked perfectly. I bought th Captivate (which I love) and when I hook it up to the USB nothing happens. It gives me the USB connection screen on my phone but nothing happens on the head unit side.

Do I need a driver like I did for the computer? If so, what driver would work with a pioneer head unit?

I love this phone but I would really love to connect it to my car like I was able to with my IPHONE.


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Old August 1st, 2010, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Details on the head unit?
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Old August 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a guess as I dont connect mine to my car, but go to settings > applications > usb settings > select "media player". dont know if itll work but its worth a try
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when you plug in the phone, bring down the task bar on the phone

select USB, then mount it

this is assuming your have your usb settings to mass storage

do not set it as media player
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So I tried the USB mount setting like your post said as this is exactly what my friend did with his G1, but it still didn't work. I tried every setting also. Nothing seems to work. Anyone know if I went to ATT if they would help?
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do you have it set to mass storage device in usb settings?
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do you have it set to mass storage device in usb settings?
I tried every setting. Didnt work.
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Sorry for bumping the topic but I'm running into a similar issue.

I have a Pioneer DEH-3200 head unit with a USB input. It reads from USB mass storage devices fine and I expecting this phone to read fine as well.

I've tried media/mounted mass storage to no avail. What exactly separates the mounting mode from a generic mass storage device?

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same issue with a jensen 9414
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Just curious. Do you have your music on the Internal or the External memory card?

In Mass storage Mode, both cards appear as a distinct memory drives. If you have your music on the external card, it may not be recognized by your radio since the Internal card is the first one checked.

In your position, I would try to copy a few songs on the Internal card, just to test my theory.

If all else fails, do you have a 3,5mm input on your radio? You can use the headset output from your phone. It's what I do since I don't have USB ports on my radio.

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Just curious. Do you have your music on the Internal or the External memory card?

In Mass storage Mode, both cards appear as a distinct memory drives. If you have your music on the external card, it may not be recognized by your radio since the Internal card is the first one checked.
This is a really good point that hadn't occurred to me. Makes total sense and I would not be surprised if it was the root of peoples' problems.
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Just curious. Do you have your music on the Internal or the External memory card?

In Mass storage Mode, both cards appear as a distinct memory drives. If you have your music on the external card, it may not be recognized by your radio since the Internal card is the first one checked.

In your position, I would try to copy a few songs on the Internal card, just to test my theory.

If all else fails, do you have a 3,5mm input on your radio? You can use the headset output from your phone. It's what I do since I don't have USB ports on my radio.

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My car doesn't even have a USB port.

So I use either my Jupiter Jack (really works!) or the generic 3.5mm jack FM transmitter I got from cellphoneshop.net. Both work well on my 99.3 FM frequency. The one from cellphoneshop.net came with a cigarette lighter charger so I don't have to worry about batteries. Doesn't look like they sell that anymore.
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I have an Alpine CDA-105. My captivate works just fine in mass storage mode and mounting via the pull down. I keep my music on my external card and it reads it just fine.
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I have a 2010 Civic. It has the 3.5 jack for Aux already in it. Music plays perfectly through it. If your unit has a 3.5 jack, try that.
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The 3.5mm jack is old technology that requires you to operate your phone to play the music and allows the volume level of the input to vary separate from the volume level of the stereo. I would like to be able to use the USB input on my Pioneer stereo too, eventually. That way the radio controls the playback of the music rather than having to control the music from the phone.

My stereo also has A2DP over Bluetooth, but unlike connecting it over USB, I can't choose specific albums, artists, etc. I have to start the album playing on my phone and then I can control stuff like next track and previous track, so it is more limited than USB.
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I just connected my Captivate via USB to my Pioneer FH-P800BT car stereo. I used the Mass Storage mode because Media Player mode turns off Bluetooth and I need Bluetooth for hands free calls. My stereo started playing the first song on my external SD card and was not able to access the music on my internal SD card.

When 32 GB microSD cards get cheap enough, I may ditch my Gen 5 iPod and start using my phone to store all of my music, so I will have all of my music in my car and at work too.
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Ah! Thanks all! You solved my problem! I kept trying to put it into Media Player mode, but it stopped working in that mode for some reason. I tried mass storage, but forgot to mount it before. This is great cause now I can use Navigation and hands free while listening to my tunes!
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