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Old December 20th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's this "MTP-Connected" stuff

I plugged my wife's new S2 into the computer tonight for the first time and got a notification on the phone, "MTP-connected." Her phone then opened a window on the computer (Win XP) showing me folders for "phone" and "card."

I understand what I'm seeing, but I don't get that on my month-old S2 at all. Instead I get the classic "USB connected" and the button to switch to external storage.

We both have the same exact specs in the "about phone" section.

Anyone know the big advantage of the MTP thing? And why wouldn't mine have it?

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You must have USB Debugging enabled under the Applications USB Settings. I'm not sure if there's any practical difference between the two (speed or more access perhaps?), but I know if you're doing any rooting/flashing you usually need to have debugging enabled.

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You must have USB Debugging enabled under the Applications USB Settings.
You were exactly right. I'm not rooting the phone so I have no idea how USB Debugging got checked.
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mtp is "media to phone".
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my understanding is there are two ways to connect the phone to your computer via usb. one is using the windows drivers (mtp, etc.) and then there's a mass storage mode which can get activated on your phone. It seems like your wifes phone is using the windows drivers and you are using "usb mass storage mode". usb mass storage is faster and more reliable in my experience.
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mtp is "media transfer protocol".

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my understanding is there are two ways to connect the phone to your computer via usb. one is using the windows drivers (mtp, etc.) and then there's a mass storage mode which can get activated on your phone. It seems like your wifes phone is using the windows drivers and you are using "usb mass storage mode". usb mass storage is faster and more reliable in my experience.
How do you change from mtp to usb??
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You either check or uncheck "USB Debugging" in "Applications" from your "Settings" menu.
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You either check or uncheck "USB Debugging" in "Applications" from your "Settings" menu.
This doesnt work for me
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