General Connecting as Media Device

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rangerdavid, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Rangerdavid

    Rangerdavid Well-Known Member
    36

    Jul 13, 2010
    145
    2
    36
    I need to connect my S4 as a media device to I can transfer some music files to it. It seems to always connect as a Installer now. How can I do this???

    Thanks in advance.

    David
     

    Advertisement

  2. AeolianReflex

    AeolianReflex Well-Known Member
    63

    Jul 20, 2010
    436
    73
    63
    Male
    Southern California
    With the phone connected to USB pull down the notification bar and select connect as media device.
     
  3. Yourconnexx

    Yourconnexx Member
    15

    Dec 31, 2012
    11
    0
    15
    what if you are using windows xp???

    ive been using es file explorer to "air share (wifi)" my pics and files.

    had a power surge, my wireless router went out, now i need to empty some pics from my phone (about 2000)

    yes yes i know i shouldnt have let that many pics accumulate on my phone. but if i would be able to transfer over usb and wifi it would never come to this

    windows xp and mtp HAVE NEVER worked for me. vista and up are simply plug in, copy and paste.

    today i have tried updating windows media player to version 11. and i even edited my wpdmtp.inf file to it specifically has my device id in it. exact same results. not even ptp works. only thing that shows is my dropbox pics, which of course dont need to be backed up lol

    google searches mostly turn up solutions to other phones. ive tried a few but none have even come close. still at square one.
     
  4. MikeNJ

    MikeNJ Member
    16

    Nov 2, 2011
    22
    1
    16
    Male
    Since the update to 4.4.2 I too have been unable to get my phone to connect to my XP Sp3 laptop.

    It's not too big a deal because my primary system is a W7 desktop.

    Thankfully I have Dropbox on my phone set to "Upload over wifi" and it does so as soon as I get home (as long as I have more than 25% battery, that is.)
     

Share This Page

Loading...