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connecting my phone to a macbook?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rsarno, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    Please excuse the insanely noobish question ... i am brand new to mac, someone just gifted me this macbook.

    Id like to download a rom and place it on my SDCard, but first i need to get my macbook to recognize my phone and let me browse the sdcard.

    So .. where do i begin? Super beginner steps would be appreciated.

    I have plugged the phone into the macbook ... nothing happened (of course). I also opened Finder and expected to see it there somewhere, but it wasnt.

    Thanks
     



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  2. palmtree5

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    If the android device is running 3.0 or later, you should be able to use this
     
  3. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Android Expert

    How about downloading the rom straight to your phone and bypass the computer all together?

    Just navigate to the rom, click download and it should download to your download folder on your device then find it with your custom recovery.

    Do not unzip it!

    Macs like to auto unzip too so be careful if you download to your mac
     
  4. EarlyMon

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    What model of phone?

    Usually, you can pull down the notification bar and select usb as disk storage, and the /sdcard, if it's truly an external sdcard, will appear in the Finder.
    Otherwise, you need to try Android File Transfer as linked above.

    And not unzipping files on download is just a browser preference, no big deal. ;)
     
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