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Few questions about Android File Transfer

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hajimeabc, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. hajimeabc

    hajimeabc Well-Known Member
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    Hi, I switched from Galaxy Note (running Android 2.3.3) to Note 2. When I was using Galaxy Note, I sometimes used Keis from Samsung. When I got the Note 2 and connected it to my Mac (running Mountain Lion) for charging, I often saw a message on my phone that Android File Transfer is required for file transfer between the Mac and the device. I installed Android File Transfer. However, I always get the message on my Mac that the device cannot be connected. Even I rebooted the Note 2 does not help. I also noticed that after installing this program, my Mac hangs for a few seconds sometime. e.g. unable to see the cursor after waiting up from sleep, sluggish performance, etc. Anybody knows how to fix the issues? What is the difference between Keis and Android File Transfer? Is Android File Transfer necessarily for Note 2 running Jelly Bean? Thanks.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i moved you to the note 2 forum.

    folks here will be able to help you out better, especially since i do not have this phone so i can't comment on your question. folks here should be able to help you though.
     
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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Extended storage phones, like your Note 2, connect using a Microsoft protocol called mass transport protocol, MTP, rather than the older USB mass storage protocol to get to the built-in storage. Linux and Macs lack native support for that, so with a Mac you could add it with Android File Transfer - that was developed by Google as a generic solution beginning back with Honeycomb.

    Two problems. Over time, Samsung has and hasn't been dead on in following the MTP spec, so that's led to issues. Now that they seem ok (as far as I know today), Apple's latest OS X isn't happy with Android File Transfer with many devices. (AFT seems to work fine up through Snow Leopard.)

    Keis is purpose-built by Samsung to provide full connectivity to Samsung phones.

    If Keis gives you trouble with your setup, you might try some of the wireless solutions. AirDroid is easy, free and works very well, for example.

    Hope this helps! :)
     
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  4. hajimeabc

    hajimeabc Well-Known Member
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    So, for the time being, I shall uninstall Android File Transfer and use Keis or AirDroid?
     
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I think that's your best bet, yeah.
     
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