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HTC Desire & Mercedes Media Interface

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ctafield, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. ctafield

    ctafield Guest
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone hooked up a Desire (or any android phone for that matter) to their Mercedes via the Media Interface? In particular the USB connection? I can't for the life of me get the merc to recognise my phone as a USB device... Just keeps saying unrecognised device.

    My card was firstly formatted as RAW, so I changed it over to FAT32 but still no joy. Also set the phone to auto mount as drive letter when connected, but still no luck.

    I have tried a regular USB stick and that does work, but obviously not what I want!

    I'd rather avoid using the Aux in as that obviously doesn't charge or give track names etc... But thats looking like what I will have to use :(

    Any help much appreciated, thanks :)


  2. ctafield

    ctafield Guest
    Thread Starter

    Having just tried Aux in... The merc says no device connected! Even though the Desire goes into headphone mode :( Any ideas please?
  3. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    Do you need to put the Desire into disk mode?
  4. Desire D

    Desire D Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2010
    I know he's already tried doing that as the default action but still had no joy.

    /waves :)
  5. ctafield

    ctafield Guest
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I had set it to disk mode... Both by setting that as the default, and also by changing it to disk mode (via the notification area), but alas no joy either way.

    Also tried enabling debug mode to see if that made a difference but it didn't.

    I did manage to get Aux in working in the end though which was a noob mistake on my part :) That'll have to do for now unfortunately, unless anyone knows a work around? Just a shame though as you lose the ability to control which music track plays from the car's controls :(

    Apparently you can enable bluetooth audio via some secret menus in the Mercedes COMAND system, so maybe I will give that a go too.
  6. chmusar

    chmusar Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    how did you get on with this as i have the same issue and did you find out how to stream via bluetooth on command?
  7. ctafield

    ctafield Guest
    Thread Starter

    I found my way into the service menus, but couldn't seem to enable bluetooth audio. After reading up more about it anyway i don't think i would have been that much better off as you still have to select tracks via the phone itself - so i gave up and just use Aux in now.

    I got no where with USB mode unfortunately :(

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