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HTC Desire on a Mac

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by taffysaint, May 2, 2010.

  1. taffysaint

    taffysaint Member
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    Hi All!

    Just picked up my Desire on 02 from CPW yesterday, breaking free from the Apple ecosystem after a few years!

    I do however have a Mac and my Desire doesn't show up in the Finder window - anyone else have this problem? the guy told me it would work with a mac but suspect he didn't have a clue.

    Any help would be great! (It's not a complete disaster, I do have a Windows work PC and an Ubuntu netbook...)

    PS - I did try to do a a search for the problem but couldn't find any threads on this, but apologies if this is a duplicate.
     

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  2. No idea about the MAC but I can mount perfectly with my Linux Mint distort, based off Ubuntu so that will work if the Mac doesn't.
     
  3. jaseuk

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    Hi,
    I'm running a Mac Powerbook G4 on 10.4.11 and it's recognised fine, what I did notice is that you have to used the data cable that comes with the phone (or another decent quality one) I used a pound shop multi usb adaptor and it doesn't show at all.
     
  4. chrisl

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    My Desire appears in the Finder on my Macs running Snow Leopard & Leopard (10.6 & 10.5) and fully works as expected. Can I just check: are you choosing the Disk Drive connection type, then pressing Done at the bottom of the screen, when you connect the USB cable?
     
  5. macwillis

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    im running OSX 10.6 on the new 13" MBP-
    when you plug your Desire into your mac, tell the desire to use disk drive mode ( drag down the too bar and choose " USB connection Type" ( i think) and then it will show in finder as removable storage card.

    if your running 10.5 or later download " Double Twist" its like iTunes but for android, even including the android market
     
  6. taffysaint

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    Thanks all, I didn't realise about picking the connection type! (d'oh!)

    I've been busy trying to get MMS set up and in the process broke the internet on the phone - anyone know a place when APN instructions for 02 are listed? Their site is useless.
     
  7. macwillis

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    o2 MMS settings


    Access point name: wap.o2.co.uk (contract customers) or payandgo.o2.co.uk (pay-as-you-go customers)
    Username: o2wap (contract customers) or payandgo (pay-as-you-go customers)
    Password: password
    Authentication: Normal
    Data bearer: GPRS
    Gateway IP (proxy) address: 193.113.200.195
    Session mode: Permanent
    Port number: 8080 or 9201
    URL address: http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
     
  8. taffysaint

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    Thanks again, I think the settings look OK but need to check that MMS is set up, SIM card came out of my old iPhone...
     
  9. macwillis

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    ohwell should still be alright tho.

    if not just ring them up, i allways found their customer service very helpful
     
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