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  1. admob

    admob Well-Known Member
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    just upgraded to JB, plugged my one x into my work imac this morn, and its asking for usb debugging and a portable hotspot screen option. how do i mount the hard drive as before and just drag n drop... one of the gr8 features of android??? please say i dont have to use htc sync manager!!!

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  2. jimbobcook

    jimbobcook Well-Known Member


    Did the JB update which went spiffing :)

    I now have a problem when I plug my One X into my Mac and Windows machine...

    Now matter how many times I un tick the USB debugging option it keeps putting itself back on every time I re connect the phone...

    Its mildly annoying and pre JB it did not do this...

    Any ideas?

  3. jimbobcook

    jimbobcook Well-Known Member

    Dito, just put up a thing about this exact problem...

    Not just me then
  4. admob

    admob Well-Known Member
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    have u managed to mount mass storage, i just get the htc sync manager icon, i want to see the hard drive! GGRRRRR!!!!!!!!
  5. jimbobcook

    jimbobcook Well-Known Member

  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Threads merged. :)

    Apparantly, you have to wait for a couple of minutes for it to install the drivers before it picks the Phone up as a disk drive.

    I wouldn't disable USB Debugging either, I don't believe it makes much difference to how the PC picks up the phone. If anything, it should improve the chances of the PC being able to talk properly.
  7. jimbobcook

    jimbobcook Well-Known Member

    The thing is EP it wasn't on pre JB and I never had a problem, just seems a little weird thats all...

    Where is the charge or mass storage option when you plug it in :(
  8. coos lick

    coos lick Android Enthusiast

    Mine seems to work OK. I'm not allowed to install anything on my work PC.
    When I plug my phone into the USB port - I simply close the two pop up windows for sync manager and autoplay. If I then go the windows explorer - the phone is on the list as a device - HTC One X. Clicking on it means I can access the internal storage and drag and drop files as before.
    All the functions of the phone seem to be accessible as well - no problem browsing music etc. where previously you got the error message that files were inaccessible as the storage was mounted.
    This seems to be an improvement to me. Just wish I could disable the pop up windows.
  9. Its_Red

    Its_Red Member

    It seems no two people have had the exactly the same result. I plugged mine in just for curiosity, I didn't get asked to install anything it just showed mine as a device with internal storage which allows me to drag drop with out any issues, the main difference is it doesn't show thumbnails of images any more just the file.
  10. Martin L

    Martin L Member

    Airdroid is the answer to file transfers ;)
    Download from play store. Works a treat.
  11. admob

    admob Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is this an spp?, what is the correct name?
  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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  13. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Try this, when you plug in your phone pull down the top bar.
    next press usb connected, this brings up anther menu.
    Press usb network setting, this brings up yet another menu.
    Now select usb tethering, i found this brought up the icon for the phone on my pc with out installing htc sync
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  14. acidstrato

    acidstrato Newbie

    uhhh doesn't that let your computer use the phones data connection???
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  15. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    That is what it is supposed to do, but i found it also let me access the phones storage with out installing the HTC sync.
  16. Martin L

    Martin L Member

    Just tried it and it does work.
    Quick tip though as soon as it's picked up your phone as a "portable device" go back and turn the USB tethering off. The drive still remains connected.
  17. Martin L

    Martin L Member

    Works if you use internet pass through too :)
    Bit safer this one as no risk of using phones data connection.

    Drive will come up with this path:
    My Computer\HTC One X\Internal storage
  18. admob

    admob Well-Known Member
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    Doesn't work on my iMac, I'll try my PC laptop when I get home.. if this doesn't work god knows... HTC sync seemed the biggest pile of poo going... it makes iTunes look good.. HTC have seriously dropped the ball on this...
    Battery life doesn't seem as good either.. Google now seems to be a bit of a gimmick, I'm starting to wish I hadn't 'upgraded' now!
  19. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Hope it works on your laptop, its a pain other wise if you don't like htc sync
  20. TarekElsakka

    TarekElsakka Well-Known Member

    With ICS mounting the device as a USB drive seemed much easier. I'd just plug in the USB cable and choose on my device whether I want to "Charge it only" or "Mount as USB storage"; now, however, when I plug it in, my computer detects it as a media player and that's really annoying, especially in terms of how the folders are listed (not in details or list view) and also when copying, cutting, or deleting files. I have the HTC Sync Drivers already installed, so I don't know how to fix that and have it mount as USB storage again!
  21. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Does it not show up as storage when you click on the icon in my computer, mine does after i selected usb tethering. (i switched back to none after it had popped up)
    Or as Martin L said use internet pass through as that works too.
  22. m3man

    m3man Newbie

    so all these workarounds seem fine for PC / Mac, however it is still an issue when trying to interface to a car audio system. To say that I am finding this phone frustrating is an understatement...
  23. ike2112

    ike2112 Lurker

    Agreed - with ICS I preffered that choice to "Mount as USB storage".
    When I did this, I got 2 folder directories; one for the phone itself and another for the SD card. I set up separate Video and Music folders on the SD card, and intended to keep media separate from core phone uses, Apps etc.

    Now when I plug in, I just get the phone itself as an icon, the Video (and sub-folders) are now all dumped into the phone's own 'Movies' folder (which was empty pre-update).
    I'm not certain, but it seems to me as though I've now lost storage space since it seems to have combined the SD card into being treated as Internal Space.

    Probably the most annoying feature, is that by removing the "Mount as USB Storage" option, I can no longer use the USB connection in the car to play my phone's music in the car.

    How do I 'downgrade' back to how things were?
  24. ike2112

    ike2112 Lurker

    When I try and use the USB Tethering, my laptop (Windows 7, 64-bit) doesn't find the Android driver - it finds/downloads the others fine. I've never had to find my own drivers - with every phone, tablet etc has always managed this itself - what do I do/where do I go? I'd expected this to be automatic.
  25. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    I run windows 7 64bit on my pc & there is no problem with drivers.

    I also use this as i am always sorting out pc's for friends & family, driver solutions pack
    Word of warning though don't let it update drivers, only install missing ones & make sure to tick only install drivers as the programs all install in russian

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