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  1. toddhd

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    Hi everyone - I just bought a Galaxy IIS, and so far I am enjoying it, got one for my wife as well.

    Before we ditched our old iPhones, we copied off all our music files. Now I need to get those on my Samsung.

    When I asked my friends, they told me to just "root" my phone, create a music directory and start copying. I'm not sure I want to root the phones, and it doesn't seem to allow me to do that without rooting.

    I did find a program called DoubleTwist that sort of works like an iTunes clone in terms of synching content, but so far it's been a little flaky, and tends to miss or drop files without any reason or warning. It is also painfully slow.

    Can anyone give me any tips on the best way to manage my music/video/picture files on the Samsung?
     

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    Your friends are half right; you need to create a music folder but you don't need to root your phone.

    Mount your phone as a drive on your PC.. this should happen automatically when you connect it via USB.. then go into windows explorer, go to my computer, browse into the phone, then create a "Music" folder and copy all of your songs into that folder.
     
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    Thank you! You know what? For whatever reason, the first time I tried to do this, it wouldn't let me. I couldn't see any of the folders on the phone at all. I figured that was because it wasn't rooted. This time when I connected, my showed my a screen that said something like "Connect via USB" and when I did, everything showed up like it should. Well now THAT's easier! :)
     
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    Yeah the USB connection was a little sketchy for me at first. Seemed to work itself out after a couple of attempts.
     
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    I think you need to be out of kies, maybe that was reason. Also if you turn on usb debugging in application settings, you can access usb mode at lot easier when cable is connected.
     
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    Thanks. Both of those are good points. I turned on USB debugging later (I think it was double-twist that suggested that as part of their setup) and I may well have been in kies at the time. Still trying to figure this thing out....
     
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    If you use itunes, then you should definetly use isyncr, I use that to wirelessly transfer music from itunes to phone. Its a few quid but works well.
     
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    if ur not interested in transferring itunes playlists but simply want ur entire itunes library dumped and synced with ur phone, try itunes agent, its a good free alternative to transfer music from itunes to ur SGS2 :) its wat im using, works great.. and ur music is then available on any music player u want on ur phone.. doubletwist, stock, poweramp.. ur choice :D
     
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    Do I need an xd card in the phone to be able to copy mp3s over to the phone? I connected the S2 to my windows xp laptop, it displayed all the folders on the phone but did not allow me to write anything on the phone. Could not copy any songs over. Please advice.
     
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    You should be able to transfer via a the USB connect if you are doing it right. Don't need a microSD card. Maybe you can explain what you did
     
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    I, too, can't see the phone directories from my pc to my phone. Samsung galaxy SII. Kies can see my phone info on my PC but I still can not see my phone from my PC can you help
     
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    When you plug the phone into windows, an icon should appear in the system tray about installing drivers. Click on this icon and see the status of the driver install. If for some reason the drivers failed to install you might need to do it manually.
     
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    Have you tried connecting via USB utilities?

    Go to Settings/Wireless & Network/USB Utilities

    Tap on icon to connect USB mass storage and then connect the USB cable. Don't need Kies to do this. Phone works like a thumbdrive meaning you can move, copy, create etc. folders and stuff....
     

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