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Putting music on Droid Eris via USB

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdguinn, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. jdguinn

    jdguinn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys I recently got a Droid Eris and I'm trying to figure out how to put music on it from my laptop via USB connection. I've unmounted and remounted the SD card, but I still get no window or anything popping up on the laptop. The only indication of the device being on the computer is the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon at the bottom status bar. I'm sure it's something stupid I'm doing wrong haha, but any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Go to My Computer and click on Removable Disk, whichever one it is..?
  3. pkopalek

    pkopalek Android Expert

    Yes, and once you see that disk, you are free to put anything you like on it!

    I just created a /music directory somewhere inside 'audio' or something, just snooping around. It doesn't seem to matter where exactly the mp3's go, the phone just sees them when you use the Music player -- as long as they're on that disk!
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  4. jdguinn

    jdguinn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    The only removable disk drives that it's showing are the CD/DVD drive and the E: drive, and neither one of them seem to work for what I'm trying to do.
  5. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Try plugging it into a different USB port, let it install the drivers and such, and then mount the SD card.
  6. pavirotten

    pavirotten Android Enthusiast

    Once you mount your card, then go to My Computer. It will be shown as a removable drive. I have taken the additional step of labelling my card as 'Verizon' only to make it easier for me to remember it.
  7. falexs

    falexs Member

    Easiest thing to do, specially if you have currently use iTunes, is to download doubleTwist. It basically pulls everything from iTunes, even playlists, and lets you drag and drop anything you want into your device. It also looks pretty much like iTunes.
  8. cmerrtt

    cmerrtt Member

    Tried to find Double Twist in the market - is this the correct spelling?

    Thanks for the tip.
  9. falexs

    falexs Member

    Doubletwist is an application for your computer, not the phone. :D Give me a sec. and I'll try to find you the link.

    LOL... the website is http://www.doubletwist.com.
    You should also try searching the Eris forum for doubletwist. There are people that don't like the program and prefer others. It's always worth a double check before you download, but personally I think doubleTwist is great.
  10. kg00668

    kg00668 Lurker

    I couldn't figure out how to do it either, but I just got my phone last night haha. At the top, it will say USB connected. All you have to do is drag the top menu down and mount the USB to your computer, as it does not automatically do it like the blackberry, etc.
  11. bukguy

    bukguy Lurker

    i plugged my phone in with USB and it tried to install the driver but came up and said to insert disc that came with "ADB software" I have no disk. windows search didn't turn up anything either...help I wanna put music on my eris...just got last week.
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  12. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    did you mount the phone??
  13. odaxium

    odaxium Member

    I know the USB driver comes with the SDK (in the Let's See Your UI thread)
  14. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead

    On your Eris go to Settings > Applications > Development and see if USB debugging has a check mark next to it.
  15. varkie

    varkie Android Enthusiast

    Not only did I have to turn on USB debugging but I have to manually mount the disk every time I plug in the usb cable. After I plug it in I just go to Menu/Notifications which gives me the option to mount the disk. I then use Windows Media Player to sync music to my phone, it creates the Music folder on the phone the first time you sync files with it. I prefer to use a program that can sync with the phone rather than just dragging and dropping files to the disk.
  16. maddog015

    maddog015 Newbie

    Hi, first post. :)

    I didn't even install anything. I just mount the sd card and it asks me if I want to install the software. I just click "ask me later" (just in case), then it opens up the sd card folder after a minute. Once that is done, I just drag my mp3 files into the music folder (and if its not there, create it).
  17. Mer2112

    Mer2112 Member

  18. n2imagination

    n2imagination Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind you can also just plug the micro sd card in your comp via a $5 usb adapter and create a folder in the root directory (call it music, or what ever you want), and drag and drop all your music in there. Plug it back in the phone and voila! You shouldn't have to do this... mount should be working unless your computer is having plug and play usb recognition issues. Some computers try to name usb hard drives with duplicate letters so it wont show in my computer and you wont get the pop-up. You have to go to device manager and see if it shows there and change the duplicate drive letter for your microsd card to a unique letter.
  19. Afgroyalty

    Afgroyalty Lurker

    Also an easier way is to just take the 8 gb micro sd that came with your phone and plug it into your computer way easier. I transfer alll my things like that and when im done i just stick my phone back in and it has everything i transferred.
  20. ems1983

    ems1983 Lurker

    Me and girlfriend have the driod eris we are wanting to put music on the but we have no idea how to. Can some one help me get the apps or what not to download music on to them.
  21. ems1983

    ems1983 Lurker

    I am trying to put music on mine and my girlfriens driod eris can anyone here help ?
  22. What do you need help with? To put music on, hook up to computer with usb, select Disk Drive mode on the phone. The sd card should open up on the computer, now make a folder called Music, and drag your music there.
  23. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    ems1983, hi and welcome to the forum.
    No special programs are need to put music on the Eris. All you have to do is plug the Eris into your PC, then on the Eris click the selection that says something like 'mount SD to computer'. I don't remember the exact verbage there, as it's been a while since I've seen the stock ROM - which I presume you are using.
    Once you've got the phone mounted to the PC the PC should see the phone as just another hard drive (like plugging in a USB jump drive or a camera). From that point you drag and drop your music from the PC to the 'Music' folder on the phone.
    When you're done be sure and 'safely remove hardware' before you unplug the phone from the PC, that way you're sure not to corrupt the data on your phone.
    Once all that's done the music player should find and play all of your songs.
  24. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    (merged two threads into one so that all of the conversation could be in the same place)

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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