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Support usb mass transfer mode? how to?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lpallard, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. rapidsandroid

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    Same issue....when I connect my S3 to my laptop, I hear a beep on my phone saying the connection was made but nothing else. I open up explorer on my laptop, but there is no drive for my phone. No prompts on my phone either. I am thinking it is because no drivers exist for Windows 8 yet....is that accurate?
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    You find a work around yet? same issue here...before JellyBean I could plug my phone in and get a drive to drag files in/out. Now, absolutely nothing.
     
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    Tinkering around... I'll let u know
     
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    It does work just the same as Nexus 4. There is a problem with yours only.
     
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    Wrong
     
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    With Android 4.0 on a standard smart phone.

    connect phone to linux computer with USB cable.

    linux sees a device at /dev/sdd

    tail -f /var/log/messages
    2012-12-30T11:49:47.479004+00:00 dism kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
    2012-12-30T11:49:58.292652+00:00 dism kernel: SCSI device sdd: 4401376 512-byte hdwr sectors (2254 MB)
    etc.

    however the storage device has no partition table presented, e.g.
    sfidks -l /dev/sdd
    shows nothing.


    For me the simplest work-a-round was to install an scp/sftp client on the smartphone and upload/download files to the computer that way over the Internet connection - I'm using local wifi.
    Go to the "play store" and search for "scp client" or "sftp client"

    On the linux computer you need to be running the sshd service. Depending upon your linux distro there will be different methods for installing and starting sshd.

    e.g. on debian:
    aptitude install sshd
    service sshd start
     
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    I do similar.

    I have "vsftp" running an ftp server on my Ubuntu laptop and use "Solid Explorer" (my preferred android file manager) to connect to my computer, which is always on. EStrongs File explorer also works well, but I prefer Solid.

    I have 2 FTP connections set up and here is another advantage that you cant do with a cable. With port forwarding port 21 to my laptop from the router, my second connection is my external IP so I can FTP files both over my home wifi, or from anywhere in the world. I so rarely use the USB cable now
     
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    Not necessarily true. I have a Nexus S 4G, and it has UMS. It actually doesn't have MTP or PTP. Even before I rooted it, it had UMS.

    If you have your phone rooted, there are a few ways it seems to enable it from within terminal.

    Now, I'm just trying to get UMS on a friend's phone, and look it up for my wife's as well. They both have GS3's, and wired data transfer is nearly useless. Half the time the phone isn't visible for MTP transfer, and when it is visible as a MTP device, normally I cannot see anything on the phone or copy anything else. Yesterday, tried for an hour to copy a larger file over to my friend's phone, and only once it was able to start copying a file. Midway through the transfer, he received a text message, and the transfer failed immediately after (within a second of the text showing up).

    Personally, it seems MTP is too buggy to see use, let alone being made the only option.
     
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    i also noticed (not sure if this was already said.) that the device would show up in windows but the contents of the SD and internal would not show up if the phone is locked. once unlocked the contents show.
     
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    what do you do when you are trying to copy some movies/musics to your S3 from your friend's Mac?
     
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    Use Preferences, Sharing on the Mac to turn on the ftp server, Estrongs on the phone to get what's desired.
     

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