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Q : Android file transfer

Anyone else having issues with android file transfer app under mountain lion? Know a fix?

Anyone else having issues with android file transfer app under mountain lion?

iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 8:20 PM

Nope, it didn’t detect my HTC Rezound. The phone and the SD card both appeared on the desktop and DropBox recognized it for photo syncing.

If you really feel the need for an app, I’d see if Marks Space’s Mising Sync is updated for Mountain Lion. Not free but, when I’ve used it in the past, it’s been excellent.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 8:53 PM

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I was using the Android File Transfer just fine (MTP mode) until I installed Samsung Kies, it caused my Andriod file transfer to stop detecting my phone (Note2). I deleted the app from the Application folder and still it didn’t work. I found out I had to uninstall Samsung Kies. My Android File Transfer works perfectly now. This is my experience with it, hope it helps some of you guys out.

Dec 2, 2012 3:30 PM

I can fix this – Had same problem with Mac OS X, all samsung products have the same problem – tablets and phones, anything with Android system.

I was getting the error 10 as well, and as a developer of Android apps I was getting crazy. Reinstalled Kies, hoping for the driver update, no help, used MTP, could not connect, use camera couldn’t connect. EASY EASY SOLUTION! And it’s more awesome than when I used to have Mass Device support under USB (Because this option locks out the apps from using the storage card when it is controlled by the PC or Mac’s USB).

Run FileZilla in Mac (or any free FTP software), run SwiftFTP on the Android. Swift FTP is a ftp server which runs on your phone. It can be started and stopped. Under Wi-Fi, I was able to move files up and down, right to the root of the phone. Rooted or unrooted, no problem (obviously you get one level lower if you are rooted.). Look for the card under /storage/sdcard0, and look for the external card in /storage/extSdcard01 so easy and so elegant. The cool thing is that you actually see the apps grabbing on to the files! As I’m downloading 20 gig of music to my external card, I see the Music app populating it. And as previously stated better than a cable because you aren’t locking out the storage cards from the device.

Dec 11, 2012 3:58 PM

Just wanted to share my experience how I got it working.

I was ripping my hair out and dreading installing windows just so I can copy some files to my note 2 (jelly bean)

Im running mac os x 10.5.8 leopard

I had kies installed and android file transfer both installed, at first i trued moving kies to trash which didn’t really help. Ripped some more hair out and then someone earlier mentioned you have to run the kies installation and uninstall through that. Just did that and now Android file transfer and mac is working happily! (fingers crossed)

Dec 12, 2012 7:57 PM

This is what solved it for me:

Dec 18, 2012 3:48 PM

Finally a solution that worked after following this thread for months. — Thanks to Daniel Zen.

Dec 18, 2012 8:06 PM

Clarification — thanks to Daniel for mentioning that the uninstall may need to be run more than once. My Galaxy SIII was finally seen by AFT after the 3rd uninstall.

Dec 18, 2012 8:27 PM

OS X 10.8.2, connecting to Nexus 7 with AFT worked fine, but plugging Galaxy Tab GT-P7300 reflashed to Android 4.0.1 would give me the dreaded “Could not connect” message.

Uninstalling Kies did the trick for me. Now AFT connects to both devices smoothly. Thanks for the suggestion!

BTW another app that could interfere is Easy Tether.

Dec 26, 2012 2:59 AM

Just tried to do the connection to MAC running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and was experiencing the same issues in this thread however I do not have Kies installed any longer because I got rid of my Samsung devices. So I recommend uninstalling Kies and using Android File Transfer. The trick for me was to turn off the wireless network on the phone before plugging in the USB cable. Prior to that I was plugging in the USB cable numerous times and got the connection errors as experienced in this thread. Once I disabled wireless everything worked smoothly, tested on two Nexus 4 phones no prob.

Dec 27, 2012 3:12 PM

You are a bloody legend! Thank you so much for this tip. It’s been ******* me off for ages. This works using Lion 10.7.5.

Jan 1, 2013 3:55 AM

Fantastic. Worked for me too. Had been driving me mad for months. Well done!

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