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  • pico_de_gallo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you have installed Android File Transfer app on your Mac and you get the message “No Android device found”, follow the steps below (adapted from www.gmtdev.com) to connect to your device:

     

    1. Make sure you have connected your Android device to your Mac with your USB cable (I found a "Samsung 2.5 feet Micro USB Data Cable for the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 Black" for my phone on Amazon for about $5.00 including postage.) The USB symbol should have appeared in the top left of the task bar.

     

    2. Open the Task Manager (swipe down with your finger from top to bottom on your Android's screen). You will see the item “Connected as a media device”; tap this item to open the settings page “USB PC connection”.

     

    3.  In ”USB PC connection” you will see the “Media device (MTP)” option is ticked and a second un-ticked item “Camera (PTP)”; tick the “Camera (PTP)” option.

     

    That’s it; the Android File Transfer should now open and you can see the contents of your Android Device memory and SD card (if you have an SD card in it too). You can now copy files to and from your phone like MP3 music to the Music folder.

     

    Connecting my phone to my Mac automatically starts Android File Transfer. Very helpful!

  • spudsterz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, that's supposed to happen, but it's not for many (all?) of us on Mountain Lion.  Thus the reason this discussion just keeps going and going.

     

    This post is has so far been the best to outline the problem: http://discussions.apple.com/message/19965311#19965311

  • francescomm2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please read posts and some replies before writing.. You have no clue what you are talking about.

     

    It is a known bug, it seems to be an issue with AFT with Mountain Lion and Android 4.0.4 we are trying to identify.

     

    http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=36970

     

    I have spend hours explaining how my mac boots both ML and Snow Leopard and how it works flawlessly with SL but does not see the device with ML (*same* device, *same* settings, *same* computer). I have searched log files for errors and posted them to show what is happening (Android File Tranfer Agent, a hidden application, displays an error in a log file when device is inserted).

     

    So please let's stay on topic and do no explain us the basics of how AFT works (or should work).

     

    Anyway, I highly suggest anyone to try AirDroid to do the same things over wifi (and send SMS too), you will never go back.

  • belwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some extra observations:

     

    - Google Picasa and Image Capture recognise my Samsung S3, connected as Camera (PTP), but show no photos to import.

     

    - Kies no longer complains that my phone is locked when screen lock is activated, it just shows "Connecting.." indefinitely.

     

    - After a few minutes of Kies sitting on "Connecting..", the S3 eventually displays message "Unable to find software on your PC...".  However, Kies recognizes when I unplug the USB cable.

     

    MacBookPro8,2; Mountain Lion 10.8.2

    Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M; Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 (USB debugging off)

  • kimmy86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys im really having trouble with my galaxy sIII connecting to my mac. We have downloaded the file transfer for android. Does as it says, plug my phone in, connect in camera mode and the mac is saying please connect usb cable. ????

  • theHAC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    At the moment, if you are using Mountain Lion it won't work.

     

    Not sure about Lion, but Snow Leopard and older cats should work.

  • kimmy86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think i have os x lion. Can anyone help ? My Phone is not even showing up on the computer let alone on the software

  • francescomm2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think for now you have to use some other software. If you have wifi, AirDroid is free and does a lot more (also reads and sends SMS messages from the Mac).

     

    - Just search and install AirDroid from Google Play store on the mobile and click start.

     

    - Open a browser on the Mac and go to the address specified on the phone screen (you can bookmark it in the browser).

     

    - Click the small camera icon inside the app (on the phone) and point the phone camera at the Mac screen.

     

    The camera recognizes and reads the large dotty icon, and automatically connects the two.

     

    It is very quick and handy. You will see messages, videos, pictures.. all the contents of the phone (even the clipboard if you want to do copy-paste between Mac and phone).

     

    If you are an advanced user you can also setup Fluid (http://fluidapp.com/ free for Mac Os) to create a web App for the mac that opens AidDroid. Just tell Fluid to open any link inside its panels in the preferences, type the AirDroid address in the "URL" field and you can even add an icon (you can download it from the Play Store web page of AirDroid, just drag the icon to the desktop and choose it in Fluid preferences).

     

    Oh, and you can also setup the Mac to open the newly created Fluid app for AirDroid every time the phone is connected. You can do it inside Apple's Image Capture application. In the bottom left corner of the window (when device is connected) there is a small "triangle in a box" icon tht shows/hides opening preferences for your device. You can choose any app there. Just select "Other.." in the menu and browse to find the application you wish.

  • kimmy86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your help.

    I'm at work till this evening but I will give it a try when I get home and let you know. Thanks again

  • scarr7981 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This may or may not help anyone, but I've found after the most recent update to Lion I have to trick the OS into mounting the phone as a mass storage device. 

     

    Since the last update to 10.7.5 (at least that's when I noticed it) if I just plug it in, it now does the dreaded "Connected as a media device" thing, which means it's doing nothing since the Android File Transfer app can't see it at this point. 

     

    What I do nowdays...(eyeroll)... is go into Settings -> USB Utilities, under USB mass storage I hit the Connect storage to PC button, which will show me a popup prompting me to connect the USB.  When I do, I get the classic notification and screen allowing me to turn on USB storage which will give me access to both the internal storage and the MicroSD.

     

    I'm pretty disappointed by both Apple's recent "QA" issues, and Google/Samsung for making us do this tapdance in the first place.  It's been more than a decade since I plugged my first mobile device into my first Apple laptop; you'd think this sort of silliness would be behind us these days.

  • gchermette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    Here's a solution that worked for me: wipe Kies clean. If you uninstall Kies and remove all related files, AFT will work again.

    I didn't understand why it worked once, and wouldn't work again. I actually installed Kies between my first successfull try, and my 2nd try

     

    Regards

  • wavelet Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Just wanted to chime in here with a different datum...

    I have a new Samsung S3, GT-i9300 Intl'l version, running an (unrooted) stock version of the Android OS (ICS 4.0.4).

     

    Unfortunately Android File Transfer does not & never worked for me on Snow Leopard (Macbook running a stable longtime 10.6.8 system) -- I get either the "No Android Device Found" or "Could not connect to device" error, depending on whether PTP or MTP mode is selected on the phone. I tried all the various combinations of connecting phone first / running AFT manually, USB Debegging mode on/off etc.

     

    I wonder why your setup works on SL & mine doesn't... My MB won't run ML, so can't compare it on the same HW.

     

    As further data, Kies (version 2.0.0.12095_7) does work fine for file transfer back & forth (both external SD card and internal storage), as does Eltima's SyncMate (V4.0) utility to sync iCal & Address Book data.

     

    Reason I don't simply use Kies & forget about AFT is that Kies interferes with another useful utility, Easy Phone Sync, a Samsung-sponsored that seems to be the only game in town for fully syncing music (including the playlists themselves) from iTunes to the S3 (the utility works for me only if Kies is not installed on the Macbook).

     

    I'll look into the various wireless options, like Airdroid everyone's been recommending; if I do find a solution, I'll report back to to this thread.

     

    Incidentally, anyone know what I need to do to cleanly UNinstall AFT from my Mac? Beyond the app itself, what other files does it install were?

  • gchermette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot for Easy Phone Sync ! I forgot about that one, and I was getting desperate at trying to put my music in my S3... No solution really worked for me, including the $5 airsync....

     

    For AFT, TRashMe says that you've got to delete the follofwing files:

    - /Applications/Android File Transfer.app

    - /Users/{your_user}/Library/Preferences/com.google.android.mptviewer.plist

    - /Users/{your_user}/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Tranfer

     

    Regards

  • wavelet Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks for the list of files... It's pretty frustrating that there are no compatibility docs anywhere stating which of all these tools is expected to work with which, and under which combos of Android OS & OS X.

     

    I tried Airdroid yesterday.

    It's overkill for what I'd really (simply mounting the phone's drives as external drives in the Finder over USB, or browsing them in Bluetooth File Exchange) and doesn't do true drag & drop, but it works!

    I expect it's much slower than USB, but I can live with that, and not least it's browser-based, so it needs nothing installed on the Mac side --> less chance of conflicts with the other pieces of the sync / data transfer puzzle.

     

    I'll use it a bit more, but unless some other issue turns up, I'll un-install Kies soon, and then re-install it only if I need to do a firmware update for the phone.

  • carlosfromrecife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    People: I FOUND A SOLUTION... WORKS!!!

     

    MY CELLPHONE IS IN MTB MODE... 

     

    CELLPHONE

    1 - GO TO YOUR ANDROID AND DOWNLOAD A APP CALL SERVIDOR FTP;

    2 - RUN THE SERVIDOR FTP AND GO TO THE SETTINGS;

    3 - GO TO INTERFACE AND CHOOSE ALL;

    4 - MARK THE OPTION: ANONYMOUS USER;

    5 - PRESS BACK AND SEE THE ALL ADRESS, LIKE MY EXAMPLE: "FTP://192.168.1.104:2221"

     

     

    MAC

    1 - DOWNLOAD THE FILEZILLA: http://ow.ly/fbLBC

    2 - INSTALL AND OPEN IT;

    3 - IN HOST SPACE, PUT THE ADRESS THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR ANDROID WITHOUT "FPT://"

         MY EXAMPLE: 192.168.1.104 - TAKE THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR CELLPHONE NOW...

    4 - IN DOOR SPACE, PUT THE DOOR THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR ANDROID;

          MY EXAMPLE: 2221 - TAKE THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR CELLPHONE NOW...

    5 - PRESS QUICKLY CONETION;

     

     

     

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