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    Default Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    Hello,

    New Razr M owner here. When I first connected the phone to the PC, Motorola Device Manager installed and is now being used to give access to storage areas on the phone. Is there any way to get around this and just have the device's SD card show up as an external drive in Windows 7? That's how it used to work with my old Droid 2, and I actually preferred it this way.

    The transfer speeds using Moto Device Manager seem fairly slow (although it doesn't actually show the transfer speed which is my another dislike of this utility). Not sure if it's a limitation of Moto Device Manager or the phone itself.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    The JB update 4.1.1 removed the USB mass storage option.
    Leaving us with MTP (which you see now) or PTP that will only show the DCIM/Camera files (your pictures).
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    Thanks. Sounds like I'm stuck with it.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    Ok, so I'm having the same basic issue. But I can't get MTP to sync properly either, so I can't access the SD card what so ever (for which I have nefarious intentions)
    I'm running XP with WMP 11. And I just can't it to recognize my phone in MTP mode (PTP does seem to work). Can any one give me any pointers?
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    I also preferred the ICS mode of access to the sd card. Now, I do all my transferring on wifi using ES file explorer without plugging the phone in at all. I've also disabled the automatic running of the "MotoHelper" on all my pc's. Everything still works the same when I plug in the phone--I just don't do it very often. Occasionally an IP address will change, due to various circumstances. You just need to be aware that if this happens, you have to edit the server (change the IP) in ES file explorer.

    Regards
    Bob
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by bjmh46 View Post
    Now, I do all my transferring on wifi using ES file explorer without plugging the phone in at all.
    Haha... that's exactly what I've been doing as well.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Default Re: Bypass Motorola Device Manager?

    Out of curiosity, would I be able to run Executables with that? My (longterm) plan is to try and root the phone
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    It won't happen on XP. You need Win7 to sync and access MTP.

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