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    Default Galaxy S3 isn't recognized on MacBook Pro help!

    Not sure whats going on here I plug my Galaxy S3 into my macbook pro and it charges but it doesn't recognize that I have a usb drive or whatnot hooked up.

    Trying to grab some pictures off my phone.

    Works fine on my windows7 PC

    any ideas?

    Thanks

    New to android and never seen this with a usb device on my macbook before.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-06-2014 at 12:21 PM.
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    Go into settings-development and make sure USB debugging is checked. Should recognize it. If in external se card, a micro se card USB adapter will work if still having the issue.

    Ian B
    Last edited by Ian B; 07-03-2012 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    Go download Android File Transfer (it's an app for Mac), that should help.
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    USB Debugging is not checked.

    Doesn't work.

    Cant see the phone memory or the SD card.
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    Here is a link to help you and he has a YouTube video on it.



    Ian B

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    I don't want to root it .. wtf

    Ok yet another reason apple sucks my ***.

    looking to download the file transfer program now thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTMDirtFace View Post
    I don't want to root it .. wtf

    Ok yet another reason apple sucks my ***.

    looking to download the file transfer program now thanks.
    Not a problem about rooting, it is not for everyone. Android file transfer will let you into the phone memory and the external sd card.

    Ian B
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    Hmm... I installed the android file transfer

    "No android device detected" please connect your android device to get started..

    BS its not connected lol...its charging and my phone says its in USB mode.

    Edit: Running OSX Lion.( I think.whatever the latest one is )

    I'll figure it out tomorrow..had a few beers tonight not in the mood to be screwing around with it lol.

    Thanks for the quick replies!
    Last edited by KTMDirtFace; 07-03-2012 at 10:54 PM.
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    Ok, unplug the phone and re plug it. Drop down the notification bar and select the camera option box and re open the android transfer app. Now it should work.

    Ian B

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    Thanks works now
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    it shouldn't take all of this to download pics from this phone! it does everything else so well! i don't want to do this. they has to be a better way!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by my1stsamsunggalaxysiii View Post
    it shouldn't take all of this to download pics from this phone! it does everything else so well! i don't want to do this. they has to be a better way!!!
    Until programs like DoubleTwist are updated with MTP support, this is all we've got sadly.
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    Hi guys,

    I have some related problems with my Macbook pro and my new S3.

    When I connect these two devices, my Macbook says theres no android unit detected.

    And I have tried all the above, incl. checking/unchecking the debugging-thing, and have the phone in both en a MTP and PTP mode. But, nothing helps, still no detection.

    Any help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinoheuser View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have some related problems with my Macbook pro and my new S3.

    When I connect these two devices, my Macbook says theres no android unit detected.

    And I have tried all the above, incl. checking/unchecking the debugging-thing, and have the phone in both en a MTP and PTP mode. But, nothing helps, still no detection.

    Any help?
    Same here, I've had problems since the lastest update that happened Sept. 20th. I can't send or retrieve any emails, and the Verizon rep said we were going to have to wipe the phone clean and start over!
    So now I encountered this same problem trying to get my photo's on to my MacBook Pro I'll keep checking back to see if anyone has an answer!!! I would like to resolve this w/o wiping my phone clean. In the meantime, I'm using "dropbox" to get my most favorite pic's off.. but still! There HAS to be an easier way! I'm one hour into this process!
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    As Ian B stated previously,

    "Ok, unplug the phone and re plug it. Drop down the notification bar and select the camera option box and re open the android transfer app. Now it should work."

    Apparently Samsung has removed the Mass Storage Mode on the GS3. My Win 7 machine requires that I either use this method, or uninstall the Samsung driver in Devices and then plug back in bevcause of some Missing Hardware ID error message. I just use it as a camera.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 - SGH-I747M
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    I tried the tips in this thread to no avail,... I ended up using dropbox for the main ones I didn't want to lose, then tried the sd card with USB adapter, and finally the "image capture" woke up on my mac and accepted the pictures!
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    Macbook pro transfer
    I have the android file transfer.
    "No android device detected" please connect your android device to get started.have done every suggestion still not working. worked fine before update..took off android transfer
    and reinstalled and still not working. it now opens i photo when plugged in and shows nothing.. dam update

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    S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!
    Macbook pro transfer
    I have the android file transfer.
    "No android device detected" please connect your android device to get started.have done every suggestion still not working. worked fine before update..took off android transfer
    and reinstalled and still not working. it now opens i photo when plugged in and shows nothing.. dam update
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    Default Re: S3 isn't recognized on macbook pro help!

    I installed Android file transfer. I tried everything. Both in camera mode and MTP both still dont work. Do you have any tips?
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    Kies has been known to work. I had same problems as others with AFT. Tried iSyncr today and that worked for iTunes synching but requires uninstalling Kies otherwise iSyncr can't detect phone. I'll probably reinstall Kies and AirSynch as they are options that I have found to work. I've seen some other good suggestions in the forums recently that require using NFS shares on your home network - copy photos from phone to NFS and then to Mac from there. May need a helper app, hope others can provide those details. I agree with the overall sentiment that getting photos, video, and music shouldn't require so much dorking around. Having come from an iPhone before the S3, and Droid2 and BlackBerry (the latter two in a Windows environment); all were essentially painless and worked out of the box. Looking forward to JellyBean in hopes that improves the situation with MTP or similar features.
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    I was not able to get my phone into download mode. I dont know what I am doing wrong....
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    None of the recommendations have worked. I've selected both Media and Camera. The USB degger selection is toggled on. Android File Transfer just does not recognize my SIII no matter how many times I plug it in.
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    I got it to work!! After completing step #3, wait a couple of minutes to give Kies some time to recognize the S3. Thanks to this tip found in the comments !

    1. Unplug the USB cable

    2. On the cell phone, dial the following number: *#7284# Once the last # is hit,
    the PhoneUtil application is launched.
    Choose USB -> Modem and then USB -> PDA mode.
    The good mode should be PDA.
    Even if the mode is PDA, switch to Modem and then back to PDA.

    3. Plug the USB cable.

    Now Kies should be able to find your phone..
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    Completely uninstall Kies if you have it installed. AFT won't work if Kies is installed. That is what did the trick for me.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 isn't recognized on MacBook Pro help!

    I have the same problem, i've tried all the options everyone has given on this post and i've got nowhere!

    Android file transfer won't work and now Kies isn't finding my phone, does it really need to be this hard to transfer files onto a mac?

    I much prefer Android, but my god this is such a pain in the a#*!!!!

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