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Re: Problems connecting as MTP device
This has been incredibly frustrating to me lately. I haven't been able to connect my Razr HD or my wife's Nexus 7 to my PC. It seems from the forums I've read so far that this problem is across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. I haven't seen anything about Windows 8 but that might just be to the low number of people actually using Windows 8 (ah yes, burn!). Anyway, the drivers won't correctly install and all I want to do is drag and drop a few files from here to there and can't get it to work.
I also dual boot Linux and thought it would be easier to sync there since, you know, Linux. But MTP was screwing up things there too. I ended up finding a custom script written by a Google employee who was having problems with MTP over Linux called MTP-Go. But unfortunately I haven't found anything to help with my Windows dilemma. Seriously, I used to just plug it in and go to town. No special drivers, other than the ones instantly installing, just plug and play. Ever since I upgraded to a new Android 4.2.1 device I haven't needed to do a lot of file transfers, but now that I want to this is holding me up.
I'm not a tech noob, I'm fairly computer savvy. But having to look around for an answer to a simple connection problem is ridiculous! And time consuming. It should just freakin' work right out of the box, no extra drivers or software, or fixes needed to work. I don't have time to hunt down a freakin' driver for every Android device I own. So as far as I'm concerned the change to MTP protocol has been one of the worst things I've come up against so far. GOOGLE NEEDS TO FIX THIS! Heck, at least if there was some centralized software that one could download to handle all devices Android, and put out some standards for the OEMs to follow, that would save so much time! Yeah there's ADB, but even that won't fix this MTP problem right off the bat.
I'm seriously done. I'm sick of reading thread after thread with little to no helpful information at all on this subject. Good freakin' night!