12-29-2013 05:43 PM
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  1. Treesham's Avatar
    This may be a dumb thing to suggest but try plugging your phone into a computer. If the computer detects the phone then see if the USB Storage option is showing and check if it is still turned on. Try turning off USB Storage while being plugged in and then unplug your phone to see if it is still bugged up. It's a simple thing to try which may be why it's a dumb suggestion.

    I have a cheap Archos 80 G9 tablet. All the G9 tablets have a usb port for a 3G stick to be plugged in. The cool thing is you can plug in a usb device and actually use that as storage and transfer files. Whenever I do that the microSD card is unusable or undetected.

    Hopefully you find a fix. Kies detects my S2 fine but it won't detect my S3. The computer will detect both my phones. These driver issues are the worse I have had on any product.
    thanks. i did try this - this is what i addressed in post 19 above. but, again, thank you.
    04-10-2013 12:59 PM
  2. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    Hehe I knew something like this would happen if I didn't read the whole thread. Sorry
    04-10-2013 02:05 PM
  3. heelfan69's Avatar
    I will try what he said in post 24.

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    04-10-2013 04:11 PM
  4. Ed_Strong's Avatar
    I have 2 phones one had gingerbread the other ics. I installed jellybean on both phones,the gingerbread phone did fine, the other is having the same problem as yours. I have tried everything but a factory reset, I even reinstalled jb it still has the same problem when you try to open gallery or camera.

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    Same deal with me we have 2 phones one had gingerbread (mine) the other one had ics (Wife). Just like you, I installed jellybean on both phones,the gingerbread phone did fine without issues, but the other was having the same USB Storage problem! But wife was able to fix it by formatting the USB Storage (an option offered by the phone itself thru the notification bar) after that everything was fine with her phone!

    Don't know why yours doesn't show the micro SD Card Icon with the exclamation point inside it! We she selected that icon the next pop up window allowed her to format the USB Storage.
    04-10-2013 05:33 PM
  5. heelfan69's Avatar
    I wished her phone had that option. I guess I'll keep trying, not ready to do a factory reset.

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    04-10-2013 07:52 PM
  6. Treesham's Avatar
    First of all I would uninstall your Samsung drivers off of your pc in control panel- add and remove program.Then disconnect your pc from the internet and plug your phone in to get device drivers.

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    alas, that did not help. my phone won't update if it's in MTP. ugh.
    04-10-2013 09:56 PM
  7. heelfan69's Avatar
    Sorry bout that...it was worth a shot. I will try a few more things tonight if I have time.

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    04-11-2013 05:39 AM
  8. Treesham's Avatar
    the odds are good this is the last night i will spend fiddling with it. not having autocorrect, not having predictive text, not having a camera, all suck.

    i will be bringing to the sprint store tomorrow. if they can't replace it, and S2s are in short supply (as i have heard they are), i wonder what they will replace my phone with. :o/
    04-11-2013 12:34 PM
  9. heelfan69's Avatar
    This is my wifes third, all refurbished phones.Maybe they are out of s2's and you can get a better one.

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    04-11-2013 12:45 PM
  10. Treesham's Avatar
    i was told by Sprint customer retention that an s3 would be considered an upgrade. i'm really not sure what phones they consider comparable to the S2. but i am curious to know.
    04-11-2013 02:25 PM
  11. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    i was told by Sprint customer retention that an s3 would be considered an upgrade. i'm really not sure what phones they consider comparable to the S2. but i am curious to know.
    The S3 is a whole generation newer and designed better so it would be a upgrade. Pricing is also part of it.
    04-12-2013 09:44 AM
  12. qroc84's Avatar
    i figured it out!! if u take out ur sd card plug in ur usb to comp..open device manager n look for sumsung usb under the usb controller link and unistall it
    04-12-2013 06:42 PM
  13. qroc84's Avatar
    Anyone know why Jelly Bean thinks my USB storage is on, and what i can do to turn it off?

    because of that, i can't access my SD Card. i've tried unmounting and mounting, battery pulls, etc.

    maybe there's a setting i'm missing?

    thanks in advance,

    Tree
    look at my post
    04-12-2013 06:48 PM
  14. qroc84's Avatar
    read my post
    This is my wifes third, all refurbished phones.Maybe they are out of s2's and you can get a better one.

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    04-12-2013 07:00 PM
  15. heelfan69's Avatar
    Did u have that problem too? I'll try that here in a bit.

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    04-12-2013 08:09 PM
  16. heelfan69's Avatar
    i figured it out!! if u take out ur sd card plug in ur usb to comp..open device manager n look for sumsung usb under the usb controller link and unistall it
    That did not work for me. Thanks anyway.

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    04-14-2013 03:57 PM
  17. qroc84's Avatar
    sorry before u do it disconnect frow all internet access
    04-25-2013 08:28 AM
  18. qroc84's Avatar
    disconnet from internet den try it
    That did not work for me. Thanks anyway.

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    04-25-2013 10:17 AM
  19. Krystal Rose's Avatar
    My phone was doing this to and I was trying a bunch of stuff and if u go to settings and go to storage almost all the way at the bottom it will say mount SD card I clicked that and it worked for me. So its worth the shot.
    04-26-2013 01:31 PM
  20. heelfan69's Avatar
    The usb storage will not mount. SD card works fine.

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    04-27-2013 08:39 AM
  21. Bella Hayward's Avatar
    When she formatted her USB did she loose all of her pictures because I have the same exact issue but I have tons of pictures on it that I don't want to loose.
    06-03-2013 05:05 PM
  22. heelfan69's Avatar
    There was another thread about this and someone said they formatted usb storage and did not lose their pictures.

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    06-04-2013 06:05 PM
  23. cattracks31's Avatar
    In ICS I can go to Settings / Storage / and under USB Storage there is a selection to "Format USB Storage" with a warning " Erases all data on device's USB storage, such as music and photos" so I would think that all data goes bye-bye.
    06-05-2013 11:24 AM
  24. Patrick Tyrus's Avatar
    My phone lists 3 things for storage

    Internal
    Phone
    Sd

    Internal just breaks down as apps and free
    Phone must be the internal sd (I get the option of primary storage phone or sd)

    It treats that as the sd card until bought the card.

    The internal sd card is stupid. It seems to just duplicate data. My gallery apps show the same folders in two or three places

    Just give me 2 gigs internal rather than Inge internal one fake sd, and a real sd. Better yet give me 8 gigs internal

    Then an sd card (some apps use widgets and can't be moved some need data all the time.

    Is that what the usb storage is?

    When I go through My apps it has data broken down into:

    App
    Data
    Usb storage app
    Sd card
    Cache

    I'm guessing cache and data is where the app is located... (phone or sd card)

    Not sure what usb storage is

    Not sure why phone has apps when it 'was' the sd card. Internal only lists apps as using data. I am guessing its also app data.

    I wish my phone (phone sd) were purged and added to internal. Then not used as sd. Then all pics & media truly saved to the real sd.
    06-05-2013 07:40 PM
  25. Patrick Tyrus's Avatar
    I deleted several apps that had data in the USB storage app. No matter where the actual app was, the internal storage .... Listed apps only got more free space.
    06-06-2013 12:11 AM
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