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    Default Re: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) does not recognize Samsung Galaxy S3

    or use dropbox !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlapitz View Post
    or use dropbox !

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    That will work too.
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    Default Re: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) does not recognize Samsung Galaxy S3

    It is something to do with the S3. My Verizon Galaxy Nexus using JB has no problem with my Mac and the latest OS.
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    Found this on another website, and it's the first thing that actually worked (although I have no idea how or why). Plus, I didn't have to download any other software.

    I was able to fix the problem by clearing data for the Settings Application (Settings>Application Manager>All>Settings>Clear data) and then setting the phone to connect with MTP instead of PTP. I can now connect to Android File Transfer without a problem. (The first time I had to manually open AFT, but now it pops up automatically)
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    Default Re: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) does not recognize Samsung Galaxy S3

    Found this on another website, and it's the first thing that actually worked (although I have no idea how or why). Plus, I didn't have to download any other software.

    I was able to fix the problem by clearing data for the Settings Application (Settings>Application Manager>All>Settings>Clear data) and then setting the phone to connect with MTP instead of PTP. I can now connect to Android File Transfer without a problem. (The first time I had to manually open AFT, but now it pops up automatically)
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    Quote Originally Posted by clrux View Post
    1. How do I get my machine to recognize my device via USB? Again, I'm on a Mac running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on the Verizon's version of the Galaxy S3 which currently has ICS.

    Try Android file transfer with TCP again

    2. What's the best method of syncing music and playlists, either via USB or wireless?

    Kies is a pretty good contender...you can download the kies program (works like itunes basically) , or even use it in your browser wirelessly by opening up Kies Air, an application that comes pre loaded on your phone.

    3. Is there a way to root the device using a Mac and if so, is it possible to get a clean copy of Jelly Bean (or another recommended image?) that will still work with the Verizon "necessities"?
    I believe there is a one click root solution for the mac, But your best bet would be to get a computer that runs windows, dual boot windows on your mac, or run windows in parallels to root your device that way. There is a page on XDA forums that lists all the Stock image files for your phone, including some ones that get rid of bloat, or come rooted already.
    4. Finally, I did a full charge last night (phone has been on battery for about 3 hours now) but the battery is already down to 84% (with very little usage) - what are some techniques you guys use to conserve?
    1. Disable apps that you dont use (mostly bloatware) by going into settings-application manager-all- and selecting the ones you do not use.
    2. Set brightness to auto in brightness settings
    3.Turn Sync off if you aren't using it by going into settings-accounts and sync- and turning it off via the switch on the top right of the screen.
    4. Getting a black wallpaper...This tip dosent save much battery, but it does save a little
    5. turning bluetooth and wifi off when youre not using it...those are big battery suckers
    6.Turning off NFC, WIFI direct and S-Beam When youre not using them by going into settings-more settings and switching them off
    7. Turning motion activation off by going into settings- motion activation and switching it off
    8. Using location services only when you need them (GPS, VZW Location Services, Google Location Services) By going into settings- location services
    9. If youre not in a 4G covered area, get an app called "Phone Info" from the Play Store and open it, scroll down until you see something that says "LTE/CDMA/EvDo" and click it. Turn this setting to "CDMA auto (PRL)" This basically turns of the 4G radio so it isnt looking for a 4G signal where there isnt one. To reverse this, just turn this setting back to "LTE/CDMA/EvDo".
    10. Turn off wake up command. Double press the home key until you see "S Voice" pop up. press the menu key (the button next to the physical home button) and press settings, and scroll down until you see wake up command and turn that off.
    11. Touch key lights.. Limit the amount of time they are on by going into settings- display and pressing "Touch Key Light Duration" and setting it to a setting that you are comfortable with

    You dont have to do all of these things... but try to mix and match the ones that suit your personal usage

    Hope this helps!
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    For battery conservation part, I turn off the mobile data option and it works like a magic. It saves huge battery consumption. Also I quit all apps running behind when phone is not in use.
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    AirDroid works great! thanks for the scoop!
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    AirDroid works great! thanks for the scoop!
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    I have also been having this problem. My MacBook Air had been recognizing my Galaxy S3 using a USB cable and Android File Transfer. After recent updates on my MBA to Mountain Lion and an update on Galaxy S3, AFT no longer recognizes my phone. Various forums encourage me to use Kies Air, DropBox, or other wireless transfer or sync methods. I tried. It's either way too slow to transfer of large amounts of music folders or it places them in the wrong location on my phone. I just want AFT to work the way that it should. I finally found the answer on one of the many forums covering this problem. It's a very simple fix. It's only one or two things that you have to do but I'll carefully list all the substeps:

    1. Disable or delete Kies Air. (You can always download it again once Samsung, Google, or Apple fixes the various protocol problems)
    2. Make sure that you are running the latest version of Android File Transfer. My version, which works, is 1.0.50.2266. You can find AFT here:
    3. Reboot your phone.
    4. Unlock your phone or unlock the screen if your phone is locked
    5. Connect your phone via the USB cable. The USB PC connection protocol should be MTP, not PTP, to have your phone recognized as a media device.
    6. AFT should launch automatically but you may have to launch it manually once if it has not been launched before.
    7. You should now see your phone's file system in AFT's window on your Mac.

    This has been reported to work for everybody that has tried this fix. My suspicion is that it is Kies Air that grabs the USB connection event and then never passes it on. This would also explain why owners of other phones that do not use Kies have not been reporting this problem.

    Now that I have AFT working as it should and I have an easy way of transfering and updating my file directories on my phone, I am a happy camper. Too bad that none of Apple, Samsung, or Google ever investigated this sufficiently to post a workaround sooner.
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    My Droid 2 used to connect to Mac or PC regardless of OS with no extra software download. But now I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and I was ablue to install Android File Transfer, which gets you connected to the Phone. But it wont connect me to the Micro SD card in the phone. Theoretically, that should mount like a USB drive. But for now, I just suck the Micro SD card into a card reader. That's a temporary solution, hopefully, being that the Micro SD is a hassle to remove. You have to pop off that delicate back panel. I'm guessing its not build for several removals, and would break eventually.
    Does anyone know how to make the Micro SD mount (while within the Galaxy S3) while its connected via USB?
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    @ComfortableCurmugeon. Nice share on AFT workaround. I'll play around with it over the holidays. I agree with your thought that something is contending for the USB subsystem.

    @DkRogers. Attached is a screenshot from my MBP with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Kies 2.0.0.12113_6. You'll see that Kies recognizes "Internal" and "External" Memory. My understanding is that the Micro SD card should be mounted by default and available to Kies if USB state is set to MTP. As a quick experiment I switched from MTP to PTP mode and Kies immediately lost the connection to my S3.
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    I haven't read through this entire thread, but silly question. Is your S3 powered on? It has to be awake, can't be asleep otherwise Android file transfer won't recognize. My MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion recognizes my S3 no problem!
    Living large with my Galaxy Note 3!!!
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    To the OP, do not install DoubleTwist unless you can get your Mac to recognize your phone as a drive.

    I purchased it before reading the manual. It's great for wi-fi transfers, but if you want quick transfers over USB then you have to make sure you can see it as a drive first.

    Here is what I copied from their manual:

    "NOTE: This is an important step as doubleTwist will not recognize your device unless it also shows up as a drive on your Mac."
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    Hi guys

    If I may add to this; from what I have found out myself, the problem is with the Samsung Galaxy S3 with Ice Cream Sandwich on a certain version or higher (4.0.4 I think).

    If you are running a Samsung Galaxy S3 with ICS version 4.0.4 then you will not be able to connect to Android File Transfer (any version) or Kies (Any version) in OSX Lion or Mountain Lion by USB cable.... UNLESS you uninstall KIES using the uninstall app

    I spent days reading through Samsung tech forums, XDA, Google and various other sites trying to find a solution to this and basically there isn't one yet. Don't blame Apple - it was an update by Google/Sammy that put the ki-bosh on it.



    There are a number of half-assed workaround and not-quite-working bits of software that sort of do the job, but nothing properly. I now use Air Droid which will allow you to access both internal and external cards (external card is hidden a little in the 'mnt' directories but it is there) but it's only a workaround - you can't do a Kies backup and restore for example. Very annoying.

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't see the comment above about uninstalling Kies - this works! If you uninstall kies using the 'Uninstall' application that comes with the original Kies app then Android File Transfer finally works again!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComfortableCurmudgeon View Post
    I have also been having this problem. My MacBook Air had been recognizing my Galaxy S3 using a USB cable and Android File Transfer. After recent updates on my MBA to Mountain Lion and an update on Galaxy S3, AFT no longer recognizes my phone. Various forums encourage me to use Kies Air, DropBox, or other wireless transfer or sync methods. I tried. It's either way too slow to transfer of large amounts of music folders or it places them in the wrong location on my phone. I just want AFT to work the way that it should. I finally found the answer on one of the many forums covering this problem. It's a very simple fix. It's only one or two things that you have to do but I'll carefully list all the substeps:

    1. Disable or delete Kies Air. (You can always download it again once Samsung, Google, or Apple fixes the various protocol problems)
    2. Make sure that you are running the latest version of Android File Transfer. My version, which works, is 1.0.50.2266. You can find AFT here:
    3. Reboot your phone.
    4. Unlock your phone or unlock the screen if your phone is locked
    5. Connect your phone via the USB cable. The USB PC connection protocol should be MTP, not PTP, to have your phone recognized as a media device.
    6. AFT should launch automatically but you may have to launch it manually once if it has not been launched before.
    7. You should now see your phone's file system in AFT's window on your Mac.

    This has been reported to work for everybody that has tried this fix. My suspicion is that it is Kies Air that grabs the USB connection event and then never passes it on. This would also explain why owners of other phones that do not use Kies have not been reporting this problem.

    Now that I have AFT working as it should and I have an easy way of transfering and updating my file directories on my phone, I am a happy camper. Too bad that none of Apple, Samsung, or Google ever investigated this sufficiently to post a workaround sooner.
    Never had Kies installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.7.5. Android File Transfer 1.0.50.2266 seems to have addressed the incompatibility. I am using a stock AT&T SGS3 (SGH-I747) on JB 4.1.1.
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    I tried uninstalling Kies on my Mac running Mountain Lion and disabled Kies on my S3 (with TiBu) but I when I connect it I still get the message that AFT could not recognize my device? Any ides?
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    I'm running 10.8.2.. After reading thread I tried clearing application>settings and still ADF didnt work. I had already deleted KIES but I had not properly Uninstalled it so I went pack and open Kies.dmg chose Unistall option and the result is that ATF now works flawlessly! Thnk you "Robsawalker" for you're advice. Is really that simple unistall Kies properly and ATF will work, by deleting App it does just that, it disappears and leaves App installed.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'm running 10.8.2.. After reading thread I tried clearing application>settings and still ADF didnt work. I had already deleted KIES but I had not properly Uninstalled it so I went pack and open Kies.dmg chose Unistall option and the result is that ATF now works flawlessly! Thnk you "Robsawalker" for you're advice. Is really that simple unistall Kies properly and ATF will work, by deleting App it does just that, it disappears and leaves App installed.
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    I use Android file transfer on my Mac and it works no problem. Very simple, but easy to use and gets the job done. Of course this is an older Mac though..
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    This was stinking brilliant. Thank you. I love my mac computer but I love my Android phone. Nice to get them talking.
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    Yup, I had also deleted kies without uninstalling it. Thanks for the tip!
    Last edited by kloos; 12-22-2012 at 02:43 PM.
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    HAHAHA!

    @Jmess82 -> I love my Macbook but your comment about tossing it out of the window made me laugh. Thanks for that.

    For what it's worth, thank you for discovering the information regarding Samsung Keis. I've had the same problem on 10.8.2 and an AT&T i747. I downloaded the Keis.dmg and used the uninstaller. connected the S3 and the phone mounted instantly. I can't believe it. Keis, a real piece of crap. Than you again so much.
    Last edited by danieljh75; 12-29-2012 at 08:56 PM.
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    I've just bought a Samsung S2 4G and couldn't connect it to my MacBook Pro running ML. I initially used AirDroid but then found a link about transferring music that fixed me up. I was missing mounting the USB storage on the phone. Once I had mounted the storage device, it came up as a mount on my desktop. Transferring was then easy as!

    Here are the steps. I just clicked on notifications instead of dragging the menu bar down.

    Once you plug the cable into your phone and computer, you will see a USB icon in the menu bar on your phone. Drag the menu bar down and you will uncover a “USB Connected” message. When you tap this message, a dialog box will pop up asking “Mount” or “Don’t Mount.” You want to select “Mount,” which will transfer files from your computer to your phone’s SD card.

    Next, you need to open your USB drive on your computer. A dialog box may pop up asking what you want to do with the new hardware, in which case you should click “Open Folder to View Files.” If a dialog box does not shw up, you can go to the Start Menu, My Computer, and double click on “Removable Disk.” You should see a folder titled “Music,” but if not, just create your own.


    Here is the URL for this article.

    Hope this helps anyone out there struggling AFT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queeg500 View Post
    I've just bought a Samsung S2 4G and couldn't connect it to my MacBook Pro running ML. I initially used AirDroid but then found a link about transferring music that fixed me up. I was missing mounting the USB storage on the phone. Once I had mounted the storage device, it came up as a mount on my desktop. Transferring was then easy as!

    Here are the steps. I just clicked on notifications instead of dragging the menu bar down.

    Once you plug the cable into your phone and computer, you will see a USB icon in the menu bar on your phone. Drag the menu bar down and you will uncover a “USB Connected” message. When you tap this message, a dialog box will pop up asking “Mount” or “Don’t Mount.” You want to select “Mount,” which will transfer files from your computer to your phone’s SD card.

    Next, you need to open your USB drive on your computer. A dialog box may pop up asking what you want to do with the new hardware, in which case you should click “Open Folder to View Files.” If a dialog box does not shw up, you can go to the Start Menu, My Computer, and double click on “Removable Disk.” You should see a folder titled “Music,” but if not, just create your own.


    Here is the URL for this article.

    Hope this helps anyone out there struggling AFT.
    What Android version is your S2 4G running? For the Verizon S3 with Android 4.1.1 (Jellybean) the USB Mount options don't appear in the pulldown menu - although I wish they did.
    The last section in blue looks to me like its written for a Windows system and not a Mac. Good info for the Windows users, but may not help on the Mac side of the house.
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    Perhaps same problem that is effecting mounting SD cards , cameras etc .


    1) Remove SD Card

    2) In Terminal enter killall -KILL Finder

    3) Safeboot / boot holding "Shift" , Reboot normally.

    4) Put in SD Card

    5

    tweet if this works for you @kenspocket
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