1. kcough's Avatar
    Since there is no mass storage option available is there any option other than using the headphone jack to get my music from my S4 to my car stereo? I don't have bluetooth in this truck so that is out.

    Surely there is some fix or Samsung will realize only having MTP is not working for many people.

    I even tried mounting an SD card in the phone and putting some music on it but it won't recognize that I guess.

    Any ideas or near future updates other than using the headphone out jack?
    05-15-2013 12:55 PM
  2. thehatguy's Avatar
    Does your stereo by chance have an Aux-In jack handy?

    If so, you could be streaming in minutes with this.
    CarAudio Connect AUX with Bluetooth | BT Music Receiver | Audio | Entertainment | Products | Belkin USA Site

    John
    05-15-2013 02:58 PM
  3. kcough's Avatar
    Does your stereo by chance have an Aux-In jack handy?

    If so, you could be streaming in minutes with this.
    CarAudio Connect AUX with Bluetooth | BT Music Receiver | Audio | Entertainment | Products | Belkin USA Site

    John

    It does. I have been just going from headphone out on the S4 into the aux in on my deck. That looks like it would work as long as the bluetooth is reliable.

    Thanks!
    05-15-2013 10:20 PM
  4. jneusch's Avatar
    I use the iBolt car dock which has a Usb cable that attaches to the dock. The other end has Usb/ audio 3.5mn jack on the other end. It works great.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-16-2013 06:20 AM
  5. isaac_laketownss's Avatar
    The problem with using a 3.5 mini jack is the sound output is an analog signal. I have a Sony Xav-701HD in my car and I have been on and off the phone with Sony and Samsung and the conclusion they have come to us the driver on the deck can't keep up with the phone. They said hopefully there will be an update on the deck that allows compatibility between the two. I am going to try running it through a HDMI to USB converter. I'll keep you posted with the results.
    Ray Kampen likes this.
    05-28-2013 09:58 AM
  6. aardvarkgeo's Avatar
    You could try an FM transmitter from a Bluetooth speaker like the Jabra Freeway.
    Tyler Borge likes this.
    05-28-2013 10:11 AM
  7. jneusch's Avatar
    Tunelink will also work. I think best buy sells them or order online. I used it in my previous car and it worked perfectly.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-28-2013 01:42 PM
  8. Wilbur's Avatar
    See if this works with the S4. They say it does.

    SG USB Mass Storage Enabler
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...storageenabler
    aaroneb#AC likes this.
    05-28-2013 09:42 PM
  9. CharGP02A's Avatar
    I have an S4 and an audio cable that goes from the headphone jack to the car. When I turn the car on and go to the audio mode, it doesn't play my music, would you know why that is? I put my music in my music folder. My car is a 2012 Toyota Carolla LE if that matters.
    06-02-2013 12:38 PM
  10. The Royaloak's Avatar
    TS is your car happens to be a Mercedes? It won't work without the adaptor for samsung. Another adaptor for iphone

    It's nothing to do w the phone. It's really a problem w mercedes poorly designed interface or downright design to make us pay the extra premium.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Android Central Forums
    06-02-2013 12:44 PM
  11. aaroneb#AC's Avatar
    See if this works with the S4. They say it does.

    SG USB Mass Storage Enabler
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...storageenabler
    Took me a month and half of having this Galaxy S4 to figure it out but on top of the Mass Storage Emulator you also have to format the MicroSD card as FAT32 I used this tool found on this page How to format 64gb micro sd card to Fat32 to work on SGS3 - Page 2 - xda-developers
    scroll down about half way down the page guiformat.zip I did some research apparently the galaxy formats it exfat by default and most media players only recognize FAT32 partitions, phone still accepts it as well. It does require a root though, not for the format but for the emulator. Just make sure to back up the data on it before you do the format then just put it back on afterwords. On mine the it works mp3s still plays even if I am on the phone with my bluetooth.
    Roy Holohan likes this.
    06-12-2013 01:09 AM
  12. Daring Mr Hanky's Avatar
    I just bought the iBolt but my phone won't play music through the audio cable just out of the phones speaker. The phone charges but doesn't send the audio out..... Did you have to turn on any settings or did it just work for you?
    07-12-2013 06:22 PM
  13. Doug1 10's Avatar
    Need to know how I can use my Galaxy S4 mini to play music in my 2004 Silverado.
    01-11-2014 11:33 AM
  14. John Wayne-Doe's Avatar
    I have an iBolt also, but can't get my S5 to play through the dock!

    Any ideas? I have been through all the settings pretty thoroughly...
    05-16-2014 07:58 PM
  15. spotnjack's Avatar
    I have an iBolt also, but can't get my S5 to play through the dock!

    Any ideas? I have been through all the settings pretty thoroughly...
    I happened to run across this a couple of days ago in the S5 forum; it should answer your question. Short answer: the iBolt doesn't work with the S5.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...k-your-s5.html
    05-17-2014 08:43 AM
  16. mootcat's Avatar
    Does this Mass storage app just run on the phone or do you also have to load it into the truck somehow? Do you know if they say it will work with HTC One?
    07-29-2014 07:53 AM
  17. jqz's Avatar
    The problem with using a 3.5 mini jack is the sound output is an analog signal.
    Sound is an analog signal, period. It must be converted to analog at some point. I use a 3.5 mini jack to connect my laptop to my hi-fi system and the audio quality is excellent. I can only conclude that your Sony Xav-701HD has a substandard circuit in the analog audio-in, or your Samsung Galaxy S4 has a substandard circuit in the analog audio-out, or both.
    The only drawback I can realistically see of using the 3.5 jack, given sufficient quality equipment, is that you might need two cables: one for audio, and one for charging.
    03-23-2015 11:08 PM
  18. jqz's Avatar
    The problem with using a 3.5 mini jack is the sound output is an analog signal.
    PS. Note: MP3/MP4a is a LOSSY format which means you have already lost detail.
    03-23-2015 11:26 PM

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