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I think I'm running into the same problem as the OP but with my new truck (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2152702). My truck doesn't recognize that my phone is connected and won't allow my to play music from my phone through my stereo. Does anyone have a suggestion on what exactly I can do, special cable, MOD, kernel?
If your device is a nexus there's nothing you can do because you don't have mass storage mode available. In that case, the nexus only can connect in MTP mode (media transfer protocol), and probably your truck's media player does not recognize that protocol. I have an Alpine and only supports mass storage mode, in case helps you.

You can, howerer, use a male-male 3.5mm jack and connect from the phone to the truck input, like if you were on headphones but directly to your car or truck.




 
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A question about this subject... i need an answer before to buy this smartphone for my brother.

If he plugs Galaxy Nexus for example at work - at work he cannot install any drivers - does work pc station (with XP or Vista) will identify it for file transferring?

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A question about this subject... i need an answer before to buy this smartphone for my brother.

If he plugs Galaxy Nexus for example at work - at work he cannot install any drivers - does work pc station (with XP or Vista) will identify it for file transferring?

thanks for yor help!
yes, it will be identified as a media device but you can still copy files to/from it
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yes, it will be identified as a media device but you can still copy files to/from it
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Hi boys!
A question about this subject... i need an answer before to buy this smartphone for my brother.

If he plugs Galaxy Nexus for example at work - at work he cannot install any drivers - does work pc station (with XP or Vista) will identify it for file transferring?

thanks for yor help!
windows always need a drivers, without drivers your PC wll not know anything at the first plugs windows will search a driver, once not found windows will ask to install drivers.

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A question about this subject... i need an answer before to buy this smartphone for my brother.

If he plugs Galaxy Nexus for example at work - at work he cannot install any drivers - does work pc station (with XP or Vista) will identify it for file transferring?

thanks for yor help!
It depends on the exact policy that the computer has. Specifically, the computer must allow to configure and install MTP drivers to the user.
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If you want UMS on devices that don't have it, you can use DriveDroid from market (there's both free and paid). With it, create a blank file that will be used as "partition". Then you can connect your phone to your computer and put there the songs you want. Then do the same in the car. For example, in my Nexus 7 I've created a 2 GB file which serve for that purpose (takes a while when is big).

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If you want UMS on devices that don't have it, you can use DriveDroid from market (there's both free and paid). With it, create a blank file that will be used as "partition". Then you can connect your phone to your computer and put there the songs you want. Then do the same in the car. For example, in my Nexus 7 I've created a 2 GB file which serve for that purpose (takes a while when is big).

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Hey, I installed it on my gnexus, created the blank file but when I connect it to my pc nothing happens am I missing something? thanks

EDIT: ok my Xubuntu recognizes it as a linux file cd-gadget (??), but it is not mounted and I seem to not being able to mount it.
 
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Hey, I installed it on my gnexus, created the blank file but when I connect it to my pc nothing happens am I missing something? thanks

EDIT: ok my Xubuntu recognizes it as a linux file cd-gadget (??), but it is not mounted and I seem to not being able to mount it.
Make sure to check both checkboxes in options menu. You need the phone rooted of course. A device should appear on your computer.

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