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28th July 2014, 06:49 PM   |  #1  
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I have searched a bit and havent found anything that seems like a fix.

I generally plug my phone in in my vehicle via a USB cable to my headunit. My old HTC Evo LTE would allow the SD card(external I guess is the correct term) to be accessed and I could then use my phone like a hard drive and play my music off of the SD card.

I cant seem to get this going on the G3. I have tried every option on the menu that comes up, but nothing works.

Anybody got any idea's or an app that would force this functionality?
28th July 2014, 06:55 PM   |  #2  
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Does your car support BT access? That is what I use on mine.

Otherwise, if your phone is rooted, perhaps after you connect your phone you need to tell the phone to change its USB connection type to MTP.
28th July 2014, 07:22 PM   |  #3  
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yea its got bluetooth but the implementation is crappy(2014 Jeep, but the radio is the same as the 07's so much older technology). Sometimes you can use the steering wheel controls and it will change the track, other times it wont it will just act like its doing something, but nothing happens. Being able to use the phone as a portable hard drive works flawlessly(as I used to do the with HTC).
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I have searched a bit and havent found anything that seems like a fix.

I generally plug my phone in in my vehicle via a USB cable to my headunit. My old HTC Evo LTE would allow the SD card(external I guess is the correct term) to be accessed and I could then use my phone like a hard drive and play my music off of the SD card.

I cant seem to get this going on the G3. I have tried every option on the menu that comes up, but nothing works.

Anybody got any idea's or an app that would force this functionality?

That's probably related to the lack of mass storage since ... I guess it's been ics, but mtp and ptp instead of it, if your stereo doesn't support it, there isn't much what can be done unfortunately (there was a mass storage app, for the galaxy s3 [i9300] with which you could reanable it, but I highly doubt it'll work at the g3).

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28th July 2014, 09:08 PM   |  #5  
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yea thats I guess what I am seeing now that I am searching using the proper terms.

Some people are having success using the various apps but they all require root, which i am no opposed to, but I have a mac, not a PC so root for me will be a bit until somebody develops an easier to use root method for the mac or a downloadable straight to the phone. Towelroot isnt working for the G3 yet either.

Oh well, guess ill just load up my 4gig usb stick and roll with that.
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yea thats I guess what I am seeing now that I am searching using the proper terms.

Some people are having success using the various apps but they all require root, which i am no opposed to, but I have a mac, not a PC so root for me will be a bit until somebody develops an easier to use root method for the mac or a downloadable straight to the phone. Towelroot isnt working for the G3 yet either.

Oh well, guess ill just load up my 4gig usb stick and roll with that.

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I have the same issue with my aftermarket Kenwood stereo. I just found out that the newer phones are no longer using the Mass Storage option as older models used to. They use a new one call MTP; it's kind of plug & play.

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