Originally Posted by xdapowerapps
Maybe post what you did to remedy the situation for people that might run into this problem in the future?
I assumed I hadn't gotten any responses because the answer was obvious. Good or bad, people here tend to ignore rants or stupid questions.
Originally Posted by PanchoPlanet
What's wrong with Bluetooth?
DDX-616 should have BT connection. USB connection is no-go with kenwood and Samsung.
I have a DDX-719 and always use BT connectivity for music and phone calls.
Sent from my Cmoded P5113 tab.
The 616 does not support bluetooth audio streaming connections without an overpriced adapter. Only hands free phone. So in the past I have connected my HD2 or G1 through USB. The receiver would treat the phone as a Thumbdrive and all was good. I assumed the S4 would do the same.
The older Android phones would connect using USB Mass Storage function and the receiver would read all files up to the first 4 gig in the Music directory on the SD card. It ignored anything past that limit. Samsung in their screwed up idea of how things should work have disabled this feature and instead use the MTP function which is slower and requires the appropriate drivers to be installed on the device accessing the phone. In other words it restricts directory access to authorized computers thus breaking something that wasn't broke in the first place.
So after identifying the problem I determined the only fix was to finally root the phone and then to use the apps available to activate USB Mass Storage. Here is a link to the technique that I used http://www.android.gs/enable-the-usb...ung-galaxy-s4/
The only limitation is that I have no access to internal storage. But I'm okay with that.