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All Car Stereos won't recoginize S4 over USB!!!

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7th March 2014, 12:08 AM   |  #1  
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I just got a new Chevy 2014 Silverado Truck that has USB and Bluetooth connectivity for Music/Podcasts/Pandora etc....

My wife's iphone 5c works through the USB for music on the phone and pandora/spotify. She can plug in the phone to the usb and control all audio right from the truck Stereo.

But my Samsung S4 won't work at all. Just through Bluetooth and that is kind of flaky too. I have tried to change the settings on the USB connection in the phone when I connect it. I change it MTP and still doesn't work.

I don't think its the truck because my wife's phone works and USB thumb drives work with music also.


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I even just bought a new head unit for my Car. 2014 Pioneer x8600BH that claims it works directly with Android through USB with MTP....

Wrong! It doesn't work with my freaking S4! Why is it so hard for Samsung to work through USB with other devices?!
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27th March 2014, 04:41 AM   |  #2  
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Bump....

Anyone have any luck with Chevy Silverado or even what Aftermarket radio's to buy?
27th March 2014, 04:49 AM   |  #3  
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I just got a new Chevy 2014 Silverado Truck that has USB and Bluetooth connectivity for Music/Podcasts/Pandora etc....

My wife's iphone 5c works through the USB for music on the phone and pandora/spotify. She can plug in the phone to the usb and control all audio right from the truck Stereo.

But my Samsung S4 won't work at all. Just through Bluetooth and that is kind of flaky too. I have tried to change the settings on the USB connection in the phone when I connect it. I change it MTP and still doesn't work.

I don't think its the truck because my wife's phone works and USB thumb drives work with music also.


Update:
I even just bought a new head unit for my Car. 2014 Pioneer x8600BH that claims it works directly with Android through USB with MTP....

Wrong! It doesn't work with my freaking S4! Why is it so hard for Samsung to work through USB with other devices?!

That's because it doesn't push sound through USB...just Bluetooth and headphones Jack... There probably is no remedy for this but maybe there is...I just use aux cable from headphones jack to jack on my stereo
28th March 2014, 03:11 AM   |  #4  
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That's because it doesn't push sound through USB...just Bluetooth and headphones Jack... There probably is no remedy for this but maybe there is...I just use aux cable from headphones jack to jack on my stereo

I am assuming that he is looking to use his s4 as a hdd that his head unit can read the data on when in MTP. I also was in a Chevy vehicle with stock cord and stock room and this was an issue that I never got solved.

Sorry I can't help more.


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I don't think its the truck because my wife's phone works and USB thumb drives work with music also.

Update:
I even just bought a new head unit for my Car. 2014 Pioneer x8600BH that claims it works directly with Android through USB with MTP....

Wrong! It doesn't work with my freaking S4! Why is it so hard for Samsung to work through USB with other devices?!

Is the phone it works with also a Verizon S4?

I think the problem is likely Verizon and not Samsung. Verizon put a ridiculous "installer mode" on their S4 that afaik isn't possible to disable and automatically activates first each time you plug your phone into something with USB. So the device you're plugging it into will see just a CDROM, and then 30s later it will change to MTP. If the device isn't able to handle that change it won't be able to work with a Verizon S4.

You can fix that by flashing a non-TW/non-VZW rom, but if you're not on MDK that's not an option...

There MAY be a way to disable the installer mode or enable UMS mode with a Safestrap rom, but I'm not sure on that.
28th March 2014, 05:39 AM   |  #6  
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What ROM are you on? I have an slightly older Kenwood deck that didn't work on stock 4.1.2 with USB but now that I'm on a non tw ROM it works fine. Its a touchscreen Bluetooth deck and my Bluetooth connection was OK. But not ideal the USB works much better.

I have a Canadian s4 sgh i337m that I flashed to look like a gt-19505 can't tell you which Roms worked for me but I'm on dandvhs Google rom now and it works for me. Hopefully you find some luck with a different rom

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I have a 2013 Malibu with the same radio software and I'm pretty sure the USB only works with iOS. The music app on the stereo is called "iPod" after all.
29th March 2014, 03:35 AM   |  #8  
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I have an American Verizon S4 with a 64gb Samsung SDcard... I am running HyperDrive 15 on MK2 safestrapped.

My new Radio in my car is a Pioneer DEH-x8600BH and I can't get the USB to work with it... It says MTP is supported but I think it doesn't support the change in the settings after being plugged in.

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