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    Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I want to Sync my phone to the computer so I can load music and TV shows. When I plug my phone in, I get the following error message.

    "Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android
    Error initializing camera:-1 Unspecified error"

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    Had a similar error message when connecting a Sony Ericsson W995. Just means you cannot use the camera on the phone as a webcam or use the computer to take pictures. All other functions should be fine though.

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    Quote Originally Posted by westie457 View Post
    Had a similar error message when connecting a Sony Ericsson W995. Just means you cannot use the camera on the phone as a webcam or use the computer to take pictures. All other functions should be fine though.
    so I should be able to load things onto my phone?when I plug the phone in, where would I find the file or icons that represent it? in windows a little window pops up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChessMasterJoe View Post
    so I should be able to load things onto my phone?when I plug the phone in, where would I find the file or icons that represent it? in windows a little window pops up.
    I found the icon but I wasn't able to do anything with it. I'm lost.

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessMasterJoe View Post
    so I should be able to load things onto my phone?when I plug the phone in, where would I find the file or icons that represent it? in windows a little window pops up.
    I found the icon but I wasn't able to do anything with it. I'm lost.

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    depending on which version of Android your phone has, on the phone itself you should be able to choose what behavior it exhibits when you plug it in to USB. if you want to add stuff to the sd card, you have to mount it as a storage device, which enables access to the sd card contents by mounting it as an external drive under MSC (mass storage controller) mode. It's my understanding that some Android devices from Ice Cream Sandwich and up have the ability to mount under MTP (media transfer protocol) as well, which makes syncing music and other media more streamlined under certain software.
    If you use the ADB (android debug bridge) you can add new files to your phone without even having to mount the storage by using "adb push"

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessMasterJoe View Post
    I found the icon but I wasn't able to do anything with it. I'm lost.
    Good afternoon

    I have a Samsung S2 and I found these useful instructions from the following website:-

    http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.co..../label/Android

    On your android phone, go to Application->Settings
    In there, go to Wireless and Network and select USB Utilities
    Click on Connect Storage to PC, before you connect a USB cable
    A message should pop up: Connect USB cable to use mass storage
    Now connect the USB cable to computer
    The green android robot should be displayed with an option button for "Connect USB storage;" click on that.
    The green robot turns orange and now you can access the files on the internal storage and SD card of your phone.

    Do not forget to "unmount" the storage before disconnecting the USB cable.

    Hopefully, it will work for your device.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by tea for one; December 28th, 2012 at 06:42 PM. Reason: Spelling correction

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Good afternoon

    I have a Samsung S2 and I found these useful instructions from the following website:-

    http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.co..../label/Android

    On your android phone, go to Application->Settings
    In there, go to Wireless and Network and select USB Utilities
    Click on Connect Storage to PC, before you connect a USB cable
    A message should pop up: Connect USB cable to use mass storage
    Now connect the USB cable to computer
    The green android robot should be displayed with an option button for "Connect USB storage;" click on that.
    The green robot turns orange and now you can access the files on the internal storage and SD card of your phone.

    Do not forget to "unmount" the storage before disconnecting the USB cable.

    Hopefully, it will work for your device.

    Kind regards
    Thanks for the advice, bu sadly it didn't work. I have the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean I think).

    When I hook up the phone I get an error message pop up that says something about n"error initializing camera"

    When I go to my home folder I can still find the SAMSUNG_Android at the top. The problem is when I try to open it. The computer pauses and then I get another pop up error message "Sorry,Ubuntu has experienced an internal error."

    I clicked "show details" but I'm not able to copy them here.

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    shameless bump

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    Re: Syncing Phone (Trouble)

    I have the same problem with Linux Mint and my S3.

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