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Using a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SC-04) in Japan, with Docomo as my service provider. Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, unrooted.

Also have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, 16GB, WiFi only (GT-P7510). Currently running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, rooted.


May
24
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
The answer was simply to reflash the ROM which I put in my own answer, but I awarded you the bounty for having the most complete attempt at a resolution. :)
May
22
comment Is there an ICS ROM for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that has camera support?
I'm voting to close my own question, as I don't want to start any controversies, and it seems that this question can be taken differently than I had intended.
May
21
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
If I go to System Settings -> Wireless & networks -> More..., I do not see a "USB Utilities" option. I have "Airplane Mode", "VPN", "Tethering & Portable hotspot", "Wi-Fi direct", and "Mobile networks". The ROM I used to upgrade is the "Android Open KANG Project". As far as I understand it is a fairly reliable ROM, but I have to admit I do not know enough about ROMs to make definitive judgments. It came recommended, that's all I know.
May
21
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
Thank you for responding. I had not noticed the storage options before. On my phone, the menu option is accessed by a button, so it does not appear in the screen shots. In any case, I have found it and tried the options presented. Please see my updated question for details. I have also cleaned up and fleshed out my question with more accurate details. Lastly, I have never removed the SD card without first unmounting and turning off the phone, so I don't think that is a source of the problem. :)
May
20
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
@lenik: I'm not sure, but I don't think it was Gingerbread. It was 2.3 or somewhere in the 2.x range.
May
18
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
@Logos: Not that I know of. I certainly didn't intend to.
May
18
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
Also, I should note that I just tested on my laptop, and I get the same problem of not seeing my internal SD card, so it seems less likely to me that the problem is on the Ubuntu side. It's not absolute proof, but it does seem unlikely that both computers would have the same settings issues.
May
18
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
Thank you for responding. Running lsusb gets me this response: Bus 002 Device 011: ID 04e8:685b Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd GT-I9100 Phone [Galaxy S II] (mass storage mode). However, after following your instructions to the letter, I still only see the 12GB internal storage.
Apr
28
comment How do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?
@UriHerrera: Thanks for responding. It doesn't seem to be the case with my phone in its current state. There is an /sdcard directory, but when mounted by USB, if I transfer files there, they are then on the internal storage, not the external SD card. Also, the drive only shows 12GB available, whereas I should have 12GB + an additional 16GB for the SD card. Lastly, Banshee does not automatically recognize the 16GB space where my music files like it did before, which is problematic. The last thing I want to do is start fighting with Banshee settings to get it to see a subdirectory.
Apr
20
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
@hheimbuerger: I'm not running 4.0.3. I'm running 3.2. I wanted to run ICS on my Galaxy Tab, but apparently there isn't support for the camera yet.
Apr
16
comment Can I disable MTP mode and just have a regular USB connection?
Okay, so I need to forget about trying to not have MTP and instead focus on how to make it work on Ubuntu. Thanks for clarifying.
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Also, I tried to install gmtp as you recommended in a comment above, and I got through the whole process, but when I actually attempt to connect to my device through the gmtp interface, it hangs.
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
There's no Settings -> Wireless and networks -> USB Settings either, I'm afraid. The only USB setting that I have found anywhere in the settings is Applications->Development->USB debugging. As mentioned in the question, it has no impact on this issue.
Apr
12
comment Why do all the directories on my tablet have all these weird numbers?
Thank you for responding. However, there is no menu button at all under storage. There's just a bar graph showing me the device's storage memory usage. And I might be blind to the obvious, but I can't find any "USB Connection mode" option anywhere in the settings interface.
Apr
6
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Nice tip! I'd give you another +1 if I could.
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
My current search seems to indicate that most, maybe all, tethering apps require a rooted phone. If anyone knows one that doesn't, please post a link. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
Maybe I'm paranoid, but I hope they wouldn't want to make an example out of me... ;)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: As per my comment above, I hadn't started out thinking in that direction, but nonetheless it's a good suggestion to use an alternate tethering app that might circumvent the carrier's monitoring software and charges. You should put that as an answer, and even if it's not a direct answer, it would at least get you some rep. :)
Apr
4
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@eldarerathis: Ah... I'm starting to see this a little clearer now. I guess at least part of what I'm asking is whether or not it's possible to use a different tethering app without rooting the phone... which is something I hadn't thought of until your comments, but I think that is an essential part of the question.
Apr
3
comment If I root my phone, can my service providor tell if I am using my phone for USB tethering or as a WiFi hotspot?
@SamSPICA: I don't think that's quite accurate. I don't think my service providor is currently just analyzing usage. I believe they have a specific process on the phone which manages the tethering process to monitor it. They can monitor it by the data packet and charge accordingly.