Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. Either they were too slow, bug-ridden or too expensive. Finally, all these made me sit and write a macOS MTP app for myself.
Well, then I thought to give it to ...
According to Android.com:
Browse the files and folders on your Android device, add folders, copy
files up to 4GB to or from your Mac, delete files, and more.
As a workaround, install an FTP server on your Mac, and transfer the file via Wi-Fi or mobile data. OR, via adb pull (adb pull /storage/sdcard0/ dir here) using the Android SDK. Source.
In my case the Android File Transfer App made my whole Macbook touch input freeze, so I had to find a away around this problem. The solution from this page worked: https://cooltrainer.org/taming-android-file-transfer-on-mac-os-x/
Kill all Android File Transfer (AFT) processes using Activity Monitor
Remove AFT from your login items
Remove the agent with the ...
Newer Android devices don't support USB mass storage because it has a big shortcoming: the phone and the PC can't access the storage at the same time that way. This is because USB mass storage is a low-level protocol giving the PC low-level access to the whole filesystem. This causes knock-on problems when you connect your phone to the PC:-
Apps on the ...
The Default mode for Android USB Transfer is MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), which isn't supported by Mac.
Apple’s Mac OS X is a holdout — it doesn’t include MTP support at all.
Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iPad use their own proprietary syncing
protocol along with iTunes, so why would they want to support a
Google provides an ...
That is how Android File Transfer works for Mac, since Apple doesn't support MTP mode by default.
The only way for this is to mount your device in USB Mass Storage Mode (because by default, Mac supports FAT32 and vFAT file systems).
This mode was available in Android till Jelly Bean.
Since KitKat (4.4+), USB Mass Storage (UMS) mode is removed.
To enable ...
Of course, it's trivial to transfer the non-DRM music. There are lots of apps on Google Play that effectively sync iTunes with Android in an iTunes-iOS way. Personally, I really like iSyncr used together with Rocket Player. It can also be done manually via Android File Transfer. The problem, however, comes with the DRM music.
I've been in exactly the same ...
From this SO post,
Open terminal and run the following command:
/Applications/BlueStacks.app/Contents/MacOS/adb install ABSOLUTE_PATH_AND_APK_FILENAME
Other Method: This one is not a solution, but a quick workaround is to have the apk in any cloud storage like Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive etc and download it in your bluestack's Dropbox app and install it. ...
Answer: I was using the cable that Samsung provided with the phone
Solution: Go get a USB<>MiniUSB cable that was provided with a digital SLR a few years back and use that instead. The S4 now appears in the adb output and in Kies just fine.
Probably this answer is long overdue. But maybe it might help someone else in the future.
Had the same problem and it seems that since Android 10 apps can only access the clipboard if they are in the foreground. So the only way for the copy to work from Phone to Mac is to open the app on your phone after you've copied the text, and then paste on the Mac.
Download the Android File System application.
Install the Android File System app by opening the DMG file, and then dragging the App into your Applications folder.
Once installed, connect your Nexus 7 to your Mac via the USB cable. Open up the Android File System app. It should recognize your tablet and then open up a Finder type window.
You can drag ...
Ok so it looks like you are not trying to run it properly. First things first you need to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD). This will be the profile of the device you will be emulating. Open up a terminal and follow these steps. Make sure you have the SDK installed and you are in the ./tools directory of your SDK.
For this example I will be creating ...
There is an application called SyncMate that claim:
SyncMate can easily sync personal data, media files, folders and lots more between your Mac and Android device. Mounting Android device as Mac disk or managing phone’s SMS on Mac - SyncMate has it all handled perfectly.
But you have to pay to obtain this application.
Another solution is to use jmtpfs:
It is possible to use the "Android Debug Bridge" command line tool. It is intended to test and install apps, however it enables developers to run commands like adb ls to list all files, and adb pull <remote> <local>. See more here https://developer.android.com/studio/command-line/adb.html
Go to Settings -> SYSTEM(last tab in settings) -> About Device ->Tap on " Build Number" 7 times, this will enable developer mode.
Go back one screen and you have a new menu option for "Developer Option" tap that and turn on USB debugging.
Google for "Android File Transfer". Install and open the app, connect your phone to the mac.
a directory browser will ...
So this was an official Android fastboot bug. They are currently testing a fix in their QA department.
With the new platform tools release it will be fixed:
What worked for me is in this answer.
Are there any Android phones that allow Bluetooth PAN off the shelf?
Having enabled internet sharing via bluetooth on the Mac, which doesn't need command line on recent versions at least, pair the devices and then go to bluetooth settings on the Android device, select the Mac, tap the settings gear and enable it for ...
You can't ssh from your phone to your Mac when using mobile data because you are no longer on the same network, and thus can't use the internal (RFC1918) address to reach it.
When you're using WiFi, it works because you are on the same network.
In order to reach your computer when using mobile data on your phone, you must do BOTH of:
ssh to your computer'...
If you want to go the wireless route I'd recommend Wi-Fi File Explorer pro.
Just make a Tethered WiFi network(or be on the same router) use the app on your phone to get a local IP and transfer all files directly. It needs no installation on your computer; just install it on your phone and use it.
The way it works for me is that I use the "MTP" transfer function on my LG Optimus G, together with the Android File Transfer, which is downloadable here:
And tadaaa! It works.
You can use QuickLookAPK, a APK Quicklook plugin. It's actually a wrapper of the aapt tool t0mm13b mentioned here.
Download QuickLookAPK.qlgenerator zip file, unzip and put it in: ~/Library/QuickLook.
Run qlmanage -r ; qlmanage -m
Now press space key for selected APK file in Finder and view the AndroidManifest file info.
There's a bug that prevents the OSXFuse implementation of sshfs from working with many versions of sshd, including the one used by dropbear, which is the implementation used by most SSH server apps for Android, including SSHDroid.
My solution to this problem was just to use a different SSH server app which runs the openssh sshd instead of dropbear. ...
For me, this worked well:
Place the .apk in the /Runtime folder:
(Don't ask why, it was just the only spot that seemed to actually work.
Open up the terminal. Type:
If there is one device listed, perfect.