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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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tested on mac osx snow leopard and Mountain Lion: with your device unplugged go to settings->developer options disable usb debugging; Go to Settings, in wireless and network section, go to "more"->usb utilities Tap on "Connect storage to PC". Plug in your device to your mac and the tap on "Turn on USB storage" and OK. You should see your device just like an ...


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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 ...


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This is called PD charging. There should be a setting in connection dialog. Also there should be the same options in Developer Settings


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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 competing protocol? Google provides an ...


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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 ...


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This might be a regression in android-platform-tools. Try fastboot version 9dc0875966c0-android from android-platform-tools 26.0.1 as it works for me on macOS 10.14.4


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The best and quickest way to use it is to obtain the tool from the Android SDK, called aapt and invoke it from the command line like this: aapt d --values badging some_apk_name.apk An example of the output is shown: package: name='foo.bar' versionCode='1' versionName='1.00' sdkVersion:'7' targetSdkVersion:'16' application: label='FooBar' icon='res/...


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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. ...


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If using a better cable doesn't work be sure to enable the USB debugging feature under Developer options > Debugging


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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. <sarcasm>Thankyou Samsung</sarcasm>


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I had the same error in version 28.0.3 but it's fixed in 29.0.1. You can download it from the official site. It's also available from MacPorts, e.g port install android-platform-tools


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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: ...


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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


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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 ...


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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: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=231129


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What worked for me was uninstalling Virtual Box and letting Andy install the version it wanted. A hassle for sure.


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Go to System preferences > Users & groups Choose your user Select login items In the list, select android file transfer agent and remove it using the button with a - on it. Now, you are free :D


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I am going to expand on the previous answer: The stock Android OS doesn't see Ad-Hoc wifi points - this has been programmed in. Why Google decided this, I have no idea. The wifi access point, as you said, is an Ad-Hoc network, as such Android doesn't see it. The previous answer tells you how to turn the Ad-Hoc network into a wifi access point - like the ...


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In Snow Leopard (sorry, I don't have a Lion to try this with): In System Preferences > Sharing, Enable 'Internet Sharing' Enable 'To computers using AirPort' Click the 'Airport Options' button and set up hotspot's network name and encryption. The AirPort will have to be off for this button to be active. 'Ok' to back out to the Sharing pref pane. On the ...


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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 ...


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You can use QuickLookAPK, a APK Quicklook plugin. It's actually a wrapper of the aapt tool t0mm13b mentioned here. Instructions: 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.


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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'...


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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.


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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: http://www.android.com/filetransfer/ And tadaaa! It works.


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