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Old 10-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Cannot Mount as USB Mass Storage, ***?!

What the heck were they thinking? As of about a month ago it is illegal to operate a phone screen in Ohio while driving. So if I want to "legally" listen to music, I need to use the USB function of the car stereo.

Does anyone know whether HTC's new phones will still connect as USB? I may need to return the Samsung.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Mass storage on most android devices ended with honeycomb and above it was replaced by the mtp (media transfer protocol) and ptp (picture transfer protocol) mentioned in your other thread

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unfortunately, many (non-PC) devices still only read mass storage. Which was kind of my point re: the car stereo. It will be interesting to see if any attorney's figure this out and try sue them when someone gets in an accident who couldn't connect their phone via USB to the car radio. Don't think they won't try it.

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So you can't use your phone for GPS navigation in Ohio?
That makes sense.
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this might work for a rooted phone:


http://www.itjungles.com/android-tip...age-hard-drive
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So you can't use your phone for GPS navigation in Ohio?
That makes sense.
The way I read the law, no, you can't. Although I can set it and listen to turn-by-turn directions.
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this might work for a rooted phone:


http://www.itjungles.com/android-tip...age-hard-drive
If you know an on-spec smart phone technician in the Columbus area, let me know. I bricked my HTC trying to root it and don't feel like trying that again, right now. But I'd be happy to pay someone else to figure it out and get some of the bloatware off of the phone.
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If you know an on-spec smart phone technician in the Columbus area, let me know. I bricked my HTC trying to root it and don't feel like trying that again, right now. But I'd be happy to pay someone else to figure it out and get some of the bloatware off of the phone.
i just watched and followed the youtube instuctions.
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i just watched and followed the youtube instuctions.
I may yet do this. Still, it seems like a niche business opportunity that the market is missing. How many people would be willing to pay to have their phones worked on? I bet it's more than you might think.
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This website has Ohio's newest "Portable Electronic Device" laws, posted about 2 weeks ago. It seems that different cities have different laws & sub-laws concerning using a cellphone in Ohio, but it's mostly about texting while driving for adults & persons under 18.

I could have missed it, but I don't see a SPECIFIC law about using your cellphone as a GPS, except in the user comments. You decide.
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