Thanks for all these suggestions
Hmm, what you say makes sense but it's confusing because when bought the Galaxy I asked about moving my SD card onto it and was told it didn't have an SD card.
Originally Posted by cupfulloflol
Ok. I'm told the Nexus is really easy to root and I plan to root it as soon as I get it set up; and get my music, and other data files moved over.
you could put foghorn.mp3 (or whatever) into the /Alarms folder, and you should be able to set it. Same with notifications and ringtones. The stock ringtones, alarms, and notifications are on the /system partition of the device, which you can't touch unless you are rooted. It is in the /system/media/* folder to be specific.
Yes, the one that came with the phone.
- Are you using the stock USB cable?
I"ll give that a try, right now I'm having some success.
Have you tried a different USB port on your PC, preferably a rear USB port if on a desktop?
I went to the store where I bought the phone and was told in order to make file management work I needed to turn on Developer options and check "Stay Awake" and "Allow mock locations". That, for the most part, has fixed the problem, but is very squirrely. Everything seemed to going smoothing, until suddenly, I get that error again.
On the Droid the Music folder was in the Media folder and it wouldn't copy. I tried moving the Music folder to the root then tried again. It looked like it was copying but then it stopped. It only copied 2 folders; and they turned out to be empty. I tried copying files to the open music folder but that failed, then I renamed the Music folder on the Droid and dragged it over and finally it moved.
My PDF folder copied right off, the first time, but when I tried to copy 'My cookbook" the error popped up again "...device stopped or disconnected". The odd thing is it copied the folder; but like those two music folders I mentioned earlier, it was empty. So I opened it, and opened the one on the Droid and dragged all the files across. That worked :blink:
I don't get it, but eventually, after being interrupted a number of times by that error I got them all moved over. I think it's safe to say it's not the cable or the port. I probably should have tried another port but I was on a roll. It should be noted that several times I turned the phone off and restarted from scratch; it's like the phone went to sleep! But the screen was still on.
Oh, good idea, hadn't thought of that; I'll give that a try next time.
Do you have another PC you could try to transfer something? Just a random picture or song.
Yes, my two computers are on a home network.
If you have access to wifi,
Now that sounds like a winner. I always hate to plug my phone into the computer; I'm always afraid I'll get tangled up in the wire and drag my phone to the floor :icon_eek: It's funny, I just noticed an Airdroid file on my droid; I must have been going to try it once; but the cable worked so I never did. Will it work if I drag it to my Nexus, or do I have to dl it?
you could use something like Airdroid
to transfer files.
Thanks again for all these suggestions :hail: