Thunderbolt vs 2010 Kia Soul USB

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I have just upgraded from the original moto droid to a thunderbolt and overall I am in heaven. With my motodroid I could simply plugin the usb port and unmount the sdcard and the Car stereo would take over. Now I get reading error once the Thunderbolt goes into disk drive mode. Big difference I notice is the car is saying that is starting ipod. I don't think this has happened in the past, so I'm wondering if it is something to do with the way phone is communicating.

What I have already done. I read on some droid x forums that this was an issue, but found no real clue. I also read something about SD cards becoming read only and tried moving my music folder into the media folder. I also mirrored the way it was setup on my motodroid. None of this works. If someone has an actual technical explanation instead of a shot in the dark, I'd really appreciate the help.
 

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I also have this problem on my Nissan Juke. I plug my Thunderbolt into the USB and my phone charges, but nothing else happens. Neither the phone nor the car recognize that the other has been connected.

Any solutions out there?
 

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I tried my Droid 1 and that doesnt work either on my car. It will recognize that its connected to a USB (which the thunderbolt doesnt) but still cant get the music to play through the car speakers.
 

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I have a 2011 Kia Soul and am having the exact same problem. It works with an Aux cable but when I plug the USB into the USB dock in the car it just says Reading USB and then Reading Error. I had the Droid X and had the exact same problem. Anyone?
 
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Ok,

I finally figured this out.

First, you have to mount your SD card. On the Thunderbolt I set it to disk drive automatically. If not it will default to charge only and you have to change it to disk drive mode.

Secondly, there is something to do with the drm license crap.

I had to hook the thunderbolt up to my computer and have Windows Media Player sync a song to my device. This automatically created the music folder and an album folder on the SD card. I put all the rest of my music under that album folder and it will connect about 90% of the time.

I still get the read error every now and then, but I just pull out the USB cable and plug it back in and it will connect.

Also I've found with the thunderbolt that I have to reset/power cycle it a lot more than my original droid. It will lose the 4g or nothing will connect to it and just power off and back on and it's back in business.

Hope this helps
 

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i have the same issue with my kenwood kvt 512 tv/dvd player. when i plug it in it doesn't even recognize the thunderbolt. i had the droid x and it worked 100%. dancedroid
 

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i have the same issue with my kenwood kvt 512 tv/dvd player. when i plug it in it doesn't even recognize the thunderbolt. i had the droix and it worked 100%. dancedroid
 

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So is this an Android OS problem, a HTC problem, a Thunderbolt problem, or is it car manufacturers in love with Apple products and not realizing how popular Android phones are and that their cars should be compatible with it?

sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
 
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