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Jolla as USB mass storage on Mac OS X [duplicate]

asked 2015-02-14 12:25:56 +0200

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updated 2015-02-15 02:52:47 +0200

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I saw the entries from '13 and '14 and am wondering whether there still is no way to simply connect Jolla to a Mac and make it appear as a USB mass storage device on the Mac. That would be the easiest way to transfer music and pictures, documents etc. XNJB does not seem to work, at least for me, on OSX 10.10.2, the phone is simply not recognized. That is a major drawback, to be honest. I have a plain Firefox OS phone here, too, which appears on the desktop right out of the box, without anything to do and transferring contacts (.vcf), music, video and data that way is so much easier than Wifi, SFTP, or anything else.

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MTP isn't working on MacOS?

virgi26 ( 2015-02-14 12:42:03 +0200 )edit

No there is no MTP support on OS X :-(

elastic ( 2015-02-14 13:27:42 +0200 )edit

Or, more precisely, Jolla's current implementation of MTP does not work with existing OS X MTP clients. (I'm using MTP every day with my Mac Mini and my HTC One M8.)

Copernicus ( 2015-02-14 21:50:02 +0200 )edit

Well if you have to use a client there is no implementation ;-) - for the record: MTP is not supported by OS X - all clients for Android are workarounds ...

elastic ( 2015-02-15 02:04:44 +0200 )edit

Okaaay... So, that would mean that all devices using MTP _except_ for Jolla's device work just fine on OS X, because all devices using MTP _except_ for Jolla's device are using workarounds. So, there is no implementation for MTP on OS X, but that only affects Jolla devices?

Ultimately, Jolla chose to use the same mechanism Google is using for data transfer between Android devices and desktop machines. Logically, Jolla should therefore do the same legwork Google has done to make that mechanism work; if that is just too hard to do, they should perhaps seek a different solution... :)

Copernicus ( 2015-02-15 02:25:07 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-02-15 02:52:28 +0200

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Hi @KlausB and welcome along to TJC. Unfortunately your first post is a duplicate, please vote up here and add any new information as comments. Thanks for contributing, please use search to avoid any duplicates

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answered 2015-02-14 22:31:35 +0200

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My suggestion would be to use a microSD card to transfer stuff across. My Linux system won't work with MTP properly either, and it's too much of a pain transferring stuff over WiFi.

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In that case sshfs is easier (imho), unless you have huge files to move.

attah ( 2015-02-14 22:53:22 +0200 )edit

so you would have to remove the MicroSD from the phone to connect it to the Mac in an SD-Card reader/adapter, which is not really convenient either.

KlausB ( 2015-02-15 13:52:14 +0200 )edit

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