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Offline work4crown

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Android to android file transfer via cable
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:05:18 AM »
I was visiting family over thanksgiving and used my Samsung S3 to take photos and videos of sledding in Vermont. I wanted to share them with people using the larger screen of the Sero 7 pro.

I could have sent them via the Wi-Fi but their Wi-Fi is limited and I didn't want to waste it.

I could have put them on my micro sd card and transferred them that way but since I had time to burn I decided to try using the charging cable for the S3.

I removed the plug adapter from the cable and plugged the micro Sd end of the cable into the S3. I used a usb adapter (micro sd male to full size usb female) to attach to the male usb on the cable to the micro usb female on the Sero 7 pro.

As soon as I did that I was surprised that the S3 automatically went into a usb mode and options popped up on the Sero 7 screen. I clicked the option that said 'photo Import' and was brought to a screen where I could select photos and videos. I then clicked done and the files were transferred to a folder named after my phone (SCH-I535).

I had no idea that could be done.



Offline mpholic

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Re: Android to android file transfer via cable
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 10:29:59 AM »
Cool, thanks for the tip.

Just a heads up, using wifi as a local wireless LAN does not use up their limited data from their ISP. You can transfer files through the router with no connection to the internet. You can also stream the picturesto their TV if it is wireless or they have a wireless blu ray player.
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Re: Android to android file transfer via cable
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 11:40:24 AM »
I'm a little scared to use their wifi. They have one of those little boxes (I think from AT&T) that is about 3" x 1.5" x .5" that is meant to stream data in remote locations...such as their house.

I'm not sure how the thing is set up and if the data would go through the router without them being charged for it.

Their TV is a 27" CRT, VCR/DVD combo and cable box. No hope for DLNA in that set up.

My S3 has wifidirect but I don't think the tablet has that.

I've been using Superbeam from the Play store to send files when I'm not worried about using the home wifi. I think it is pretty cool since it uses the NFC to initiate transfer.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.majedev.superbeam


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Re: Android to android file transfer via cable
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 07:15:36 PM »
Good to know about the USB cable transfer between devices.

Also glad to have heard about Superbeam.
I just tried Superbeam by installing it on the Sero 7 Pro and my Asus Transformer TF101 (Android 4.0.3).

Seams like it uses WiFi Direct feature from Android 4.1+ to connect directly between devices, but can also connect devices via a wireless network router.

I could only initiate sending a file from the Sero which then activates a Soft AP / wifi direct from the Sero.  I would then connect my Asus to the wireless AP of the Sero created by Superbeam, then go into Superbeam on the Asus to receive the file.

I could not initiate sending file via WiFi Direct from Superbeam on my Asus due to Android 4.0.3 does not support WiFi Direct.  But it can do it if the devices are connected to a wireless network. Nice.

Can even download the selected files from the Sero onto my laptop by connecting to the wireless AP of the Sero created by Superbeam and going to the specific webpage from the laptop's browser to download the file.

So Superbeam is in my tool kit of utilities.
Patrick - Sero 7 Pro, Asus Transformer TF101, iPod Touch gen 4. I still use a "feature" flip phone!

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Re: Android to android file transfer via cable
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 01:32:00 AM »
If you want to share pictures between mobile phones, it's easy when you use the mobile phone transfer program. It can directly transfer data from one phone to the other on PC.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 09:01:54 PM by toutoude »