Yosemite IS NOT compatible with android phones

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Hortibuff, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Hortibuff macrumors newbie

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    Just to let you know Yosemite is not compatible with android phones. Before upgrading I was sending a lot of files and pictures to my Mac via Samsung Galaxy Note 3. After upgrading I've tried many times to set up my android under Bluetooth Preferences...even shutting off both laptop and phone. Message will show "connected" then after a minute will "not connected". My mouse works. Today I spoke to an Apple support agent and we tried the same plus holding down 4 keys after shutting off. My Mac Air still doesn't recognize my android phone. He said it seems that Yosemite is not compatible with my android phone and recommended sending files/pictures by email. Very inconvenient!
     
  2. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    I've not noticed any changes in terms of compatibility with Android, I've used terminal and adb with a several Android devices using Yosemite since early in beta stages without a hitch. Same with the app Android File Transfer, works just fine.

    I suggest you try Android File Transfer to move files to and from your Android device
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Ouch. What about Kies? I don't plan on upgrading to Yosemite.
     
  4. kuwxman macrumors 6502

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    Yosemite works with my Nexus 5 no problem. Just further proof Samsung products suck. :cool:

    edit: And +1 to the Android File Transfer program.
     
  5. Batt4Christ macrumors member

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    Yosemite & Android - Apple shut door?

    OK - so with Yosemite, I was still able to connect my Android tablet to my MacBook via USB and use Android File Transfer to move files to my tablet.

    With the 10.10.2 Beta program, since Beta 2, pugging in my Android tablet to my MacBook brings up nothing - and system profile doesn't even show the tablet connected. And now, I cannot connect the two via Bluetooth either. The only means of file transfer is either by email, or by microUSB.

    Is Apple playing games here? Trying to punish those who have Android devices?
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    The aim of the Beta program is to get feedback, have you done that?
     
  7. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Works for me no problem.

    Nothing fundamental has changed in either OS's basic architecture.
     
  8. Batt4Christ macrumors member

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    Yes - I make a point of doing the feedback assistant tool every time I encounter an issue.

    Oddly enough, stepping back to the regular release (boot on main partition) of Yosemite brings back functionality of Android devices connected via USB. Reboot to the Beta partition, and my MacBook Pro no longer even sees an Android device connected. Very strange, but I think this pretty much verifies, at least in my case, that it is a software/OS issue.
     
  9. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Cool - does the OS talk to the Android natively or is there a driver/app in the middle? Just wondering if it is a compatibility with the driver rather than base OS issue....
     
  10. Batt4Christ macrumors member

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    Even before I installed Android File Transfer, my MacBook Pro could "see" an Android device connected, it just didn't do anything with it. Installing Android File Transfer brought the ability to basically use the Android device like an external drive.

    Under the last two Yosemite betas, no Android device shows up at all - even in System Report.

    So - in other words: I don't know.
     
  11. sibelius101 macrumors newbie

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    Missing Android Items In Finder

    I had the same problem in Yosemite with missing Items, the way I fixed it was to go to my home preferences folder and deleted all com.apple items that were to do with network and internet. Lo and behold the missing android items reappeared!
     

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