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    Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

      Ive been to several stores with my Samsung S3 and a USB cable to try to play my 16bit flac music files. So far every car stereo ive tried failed. The error mssg was either USB N/A or not found or not available. IceCream sandwich or Gingerbread? I have SGH-T999 Andriod ver. 4.0.4


      Has anyone found a new 2013 stereo that supports our USB cables? I read that the new JVC unit does. Has anyone tried it? Any other brands do this or better?


      JVC KW-NT800HDT Navigation receiver


      Drive Change Mode (for Android/BlackBerry): The JVC KW-NT800HDT's USB port supports playback from Android & BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your Android or BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your Android or BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.


        • 1. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

          Based on what you posted about Drive Change Mode it will not work. It uses USB mass storage mode. Our phones do not connect using mass storage mode. The ICS os is using MTP, see link below. Your best bet would be to get a stereo with Bluetooth.



          • 2. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

            Nooo,I'm not going to give up. There must be some new stereo coming out that will support our phones. I do use BlueTooth and it sounds horrible. I have really high quality flac files and want to hear them the best way possible and the highest quality sound you can get from a portable device is thru the USB cable. The next highest quality sound would be thru the mini stereo connector with the Blue Tooth coming in at a distant 3rd.


            iPhones are able to play back their AAC files thru a USB back with full playback device control. There must be a stereo head unit that will do all this too for MTP andriod USB.

            • 3. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

              More new high end units


              Alpine INE-Z928HD

              USB Port: The Alpine INE-Z928HD features a rear-panel USB type-A port (5' USB extension cable included, so you may connect a USB memory device (MSC or MTP) to this head unit. Your connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files


              Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD - not compatible with MTP protocol



              Rear-Panel USB Port: The Kenwood DNX9990HD features a Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (labeled USB) attached to the unit's rear chassis by a 39" cable. The rear-panel USB port enables playback of MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (32-320 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), and WAV audio files; as well as JPEG/PNG/BMP (32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680) still-picture files stored on a USB Mass Storage Class device. The DNX9990HD also supports video playback of MPEG1, MPEG2, H.264/MPEG-4, and WMV 9 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass storage class devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 file system.


              Music Control for Android Smartphone: The Kenwood Music Control app for Android organizes your Android smartphone's music, while providing quick and easy search capability from the Kenwood navigation receiver. The freeKenwood Music Control App for Android can be downloaded onto your Android smartphone from the Android Market place. Your Android smartphone must be running Android OS 2.2 or later. Once the app is downloaded and has a chance to organize all the stored music on your Android smartphone, you can connect your Android smartphone to the Kenwood navigation receiver via USB (your compatible Android smartphone must be recognized as a USB mass storage class device; not compatible with MTP protocol).


              Pioneer AVIC-Z140BH - iPhone/iPad only


              Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVIC-Z140BH features a hidden disc slot and SD-card slot, as well as a USB 2.0 Full-Speed port (using included 6.75' proprietary cable). The head unit offers the following media compatibility. The disc slot and SD-card slot is located behind the head unit's motorized slide-down touchscreen panel


              Clarion NX702


              SD-Card Slot: The Clarion NX702 is equipped with a side-panel SD-card slot for playback of music or video files stored on a SD or SDHC memory card. The NX702's SD-card slot is located on the side-panel of the unit's touchscreen monitor; the monitored must be lowered to access SD card slot.

              USB Port: The Clarion navigation-multimedia head unit features a USB type-A port (with included 42" USB extension cable) that allows you to connect and play USB Mass Storage devices loaded with music or video files.


              • 4. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                If the unit is using USB Mass Storage, they will not work with ICS. No way around it without rooting your phone and using an app named SGS3 Easy UMS. Be forwarned Rooting voids the Waranty.

                • 5. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                  What about this Alpine? It specifically states the following:


                  Alpine INE-Z928HD

                  USB Port: The Alpine INE-Z928HD features a rear-panel USB type-A port (5' USB extension cable included, so you may connect a USB memory device (MSC or MTP) to this head unit. Your connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files

                  • 6. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                    The Alpine is a possibility. The key is MTP. I would see if a retail outlet has one setup and see if they would let you try to connect.

                    • 7. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                      I have the Pioneer AppRadio 2.  It works wonderfully but there is some coming to terms with it.  It seems that Android was added as an afterthought as opposed to a mainstay but it works if you're will to go through the motions.  I did all the legwork for you.

                      You have to add a HDMI cable and an MHL adapter.  My only gripe is I can't find a micro USB female to male that will allow for a snug connection to the MHL adapter for the Galaxy S III if I could I wouldn't need the GSIII 5 to 11 pin adaptor at the end of my phone.

                      This is a no frills straight forward Radio and your phone will be the essential hub for everything.  Go to the Pioneer Link first and look at the back.  That's it.  Bluetooth on this unit is only for calls and calls alone. No USB, no SD card slot nothing.  It's elegant to look at but way short on flexibility.  That being said it's the best option. You can install a parking brake bypass switch (if you're going to do this use the switch not the relay) ***This is illegal in like 60 of the 50 states so you do this at your own risk.**** 

                      The Pioneer AppRadio 2

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                      Here are some of the other recommended items.  The links are provided to give you a visual of what I have and what works for me but you can get these anywhere.

                      MHL adaptor for the Galaxy S3 this is the one I have a problem with as the end of the adaptor is designed to go to the S3.

                      MHL adaptor for the Galaxy S2 - You may be able to find these cheaper elsewhere.

                      The 5 to 11pin Converter

                      Any Standard HDMI cable

                      Micro usb extension cable

                      Standard micro USB cable to power MHL adaptor.


                      Best of luck.

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                      • 8. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                        well, I talked to Alpine tech support and got the low down. They confirmed what you said that to use my USB cable on my Samsung Galaxy S3 I have to root it. I paid for this phone outright so there is no contract. So thats cool.


                        They did give two options.


                        1: Their Alpine H800 has an Optical input. That means I can buy a HDMI to OPTICAL splitter and input the audio that way. But that doesnt allow the Alpine unit to control my phone. Same issue with the mini audio connector....


                        2: Found out that Sony in a few months is coming out with a new Andriod App called MirrorLink.



                        For everybody who's waited with bated breath for the widespread arrival of MirrorLink, take heed because the smartphone / car stereo integration technology is about to make a significant splash in the first half of this year. Along with the Sony XAV-601BT and the XAV-701 HD -- two MirrorLink-enabled Sony head units set for a Q2 arrival -- we've also just learned Samsung will introduce MirrorLink support for its smartphones during this time frame as well

                        Before you cast your fate with CCC, you should know the standard is still early in its life. For now, Sony acknowledges, the sum total of CCC compatible phones is the Nokia line and, once there’s a firmware revision, the Samsung Galaxy S3. That’s it. But the numbers can only grow. Every mainstream automaker, except Nissan, is part of CCC.


                        Sony has been big on smartphone integration for car audio lately, having already launched its MirrorLink receivers earlier in the year for the more well-heeled drivers among us. The company is bringing that mobile tie-in down to Earth through a new quartet of in-car CD receivers. The MEX-GS600BT, MEX-BT4100P, MEX-BT3100P and CDX-GS500R all bring in App Remote
                        • 9. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                          Animaleyez thanks for the response. I forgot about that unit. I remember checking it out a week ago and forgot about it. It seemed from reading the description that unit would be perfect. But I wouldnt want to use that work around if I coudlnt control the phone with the car stereo. Same issue with just connecting using the mini audio cable.


                          Man, I dont know...Im not thrilled with having a Sony stereo if that MirrorLink ended up working. Since im an audiophile I want my stereo to be the best sound quality I can buy. Too bad Pioneers new copper chassis stereo isn't droid compadable. Im thinking of selling my Sammy S3 and buying the new iPhone5. sigh.

                          • 10. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                            New News


                            Sony XAV-701HD


                            The Samsung Galaxy SIII is now officially supported with Mirror Link:





                            The following Samsung smartphone model is compatible with your Car Audio device via MirrorLink™ 

                            OSManufacturer Model NameNote
                            AndroidSamsungGALAXY S III*1-*5



                            *1: To use MirrorLink™, Samsung Drive Link application is needed. For more detail, please check your carrier's website or Samsung Apps website.

                            *2: Availability of MirrorLink™ and Samsung Drive Link application for Galaxy S III depends on country, carrier, and model number.

                            For more detail, please check your carrier's website and Samsung Apps website. If Drive Link application is available, it is distributed in Samsung Apps or Google Play.

                            *3: Firmware version of theCar Audio unit must be one which prefix starts from HR.

                            To check your firmware version, from Home screen of the Car Audio unit, please select Settings, then select Firmware version.

                            *4: Please surely close Drive Link application running on Galaxy S III intentionally after disconnecting USB cable.

                            *5: If MirrorLink™ connection is not established correctly, please disconnect USB cable and close DriveLink application running on Galaxy S III, then try to connect again.


                            • 11. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                              Sorry for any confusion I may have caused but the you can control everything from the head unit.  The "Kit" I put together was to substitute this conversion kit that Pioneer sells for $80 to $120. 

                              You download from the Google Play store AppRadio app and your're good to go.

                              • 12. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                                Can you have Bluetooth turned on for phone support at the same time USB is streaming music?

                                Not sure which units have better sound quality Panasonic or Sony

                                • 13. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                                  Yes.  As I stated above the Bluetooth is only for the phone (Just to make calls and recieve them).  You cannot stream audio over Bluetooth with this unit.  The sound is digital as it's coming from your micro USB to the MHL to HDMI.

                                  • 14. Re: Samsung Mobile MTP Device Car Stereo USB

                                    Hmm I can't seem to find any information on that Pioneer App Radio2 or your posting on which music formats you can play using that USB cable. Right now all my 24bit/192k FLAC files are down converted to 16bit flac. I buy entire alsbums from HDTracks.com at 25bucks each.

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