Getting the USB cable working between a Mac and a Concord Model ZTE V768 phone

    How to get the USB cable working on a Mac, so you don't just get

    "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    when you plug the USB cable in on your new phone!

     

    This describes a T-mobile Concord Model ZTE V768 phone-

    purchased in Dec 2012, the firmware update completed Jan 15, 2013.

    We had to update the firmware to:

    Kernel version- 2.6.35.7- zte-kernel@droid#6 (was #1 when bought).

    The worst part for a newbie is just learning to drive a smartphone!

     

    To avoid data charges, use Wifi connected the internet- Hit:

    Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi settings -> Available Networks

    (Pick a network you have the password for, enter the password,

    skip the nickname and hit connect)

    Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi =ON (connected to that network)

    Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile Networks -> Data Enabled =OFF

    To get the Firmware update,

    Hit Settings -> About Phone -> Software Update -> Check for Update

    The Update will come thru as a "Notification", to view these, Hit:

    Menu Key (bottom left button) -> Notifications...
    Somehow the phone downloads the whole update,

    probably over Wifi, since the we were careful to allow the
    data to transfer only thru Wifi-
    the update download seems to have been accomplished without
    the T-mobile prepaid balance using any $$ or minutes(!)


    To note the old version before installing- Hit

    Settings -> about phone  in this case, it was:
    Android verion- 2.3.7 (gingerbread)
    Baseband version- PascalIIB01.V0.0.1
    Kernel version- 2.6.35.7- zte-kernel@droid#1
    Build number-V768V1.0.0B08

     

    To install the update, Hit Menu -> Notifications -> Firmware message

    (all the following take a few minutes & have progress thermometers)

    1. auto-reboot- verify (download OK?)
    2. auto-reboot- unpack comic
    3. auto-reboot- update- successful!
    4. auto-reboot- comes up! Done.

     

    New version of Firmware has following rev numbers:
    Android verion- 2.3.7 gingerbread (same)
    Baseband version- PascalIIB01.V0.0.1 (same)
    Kernel version- 2.6.35.7- zte-kernel@droid#6 (was #1)
    Build number-V768V1.0.0B19 (was V768V1.0.0B08)
    Check for update... uptodate!

     

    To get the USB cable going, first go to
    Settings -> Applications -> Development
    To turn on USB debugging (debug mode when usb connected)
    After plugging in the USB cable,
    Hit Menu——Notifications——USB connected, then
    hit "Turn on USB storage device" to enter into U disk mode.

    First time USB is plugged in- Mac mounts a USB_Driver disk that has
    Mac/Linux/Windows folders with drivers that can be installed,

    I didn't install them, it turned out I could connect without drivers.


    If you eject the USB_Drivers and turn off USB Storage on the phone,
    then turn USB Storage back on and wait long enough (45 sec?-not quick),
    the USB Simm will mount as "NO NAME" on the mac,
    and you can drag songs from itunes to "NO_NAME",
    where they will be copied to the top level.
    After you are done adding songs, eject "NO NAME", and
    the "Play Music" app will find the songs and can play them!

     

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