Mac OS X Not Recognizing Galaxy S Phones

When I bought my Galaxy S phone (Sprint Epic 4G) I was really excited about the phone until I connected it to my Mac, to my surprise, OSX wouldn’t recognize the phone, so Mounting the phone as USB Mass Storage was of no use, nor trying to connect it thru ADB; I was very disappointed. I rushed to Google trying to find an answer and to my surprise, I wasn’t the only one having the same problem, some people were able to connect for a couple of seconds then OSX would kick them out of the system, some others wouldn’t connect at all, and some other ones connected just fine. Digging deeper I found several solutions:

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How to set up ADB (Android Debug Bridge) in Mac OSX

I have seen many questions regarding the set up of ADB under Mac OSX, and when I got myself a MBP I had the same question. After some research, I was able to find that is not as complicated as I thought it would be; it’s actually less of a hassle than setting it up under Windows or Linux. In OSX, ADB just works, as simple as that.

What is ADB?
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a handy tool that comes with Android SDK that allows you to control and interface with your Android device.

Update: 06/23/17 – Updated steps in How To
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How to Take Screenshots in Mac OS X

I have been a Windows user ever since Windows 95 came out, and it wasn’t up until this past May (2010) that I decided to make the switch to Macs; it wasn’t really hard to adapt from one OS to the other. It’s just that some basic functionality is way different from from what I am used to, for example, in Windows you can cut-and-paste file and in OSX you cannot (this annoys me) unless you create a special script to do that.

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Lake Fayetteville

Lake Fayetteville is comprised of 458 acres of land and 194 acres of water. In 1948 bonds were issued to construct Lake Fayetteville. The lake was completed in 1949. The lake was named Lake Fayetteville in 1950. The Beaver Water District was established in 1959 by Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville to provide the cities with treated water from Beaver Lake.

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Downtown Bentonville

The other day I visited downtown Bentonville to check it out and really liked it, it is not that big, but it’s really nice. There is a really nice bike trail, Heritage Trail, that extends for about 1.5 miles, and of course I wasn’t gonna walk 1.5 miles with dress shoes. Juts took pictures at the entrance, but enough of the “talking” and now, with the photos….a picture is worth a thousand words…

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Prairie Creek Park, Beaver Lake

Me and some friends visited Prairie Creek Park/Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas, the place is really nice and the lake is huge. There is nothing like this where I live and I was really impressed by the lake and the park. There is a part of the lake designated to go swim, but we didn’t get a change to get into the water this time, next time we’ll make sure to take the appropriate clothing :).

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From South Texas to Northwest Arkansas in Pictures

Every year my school has an event called HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology) and a lot of companies come down looking to hire students, either for internship or full-time. Last year I interviewed with Walmart ISD (Information System Division) and got an internship with them for this summer. My trip lasted about 14hrs in two days and 823 miles; I left McAllen, TX on Thursday, May 20th, spent the night at Plano, TX, and the next day headed to Springdale, AR where I’m going to spend three months.

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How to Uninstall Sprint Apps from from Your Android Device

When I got my phone I didn’t like that it came loaded with useless apps from Sprint, like NFL, Nascar, SprintTV, I immediately wanted to remove them, but unfortunately they couldn’t be removed. What now? After some research, I found out that the only way to remove them is by rooting the phone and using some adb commands. So, here is a little tutorial on how to remove them.

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Setting Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices in Linux (Ubuntu)

If you are like me and like developing in Linux, then you will find this guide useful. When I was setting up everything for my Android development, I ran into the problem that Linux was not recognizing my Android phone, and took me some time figuring out how to make Linux recognize my phone. Finally, after some research I was able to put this little guide together and decided to share it with the rest of the world.

ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a handy tool that comes with Android SDK that allows you to control and interface with your Android device.

Update: 06/23/17 – Updated steps in How To

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