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How to Connect your Galaxy Nexus to PC, MAC or Linux Computer [Tutorial]

17 December, 2011 GALAXY Nexus

Galaxy Nexus


MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) first showed up as default on Android devices with Honeycomb. It is a bit of a change from the normal USB Mass Storage (UMS) file transfer that we are used to, where you plug in your phone, hit "USB mode" and start moving files. And because it is become the standard in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy Nexus, it is time to have a look at it. 


What is MTP?



MTP is a set of custom extensions for PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) that is beefed up to allow files and their associated metadata to be transferred across USB. It is not new, but it is new to Android as of Honeycomb, and it is about to be seen by a lot more eyeballs in Ice Cream Sandwich.


How to Connect your Galaxy Nexus?


PC Users




You may Need to download some an additional software provied by samsung for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G I515 Link Below, After installing this software Restart your PC and connect your Galaxy Nexus through USB then choose "MTP" from your the option menu that will appear and you will see something similar to the screenshot above.


Download Verizon I515 Drivers




Mac Users


Mac OSx


Google provides a Software to manage Android drivers on any MAC OS X (10.5 or later) computer, Download and Instructions are detailed on the Link below.


Android File Transfer for MAC




Linux Users


We have a Separated tutorial for Ubnutu users on how to connect their Galaxy Nexus to a Linuz operating system in some easy steps.


Connectiong Galaxy Nexus to Ubnutu




Galaxy Nexus


If you still having problems with your PC or MAC, Try a wireless trasfer App and I recommend this FREE app from the Android Market AirDroid .



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