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    Yes i know i'm one of the few that hate all things Apple, so what cable (if there is a special one) do i need for Android (S4)

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    Micro USB
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    cool, so easy :thumbsup:
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    Is there a specific colour on these?
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    No point in using cable with a non-apple device!
    Well of course to charge.

    But music etc. will only stream over Bluetooth.
    I have a company Samsung S5, and miss my iPhone every day :)
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    You can't play music via the USB cable? I'd always presumed that it would see the phone as a mass storage device, like a USB stick or hard drive, and allow you to browse and play music that way?

    Rather hopeless if bluetooth streaming is the only option as the quality is far worse. Do Audi do the MMI connect app for Android, might be another option?
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    You need to ask for the MMI to female USB cable, you then use your standard micro USB to male USB cable between :)
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    I only spotted your post just now Jason and went to look for this cable, quite annoyed that we were given the Female USB adapter to use with our own cable, this would have been MUCH tidier, time for a call to the dealer ;)
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    Are you sure that your Samsung can be seen as a mass storage device? My S4 can't when I connect it to a computer, apparently it's a restriction in the Samsung firmware. If that's the case with yours, then you won't be able to play music via USB.
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    Pretty sure that's not the case with the S4. If you Google it, you'll find lots of links to apps (which seem to require rooting of the phone) to enable USB Mass Storage mode.
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    It's nothing to do with Samsung, it's the later versions of android that blocked mass storage mode in favour of Media Transfer Protocol. Computers can deal with this fine, but I imagine the car can't. Though as always with Android, there are ways around it - root it and you can download apps that re-enable mass storage mode.

    Or just use an SD card in the first place...
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    My Motorola Moto G works fine with the car and it runs a fairly stock version of Android 4.4.4. It's set to MTP (in Settings > Storage > ... > USB computer connection) so I think that the car handles it OK.
    I can stream music via Bluetooth or connect the phone to the AMI and navigate the whole file system via the USB option on the MMI.

    Note that I have to unlock the phone before I can access it via USB - this is true connected to a PC or to the car.
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    Strange because I have not owned any unlocked phones and they have always been seen by my PC...
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear - by "unlock" I just meant that I have to type my PIN code in to unlock the phone screen, nothing to do with the phone being locked to a specific network provider.
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    Ah, ok thanks for the clarification and it makes sense really so no-one else can rummage around your phone.
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    Just pity all those iPhone sheep who have to pay £30 odd for the lightning cable - biggest con ever. My genuine Samsung s5 micro usb cable that does the SAME thing costs £1.49 and the best thing is it doesn't have a stupid non standard cable so I can charge almost any other android phone
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