Monday, October 5, 2009

Howto transfer photos from Android G1 to computer via USB

I'm not sure why it was so hard to to figure this one out. I wanted to transfer photos from my Android G1 to my linux laptop. Basically, you follow the following steps, many of which are from,

  1. Plug in USB cable to connect the phone and laptop
  2. On the phone, go the notifications (drag down the top of the screen). There should be a 'USB connected' notification. Click on it.
  3. Click on 'Mount'
  4. On my Ubuntu desktop, under 'Places', a new option now shows up titled '1.0 GB Media'. That is the connection to the Android phone.
  5. For me, the option to open 'F-Spot' photo tool popped up. I declined and used the built in file browser. In either case, the photos are located in the folder dcim/Camera.
  6. When finished manipulating the files, unmount the volume:
    1. Go to Places -> '1.0 GB Media' and opening up the file browser
    2. Go to File and select 'Unmount Volume'
    3. On the phone, go to the notifications pull down again and click on 'Turn off USB storage' and click on 'Turn Off'

  7. Unplug USB cable from phone and computer.