Cr48: Testing with T-Mobile G1

I take my G1 everywhere.  For me, it’s an MP3 player and a basic camera.  So, naturally, I thought it would be helpful to be able to attach it to my CR48 in order to access those picture and audio files.

Unfortunately, that is not going to happen.  🙁

When I first plugged in my G1 and told it to enable its USB mass storage mode, a message appeared on the CR48 stating that it had detected media and was scanning it.  I waited patiently to see if it would open a window to show me what goodies it had discovered.  And I waited.  And waited.  Nothing appeared.

Next, I hit CTRL+S, to open the rudimentary file browser (which I had discovered inadvertently at another time).  I attempted to locate some sort of mount point for the G1, but to no avail.

Finally, I typed in file:///media/ to try and navigate to another point in the CR48’s internal file structure.  Still, nothing with regards to my G1 was to be found.

So, at this point, I have to consider connecting my G1 to my CR48 to be a total failure.  I have yet to test the CR48 with a stock memory card reader.  Of course, if that works, I could pull the MicroSD card from my G1 and access it using that.  But that certainly represents a step backwards in convenience.


Note: In case it matters, my G1 is running CyanogenMod 6.1 firmware, which puts it at Android 2.2 (“Fro[zen ]Yo[gurt]”).  I can’t speak for success nor failure with other firmware versions.  However, I have not experienced any other connectivity issues with this phone…so…I strongly suspect that my experience in this case is not dependent on the firmware version.