Android File Transfer Crashes With Nexus 4 Plugged In
Scenario: Many users have been complaining about the Android File Transfer (a program for Mac OS used to connect Android phone) application that crashes whenever transferring files from the Google Nexus 4. What happens is that the phone could be detected by the computer when plugged in, the problem comes when owners transfer files from or to the phone. The first thing that would happen is that the application lags then freezes and the connection between the phone and Mac is cut off.
Resolution: The Android File Transfer works perfectly on other devices. Users of Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus are the ones affected by this problem…but not all. Basically, no one can explain why AFT crashes when Google Nexus 4 is the source or destination device but other techie users said the following can remedy the problem.
- Launch Android File Transfer on the computer.
- Turn the phone off.
- Connect the phone with Mac.
- Turn the phone on.
- The computer will now detect the device and you can now transfer files.
Ways To Prevent AFT Crashes
- Break down large file transfers into smaller ones so transfer time is shorter and could be completed immediately. Some users say the crashes may be the result of longer transfer period.
- Don’t transfer files with 4GB size; that’s the size limit of files that could be transferred via Android File Transfer.
For the benefit of Mac owners who just got an Android, or Android owners who just got Mac, here’s how to install Android File Transfer:
- Download Android File Transfer. [Download Link]
- Double-click androidfiletransfer.dmg.
- Drag Android File Transfer to Applications in the installer window.
Anyone who knows some good workarounds to prevent Android File Transfer from crashing, please do email us ([email protected]) and we will add your workarounds in this post.