So you updated your phone a couple of days ago on your Samsung Fascinate, the update pushed out by Verizon, right? Have you tried to mount your SD card as a mass storage device to your desktop? Good luck! Users in several forums are noting a problem doing so, saying now that any attempt to mount their SD card ends up with no luck to be had.
There does seem to be on big giant monstrous list of a step by step you can take if you head over to [this post] in a thread in our pal Android Central’s house, reproduced here for your convenience:
1) Unplug your Fascinate from the computer.
2) Download and install V CAST Media Manager. During the install process, when you are prompted for “If your phone requires a driver, select it from the list below”, do not select anything. Instead click install and let it finish installing.
2) On Fascinate Go to settings > applications > development and uncheck USB Debugging.
3) On Fascinate Go to settings > USB settings > and check Mass storage.
4) Plug Fascinate into PC and run ToolLauncer-Bootstrap.exe
5) A popup will display in your system tray saying software is available that will help your Atlas (SCH-I500) communicate with your PC. Click Yes. It will now install USB drivers.
7.) Pull the notification panel down and select USB Connected: Select to copy files to/from your computer.
8.) A popup will display. Choose Mount.
9.) You card should now be mounted and a window should open displaying the contents of your SD card.
1.) Swipe down on the notification panel and select the option to turn off USB storage.
2.) Press the Turn Off button.
3.) Unplug Fascinate from your computer.
To remount in the future, plug your Fascinate in to your computer and repeat steps 7-9 above.
Yes this sucks, but it appears to be the only way to do it.
But if you’re using a Mac, you might just be completely out of luck until Verizon grants the world a reprieve. In both cases, we expect more than one average, every day user is going to flip out and crash into a wall with rage before they realize it’s the update that screwed up their phone – get ready for some phone calls, Verizon.
[Via Android Central]