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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 18:32 PM

Wow, after seeing that, I too decided to see how USB works.

 

It installs stuff as it sees new hardware on the PC (Dell running XP SP3), but no drive letter showing up on my system.

JB also didn't prompt with a USB notification.

 

Can't navigate to the External SD card either through ES File Explorer.

 

Finally, why does the Boot Animation show CM9, rather than CM10?

 

Still don't know if I should stay CM10 or go back to AOSP JB.  #tabletproblems

 

 

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 18:36 PM

@tburkett: Yeah, I saw where krook said he hoped to have the USB fix in a v4 update of the CM10 ROM.  Maybe if/when that happens, I'll consider jumping to CM10.

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 18:54 PM

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Wow, after seeing that, I too decided to see how USB works.

 

It installs stuff as it sees new hardware on the PC (Dell running XP SP3), but no drive letter showing up on my system.

JB also didn't prompt with a USB notification.

 

Can't navigate to the External SD card either through ES File Explorer.

 

Finally, why does the Boot Animation show CM9, rather than CM10?

 

Still don't know if I should stay CM10 or go back to AOSP JB.  #tabletproblems

 

 


@I'm not quite sure what you mean about "new hardware on the PC" - you know that was talking about using the "elusive and sought-after" USB Host cable for the tablet to connect a flash drive to the tablet, right?  Apparently that's not working in CM10.  On JB AOSP, it seems to be working fine, with Android popping up a message and auto-mounting a USB flash drive when it's connected.

 

Regarding getting to the External SD card through ES File Explorer, did you go into the ES File Explorer settings, to Root Settings, and enable "Up to Root"?  You need to do that to be able to navigate to the External SD card, which is mounted in the root directory (up one from 'sdcard"), where it appears both as "/sdcard2", as well as in the "storage" folder as "/storage/sdcard1".   Not exactly sure why it's in both places.

 

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 19:02 PM

Whenever you stick a "new" USB drive on a computer, the Hardware Detection kicks in and you see the bubble showing new hardware detected and other things while it is loading the drivers to communicate with it.

 

Also, is this elusive cable different than the one we use to connect PC to Tablet?

Thanks for the info about the File Explorer.

 

Something else too - CM10 JB Seems to only unlock in a single orientation.  With the connector port on the bottom, home button on right.  When I power up, the image is upside down until I authenticate with my pin and then the image rotates.

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 21:00 PM

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Whenever you stick a "new" USB drive on a computer, the Hardware Detection kicks in and you see the bubble showing new hardware detected and other things while it is loading the drivers to communicate with it.

 

Also, is this elusive cable different than the one we use to connect PC to Tablet?

Thanks for the info about the File Explorer.

 

Something else too - CM10 JB Seems to only unlock in a single orientation.  With the connector port on the bottom, home button on right.  When I power up, the image is upside down until I authenticate with my pin and then the image rotates.


OK, so if you're talking about connecting your K1 to a PC via USB, you're right, it will not show up as a drive letter.  It never has.  It shows up as an MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) device - like an MP3 player, for instance.  And for it to show up properly, you need to have Windows Media Player installed, because WMP contains the drivers for MTP devices.  On my XP system, I ended up having to manually reinstall WMP to get it to recognize the K1.  When the K1 does show up, it shows up under Computer as a K1 device, not as a disk device, but you can still open it with Windows Explorer and browse the folders, and copy things back and forth.

 

cable and I were discussing is different from the K1-to-PC cable.  It called the USB Host Cable, and it has the K1's multipin connecter on one end, and a female USB connector on the other.  With it, you can connect USB devices, such as flash drives, to your K1.  Unfortunately, those cables do not come with your K1, and Lenovo has had an extremely limited stock of them, and is no longer offering them, as far as I can tell.

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-19, 23:00 PM
The supply of usb host cables is no longer "limited". It is exhausted. I had been patiently waiting for one I ordered back in July and recently got an email informing me that they are out of stock and not going to be in stock in the future.
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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-20, 6:16 AM

This chinese site i've used before has k1 usb cables

http://dx.com/p/usb-data-charging-cable-for-lenovo-pad-k1-s1-black-103cm-length-139450?item=1

 

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-20, 11:30 AM
That link is NOT for the usb HOST cable. It's still worth remembering, though as some posters have mentioned that they had lost their usb data and charging cables.
I've never even SEEN a usb HOST connector but there are differences. The usb connector is female and the internal wiring is not the same. I tried (unsuccessfully) to use a gender changer with my usb data/charging cable.
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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-20, 11:33 AM

Actually, it's not even a charging cable, either.  USB only provides 5V, and the tablet requires 12V for charging.  It is simply the PC-to-K1 data cable.

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Re: [ROM][JB][AOSP] Lenovo Ideapad K1

2012-09-20, 18:21 PM

@mclandytm,

 

If a newer version of CM10 is released with functional "USB Host Cable" fix, I would probrably revert back to CM10.  The extra perks were nice.

 

I tend to keep a lot of music and movies on thumb drives, I never realized how much I used it until I was testing CM10 without that capability.

 

For example, rather than always streaming Pandora - I have a 16 gig stick loaded with MP3s.  I picked up a BT puck to connect to my home receiver and push the sound through the house.  The tablet works great as a wireless jukebox ;)  (hoping to see an Android version of IOS Airplay soon)

 

 

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