My Motorola Z6m slidephone had pictures on it of an aquaintenance's kids
and he wanted me to send him the pictures so he could have a copy of
I don't text or SMS or MMS or any other letter combinations on my
Pageplus cellular account, so I suggested, as he had a brand new Samsung
Galaxy S in Sprint's clothes we just bluetooth the pictures to him, as we
were standing a few feet apart.
I set up my picture viewer on the Motorola to one of the pictures he
wanted and went through the menus to send it to him on Bluetooth. They
phones DID connect up on BT, but suddenly the Motorola reported an error
it had gotten from the BRAND NEW SPRINT Samsung Galaxy S Android-based
phone that the pictures couldn't be displayed as they were "NOT
COMPATIBLE" with the Samsung! ***?!...NOT COMPATIBLE?? THEY'RE JPEGS!
I sensed Sprintshit afoot. We tried it 3 times with 3 pictures....NO
TRANSFERRING ALLOWED ON BLUETOOTH, EVEN THOUGH THE PHONES WOULD CONNECT
AND HE HAD TO APPROVE THE TRANSFER. What ********! Ive sent pictures to
the simplest of BT-equipped phones, PDAs, Nokia Linux tablets, laptops
and Netbooks running WinXP or Vista or 7 or even Win98SE!
Having been thwarted by the Sprintshit installed on it, I pulled out the
microSD card (2G
and he pulled out his 2GB microSD card. We simply
plugged my Motorola-formatted FAT32-based microSD card into his phone.
Bingo! He could see the pictures, nicely thumbnailed next to the file
names my MotoROKR had put on them. He found the pictures and we tried to
COPY them to his internal memory. OH OH....SPRINTSHIT AGAIN! THERE WAS
NO COPY COMMAND ON THE PICTURES! HE WASN'T ALLOWED TO COPY PICTURES FROM
THE MEMORY CARD TO THE INTERNAL MEMORY....no go, again! He was PISSED!
Pity the Sprint store tomorrow morning! He's a mean-looking trucker
type! They don't like to be told "NO" by anything or anybody!
Well, he could LOOK at the pictures and we tried to SEND them to his
wife's phone, a lesser sellphone than the Samsung beast. He clicked SEND
and we waited and we waited and we waited.....it never happened. He
could send her text messages, BUT NOT THE GD PICTURES ON MY MICROSD IN
HIS PHONE! NUTS! He HAS sent her pictures taken by his phone to her
phone, successfully, though.....
NOW THE WARNING PART FOR ALL MOTOROLA EQUIPPED PHONE OWNERS......
NEVER LET ANYONE WITH AN ANDROID PHONE PLUG YOUR MOTOROLA MEMORY CARD
INTO AN ANDROID PHONE!......
We gave up and he handed me my card back. I plugged it back into the
Motorola Z6m AND IT WOULDN'T FIND ANY OF THE PICTURES ON MY MEMORY CARD
ANY MORE! I tried everything, reboot phone, reload memory card,
everything. The Android phone didn't erase the pictures, as the Z6m
still reports most of the memory card's capacity is full of "something".
BUT, the phone will no longer display any of its own stored pictures on
Any ideas to restore them is greatly appreciated. I have copies of all
the pictures on my netbook hard drive, so they're not really lost, but
there must be some way to recover the connection between the Z6m and its
own stupid pictures in Motorola's OWN directory structure!
NUTS! GODDAMNED SELLPHONE ********!