Sunday, July 7, 2013

How to Play Magna Carta Holy Grail in Music Player

Instructions for Samsung Galaxy S3:
  1. Download the Magna Carta Holy Grail album from its Android app
  2. Open the "My Files" app
  3. Create a new folder with any name (e.g., Jayz) inside the "Music" folder
  4. Select all of the Jay Z song files and "move" them to your new folder
  5. Open the Music Player app, the album and songs should automatically be named correctly
How to download both clean and explicit versions:
  1. After downloading the explicit version, uninstall the app
  2. Reinstall the app
  3. Register with whichever service you didn't use for the explicit download (e.g., Facebook or Twitter)
  4. Select "clean" and download

Monday, February 21, 2011

Connecting HTC EVO Shift to Mac - Copy MP3 Files to Micro SD Card

I received my new HTC EVO Shift on Friday and downloaded Radiohead's new album, The King of Limbs, on Saturday. I wanted to get the Radiohead album on my phone and was very disappointed to learn that HTC phones don't connect to Macs.

My recommended hack is to remove your phone's micro SD card and put it into a device that can be recognized by your Mac as a removable storage device. For me, that device is an Olympus STYLUS Tough-6000 digital camera. I successfully copied my Radiohead mp3 files to the root of my phone's  micro SD card by connecting my camera to my Mac and, on my camera, selecting the "Storage" option instead of "MTP" (Media Transfer Protocol). I am now able to listen to Radiohead using my phone's "Music" application. What's more, I can assign individual Radiohead songs as ringtones...suh wheat dude.