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Old 05-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Android to 2012 Camaro USB, not just music being played.

I have a 12 2SS.
When I plug my phone in as a usb mass storage device, the car indexes the phone data and plays music, but also finds ringtones I've downloaded, all voice snippets from Google navigation and any other sound files that have been stored into the phone.

I would like to know if there is a way to control the location of indexed files, or a way to otherwise prevent anything aside from my MP3 music being played.

It's almost a great system, hopefully this is a user induced problem that someone can help with.

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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does it do that when you play it through bluetooth?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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does it do that when you play it through bluetooth?
I use the BT to connect the phone to the hands free, I was under the impression that you can not do both. I use USB for music and BT for phone calls.

Can you use BT to transfer and play music while still using the hands free phone setup?

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Old 05-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Yup, but your music will be interrupted when a call comes in.

When using BT for streaming audio, it outputs whatever is currently running. For example, music playing from Pandora/Music Player.

I have a Samsung Epic and 2010 SS.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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I've tried to connect so that Pandora would work, but I've never got it to work. When I turn on BT, the phone instantly connects to the car as a phone, maybe I need to re read the car owners manual.

You do know that its painful for a man to use a manual!?

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Old 05-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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There is a second connection/pairing required for music. If you go to your usb or aux input and hi
t the menu button on the head unit, there should be a bluetooth menu with a pair device option. Go through the pairing instructions and then connect the paired device. The media connection is called GMusicConnect or something similar by default. At least it is with the 2010...
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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you can download a free app file manager and create a different folder for the music separate from the ringtones...worked for me
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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I created a Folder on my SD card called My Music and that is where all my music is stored. The radio picks up on that folder and only plays what is in that folder.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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Yes, you can connect both streaming music and voice calls at the same time. Sometimes though, but music needs to be reselected on the radio after a call
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I also use an application for file management, and have all .mp3 files in a custom folder named My Music. This is on the fixed 32 gig SD card in the Nexus.



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Old 06-08-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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There is a second connection/pairing required for music. If you go to your usb or aux input and hi
t the menu button on the head unit, there should be a bluetooth menu with a pair device option. Go through the pairing instructions and then connect the paired device. The media connection is called GMusicConnect or something similar by default. At least it is with the 2010...
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1) aux input screen
2) push menu
3) pair device (1st option)
4) GMusic Connect.
5) Play music on your phone like you would through a headset.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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I also have a Galaxy Nexus. The first time I paired it to the Gmusic it didnt start playing ringers. After I disconnected it from USB and went into play music app, it now only plays the music. Its nice to, you can skip songs by using steering wheel conrols.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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I like to just play using the phone as a memory sick, just jam the USB chord in so the phone charges while your getting your groove on.... But... My way allows any and all sound files in the phone to be indexed by the car. It sucks in that respect. It should have a way to choose a default folder for the radio to look at so that you can avoid ringtones and other crap you have from zedge or similar.

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Old 06-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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I like to just play using the phone as a memory sick, just jam the USB chord in so the phone charges while your getting your groove on.... But... My way allows any and all sound files in the phone to be indexed by the car. It sucks in that respect. It should have a way to choose a default folder for the radio to look at so that you can avoid ringtones and other crap you have from zedge or similar.

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Even though it says its charging the USB port is very low voltage, so you are not actually charging the phone, its just slows the battery loss.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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I have a 2010 SS, and when I plug my Android phone into the USB, it does not show that it charges, nor does anything happen when I hit the AUX button on the audio system. (it just says "no cd inserted".

Sounds like I would also have a problem getting to a "Aux menu", seeing I always just get the "no cd inserted" message. I would prefer bluetooth, but if I can't get that to work, USB would at least be good.

Any advice?

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
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Don't have a good reply for you, but have you tried another USB cable? I know on my Nexus that some of my micro usb cables will not allow it to connect to a pc at all.

I have used and recommend the cables from www.monoprice.com

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #17
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There is a second connection/pairing required for music. If you go to your usb or aux input and hi
t the menu button on the head unit, there should be a bluetooth menu with a pair device option. Go through the pairing instructions and then connect the paired device. The media connection is called GMusicConnect or something similar by default. At least it is with the 2010...
This. My Droid X works with both. The sound quality, however, is very poor. USB for streaming is the way to go.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #18
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when listening to music through BT you will lose sound quality as compared to USB. I'm assuming you're listening to mp3's so you've already lost some sound quality there, depending on the bit rate in which it's encoded.



also, i'm surprised no one's jumped in with "shoulda bought an iphone!" yet. it's always so helpful, no?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:06 PM   #19
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First of all, sorry for my previous post in this thread - I feel like I hijacked the thread.

I don't think it is the USB cable. I also loaded up a USB plug with a few songs, and the system does not recognize it at all. There is not even a way for me to choose AUX (the manual says keep pressing cd/aux, to choose the input, but all I get is the cd portion, not the aux). I have scoured the materials and am stumped at why I would not be able to see this menu.

I should mention I bought the Camaro used (it looks to be in very good condition), so my first thought was the previous owner may have inadvertently disabled it somehow, but I cannot find a function that would.

Thanks again for any ideas and sorry to OP for posting in this thread.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #20
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I'm betting that the factory connection is not there.

It may have the USB female in the center consol, but it is likely not hooked properly to the head unit.

Tear it apart or take to the dealer for a once over (That will cost you some $$).

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Throw some headers onto the block and you will forget you even have a crappy radio.... jus sayn....
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #22
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Bumblebee2012, thanks - that's what I'm afraid of. I'll go by a chevy dealer and ask them. The car is still within 45miles/3years, so not sure if that will help matters on the $ front. PS: The analog input is dead too.

mntgome1, even if I don't start doing that, it is pretty fun just listening to the engine going!
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These engines sound like 8 Angels harmonizing from above.....
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