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Enable "Media device (MTP)" USB mode on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and 5.0 (Lollipop)

"Media Device (MTP)" mode notificationSince I only wanted to charge my new Nexus 5 at work rather than having my phone content exposed to company hardware, I disabled "Media device (MTP)" USB mode there. This is actually easy since there is a shortcut in the notifications which let's you do just that.

The tricky part is to turn that back on when you are back home and want to connect your KitKat phone to your private computer. The system won't find the phone unless "USB computer connection" on your Android is either set to "Media device (MTP)" or "Camera (PTP)". The notifiction which used to be there in MTP mode is gone so there is no shortcut to get back to that setting.

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Smart Blog Post

It's been a while since my last post, so I'll just write a quick update what's been going on and announce what might appear on here in the near future.

I finished my move to Cologne, got a new job, an affordable place to live and therefore more money to spend. This means I now finally have one of these smartphones everyone seems to be running around with today.

And this means that I have plenty of Android apps to share with my fellow readers (if any) and this is what I'll do once I got a new credit card.

Update: I got my credit card and started feeding the recommendations section.

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