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    Hi folks,

    We upgraded to the Moto 2's for this season after hearing how much more reliable they are. We're having trouble finding our .apk files after downloading them to the phone. We've enabled developer mode, and set it for MTP on USB connection. Upon connecting to the PC we navigate to the Phone, Internal Storage, Download and place our .apk file there. On the phone we launch the Downloads app, thinking that is where our file would go, but it is empty. We can disconnect the phone and reconnect, look at the phone's download folder from the PC, and the file's still there. Maybe we're just looking in the wrong place.

    So what is the proper procedure to copy files from the PC to the Moto 2? It seems we're overlooking something quite basic here.

    Team 9931
    Northeast Middle School
    Midland, MI

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    AFAIK the Downloads app keeps a separate database than just the folder. Consider using a "file manager" app if available, or ADB (android debug bridge), which is enabled using developer options->USB debugging on the phone.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the tips, hexfraction. We did have ADB enabled but that didn't seem to help us find anything. But we followed your advice and installed a File Manager and now we find our downloaded files just fine. Why something as basic as a file manager isn't built-in seems a little odd to us, but we're good to go now, thanks!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FTC9931 View Post
        Thanks for the tips, hexfraction. We did have ADB enabled but that didn't seem to help us find anything. But we followed your advice and installed a File Manager and now we find our downloaded files just fine. Why something as basic as a file manager isn't built-in seems a little odd to us, but we're good to go now, thanks!
        You can just install apps directly with adb. On the command line, have adb in your path and cd to the folder with the apk. Then issue the command
        Code:
        adb install nameOfApk.apk
        FTC6460 mentor (software+computer vision+electronics), FPGA enthusiast. In favor of allowing custom electronics on FTC bots.
        Co-founder of ##ftc live chat for FTC programming--currently you may need to join and wait some time for help--volunteer basis only.

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