Saturday, 11 May 2013

Disable HTC Syc Manager Autostarting

Hey guys, got the HTC One the other day, and I love the fact that you can actually use ndk-gdb without having to manually root the device!

Things I don't love however is the automatic mount and popup prompting you to install HTC Sync Manager.

To disable HTC Sync Manager auto-mounting
Launch terminal

Type
diskutil info /Volumes/HTC\ Sync\ Manager/

Make a note of the Volume UUID.

Next
sudo vifs

Go to the bottom of the file
tap the i key

And paste the following
UUID=YOURVOLUMEUUID none hfs rw,noauto
Replacing YOURVOLUMEUUID with the one you made a note of earlier

Hit Esc
Then type the following to save.
:wq

Credit: http://www.tannr.com/2009/09/01/preventing-a-volume-from-automatically-mounting-in-os-x/


To disable Android File Transfer auto-starting
Instead of HTC Sync Manager, use Android File Transfer to browse files on the phone.

Note!
Android File Transfer too likes auto-starting.

To disable, go to /Applications/
Right click on Android File Manager -> Show file contents
Inside Contents/Resources
rename Android File Transfer.app to Android File Transfer_DELETED.app

Go to /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/Google/Android File Transfer.
rename Android File Transfer.app to Android File Transfer_DELETED.app

Credit: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobile/3hPIZjP0rDo