Jean Poole wrote:OK, I can get a dedicated data cable to do this.. But you need to give me important information. I have a regular "micro USB" transfer cable, but it won't plug into the power charging hole. I'm going to need to know how to identify what the charging socket in the phone is, so I know what the male end of the cable I need to buy is. In other words, I need a cable that will be a standard USB on one end for my computer, and a "________" plug on the other, that goes into my phone charger socket. Thanks
What you currently have is more than likely a "mini" at one end which won't fit into the micro port on the phone. It's too large.
In order for the computer to properly recognize the phone, you'll have to install the LG USB Unified driver on your computer. Get it from here:http://www.lg.com/us/support-mobile/lg-LG800G
I know it says LG800G, but the driver is for ALL LG phones and the 900G is apparently no longer supported by LG in the United States. I've tried several times to get info and/or support for my LG900G through their site and can't even find the model listed. The European/Asian counterpart (GW300) has plenty of support and even FULL owner's manuals available.
Even with the driver installed on MY computer and the computer saying my new hardware is installed and ready to use, when I double click on the removable drive E icon, the computer asks me to insert a disk in drive E. So, I've given up on trying to access the phone directly.
I've got a 4GB micro SD card and a card reader that I use instead. I've been able to download games from umnet.com to my computer, transfer them to the SD card, reinsert the SD card to the phone and play the games.
One caveat - don't try to use anything larger than a 4 GB micro SD card in the LG900G. It doesn't recognize anything beyond 4 GB. I know because I installed an 8 GB card and when I checked on available memory, the phone only said 3709 MB instead of the full 8 GB!