I went to import some photos taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone into Lightroom 5.5 via USB. Plugging in the phone with import selected or selecting import with the phone already plugged in crashes Lightroom, every time. Now, I can copy the pictures to the computer and then presumably import them, but Lightroom shouldn't crash when a smartphone is plugged in...
Funny I should find this post on my first web search - I just updated from v5.4 to v5.5 only 10 minutes ago and *BLAMMO* . . . Lightroom crashes as soon as I hit the Import button when my Samsung Galaxy S III is attached via USB. This is on Windows 7 64-bit.
Lightroom v5.4 has been happily importing files from the same phone all along, so something has regressed in v5.5, it seems. Importing from a USB storage device should be relatively straightforward.
EDIT: I uninstalled v5.5 and reinstalled v5.4 - it imports without problems using the same scenario that crashed v5.5 above.
Little help, Adobe? Please? I'm willing to send logs, test various scenarios, etc.