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Kies won't connect to Galaxy S2

It just displays Connecting... forever when I plug in the phone (through USB), and nothing else happens. What should I do? I just installed Kies, v2.3.0.12035_16
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Samsung Android phone / tablet drivers without using the Samsung Kies

As Samsung Kies require one to be online in order to install but all I need are just Samsung drivers so that the OS (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7) can recognize the Samsung Android device. So, how to ...
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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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How to perform update on S6102B, since updating from settings or from Kies software is bugged?

Last month I was noticed that a firmware update is available for my GT-S6102B, a mobile phone named Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, but: When I try to update from settings (settings > about > update > update ...
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Can back up / restore for a hard reset on Galaxy Note be done using Samsung Kies?

My Galaxy Note seems to have gone pretty sluggish and i guess one option is to hard reset / format my phone. I have been browsing this forum and now know how to do the reset and that it is very ...
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Open Wifi.swi file

So. I just came back home and i forgot that there is no wifi here. But i got a wifi network i know, which i was connected to and made a backup of my phone with Kies 3. In the backup, there is a ...
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“Firmware upgrade encountered an issue…” message on galaxy tab 2 10.1

I have a problem: My samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 doesn't turn on correcty. I have the message : Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again". For your ...
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Reinstall default apps on Galaxy S3 before updating to Jelly Bean

I want to update my Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean but after downloading the firmware using Kies, it starts updating, but then it stops with a "dead" Android with a red triangle icon. I think it's because I ...
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Why do I get the message “device connection disrupted” when I connect my phone to the computer?

I have a Samsung Galaxy mini gt-55570. When I try connecting my phone to the computer, I get the message "device connection disrupted" and " Kies has stopped working". What is the problem and how can ...
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Extracting data from a backup file (.sbu) made by Samsung kies

I had made a back up file containing contacts, , calender, memo etc with the help of Samsung kies which was saved in .sbu format when I owned a Galaxy ace plus. But now I have a new phone galaxy grand ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5801) is not being detected in Kies

Whenever I connect my device to my PC, it asks me on connection for the type of connection I want. If I select Samsung kies in the device it shows me connected, but in the kies it keeps connecting ...
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Cannot upgrade Galaxy Y GT-S5360 with new firmware using Kies

Whenever I try to click "upgrade", my phone suddenly disconnects from Kies but the download prompt still runs. After the download process completes, Kies suddenly closes and there are no changes with ...
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How to recover stock firmware on the Galaxy Note 3

How do I restore stock firmware. I have firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. I am using KIES 3 because I have a Samsung Note 3 N900A and it ...
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Why won't Kies let me tried to update to Froyo again after a failed upgrade attempt?

Yesterday I connected my i9000 to Kies which showed a message about the Froyo upgrade. I clicked on Firmware Upgrade, it started with an progress bar, and when it got to 100% it tried to reconnect to ...
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Samsung Kies correct version

I need to find the right Kies version for Samsung S4 mini but the info provided by samsung is not clear: Please check your mobile phone model before downloading: Kies Supported model : Feature ...
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Status 7 error on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (p3113)

Everytime I tried to update my PAC or any other ROM with my device support and 4.4.3 it gives my a Status 7 error. I think it could be the firmware but I cannot connect to kies, I tried almost ...
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backup taken by kies and want to restore it in lg phone

My s3 screen was blacked out and i took contact backup using kies3. Now i have got LG LTE2 phone also known as LG optimus f160 and want to restore that backup (taken by kies) data on LG phone. How ...
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“Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies” on reboot randomly, but device still working fine

My Galaxy Note 2 N7100 has “Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies” shows up randomly on system reboot, recovery reboot (from reboot menu in Touchwiz based official ...
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How can I disable Kies in Samsung Galaxy S2?

Whenever I connect my S2 to the power outlet (not to a computer), the Kies application pops up. Where do I disable this auto-activation?
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How to repair my contact names

I had more than 300 company or business contacts on my phone, with the name in the "organisation" field. I got my contact list correctly transferred to my Galaxy S4...can't really remember how...8 ...
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Send and receive text messages on computer using galaxy s2

I could use Nokia PC suite to receive and send SMS messages on my computer. But I could not find this feature in Samsung Kies. How can I send and receive text messages on a PC using my Galaxy SII?
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

I am trying to sync my Outlook 2010 calendar to Samsung Galaxy S using Kies. For some reason, it doesn't sync. Kies has a nasty habit of hanging, so I would really like to use something else, if ...
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Samsung galaxy s3 driver problem on win7 ult 64 bit machine

The Driver Problem. When I install the drivers and restart my system it will not pick them up, I have tried USB debug mode and normal mode it still won’t work. Even multiple installs of ...
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convert .spb file to vcf

I have bought a brand new Gionee E6. First thing I need to do is copy contacts from my Galaxy to Gionee E6. I have backed up my contacts as .spb file using Kies. But when I try to import this contacts ...
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Kies on MAC fails to transfer music to note 3

I can transfer 1 song then I get a message on phone that states "unfortunately, MTP application has stopped.
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Samsung Kies fails to restore all my stuff. What other software can I use to complete the process?

I spoke with the Samsung Support today, and as part of the troubleshooting process they asked me to do a backup of the phone and then reset it. I followed through and I've done that (the initial ...
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Could not connect my phone to Samsung Kies over WiFi

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i19100G and want to connect with the Kies program from my PC via Wi-Fi. The connection will be successful, but not DONE! In Kies it's showing that it is trying to connect ...
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How can I restore the entire backup of my Samsung Note created with Kies 2.6 to my replacement Note 2 that will only talk to Kies 3?

I have used the Restore files backed up with a previous version of Kies button but only some of my contacts I have both Kies 2.6 & 3 installed on the same laptop, but no longer have my original ...
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Kies unable to connect to Samsung Galaxy S3 after rooting

After I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 phone, I was no longer able to connect to Kies to do a sync. Does anyone know why? I have tried to reinstall Kies on my laptop, performed "Troubleshoot ...
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kies stuck on “connecting” on mac+galaxy s2

i have the latest version of kies,os x, and a galaxy s2 with cm10 on it. it is set to MTP with usb debugging off (if it's on usb storage rather than mtp, kies crashes). i tried playing with many ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 official updates via Kies fails with: “Software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later.”

I own a Samsung SCH-I545 Galaxy S4 and can not do update via Kies. It says: Software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later. The phone is sent by my uncle from America and I am from ...
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Help me. Can't update my galaxy [duplicate]

I own a Samsung SCH-i545 Galaxy S4 and can not update to Jellybean 4.3. The wi-fi it says: Software update is temporarly unavailable.vTry again later. Kies does not let me update either. I really want ...
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Trying to restore photos from a broken S4 (AT&T), how do I go about it?

My friend broke her S4's screen, and wants to get back the photos from the internal memory. The phone does not have USB debugging turned on, so having it attached to the computer only charges it. The ...
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How can I import sms from iphone 4s / IOS6 with Samsung Kies

I've got a brand spanking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I want to import my SMS's - I've installed Kies, detected an iphone backup, (my iphone's name and date displays) but the import screen just ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck upgrading firmware. Should I unplug my phone? Should I keep on waiting?

I tried to upgrade my firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S using Kies The Firmware upgrade appears to have gotten stuck. Kies says Upgradeing firmware... Do not disconnect a mobile device from the PC ...
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galaxy tab 2 usb issues

My new Galaxy Tab 2 can't connect to my PC via USB. When I plug it in my PC, it plays a tone. It means some new hardware has been connected. It appears in Kies as GT-P3113. But when I mouse-over it, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 Kies update problem: “does not support initialising”

I've been fruitlessly trying to get the new Android OS update for my s2 for quite some time now and I finally thought my troubles were over when I saw an update for Samsung Kies pop up earlier today ...
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Why do we need Kies (ADB driver) in Windows but not in Linux?

Why do we need an ADB driver in Windows but not in Linux? I have been working on Android for the past few months in Windows. To run my project on my Samsung device I had to install Kies first. ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy S3 received the 4.3 update?

The title explains it all. I have an year old Galaxy S3 which runs Android 4.1.1 (stock ROM). Yesterday, my friend received the 4.3 update however, I haven't. Samsung Kies says that the latest ...
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Samsung Note 10.1 (GT-N800) root is unsuccessful

I decided to root my friend's Samsung Note 10.1 (GT-N8000). I used a common ways to root it, trust me, I tried as much links and tutorials as you can imagine. Anyway, in the middle of the work, I'm ...
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Why has my Android firmware upgrade been stuck at 0% for an hour? (Samsung Galaxy Ace)

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. More than an hour ago, Samsung-Kies prompted me to install a firmware update. It downloaded the required files and then proceeded to the actual upgrade. Now, ...
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My Samsung S4 won't connect to my computer

I have downloaded Samsung Kies 3, and the computer wont even find the device. I have tried different USB ports and nothing seems to work. I have tried changing it to a media device manually but I cant ...
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lost apps after backup and restore on Samsung Kies

I downloaded Kies because there is a software issue on the phone. So I backed up the phone to Kies on my laptop then did a factory reset on the phone. Then I restored the phone from the laptop but ...
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Kies dies when trying to update Galaxy Note firmware

I downloaded and installed Kies in my Windows 7 laptop. (Toshiba Satellite.) I plug the phone in the USB, it is recognized and its storage shows in Explorer. Then I run Kies. It says there is a ...
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Can I run Samsung apps (app market from Samsung) without a SIM and mobile connection?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2. I have read that now there is a "Kies" app available from Samsung which would allow to upgrade the OS on the phone without connecting it with the USB cable ...
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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Problem with Samsung Galaxy S2 Driver on Windows

I updated Kies today and my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone doesn't connect to my pc via Debug Mode any more. Below is the screen shot When I uninstall that and try to reconnect I get an error saying ...
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Kies - Reflashing Samsung Galaxy Y

My problem is that I messed up some binaries in the ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5360L). Specifically, most of the binaries in /system/bin are gone, thanks to Busybox Installer. This means I can ...
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What does the program Samsung Kies light do?

I use Samsung kies for my Galaxy S1 and I also installed Kies Light but I don't understand what it does. I would like the function the send SMS from my computer, can it do that or what does it do?
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Cannot update OS for Samsung S GT-19000 using Kies

I am not able to update OS for Samsung S GT-19000 using Kies. How can I fix this?