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Samsung Galaxy S disconnected during Kies firmware download

The phone will not work at all now and only shows an icon depicting the phone and a pc connected with an exclamation in the middle. I have taken out the battery etc but to no avail. The PC now doesn't ...
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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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My Samsung S4 can't connect on PC after upgrading firmware using samsung kies [on hold]

please help me...my Samsung S4 can't connect on PC after upgrading firmware using samsung kies...
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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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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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S3 to S4 - in Kies, these items can only be restored to the same device

water spilled on my S3 and the screen no longer works at all. The phone itself works, it was getting text messages. Voice control works. Volume button and power button works etc. You just cannot ...
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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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Why doesn't my latest back up file appear in drop list? (Galaxy 3)

I've run a full back up on my Galaxy 3 twice in the last week so I can do a factory reset. Neither backup shows up in the drop menu when I go to restore in Kies 3. I can find the file when I do a ...
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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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Does Samsung KIES backup hidden photos in galery?

I made a hard reset on a friend's SAMSUNG I9082 GRAN DUOS and he forgot to tell me about his hidden items. On the KIES I selected all the possible options to keep, like a full backup (including ...
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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 Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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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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windows 8 - keeps disconnection samsung from computer

I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 8 and I have a problem with the USB-connection. When I plug-in my samsung galaxy s3 to the computer - a symbol pops-up and the adb-client can comunnicate ...
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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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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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Sync 'droid with Outlook

I have seen many questions here about users trying other software than Kies for sync'ing data with Outlook and a handset, very mixed reviews with what's good/bad, but not very much mentioned recently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...