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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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Phone interrupted during update

I was updating my phone using Kies and the download was interrupted. My phone now has a black screen with a little phone, a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, and a computer on it. I 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 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 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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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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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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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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Samsung Kies version for both old and new android versions?

A friend gave me his older Samsung tablet to upgrade since it kept failing with the OTA update, so like indicated I will try KIES first for updating the device. However I also have 3 newer android ...
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Samsung galaxy tab 3 lite connection to pc problem

I tried to install a custom ROM on my tab 3 lite, but it got disconnected half way through. it now says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in kies to continue". So I ...
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How to connect Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to MAC?

I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (os 4.2.2) to my Macbook Pro Retina running OSX 10.8.4. I have Kies for MAC installed, I'm connecting my device with a USB, ...
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Samsung S4 and Kies error

I am trying to connect my Samsung galaxy S4 to Samsung Kies, yet it says it is not compatible and to download Kies 3 - which I did and then it says the device isn't supported - so both versions of ...
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software does not want to update

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. Every time I try to update my software/ check for updates I receive the following message: "failed to update firmware due to network or server problem. Try software update ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events?

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events? I am using Outlook calendar and have downloaded the Google calendar to allow it to sync. When I use the Samsung Kies Program to sync the ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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AT&T Galaxy SIII / Windows 7 64bit AMD/ Cannot mount USB drive

I just want to transfer files between my new cell phone and my new computer. I have been on the phone with both AT&T and Samsung tech support for two days. No joy. I and they have tried dozens of ...
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Samsung Kies program on my PC can't restore contacts to Samsung Galaxy S

I downloaded a new program, and I already did a backup using the Samsung Kies program installed on my PC, but now I can't restore the contacts because the program is not recognizing the phone, and I ...
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Galaxy S II - USB debugging not turning off

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II. Instead of Samsung Kies, I have installed MyPhoneExplorer to use for synchronization. This required me to enable USB debugging. After I turn it off and connect Kies ...
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Sync My Calendar with Outlook/Exchange 2010 using Kies messes up dates on Galaxy S II

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II running Gingerbread (2.3.5). I tried synchronizing My Calendar with Outlook/Exchange 2010 (Outlook running on Win7) using Kies (over USB). I started with a clean calendar ...
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Read information from old Kies3 call log backup files

I have discovered that my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone has a limit in the number of items retained in the call log, after which the oldest calls are deleted. Having previously suspected that this could be ...
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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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“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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Is it possible to update my phone without using Kies?

OS: Mac w/ OS10.8.4 Device: Galaxy Note Android: 4.0.4 I want to update to Jelly Bean. Kies absolutely refuses to recognize the device. Tried everything including Samsung's tech support. They gave ...
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What to do if Galaxy S2 firmware upgrade failed and the phone is not working at all?

I was upgrading my Galaxy S2 from Gingerbread 2.2.3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2. In the middle of the process the USB cable just got disconnected and I only see a picture of mobile connected to a PC and a ...
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Current firmware version is not supported to update via kies

I've got Samsung captivate glide. It comes with at&t only so I've got unlocked version. Its base firmware version is 2.3.5 Ginger Bread. Official update of ICS 4.0.4 is out by at&t and ...
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Samsung galaxy mini? pls help…about kies?

i installed kies software.But when i try to sync my photos and music into samsung galaxy mini,there is no option called multimedia under sync.what should i do?
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Samsung Galaxy Fit firmware update fails

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit, model GT-S5670B. When i connect the phone to the pc, Samsung Kies (version 2.5.3.13043_14) identifies that there is a firmware update available. I agree to do the ...
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Trying to use Kies to upgrade Galaxy Note firmware

Similar to this question: Kies dies when trying to update Galaxy Note firmware I go to upgrade the firmware and it just keeps looping, downloading firmware components. The progress bar keeps moving, ...
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Why does Kies select one photo cover for all of my song?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a specific photo for every song that I have on my Kies Library. When I sync my playlist only one photo gets chosen for all of the my songs on my Galaxy. Does anybody ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab frozen on update via Kies and no longer working

I connected my Samsung galaxy tab and was updating it using the Kies software. It then got onto a section about emergency recovery. I selected the device and then nothing really happened. So I went ...
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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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galaxy S I9000 kies connection problem

October 2012 Latest version of Kies and latest drivers downloaded Phone connects to Kies begins display of contents and then Kies suddenly shuts down. It used to work OK. I also tried different USB ...
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Samsung Kies not connecting with phone

I am trying to upgrade the firmware for my Galaxy S Plus. I have KIES SW installed in my PC, but when I try to connect my phone to the PC, KIES is not recognizing the phone. The phone's USB debugging ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5: Kies delete contacts stored in Favorites when I sync them

I've updated my Samsung Galaxy S5. Now, when I sync my contacts through Kies it delete contacts I have stored in Favorites.
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Kies not showing PDA, CSC, PHONE

I installed Malaysia's Android 5.0.2 using ODIN. But the CSC is wrong! Right now my CSC is XSP, XSP is Singapore CSC, while Malaysia's CSC is supposed to be XME. I also want to downgrade my Android ...
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having problems with Android Ace texting

I can text and receive messages from anyone else but my Best Friend's phone? I even reset the phone I had. Then I bought a new phone thinking it was my old one but I am still unable to text her! She ...
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Kies is not able to transfer music files

I've replaced my old mini mac with the latest version of mini mac. I brought Kies back to the new mini using time machine. After that Kies stop working when trying to move music files into my Samsung ...
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Kies - Application - This item cannot be restored to the connected device

Kies v.3.0.1 - Samsung Galaxy S4 I'm trying my heart out to get applications (or at least application data) restored to my phone. I bought an S4, I broke it - but not before backing it up with Kies. ...
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Backup interrupted - repeat icons already backed up or skip?

I started a backup using Kies 3.2. Backing up Samsung Note 4. Backup completed videos. Then backup interrupted by cable disconnection. Do I need to repeat the icons that have a green checkmark on ...
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Restoring one item from Kies

Can I restore one item only from Kies to my Galaxy S3 mini without affecting the rest of the content on my phone?
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i have made apps backup in mobogenie.. can i restore that using kies

im not able to do usb debugging. since i had uninstall the system apps in my Samsung s duos and reset the phone. after the reboot i cant view the "Samsung account"(which appears to make an account/or ...
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How to convert Samsung Backups

I backed up my calendar and contacts with Samsung Kies and switched then to cyanogen mod. The problem is now that I can't transfer the data back via Kies. Is there a converter for the samsung ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Rooted SGS3 and Kies doesn't work with my ROM, Looking for contact list files

Recently rooted my SGS3 and installed a custom ROM, so I had to import my contacts number back into my phone and I had them saved as a vcard... When I imported all the names, I thought it had buggered ...
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Can not copy files from PC to Galaxy SIII

I have a Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 and 32-bit Windows 7 PC. When I connect the SIII to the PC it gets detected and I can browse phone and memory card. But I am not able to copy files from PC to SIII ...