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Go to Samsung Kies software, on top left of the window, click the menu > Driver recovery. Let it reinstall drivers After driver installation finished, go to your phone, Settings> Application > Development, tick USB debugging mode. Under USB debugging mode connect your phone to the PC with USB. It installs correctly! Disconnect from PC Untick USB debugging ...


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I disconnected the cable Kies popped up an error message which said, the upgrade failed and offered to try to recover for me. By following the instructions on screen I was able to recover my device.


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What you are most likely look for is called "factory reset". As the name suggests, a "factory reset" is supposed to reset the device to its original state, as it was delivered by the factory. What in fact is done by a factory reset is to wipe all user-installed apps and all user data (for the latter, except data stored on sdcard). This can be done either ...


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Going through the Galaxy S Flash/Root/ADB/ROM guide on XDA, I just spotted this: I'm running Linux/OSX. Can I still flash my firmware? Do I need to install windows? If you are running Linux you do not need to install Windows. You can either run Odin in a virtual machine or alternatively use Heimdall by Benjamin Dobell. Heimdall ...


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This answer doesn't seem to apply if you have a Galaxy S running the official Froyo, and the latest Kies as they seem to have fixed many of these issues now, this is mainly for if you're running an older phone OS or Kies version. For prior versions of Kies and the Galaxy S (I don't know which upgrade is the one that fixes it) there were quite a few problems ...


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Uninstall Kies and all drivers, then reboot. Download and install the appropriate drivers from this XDA post. Download and install Kies Mini from Samsung.com (Support at the top, then just select your phone model and go to software). Connect your phone!


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First back up your data, all of it, internal and external SD memory. Then connect your phone to your PC choosing the Mass Storage option (first make it ask you before connect how to connect), then walk through all of your applications checking for any folder named cache or anything similar, then delete whatever is in it. If you came across any other kind of ...


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As the Nexus S is a "Pure Google" Android phone it works the way that Google intend Android to be used, this means that it is designed to sync everything constantly via the internet, it doesn't have any built in way to do old-fashioned occasional cable syncs with a PC. What sort of account is your Outlook connected to? If it is a corporate account, then it ...


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There is no alternative for Kies. Kies is the only offical way to update Samsung's Android devices. To unofficially flash/update Samsung devices Odin (for Windows) and Heimdall (for Linux) are the de facto standard. These two a very reliable.


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Chor WaiChun mentioned this on a locked question you posted on StackOverflow: I've seen somewhere stated that this behaviour is because both android and linux run on same kernel, and same situation goes to developing android on mac. Both OS runs in very similar OS kernel with Android, that is why they don't need any drivers. These are just ...


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Going through the Galaxy S Flash/Root/ADB/ROM guide on XDA, I just spotted this: I'm running Linux/OSX. Can I still flash my firmware? Do I need to install windows? If you are running Linux you do not need to install Windows. You can either run Odin in a virtual machine or alternatively use Heimdall by Benjamin Dobell. Heimdall ...


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Take a look at this thread over at XDA-Developers forum. Someone wrote a Java app to extract the contacts out of the .sbf file into VCard files, which are a lot easier to deal with. Also, in the same thread people report that with the latest version of Kies you can execute a Restore without having a Samsung phone connected to the PC, and extract the ...


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As you noted, you can upgrade the device software. You can also back your contacts, text messages up, and you can sync photos or videos/movies both ways. You can view movies from your phone on your pc directly, that goes both ways; watch from cell on pc and from pc on cell. I believe you also can download apps from kites onto your cell but that doesn't ...


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The actual update should take at very most half an hour, the download time may vary though. Other than a backup, I don't see what else you'd need to do. If you have trouble, come back and post a separate question with details. The update usually either fails entirely (in which case you can try again) or works fine, you shouldn't end up in some ...


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The below assumes you have the GT-i9000 (international Galaxy S). Go to this XDA thread and download the newest 2.2 firmware for your region. Download Odin for Windows (search for "Heimdall" if you are on Linux). Then do the following: Put your phone into Download mode Remove the battery Hold VolumeDown plus the Home key plus Power. While holding, ...


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Kies allows backups, but not the application settings, only limited content such as contacts, bookmarks, music, photo and videos. You can see the Kies tutorial on backup : Open Kies v2.0, "Help menu->Kies Tutorial->Backup & Restore mobile phone data" section for details and a movie. You can also try MyBackup free from market, which does not require root. ...


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Go to Settings > Applications > Development > and check USB debugging After that if you connect your S2 to a PC it will connect in USB mode and you won't get the KIES application popup.


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Basically you are right. You may use it for synchronizing your data between the mobile and the computer, but nobody really wants to do so with such crappy kind of software.


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I think you are correct . At least I don't use KIES for anything apart from upgrading the firmware. Lately it's better, but I think that the KIES software is far from the quality of the Galaxy phone and it's operating system.


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The hint from Omar proved to be the best for me. I found out that a wallpaper app installed long extension files in my SD card and I happened to find a sub-folder named "cache" inside the folder carrying the app´s name. Once I deleted it and reinserted the usb cable onto the phone, "voilá", the PC recognized it again on MTP mode!!


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The Galaxy S is fully supported by Kies, and it runs Google's Android OS so I'm not sure what that's all about. Samsung does not support Samsung Apps on the Galaxy S, however. They made that choice for some business reason I am sure. They list supported phones on this page. The best way to get apps is through the Android Market, which is already on the ...


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I would suggest pulling it off and trying again. Usually this happens when Kies wasn't able to properly communicate with the device after putting it into Download Mode. I've had this happen before and rebooting my device and trying again worked. You can also try putting the phone into Download Mode manually (may or may not work while plugged into USB): ...


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Install KIES from the Samsung website and connect your phone to the PC via the USB cable. If a system update is available, KIES will inform you and walk you through the upgrade process. If you'd like to install an alternative ROM like CyanogenMod, you'll need to follow relevant installation details on the site or alternatively use an app like ROM Manager ...


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I'd try removing the battery and plugging it into USB. Then, while holding both Volume Down and Home, insert the battery and wait. This should get you into Download Mode (screen with yellow triangle) and Kies should be able to update you. If this doesn't work try other key combos -- both volume buttons, or VolUp+Home. If they don't work either, ...


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According to the Download Center, Samsung PC Studio does not support Android Phones (though I did not try using that), and it directly points to download Samsung Kies. Also, Samsung Kies - as far as I can say - is easier to use, with ability to connect to the device via WiFi as well. Therefore, I would recommend using Samsung Kies.


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On my Galaxy S, turning on USB debug mode in Settings -> Applications -> Development turns off this notification.


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No, the Samsung apps market won't start without a SIM card, because the card is used to determine the country of the user. There is an App called "Kies Air" which allows you to connect your device to the Kies App installed on your PC over WiFi. But I doubt that you are able to upgrade the OS this way. It's more meant for synchronization (calendar, email, ...


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This issue solved itself over time with no changes needed.



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