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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    Samsung Kies is one of the worst pieces of software I think I've ever come across. I had to install it to upgrade my mother's SGS, I was astonished by how much it clogged up my system (3 separate autorun entries, 2 services), and how unbearably slow it was.
    – fredley
    Sep 20, 2011 at 13:30
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    @fredley Kies Mini is a lot better, just a small standalone app. Sep 20, 2011 at 15:48

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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.


Sounds like there's something funny with either your USB cable, the charger or the socket on your phone that's causing it to detect it as a full PC connection, rather than just a dumb charger.

You should be able to get rid of that prompt for the moment by going into Settings -> Wireless and Network -> USB Settings and selecting the Mass Storage mode rather than the Samsung Kies mode.

However you really ought to try with another charger and cable to see if that fixes the actual problem, pure-charger cables shouldn't be detected as a PC, the signal on the cable is different and the phone should detect that.

  • I don't have USB Settings under Wireless and Network.
    – ripper234
    Sep 20, 2011 at 22:24
  • @ripper sorry you must be running a different update then, I know Samsung have moved that setting around at times. Have a look under the other headings in Settings to see if you can see the USB settings, I think it might have been under the SD Card and phone settings in the past too?
    – GAThrawn
    Sep 21, 2011 at 5:54
  • haven't found it.
    – ripper234
    Sep 21, 2011 at 11:32

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