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 something ...
Using proprietary vendor-software such as Kies for backups usually jails you into that eco-system. If your Galaxy is still available, up, and running, rather use the following steps to transfer your contacts:
open the Contacts app
hit the menu button
chose to export your contacts to SDCard (will store in .vcf format)
Now you've got a ...
You can do this using the native Exchange app on your device. On my Galaxy S5 using Android 6.0, it's in Settings -> Account -> Accounts -> Microsoft Exchange Active Sync -> then I tap on the specific Outlook account I'm trying to sync.
Below is a screenshot of what it looks like on that next page. When I had this exact same problem, I found that "Sync ...
May have been USB power management. This would have affected recently updated Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. This issue can come from both the Windows OS and the Android OS. For Windows, try https://superuser.com/q/749982/ For Android, try using the developer option "Stay awake", and turn off screen timeout. However, none of the options will keep USB powered up ...
There is a one-way Google-to-Outlook sync built into Outlook 2010 and 2013, where you generate a link to your calendar via Google Calendar website, and then add the URL to Outlook as an Internet calendar. This way any changes you make on Google side get synchronized to Outlook. Step-by-step walk-through instructions are here:
Log into your Google ...
On your phone go to settings > developer options > USB configuration > and enable USB debugging
To enable developer options, go to settings > about phone > and tap on the build number seven times.
(Make sure the phone is unplugged from the computer)
Plug the phone in, pull down the shade from the top, and select the USB options button. Hit ...
DON'T use the phone until you try this
You can retrieve the files you deleted. Those files are still in the memory of your phone just not visible, the data is waiting to be written over by new data. So from now on don't use the phone to take any more pics, to save anymore data, music, or installing any apps until recover has been done. The extensions of the ...
I guess your Device drivers wasn't successfully installed in your pc
Here is couple of things you can do,:
Go to device manager of your pc and remove/uninstall anything related to samsung
Reboot your device(optional)
Then Download Kies to your computer and while installing dont connect your s4 with pc.
After installation connect your Device ...
Restart your phone in ODIN mode by pressing Volume Down + Home + Power
Register and download your stock firmware from sammobile.com
Unzip the downloaded firmware
Download ODIN from xda-developers
Don't uninstall Kies as you'll need the driver
Open ODIN and connect your phone to computer (Phone should be in ODIN mode)
When your phone is detected it will be ...
Usually, Kies will inform you of updates faster than OTA will. However, OTA is more convenient because you don't have to plug in your phone to the PC. So, it's really just a matter of getting the updates quicker versus convenience.
If you can enter recovery mode manually on vol up + home + power, give it like 20 seconds of pushing all of those buttons.. at least maybe you can hear a sound of booting up. Then plug it into your system. Run ADB and then run "adb pull / dir of you internal memory" command mine should be "adb pull / C:\DCIM" <--default location of my photo
Though not (yet) a solution for the OP in this case, I will already start summing up helpful facts from the comments: they might solve comparable issues for others. An update might follow if we find further things.
A good starting-point for comparable issues is our data-recovery tag-wiki as well as its most frequented questions, where a solution often can ...
Try Smart Switch with this you can easily transfer your backup from your old device to new device with ease.
Check this link.
You must have the old backup folder in your C:/ drive under the Kies folder/backup.
Note-If you deleted this wanted/accidentally done then you have lost your backup and cannot transfer any backup.
Next time onwards please store your ...
It is pretty easy from Kies. I recommend doing so through Kies itself.
Just connect the s4. On the first window, click the round shape with the folder image on it. Then, drag any file you want to transfer to it.
Have you looked into SideSync for Samsung devices? I use it instead of Kies now and love it
Sidesync has a lot of great features:
Display your phone or table from your PC and control it.
Send and receive phone calls from your laptop
Access all of your apps (like sending/reading SMS messages)
See notifications from ...
For comparison I set up a VM of windows xp 32 bit and installed kies, it recognized the firmware without issue (both an ACE2 and a Galaxy S3), kies on win 8 64 bit tells me both phones do not support initialization and the firmware cannot be upgraded (despite repeated re-installs and troubleshooting) !?!
My feeling from reading other posts and the above is ...
I know this sounds silly but press the power button ten times and walla! I read a YouTube comment after an hour of researching trying to find a solution and I tried it even thinking it was just a joke and I can't believe it actually worked !