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 ...
OTA update will depend on the CSC of your phone. CSC is Country Sales Code; it tells you which region your phone can be used in and which networks it will work with.
If you are in India (and your phone is connected to an India network), and your phone has CSC for Saudi Arabia, you will not be able to get OTA updates. What you can do is flash a stock ROM for ...
I had the same problem, did everything I could think of. Finally last night, I decided to try something different. I ran Kies in "Compatibility Mode for XP SP3" it took forever, left the phone plugged in while I went to bed, woke up this morning with 4.1 finally on it.
I run a Windows 7 Premium Home 64bit. Not sure if this will help with everyone's ...
You might want to take a look at e.g. AirDroid, which offers a little more than just SMS stuff:
This app establishes a service on your Android device, and you can connect to it via your favorite Web browser: Manage your files, contacts, SMS, and more. No special client-soft necessary on your PC (except for the Web browser).
If you want something more close ...
Samsung's Kies software only works with Samsung phones running official Samsung ROMs.
The only way to get Kies working with your phone would be to put an official Samsung released OS version onto it again.
There are multiple ways to copy files between your computer and your Android device:
simply connect the two using an USB cable, and mount your Android device's storage to the computer -- then deal with it like with any other drive
create "shared folders" on your computer, and use an Android app which can deal with them, like e.g. ES File Explorer File ...
What you are asking for is called UMS or USB Mass Storage. On newer devices, this often got replaced by MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) for several good reasons. Both protocols have their pros and cons. Unfortunately, in most cases the user is not given the choice which one to use (some devices offer this).
However, an article at device-recovery.com explains ...
Source: Samsung FAQs: Cell Phones: What is Kies Lite mode, and what can I do when using it?
Kies Lite mode launches the application with a reduced set of features. This uses fewer system resources and lets some key features of Kies run more efficiently. Using Kies Lite mode, you can access and use these features more quickly: Firmware Upgrade, Sync Data, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kies for Samsung phones and tablets is more or less similar to what iTunes is for iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
It allows you to synchronize your music and video collections, synchronize your schedule and contacts from Outlook or Yahoo, perform and restore backups, and perform updates to the Android OS.
Kies Light is just an alternate, somewhat less ...
When I plug my S3 into my Windows 7/8 computers (after installing Kies to get the drivers), it just shows up as a "portable media player" under My Computer and is easily accessible.
If yours isn't, and you've tried more than one computer, then I suspect more than just the screen on the S3 is broken.
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.
I've been trying to figure this out for a while now and I stumbled on to your question. I tried turning off the debugging option and it didn't work, but when I plugged my phone back in I noticed it flashed that it was connected as a camera. So I pulled down the status bar from the top of the screen (sorry, can't remember what it's called) and saw that it ...
The closest solution I have found for Mac OS X is to install Android File Transfer (http://www.android.com/filetransfer/) on the computer. With this, I am able to access files on the internal storage and the SD card directly within an Android File Transfer window, and perform basic file management operations like copying and deleting. This app also supports ...
I got an answer from Samsung - was instructed to 'Update Drivers' or some such from the Window or Tools menu.
So, this worked for me - got the text components of my SMS history, then uninstalled Kies due to a conflict with Android File transfer on OSX 10.8.
Sorry I'm a bit late to the conversation. You could checkout PopMyPhone on the Google Play store. It sends/receives SMS through your email, and works if your phone only has3g. If you receive an SMS it will popup in your email system on your Desktop/Laptop/Tablet. You can reply and the SMS goes from your GS2. Search for PopMyPhone. There is nothing you need ...
Under Settings → Applications → Development disable USB Debugging. (In vanilla ICS this option is under Settings → Developer options)
Plug your phone into your PC via USB with Kies already running.
(Found via GalaxyForums.net)