Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Samsung Galaxy S3 USB connection to PC

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
June 17, 2013 8:56:51 PM

My S3 will connect to a Win7 computer so that I can see the internal memory and SD card as another drive on windows explorer. I don't think I have loaded any specific Samsung drivers, it just did it.
I also have a Toshiba laptop running XP SP3. The Galaxy S3 will only connect as a media device. I cannot see the internal memory or the SD card. I cannot find I driver at Samsung. They want me to load Kies. I would prefer to drag and drop rather than sychronise. (I fought with apple and lost)
Any ideas - Thanks in advance

More about : samsung galaxy usb connection

June 17, 2013 9:38:31 PM

Upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 7 or newer. Also, the kies software is used to update the phone.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 19, 2013 10:09:50 PM

Actually I found my own answer. I downloaded Kies and it must download a USB driver at the same time. When I now plug the phone in windows XP recognises the phones and I can see the phone's memory and the SD Card through Windows Explorer without using Kies
m
0
l
July 14, 2013 2:00:03 PM

I have a GS3 for just about a year. Like most people blogging, I had some success, once, in connecting my S3 to my PC but then it stopped a long time ago.
I spent over 2+ hours on the phone with a Samsung rep who asked me to try various fixes, including uninstalling and reinstalling Kies and a myriad of other solutions that didn't work. Eventually he told me I'd have to return the phone and they'd wipe the contents when rebooting. Not an options since I had over 1,000 photos and videos on it.

Finally I decided to search for more fixes online. I tried countless tricks and tips from various blogs, none worked, but finally I got a fix from this website:
http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/35313/unable...
http://

I tried it and it worked!
Here's the fix:
1) go to the keypad of your phone as if you were going to make a call.
2) Type in: *#7284# to access PhoneUtil
3) Select "Qualcomm USB Settings" >
4) Select "MTP + ADB"

Device is now visible on my Mac, using Kies; and visible on my PC (running Win 7) with both Windows explorer and Kies.
m
0
l
August 27, 2013 5:34:40 AM

the problem is that my samsung doesn't give me the Qualcomm USB settings. it just gives me the UART and USB options and just to choose between modem and PDA.
is there any other way to enter this mode?
m
0
l
January 28, 2014 2:27:14 PM

Calgary_Hans said:
I have a GS3 for just about a year. Like most people blogging, I had some success, once, in connecting my S3 to my PC but then it stopped a long time ago.
I spent over 2+ hours on the phone with a Samsung rep who asked me to try various fixes, including uninstalling and reinstalling Kies and a myriad of other solutions that didn't work. Eventually he told me I'd have to return the phone and they'd wipe the contents when rebooting. Not an options since I had over 1,000 photos and videos on it.

Finally I decided to search for more fixes online. I tried countless tricks and tips from various blogs, none worked, but finally I got a fix from this website:
http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/35313/unable...
http://

I tried it and it worked!
Here's the fix:
1) go to the keypad of your phone as if you were going to make a call.
2) Type in: *#7284# to access PhoneUtil
3) Select "Qualcomm USB Settings" >
4) Select "MTP + ADB"

Device is now visible on my Mac, using Kies; and visible on my PC (running Win 7) with both Windows explorer and Kies.


m
0
l
January 28, 2014 2:30:06 PM

thanks a lot it really helped me this answer.. I have tried and it works!.. I'm very very happy now..
God bless you a lot!!
m
0
l
!