Connect Samsung Galaxy S Mobile with Kies on your PC - The MTP Error

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy S and have finally defeated the MTP device driver error and CDC driver error! I am now connected to Kies. I can't wait to start using this beast! It's arguably one of the most powerful smart phones in existence thanks to its 4 inch super AMOLED screen, 1GHz processor with tweaked instruction sets and unrivalled graphics performance. However, it and/or the software PC suite appears to have a major flaw...

Connecting it to my PC through Samsung Kies software is a total pain. A quick google of the issues reveals that I am not the only one. I'm using 64 bit Vista (x64) but I suspect the method I used to get connected may work with 32bit (x86) too. People on message boards seem to be universally complaining about the same thing.

At this point I would like to say, this may not help you. There are a number of different versions of the same phone out there, with different versions of android and thousands if not more pc, mac and other computer setups. Before you deal directly with drivers, have you tried:

1. upgrading to the latest version of Kies.

2. upgrading your version of .net (an MS Windows component) to the latest from the Microsoft website.

3. trying a different usb port. The SGS seems very sensitive to voltage and different usb ports around your computer supply fractionally different voltages.

connecting....
connecting....

In short, when I first connected the phone to my PC, I plugged in the Phone to the PC USB port and after twiddling thumbs for a while the PC tells me that the MTP device driver has failed. I assumed this was just going to be a quick issue, updated Kies to the latest version and tried again.

Same result. Next I tried connecting the Phone in USB debugging mode. SUCCESS! Connection established... "Please turn off USB debugging mode, Kies does not support connection in this mode" followed by being swiftly booted by Kies. Not only that but there appeared to be no sign of the phone in Windows either. In debugging mode, you usually see some signs the phone has been connected, even if you can't access the storage.

The next step was to open device manager on the PC. There was the MTP device, sure enough displaying an error. The usual step here is to right click and hit update drivers. This I did and was rewarded by a big fat nothing.

It checked but then told me I was using the latest drivers already. Clearly not, because they weren't working!

connected
connected

Sorting the Issue

The next and final option I used, the one that finally worked and I probably should have gone for right at the start was to manually get the right driver and instruct the device manager where to find said driver and hopefully get the whole mess sorted.

I could've just used the micro SD card to transfer everything, but pulling it out of the phone every time was going to be a major pain, not to mention not good for the card so I was determined to sort the issue.

MTP ERROR

After a bit of searching, (Google again) I finally found the right driver here:

  • x64 (64bit) version: http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Samsung-Galaxy-S-USB-Driver-for-Windows-x64-Download-96693.html
  • x86 (32bit) version: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOBILES/Samsung/Samsung-Galaxy-S-USB-Driver-for-Windows-x86.shtml
  • This got me a zip file which I scanned with an AV (don't forget to do this!) and then unzipped to a folder I knew the location of (make sure its easy to find).
  • (Update courtesy of Tim) The x86 link gets you an exe file. This can be unpacked/"unzipped with 7zip freeware in exactly the same way as a zip file. The drivers should then work as the x64 does.
  • Navigate to device manager (control panel ->Device Manager or Administrative tools -> computer management -> device manager)
  • Navigate to "portable devices" or "MTP" in device manager, whichever one shows up with the error. There will probably be a little yellow error triangle on your device that has the problem.
  • Right clicking on the faulty MTP device in device manager and choosing "update driver software" gave me the option of searching automatically and browsing my computer manually. Search automatically had already failed so I hit browse my computer for driver software - the manual way*
  • I navigated to the folder I had unzipped the drivers into, ticked include subfolders and hit OK.

This time success! It loaded the drivers and indicated my I9000 (Galaxy S) device was connected... or not.

Note: I realise that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate through device manager to the manual update point. The following may help if manual updating is not immediately obvious:

  • Right click on the MTP device, click properties, navigate to the driver tab on the window that pops up, click update driver, if a window pops up that says "can windows connect to windows update to search for software?" click "no, not this time" and hit next.
  • Then tick "install from a list or specific location",
  • Then tick "search for the best driver in these locations"
  • untick search removable media and tick "include this location in the search"
  • Then hit "browse" and find the folder where you unzipped the drivers you downloaded earlier. Hopefully you will then be able to press "OK" when you have found the right folder although this is very temperamental.
  • When you have done this, hit "next" and the computer should do the rest.

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Update courtesy of Alesmine 26/10/10: A thread (http://www.pocketpc.ch/samsung-galaxy-s-root-rom/100413-download-samsung-usb-treiber-ohne-kies-nps-flashen-odin.html) has suggested that the specific driver folder for Samsung phones is the "16_Shrewsbury" folder. If you cannot select the parent folder (i.e. the folder that you unzip the drivers into) try selecting the .inf files within the 16_Shrewsbury folder. There are 5 .inf files and 5 .cat files as well as 2 folders. You may have to select the .inf files one at a time and repeat the procedure for the other 4.

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CDC ERROR

Up popped issue number two. CDC abstract control model drivers missing: load from cd. Well I didn't have a cd and a browse of google gave me nothing, updating this new issue automatically gave me nothing and Windows knew nothing. Dead End.

In desperation I repeated the right click in device manager. Browsed manually to the same driver folder as for the MTP device, hit ok and...problem sorted! Device connected, showing up perfectly in Kies (may it rot) and on Windows explorer.

I am connected and music is flowing. I have four movies on the phone and all that real estate of screen is a joy to behold!

  • Don't forget that you need to set the phone in Samsung Kies mode on the select USB mode. If this doesn't come up on the phone when you plug it in, unplug the phone, on the phone itself go to: applications -> settings -> About Phone -> USB Settings -> Samsung Kies and then replug the phone in. This USB setting can also be used for the mass storage mode simply by selecting mass storage instead. Location for this setting may have changed on later phones. Please also see applications -> settings ->wireless and networking ->USB Settings

I'm not a religious person but blessings heaped on whomever put that driver package together. I'm not guaranteeing it'll work for you but maybe it's worth a shot. Enjoy the phone!

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Gobu 6 years ago

Thanks Lymond for your step by step explanation.

I faced the same problem as you have mentioned.

i followed your steps and now I am able to run skies and connect to the phone.

Regards,

Gobu


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

No problem Gobu, it seemed to be a common problem so as soon as I got lucky I thought I'd pass it on. Glad it worked for you!


Reetika 6 years ago

Hi,

How and where does the 'MTP device' show up on the device manager?


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Reetika,

On my device manager, the MTP device shows up under "portable devices" If you are having the MTP connection problem where the drivers are not loading properly, there should also be some sort of error symbol on device manager, probably under portable devices, possibly a yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark in it. Thanks for pointing out this step is missing!


sanjay 6 years ago

I am having the same issue with vista 32 bits .Mobile screen shows that device is connected If we open my computer than it is there but on Kies screen it is not there.What else it says connectin device for hours & hours any solution?Pl


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Sanjay,

Need a little more information. When you first plugged the phone into your computer it would have told you it was loading drivers. They either loaded or they didn't. If you can't remember that far back, perhaps you could look at the system tray, (that's the collection of items on the far right hand side of your taskbar from the start windows icon, there should be items like your internet connectivity, antivirus, windows updates etc). When your phone is plugged in, if the drivers have not loaded properly, it will tell you in an icon within the system tray. You may have to click on the white arrow to extend the system tray and show all the icons. If the icon does tell you the drivers have not been loaded or are not loaded correctly or something of the sort, go to your device manager and look for the error on your phone connections and follow the instructions using the x86 (32bit) driver downloads. Thanks for stopping by!


Joe 6 years ago

Reetika I think I am having the same issue as you. My device is no longer showing up. Yesterday it showed up and the driver was installed - but still didn't want to work. So I reinstalled the driver in Kies... But now it won't show up in the device manager or in the list of devices to safely remove...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Joe, I think the issue for the device no longer showing up seems to be different from the computer initially not loading the drivers correctly. Never having experienced the second issue of the SGS working for a time and then stopping working, I can't really work out what's going on. If you read message boards as I'm sure you have, there is everything from formatting the internal and external storage to factory resets to downgrading from Windows Media Player 12 to WMP 11 suggested as fixes. Clearly there's something going wrong with the SGS and no doubt that Kies is a pretty bad product. I think the only thing we can do is list what worked for our computer/SGS set up and wait for Samsung to get their asses into gear.

Does your SGS show up on the USB section of device manager at all? If not it sounds like something on the SGS is corrupting.... not good!

Perversly, I've just connected to my work computer and it went without a hitch. I don't have Kies loaded here but it mounted both the external and internal storage as two different drives. I did have to select mass storage device on the initial phone options and then further click on the usb connection on the phone and tell it to mount the drives.


Sanjay 6 years ago

Thanks Lymond .When I first connected my device the installation was complete & as asked by you I opened the device manager & on MTP I checked for update it showed that it is upto date,I am not very knowledgable about computers but this is what I could have tried.Moreover when I connect my device ,on Mobile screen it shows that it is connected with a usb icon But on Kies screen on lap top [WINDOW VISTA HOME PREMIUM] on right side of screen it shows 'connecting the device' please wait.So any other haelp please.

Thanks a lot


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Sanjay,

Apologies if the walkthru is confusing. You can't use the autocheck on the drivers because it doesn't update. You have to do it manually. Following the bullet pointed steps in the hub, download the correct driver (32bit vista or 64bit vista depending on which you have), unzip them to a folder you know the location of, go to device manager. At this point, it can sometimes be difficult to force it to look in a custom location. Much of the following only applies depending on options you are presented by device manager. Try the following, bearing in mind I can't see the options you are presented so I'm just listing what I see on my device manager now:

Right click on the MTP device, click properties, navigate to the driver tab on the window that pops up, click update driver, if a window pops up that says "can windows connect to windows update to search for software?" click "no, not this time" and hit next, then tick "install from a list or specific location", Then tick "search for the best driver in these locations" untick search removable media and tick "include this location in the search" Then hit "browse" and find the folder where you unzipped the drivers you downloaded earlier. Hopefully you will then be able to press "OK" when you have found the right folder although this is very temperamental. When you have done this, hit "next" and the computer should do the rest.

When I did this, it solved the MTP error but immediately brought up a CDC error. If this happens to you, follow the steps above again but select the CDC bit in device manager instead of the MTP. Good luck, I hope this helps!


Tim Vervelde 6 years ago

When i went to the softpedia link i got an exe file and not a zip file. installing the exe file didn't work and if i unzip the exe file and let device manager search it it finds nothing. Am i doing something wrong?


Jeroen 6 years ago

Hi Lymond,

Work exactly as you wrote (Win 7). Thanks, this saved me a lot of trouble and research.

Thanks again!

Jeroen


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Tim,

You are 100% correct, it is an exe download. I'll have to see how that goes on a 32 bit system, but will be away for a few days. Meanwhile there is a zip here:

http://rs458.rapidshare.com/files/408470448/Samsun...

HOWEVER, I cannot vouch for this file at all. Rapidshare is not something I use often, you can get it free though. Apologies hub wasn't able to help at this point, I'll get back to it in a few days.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Jeroen,Very glad it helped! The quicker Samsung sorts this by themselves, the happier all of us'll be!!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Tim,

I've just done a quick check of the exe file (unzipping with 7zip) and it appears to contain the same files as the zip file for the x64 drivers.

Have you definitely navigated device manager to the folder where you unzipped the exe file? i.e. navigated to the folder manually? The autocheck, i.e. telling device manager to search for the drivers itself doesn't seem to work for some reason.


nbbatt.com 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

Thanks for your troubleshooting.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

No problem nbbatt hope it helped an thanks for stopping by!


alesmine 6 years ago

hello Lymond, I am running xp32b, after unzip drivers, I have several folder that contains inf. files.

What is the correct folder?


alesmine 6 years ago

for me this solution is not good. although in device manager I can see the driver problem, I search in every subfolder of drivers archive but nothing, no driver is accepted...do you know the exact file name of driver?

Thankyou


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine,

I'm sorry this was not the right solution for you. Unfortunately I do not know the specific file (if there is only one file to specify) for your driver solution.

I have just tried to replicate the issue on a borrowed 32bit machine and unfortunately, the phone worked perfectly and there were no errors to correct and hence find out a solution.

When I manually directed the driver update, I directed it to the Samsung USB driver parent folder and not one of the specific folders inside. When you say no driver is accepted, do you mean it will not let you select the parent folder and press OK or that it simply doesn't find a driver to use in the folders?


alesmine 6 years ago

hello, thanxs for reply.

This problem seems to be a normal driver installation, as seen hundred times. I cannot select whole parent dir; I have selected each subfolders; driver installation starts [each subd contains inf. files] and after few seconds stops because it recognize wrong lines on driver. Maybe the inf. files are very similar to right one except for small details that are detected. So, on device manager I still have tht yellow marker....


alesmine 6 years ago

I have extract all files in one folder without any subdir, let windows search the correct driver but nothing happen, always same error: inf file contains an invalid section related to a service installation [translated from ita].


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine,

I've tried connecting my phone to a number of different OS's now (32bit vista, XP home, XP Pro, 64bit vista) and every one either connects first off or allows me to install the drivers.

A quick check on cnet brings up this for the .INF invalid selection:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?thread...

It is an older thread but seems to have some more up to date posts including a Samsung Vibrant post. You may be able to try this, unfortunately it's not something I can confirm in the slightest will help you. From the threads on cnet it looks like a combination of a Windows problem with the Samsung problem on top! Let us know how you get on, best of luck!


alesmine 6 years ago

YYAHOOOOO!


ALESMINE 6 years ago

Thankyou so much. after install this: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71641&/umdf.exe as you suggest, then a simply automatic search on driver update tab has solved.

It was a windows problem on a feature used by samsung.

Thanx again


Thijs 6 years ago

hello lymond.

I'm using galaxy S on vista 32.

At first i connected by mass storage, and everything worked fine. 2 days later i wanted to connect again, and windows started installing drivers for unrecognized station.

After this i don't see my phone anywhere, no icon in system tray, not in explorer nowhere. I tried downloading the driver again, it did not work. Then i downloaded kies but that also did not work. When i go to device manager there is no error showing up anywhere. But also there is no MTP in the list neither is there a portable device.

The problem is on my laptop and not on the phone, because i had the same problem with the galaxy S of my girlfriend


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine,

Glad that one worked!!!!

Ciao


Thijs 6 years ago

Solved my problem.

Reinstalled the drivers, then reinstalled and updated Kies.

Then i connected the usb cable to my pc (not the phone just the cable) turned off my phone, then connected and started the phone. Then it automatically turns in mass storage mode, installs some drivers. Then i reconnected using Kies mode on phone, it installed some more drivers and now it works great.

Think this also might fix Joe's problem since i had the same thing with the phone not showing anywhere, not even in safely remove.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Excellent! I was just having a look round the android forum since I was stumped without having the issue in front of me. Thanks for posting the solution!!


alesmine. 6 years ago

Lymond, I have another problem.

although phone is well connected with PC via kies, a kies crash occur when try to syncronize outlook contacts with: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {046C184F-2188-4C99-A95A-9C0DCDC19050} failed due to the following error: 80040154.

searching the web seems to be an issue regarding a component registration, so I install Sync Framework 2 but nothing happen.

Any ideas?

Thankyou again


Thijs 6 years ago

Alesmine,

search for "046C184F-2188-4C99-A95A-9C0DCDC19050" in your register to make sure it's registered.


Thijs 6 years ago

Also make sure you have the 32 bit version.

browsing some forums showed me a lot of people have the problem you have, because they use the 64 bit version when they need the 32 bit.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine,

I can't find the answer at present and not being an outlook user, I doubt I'll ever have this issue. I'll have a look round on the forums, theres a samsung forum and android formum to start with, plenty of other people are having trouble syncing. Maybe Thijs's solution will work?


alesmine 6 years ago

Thankyou Thijs, I open regedit, search for 046C184F-2188-4C99-A95A-9C0DCDC19050 but no result.

I have 32bit ver. and already try this search.

I don't know how to register it manually, as some people suggest to do.

maybe I should only add this key to registry? Where?

Thankyou


Catherine 6 years ago

Hello,

I am trying to back up and install the new firmware available for the phone. My device connects but i cannot find anywhere how to back everything up.

Can you help?

Thanks


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine, I've has a look around for your registry problem and can't find anything yet. Thijs seems to have some good advice tho!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Catherine, I don't have access to Kies just now but I'll have a look in a few days. There are various programs, Nandroid, Titanium backup, stuff like that but I don't know much about them and they may require rooting your phone to use them properly. Meanwhile perhaps somebody else can post a solution? Thanks for stopping by!


SK 6 years ago

thanx a lot. took a while to figure out your instrs but they work.


Steve 6 years ago

Hi guys,

Forgive me for being a total n00b but which drivers do I need to download? I have the zip file listed in Lymonds bulletpoints, tho am faced with 21 different folders plus extras at the bottom? Can any one point me in the right direction...im crap with computers!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi SK, thanks for your comment, glad it worked! If any of it was unclear, please do say and I'll endeavour to change the instructions if appropriate.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Steve,

You needed to download one of the sets from the links in the above hub. Since you're talking about the 21 folders, I guess you've got one. If you don't know otherwise, it'll almost certainly be the 32bit drivers (which incidentally seem to be the most problematic to get working with the above instructions :(

You need to extract the whole zip file to a new folder somewhere you know where it is (eg my documents/samsung drivers). Then use use device manager and direct the manual driver update to the folder you extracted the zip file too. The computer should pick and choose from the 21 folders and other files to get the ones it needs. Hope you manage ok, good luck!!


Enrico 6 years ago

Hey Lymond, thanks for this great how-to

one question,

when i'm in the device manager and i chose to update the mtp driver with this one i'd downloaded it tells me its already up to date :S

Can you help me

Sorry for my bad english


alesmine 6 years ago

Catherine, Enrico, Lymond,

in this site you can find usb drivers again, method for backup, how to fix gps bug and root phone:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?th...

About myself, I still have the problem on how to sync. outlook PC contacts with galaxy


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Enrico,

Being told the driver is up to date may mean you've selected the auto update option where the computer looks for drivers from folders, media drives (eg dvd) and the internet. When I tried this first time round it said the drivers were up to date. Make sure you've specifically directed the driver search to the folder you unzipped the driver zip/exe file to. Hope this helps.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine, good to see you back again. Excellent link, seems to contain plenty of good info. Shame its up to the consumer to correct Samsungs mistakes. Great phone otherwise!

With the syncing to outlook, I recall one of the threads I read saying it worked once they logged into a Google account on the phone. I assume you've raided every message board dealing with this problem?


alesmine 6 years ago

Yeah, I read something about; I don't want to load my contacts to the net due to privacy; as I read there will be this month an update to froyo, I wait for it, maybe they will release a kies update too. Simply I prefer to wait a little bit more.....


Daragh 6 years ago

Hi,

thanks for giving me hope. I had tried most of this myself, but the key for me to getting the drivers installed was to re-boot the phone after each one got installed - yes I did have to re-install the drivers (in my case 64-bit), but I did not have to re-boot my computer. Again, I think the mantra is to go back to Win98 days and REBOOT THE PHONE after each driver takes... I've got to say I'm very impressed with Kies, though - on the G1, we were on our own.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Daragh, thanks for the advice. I think we're looking at so many different scenarios, sometimes the only thing seems to be to try everything suggested and hope! Meanwhile as Alesmine suggested we wait for the update...



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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks!

Seen that one somewhere before, androidforum I think. Thanks for the nice succinct solution!


alesmine 6 years ago

Frojo update should be available on 23 sept., as described here http://www.tuttoandroid.net/news/android-froyo-per... hope it fix all bugs...


Sam 6 years ago

Thanks for the fix. I was able to solve my problem with the following link http://arvindgaba.com/computer/samsung-galaxy-s/mt... Thanks again.


Pavel 6 years ago

Hey Lymond,

where will I find the MTP driver.


alesmine 6 years ago

It happened: after a kies reinstall outlook sync is ok.

Don't know why, but that is.


Lord Matt-Kun 6 years ago

VERY IMPORTANT, please spread this info:

for a lot of Galaxy S, connection problems where windows won't recognize the phone even with the drivers. Make sure you have it plugged into a MAIN MOBO USB PORT. (My assumption is that this phone draws a lot of power b/c it assumes its charging so don't assume that any type of Hub or extension or random USB port on your keyboard or monitor will work.)

Hope this helps spread the word! I have yet to have a problem on any version of windows now, and even got my apps loaded easily.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine, thats great, also Froyo coming soon so we can hope that most of these issues will go away!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Lord Matt-Kun, Thanks for the tip! I thought maybe that kind of problem had been solved when the first external harddisks had split leads - clearly not :-)


josh  6 years ago

Hi, i followed you tutorial, and ive got to say im so rubbish at computers etc i simply dont know what's going on. So please help me. First of i installed your MTP file and once downloaded i unzipped to decktop i then found the MTP device with the yellow triangle near it and right clicked, updated the drivers by manually locating the WHOLE file i unziped, to i clikc "USB drivers" file. It then loaded, and came up with. "the best driver software for your device is already installed". And still the problem persists :(


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Josh, Honestly, I have no idea what is wrong with your setup, though I hope it's fixed by now. Could you please post a little more detail, such as the operating system, (32bit or 64bit, vista, xp, 7). I have to reluctantly conclude that the majority of people having problems with this walkthru are the people running 32bit systems.

Secondly I would try cutting the folder where you unzipped the drivers to a different location, eg, Josh/my documents rather than your desktop. It might make no difference at all but sometimes computers are a little funny about stuff directly on the desktop.


alesmine 6 years ago

Hello, Josh

have you tried, in the same session if other usb devices I have solved [for Win XP, 32 bit] by installing this: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71641&/umdf.exe , as suggested by Lymond. But I am not so expert, maybe the right procedure is to uninstall drivers, install microsoft update then reinstall drivers.


alesmine 6 years ago

Hello, Josh sorry for mistake on first line, don't consider "have you tried, in the same session if other usb devices".


alesmine 6 years ago

Strange, I have kies version1.5.1.10074.2, and no updates found.

From kies, go to Samsung apps, it tells you to update kies version. Follow procedure, now I have 1.5.1.10074.45

Cannot tell what changed.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine, thanks for helping out! Can't find any difference in the Kies updates, though it has been suggested the drivers might be updated.

3 days to froyo and fixes, fingers crossed.


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josh xD 6 years ago from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

yeah sorry, im running windows 7 64bit, ive tryed the documents method but its no different. Ive got it workign so i can trasfer files in mass storage mode, by mounting the external SD card. And thats all i really needed. But i would like Kies working, it works fine on my win Xp computer. The same problem occurs "drivers already up to date" , thanks


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

yes so I see. You may try fixing Kies with a couple of other suggestions. Lord Matt-Kun advised making sure you're plugged into the primary USB port to rule out current supply, somebody posted a link to a walkthru for removing files with extensions longer than 16 characters. Have you tried clicking on the "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"? sometimes reiterating to the computer that it does have the correct drivers seems to work.


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Glassy 6 years ago from Aus

I had the same problem trying to load the Kies and couldn't get it to work but i found that all i have to do is plug the usb in to the phone and computer and press - mount.

To find the mount button just swipe down from the top of the screen after you make the connection, then once you press mount, the Samsung files should appear on your computer.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Glassy, thanks for mentioning this. I didn't include mounting the memories as I assumed that was the way the phone functioned and not a problem with connectivity. It is annoying that you can't swap files around both with Kies and through the mounted memories but thats how it is! :-)


Alesmine 6 years ago

Nothing, froyo will be released at the end of october, there is a beta froyo rom instead. See here: http://www.tuttoandroid.net/android/galaxy-s-nuova...


Thor 6 years ago

I am very disappointed, I mean, the phone in itself is ok, but is it normal that Samsung markets one of his flagships with such a major flaw and no help whatsoever on their site?

is it normal that after giving them around 500$ then I must dig the Internet to find a solution to such a "very bizarre and very peculiar" need as connecting the phone to the PC?

I am not happy at all...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thor, having had to go through the same process we all have the same question. I think the only answer can be that while I've never come across software for plug in items that worked flawlessly, Samsung has managed to take second prize as the worst (after philips gogo gear). we're all hoping froyo will perform miracles and Alesmine is keeping us up to date on this! :)


Marc 6 years ago

I have the samsung Fascinate and when i connect it to Kies, it states the the device is not supported... anyone know if this phone will ever work with Kies?


Mattias Davidsson 6 years ago

Did not work for me. Only said I already have the latest drivers... and where do I find the CDC in the list? Is it a USB thing?


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Marc, I don't know if the Fascinate version will work with Kies in the future. It might be possible that Fascinate is based on an earlier version and the PC suite might work or that the phone is too new for Kies in which case you'll have to wait for a Kies update.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Mattias, I'm sorry this didn't work for you, that seems to be something that's happening. Definitely went for the full manual selection? The message you have the latest drivers will come up if you have selected any kind of autoupdate.

The CDC error came up directly after the MTP error was fixed, probably as a result of changing something to do with the MTP. It doesn't initially present as a problem so it won't be visible if it exists in your setup at all.


Gary  6 years ago

LYMOND - YOU ARE A PURE GENIUS. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. I DID EXACTLY WHAT YOUR INSTRUCTIONS STATED AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS AND OMG !!! I LOVE KIES.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Gary, I'm glad to hear it! thanks for the comment :-)


abhinav 6 years ago

hey.

I have tried all the things that u had mentioned.

But couldn't connect yet..

I have a few doubts i'd be really glad if you could help out with these.

1stly how do i confirm whether my OS is a 32 or 64 bit, for re-installation of drivers.I have downloaded and tried with both though, but to now avail.

I am using XP-SP2-2002 version.

2ndly : i cant access the sd card even in mass storage mode.The "my computer" just shows two sep. drives but when i click on those it says 'please insert disk in E:/'

but yes atleast Kies detects the phone in mass storage mode and prompts a message on top right corner "not the correct mode, please disconnect and reconnect in samsung kies mode"... that's the only solace, atleast the device is detected.

Further on connecting in samsung Kies mode the error shown is MTP...

Also while installing the driver manually from an unzipped folder I could'nt locate the exact file which is specific to the MTP device,since i can not select the entire parent folder..any help on that please(on the comments posted here too i have seen many having this problem)!!

and not to mention my phone is not showing the option of USB debug mode.

It was initially there..but i guess its been missing since i once tried driver re-installation or may be driver-rollback.

Please Help, It has already been 3 weeks and i am yet to figure out how to unlock the full potential of this "otherwise-so-awesome" phone..

Please ...

and if anyone is in India could you please give me your phone no.

Thanks in advance.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Abhinav,

Firstly, you've almost certainly got 32bit system, you can check with the two methods here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Secondly as you've said, if you can't get to select the folder in the manual driver update, short of trying every .inf file in the 21 folders, I probably can't help you from this side of the ocean.

You can try setting the phone to mass storage mode right off, thats:

applications -> settings -> About Phone -> USB Settings -> Mass Storage.

and then connecting the phone via the usb cable. I would suggest that you have Kies completely closed (including down on the task bar and on the icon tray) when you try for mass storage.

I personally have mine set on ask on connection but mine functions without any issues at all.

There are a few posts around suggesting that it might be a problem the phone has with the latest version of Windows Media Player. There is also a small utility kicking around for removing files with extensions longer than 16 characters, you might try that as it appears a few people have had success with it.

Hope you manage to get it sorted soon, sorry this fix didn't work for you.


abhinav 6 years ago

hey Lymond

Ok i have partial success.

1: my system has a 32 bit OS.

2: I uninstalled the Kies completely.

then tried connection using the mass storage mode...n for the 1st time i can see the drives successfully mounted and i can easily browse through the folders.

Now looking forward to install Kies again and this time in the exact similar manner this blog suggests..

Thanx a ton man..

But yeah the ultimate victory over the bugs of Samsung is yet to be tasted!!

cheers man

\m/


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Abhinav,

Thanks for posting the method you used, at least you've got that much back. Froyo (android 2.2 update) is due at some point along with Samsung improvements. Hopefully this will fix most of the problems although there may be an issue of needing Kies connection to complete the upgrade. It has been suggested on various boards that the update can be done without Kies if the phone has been rooted. If you still can't get kies working by the time Samsung releases the update, you may have to consider rooting if you haven't already.

Good luck with the reinstallation!


taichee 6 years ago

Dear Lymond~@!

Thanks a BILLION! You don't know how much i appreciate your input on this sucky kies. Especially after i updated their 2.1 update 1 with baseband version I9000DXJG4. I failed to connect the phone completely.

I guess we have to "properly" unmount the SD card and can't be done abruptly or else, face the wrath of unsuccessfully connecting ur phone to pc. Grrr

Pray tell that if (a big IF) Samsung to finally release the Froyo update, it won't have to go thru Kies. Seriously. It failed to connect. I just update my files using Mass Storage and worked a charm.

Wonder why Samsung keep silence about this vital firmware upgrade?! Arghh! Hate it. Everyone is going Gingerbread and we're still stuck with froyo update!

Thanks a bunch dude!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Taichee, thanks for your comment!

I understand that a rooted phone won't have to got through Kies, but as I've solved all my connectivity problems, I haven't really checked it out yet. At the moment I'm not going to mess around when it might affect getting froyo. I guess Samsung might be rolling out froyo (soon, I believe Oct 31st for Europe) while keeping mum on gingerbread as froyo/touchwiz/updates combo might be solving some of the basic problems we're all having. I can hope!


AleemK 6 years ago

Hi Guys

Well I have tried everything on this forum/Hub and others (i've deleted long extensions and don't have external SD inserted) and windows (32bit Vista) now recognises the MTP and i have no CDC or other errors but yet in the Kies mode my Galaxy S is not connecting! AAAAAAARGH HELP!


francesca 6 years ago

hey, i can't get mine to connect through bluetooth or through my wireless network at home? my husband's does, but not mine. am i missing the point somewhere along the way? thanks :)


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

AleemK,

Just to check, you have the phone set in Kies mode when you connect it? and also don't touch the phone once you've set it in Kies mode unless it specifically asks you to select Kies mode again (in the list of modes). It seems to be very easy to disconnect the phone (e.g. pressing the home button disconnects the phone from Kies). Other than this, I'm afraid I can't help :( Sorry.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Francesca, to be honest, I've never managed to connect to my PC via bluetooth (unless you're talking about transferring files etc.) and I can both connect to wireless networks, connect wirelessly to the computer (via network) and use the phone as a network in itself. Is it this kind of connectivity you're missing?


Alesmine 6 years ago

Francesca, connect the phone via bluetooth it's easy as it seems. Simply activate BT and make phone visible. Then pairing with pc as any other BT device.

I haven't had any problem with this.

I never connect it via wi-fi yet, cannot tell nothing about


Viv 6 years ago

Thank you soo much!! It would have taken me ages without your help!!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

No problem Viv, glad it helped!

Alesmine, thanks for weighing in again, appreciate your expertise!


AleXsKaN 6 years ago

I'd lile to thanks Alesmine for his help. I finally sorted out the issue with MTP driver using that file from Microsoft.

Thanks again alesmine for your help.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

AleXsKaN, thanks for your comment, indeed Alesmine has provided most valuable support for the issues with the SGS. I only posted the thread link to the file in question to acknowledge its source.



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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Ah thanks :-) Still no word yet then.


alesmine 6 years ago

It is a Frojoke....


Veloce_ZA 6 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for all the tips, but I'm still stuck in "connecting to device" in KIES.

There is not "yellow triangle" on the device.

Everything else seems to be working, I can see the device in Explorer, etc

Any help will be appreciated.

Windows XP 32bit

Kies V 1.5.3 10093_31


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Veloce_ZA,

Just to check you definitely have the samsung galaxy S in Kies mode.

On the phone go to applications -> settings -> About Phone -> USB Settings -> Kies

Then plug in the phone but don't touch any of the buttons on the phone unless it asks you to either on the phone or the computer.

If you don't have the yellow triangle it's likely you don't have any driver errors. Beyond this I probably can't help too much. Sorry!


Darren 6 years ago

Hi Lymond, I have been getting the "connecting the device please wait" for my samsung galaxy S. So i tried to use your steps to help solve the problem. Upon clicking the "browse my computer for device software" option in device manager, there seems to be another option called "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer". I tried both but nothing seems to happen when i click next, it just says that my device is up to date(only happens when i choose to ignore the second option).

If i choose to go with the "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer", it will start an installation. It took very long and i left it on for about 3 hours and when i return to check on it, my computer gave me the blue screen of death! Luckly nothings wrong with my computer and phone, just that my phone was very hot.. I am running on windows 7 64bit. Please tell me what i did wrong, i would really like to get my phone updated to the latest build. Thx alot! Btw, was it correct to install the folder from the zip called USB drivers???


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Darren, thanks for posting. Just to cover a few of the simple things, you've set your phone to kies mode and not disconnected it by pressing any buttons since prior to plugging the usb in? have you tried connecting in mass storage mode? If so did it work? And thirdly are you getting an error in the device manager for the mtp device drivers?


Darren 6 years ago

It works on mass storage mode and yes i did set it to kies mode. There was the yellow triangle thingy on the device manager so yea.. This problem started after the new update for kies, it works fine the version before.

Now my phone keeps flickering from connect to home screen whenever i connect with kies.


Veloce_ZA 6 years ago

Hi Lymond,

Thanks for your feedback.

The phone is in Kies mode.

But I think I have found the error. I installed KIES on my wife's home PC (windows XP 32 bit SP3) and connected the phone, it worked first time, no problems at all. At work we still have SP2, so when they eventually install SP3 I will be able to confirm that that was the issue.


Yasser Fayek 6 years ago

Firstly, Thank you for your detailed step-by-step method of solving this painful problem. It worked for the first time, but insisted to keep us suffering in the second connection. Simply, without more disappointments, I reinstalled the .exe file (for 32 bit) and it worked again. I'll do the same every time it stops till Samsung solves this problem.

Many thanks for your support again.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Darren,

I'm afraid I probably can't help if the drivers didn't manage to load. (Just to check, you do need to unzip the driver files to a folder). If it worked for earlier versions of Kies, I personally would completely uninstall Kies (including using a registry cleaner eg ccleaner which may help) and reload a completely fresh version. You may have already tried this but sometimes upgrades on existing software create problems and this might help. Hope you get it sorted!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Veloce_ZA,

Thanks for posting that observation. There have been reports on some of the forums that Samsung (?) were advising people to downgrade their version of Windows Media Player as this was part of the MTP problem. Whether this has anything to do with the issue I don't know, but possibly minor changes that come with SP3 may help. 20 days to Froyo, hopefully this will solve certain problems!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Yasser Fayek,

No problem. Glad it sort of worked. Hopefully you can keep connecting til Samsung give a permanent fix!!

Best of luck!


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parkersarah8415 6 years ago from USA

Hi, this is extremely useful. I'm glad that you have managed to connect to Kies.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

parkersarah8415,

Thanks for your comment, hopefully you manage to connect to Kies too...

:-)


Alesmine 6 years ago

Frojo is at the door

Samsung, on its official site dedicated to developers, has released the same day two curious zip appointed JPM and JP6 and contain within the source code for Android 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy S.

Surely in a few days frojo will be released through the official update Samsung Kies.

If you want, the zip file is here:

http://opensource.samsung.com

go to mobile tab and scroll down to GT-I9000.

Fingers crossed!!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine, Thanks for the update, good that you're keeping on top of it for us!


Darren 6 years ago

Thanks for the tips!


alesmine 6 years ago

Frojo should be arrived.

I have the problem that kies indicate that my phone does not require firmware upgrade.

Please check through kies and let me know if:

-my information on frojo release are wrong.

-or I have problems on frojo update.

Thanx


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine,

Cut and paste from Engadget:

Update: We've just been handed the official press release for the Andoid 2.2 Galaxy S update. Indeed, Nordic countries get it first (starting mid-October, aka, "now") before it's "gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, North America, Africa and rest of the world." Hey, it takes time to update 5 million handsets.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/15/galaxy-s-androi...

looks like, its a slow spread :-( Soon tho!


Tain 6 years ago

Hey Lymond, tks for the info that u put up, but one thing is that when i downloaded and extracted the file from softperia, I get 21 different folders some of them even symbian, which is is ment to be used for Galaxy S International, btw I have windows xp sp2 32bit. Thanks


mansoor  6 years ago

Hello Mr,Lymond

I have the same problem that you had with the galaxy MTP that you wrote about in this link

http://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-Connect-Sams...

after trying everything your article was the last option for me and I was hopping for it to work, I'm using windows 7, and I tried to do what you just said ,, but when I try to update the MTP, windows refuses and says that windows has determined that the driver is up to date and its the best ,, I can't replace it with the one you wrote , I don't know what to do , this is driving me crazy

hope hearing from you to save me

Mansoor


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Mansoor,

If the computer is telling you that the drivers are up to date and you are definitely telling the computer to search the folder that you downloaded and extracted the drivers from the link to, (i.e.) manual direction) try instructing the driver to do an update automatically, i.e. in device manager where the yellow triangle is at the side of the portable device or MTP device, right click, select update driver and tell windows update to search for the drivers. It may connect to the internet in order to do this.

If this approach does not sort the issue, you may consider uninstalling the drivers that are not working and reconnecting the SGS to the computer, letting it reload the drivers and/or manually selecting the drivers to load. The downside to this is that you may loose any connectivity you have (eg mass storage) with the SGS and your computer and it may not work.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Tain,

Others have had this problem, I'm currently trying to source an XP PC that will replicate the problem in order to see if I can sort it. Meanwhile, have you tried just running the Setup.exe file in the unpacked exe download? This will install something but so far, I haven't been able to get to an XP pc to follow this through.


rayhouse 6 years ago

Hi all,

if you have trouble to connect to samsung Kies (mtp device driver does not install)

this was the reaason in my case:

when there are files on the sd card that have longer file names then 16 caracters kies will hang on the MTP device

delete those files and it will connect.

in my case i connected with mass storage mode and found in andriod/data com.seesmic longer file names i deleted the whole directory and everything connects perfectly


Tain 6 years ago

Rayhouse,

I have already tried that using a utility someone created that searched for files with longer than 16 chrts, it came up as two thumbnails for my pictures folder in my H:// but still does not work for some reason, God I wish samsung would have just built in an OVA update :@

Lymond mate,

Thanks for all your help. I will visit my brother these days and try to run it on his windows 7 pc, will c if that makes a difference.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for the reminder rayhouse, everybody trying this there is a clever little program that does the searching for you!


vlad7377 6 years ago

Hi, guys, I have Galaxy S with Tmobile, and it works just perfect!


alesmine 6 years ago

...I cannot sync outlook contacts anymore with kies 1.5.3.10093_31...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Vlad, that's great, you are one of the lucky ones!

Alesmine, hope you can sort it, when I updated, I can still connect the phone but it's now taking longer. Looks like samsung aren't getting it right.


Gandalf 6 years ago

I cannot install the USB MTP drivers as well. As Josh I too get the messege "The best driver software for your device is already installed" when I direct it to the driver folder. Is there no way to force windows to install drivers?


Gerben 6 years ago

Hi, your guide gave me the right drivers and this helps me put some files on my phone, but i still have the endless waiting for the device.

I have windows 7 x64. I have got the latest update of kies. At first the yellow triangle showed up in the device manager but the right driver fixed this. Also the galaxy s is shown under USB controllers. I never found what you called the CDC, so maby the problem is in this. It also doenst show under disconnect safely...

I already removed all >16 chars files from my phone and my driver.

I really hope you can help me, this is the most annoying thing i ever had with any piece of technology.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Gandalf,

the only other way I know of to force your system to install a particular set of drivers is to uninstall the existing ones. as mentioned above (to Mansoor) this does carry risks in that the SGS may not be the only connecting device to use those drivers and you may loose any (if you have any) connectivity between the SGS and the PC if it won't load right the second time.

Gerben,

I'm sorry, if you're connecting the phone to the pc in the correct manner (i.e. putting the phone in Kies mode etc) then I can't offer you anything more concrete. You can try different combinations, for instance, connecting the phone to the computer then opening Kies, opening Kies then connecting the phone to the computer, setting Kies on auto-open when the phone is connected, etc. This may make no difference but USB items used to be very sensitive to the order in which the item was connected, the program opened and drivers loaded.

If anybody is going to try uninstalling the drivers, I would suggest trying a fresh installation of Kies as well and looking up issues other users have had with USB products and the order in which they are connected to the computer.

As a side note, I don't think many users have had the CDC issue, perhaps that was something peculiar to my system.


iFX 6 years ago

Hey Gerben, when you say "latest version" - what's the version?

I was having trouble with mine yesterday - the version of Kies that came with the phone on 2 mini CDs was totally useless (I think it was version 1.5.1.10067 or something similar??).

I then downloaded a slightly newer one from the Samsung (AU) site: v1.5.1.10083, this DID connect to my phone and it no longer crashed - BUT it was still flaky.

I then read about v1.5.3 in some forum post, which is available here:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Telephony-SM...

it was apparently released yesterday... Anyway, I uninstalled the previous version, and this one installed smooth and fast (compared to the previous two) - connected first go (though a little longer the first time - maybe due to my extra 8GB microSD full of music), but everything works great now.

Of course Samsung Apps doesn't support the SGS, but it's all working correctly now - even the Kies update (under settings), now checks for updates and says there's no updates available - it never did anything before for me... Although Froyo's not available for me (AU) yet :(

And I can't be bothered doing the reg hack to force it... yet... since it could be any day now... but if after a week or so we still don't get it, I'm just gonna have to force the 2.2 update ;)

Oh yeah, I'm on Win7 x64 (man I miss XP! been on Win7 for 11 months now, and the more I use it the more I dislike it :( USB sucks on 7 among so many other things).


iFX 6 years ago

Sorry, in all my raving, I forgot to mention - my initial problem, wasn't that the SGS drivers weren't working... they installed without a hitch - no error - no yellow triangle etc - it showed up as I9000 in "My Computer" and the screen of the SGS (after choosing to connect with Kies) said "connected".

But Kies itself just sat there trying to connect forever but never would.

What made it finally connect - not sure it's what actually fixed it or whether it was just coincidence, but I disconnected the USB, reconnected, but this time chose to connect as USB Mass Storage, mounted the device, viewed the files in explorer... then unmounted and disconnected.

Then when I reconnected and chose to connect with Kies again - loaded Kies... and after a few seconds it connected no problem...

Of course then I ran into the problems with the first two versions of Kies bugginess, (ie. Samsung Apps endlessly wanting to update but not actually doing any update - update under settings not doing anything - import contacts from csv crashing - firmware update not appearing to act quite right) all of which appears to be fixed with 1.5.3

not sure that helps though...


alesmine 6 years ago

Yeah, thankyou ifx, I use kies 1.5.3.10093_31, and as you say, update under settings not doing anything - import contacts from outlook crashing - firmware update not appearing to act quite right, so I have installed this new and unknown for me 1.5.3.10093_82.

Install , phone immediately detected and connected, SOLVED OUTLOOK SYNC. all seems to work on this version.


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flinsura 6 years ago

This is a great hub, very interesting!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

iFX, alesmine, thanks for the update, can it be that samsung have finally got it fixed? it'd be a but poor if they released froyo for samsung and half the sgs users couldn't update without rooting!


alesmine 6 years ago

Yes, seems to be all ok, can't believe it! Seems little bit quicker too....

Lymond, do you know if outlook sync can be made automatically once connected? Maybe by changing some values on kies files? I already try to look into some config files but nothing.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Sorry Alesmine, not looked at it too closely. I use owa and skyfire to get mine now :-(


Alberto 6 years ago

I had the same problem "Android MTP" error and Kies (1.5.3.10093) wouldn't want to connect to my Galaxy S.

I've sent a couple of emails to the support but I realized they didn't even know what they're talking about.

They asked me to try the setup on a different computer.

I thought it was too expensive to buy a new computer to use my new phone ;-)

I've managed to make it work right now, on my Win XP sp3 32bit.

What I've done is I've downloaded Win Media Player 11 (as someone suggested) unzipped the file and executed the setup of the "umdf.exe".

I didn't restart my PC.

At the end of the setup I've tried to connect my phone but I had the same problem.

I've downloaded the "Samsung Galaxy S USB Driver for Windows x86"

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOBILES/Samsung/S...

and unzipped the exe.

I opened the device manager and updated the "Android MTP" driver (the one with the exclamation mark).

Since Win Xp doesn't allow to scan the whole tree, I choose the first folder "01_Simmental".

At the end of the setup everything was fine.

Now I can use my Kies.

I had tried to update the update the drivers before but I had the same problem cause, apparently, there was a problem

with an INF file.

So I guess you have to install the UMDF before or, at least, check if this service is installed and working on your PC:

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework.

I hope this helps.

Alberto


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alberto, thanks for posting such a comprehensive suggestion, I think we maybe need to have a big list of procedures that have worked.

Currently the one we're hoping is a fix is that two of the above posters have said that the latest version of Kies: version 1.5.3.10093_82 has solved all of the problems they've been having to date. Hopefully this is Samsung finally getting its act together.


Gerben 6 years ago

i too have version 1.5.3.10093_82 and it is still not working...


Alberto 6 years ago

I've read loads of blogs and forums and everyone has had different problems.

For what I can understand the problem with Windows Xp (I guess Seven is another matter) is the tight dependency with "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework" service.

I din't have it ... and I don't know why, cause, apparently, it must be a Window Media Player component.

Since I don't like to keep unused services running on my PC, I've put it on manual and I've seen that Kies doesn't connect if this service is not running.

I've exchanged a few emails with the support here in the Uk and I've told them what I was doing and that I was installing "Samsung Galaxy S USB Driver for Windows x86".

They advised me not to do it, but I've told them I did it, anyway, and it worked.

Maybe they will put together a new setup which can solve these issues.

Alberto


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Gerben, thanks for posting that, so two for one against, and still the problem.

Alberto,

There are a lot of different solutions, but as far as I've seen, the problems are the phone won't connect at all, the phone connects in mass storage but Kies won't see it, the phone connects mass storage and Kies sees the phone but the connection time is indefinite, the phone connects in mass storage and Kies connects the phone which immediately goes loopy flicking between connected and disconnected.

The solutions that seem to crop up most frequently are the drivers above, various manipulations of WMP, removing the 16 character file extensions on the phone, various states of phones with and without the external sd card and various combinations of these.

Personally I've now connected my phone to 1 Vista x64, 2 versions of Vista x86, 2 versions of XP pro, 1 version of XP home and Win 7 x64 and cannot get a situation whereby the phone will not connect either first time or with the above drivers. I half wonder if there's something about the phone rather than the PC setup.


Tain 6 years ago

I have tried everything I have read on forums and other places with out any luck the new versions of Kies did not fix my MTP driver problems and I already have umdf.exe installed, no matter what I did I can not get my Galaxy S to connect to any pc (windows 7, XP SP2) I simple have given up until Samsung decides to release a stable software that will connect seamlessly with my phone.

We might not be fans of Apple but you have to admit it, as shitty as iTunes for Windows is I have never had troubles connecting my old iPods to update with it.

I also had previously a Nokia N95 8gb and the Nokia software was top notch when it came down for updates or anything else.

Samsung Keis has to be the worst software I have came across in my life, plagued by so many problems it is a joke to be released for the end users.

Sorry for ranting and complaining, I know I will not achieve anything by doing so but maybe Samsung can see how many people actually are effected by their software and might decide to improve it or implement OVA update hopefully in the future versions.

My experiences up until now with my Galaxy S, have not been the most positive and I am starting to doubt whether I had made the right decision in purchasing it over the iPhone4, I love my phone but such software issues(Android & Kies) really ruin the whole concept of integrated software system. Hopefully by the time Froyo (delayed again until November) gets released we might have a stable version of Kies that connects to the Galaxy S without issues.

Tain


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Tain, I completely agree with you on the whole connectivity issue. I previously had a Nokia 5800xm and had no issues connecting it at all, whether by bluetooth or by usb cable. The phone itself is streaks better than the 5800xm but the software is terrible. #

Have you tried uninstalling the existing drivers?


Alesmine 6 years ago

Yeah, after more than 500€, kies should manage a coffee usb heater too, with a message on the phone that is ready to drink!

For those that don't know that there's a kies alternative, try this:

http://www.fjsoft.at/en/downloads.php

The phone must be in USB debug mode: Menu/Settings/Applications/Development/Debugging USB: Checked.

Maybe this thread is not the right place for this, but

as this software does not install any driver, for those who have the doubt if trouble is on drivers or kies itself, may help.

Oh, Lymond, it has automatic sync with outlook.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Excellent! Thanks Alesmine, I shall be installing that tonight. This thread is about getting the SGS connected to the computer. It's Samsungs fault we have to find work arounds!


Tain 6 years ago

Hey Lymond, I have tried un-installing and reinstalling the drivers, alas nothing helped the same troubles as usual. Mind it I work for a software company and I have seen my fair share of bad software but so far Kies trumps them all by far.

As Alesmine said for a phone that is premium cost and high end this, the last thing we should have worried about it making it connect to any pc.

Btw Alesmine I will try the software that you have mentioned, but does it handle software updates as Kies? I know the only other way to update it is to root it first and then use Odin to flash with Froyo, but I do not want to root my phone as I am scared it might brick it even with some of my tech background a bricked phone is a brick, and I think mine has the 3 button recovery mode disabled so no hardware way to reboot the phone afterwards.

Hopefully someone will find a way to implement a one way fix to finally get Kies working...


Alesmine 6 years ago

Tain, for what I see, that software [MPE] "only" manage phone with pc, by sync contacts, agenda, pics, browse files and so on.

It comes without drivers and cannot update phone firmware, I guess this is a feature holded by Samsung.

But if phone is seen by pc and kies doesn't work, then you can solve with this, waiting for a funktional kies release.

If a driver problem, as Lymond already suggest, if nothing work at first attempt, it's not a bad idea to uninstall all kies with drivers, well clean with eg. ccleaner, maybe update [if not yet done] basic windows components like IE or media player and restart again with the logical above suggestions. I am not so expert on these things, but I think it's a luky trick to guess what combination of windows component work bad with phone driver.


Alesmine 6 years ago

For win 7 64 bit, I have found this page with drivers and instructions to install, read till the end.

I haven't test it because I am running xp32.



Alesmine 6 years ago

....and for xp32 sp3 I have these: http://rapidshare.com/files/389572101/SAMSUNG_ADB_...

I read here http://www.fjsoft.at/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10096&h...

that these drivers may solve.

A brave can test them?

I' m not afraid to test, but maybe I can achieve a false positive result, because my system is already ok :-)


Gav 6 years ago

Dude, you are AWESOME!

I have to say one thing - I cannot stress enough, when plugging in the USB cable - plug it into the USB ports on the BACK OF YOUR PC! It just doesn't work when plugged into the front USB as what happened on my Medion PC.

Samsung really need to sort this problem out - I will buying HTC again once my contract has run out!

Thanks again Lymond - I could kiss you! (Okay, maybe that is pushing it slightly!) :)


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Alesmine, That looks very encouraging! Aside from Kies translating into German as "gravel" (:-D, the thread indicates that the specific folder of drivers for Samsung is the "16_Shrewsbury" folder. There are 5 .inf files in that folder. So pending confirmation... looks like you've solve the issue of not being able to select the parent folder!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Gav, No problem, glad it helped.

I would say that it's not necessarily the port on the back of your pc. It's the primary port you need as this carries the greatest current output. The ports on the front of pc's tend to be similar to a card reader - a reader with usb ports just plugged into another usb port.

That being said, the information is correct. Try all the usb ports on your computer!


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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Great hub and I liked it.


abdul khadeer 6 years ago

hi thank u man,u made up my samsung galaxy s.


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rmills123 6 years ago from Ecru,Ms

Like your hub


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giwrgos12 6 years ago from San Diego

Thanks for such a useful information.!


Alesmine 6 years ago

Hey Lymond

there are only good comments, maybe problems are ended?

I am happy now, kies works, MPS too, contacts sync, no usb troubles....


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

hey Alesmine,

kinds looks that way doesn't it. I think maybe the latest version of kies did most of it and there are only a few unlucky ones left! roll on froyo!


map65 6 years ago

this is great, thank you for sharing!


Prad Dias 6 years ago

Hi Lymond,

Just bought the Samsung Galaxy S. I love the phone. I had a few nights of playing around install/re-install, reboots and the works to get XP to successfully connect with the Galaxy .....

Your steps worked like a beauty. Phone connects. I am happy and I want to say thank you for taking the time to post this info on the web.

Prad


Henrik 6 years ago

Hi there. After reading your guide and everything, I still couldn't get Kies working. Then I stupled upon one single post regarding Microsoft Framework. I installed it, and straight away all problems went away - it wasn't any drivers or anything. U can get it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...

Hope it helps everybody as it helped me! :)

- Henrik


Tauheed 6 years ago

Hi experts, I am facing a serious trouble with my new SGS.

When I connect SGS to KIES, it can’t recognize it, though it can recognize SGS when in ‘mass storage’ mode. In that case, it suggests (at upper right corner) to connect SGS in PC KIES mode. It means, KIES is recognizing SGS (as mass storage). Also, when I choose the option as PC KIES in my SGS (the 1st option), some times it shows that ‘connecting’ and some times it doesn’t show any message though the USB connection Sign is shown.

To resolve this, I followed the following steps:

First, updated KIES to the latest version (1.5.3.10093_82) after several tries.

Then, I ran the ‘driver recovery’ from KIES (from upper left pop-up menu). It completes the installation and the MTP driver issue is resolved (I mean, this msg is not shown anymore)

Then, I ran the ‘driver recovery’ again. This time, after installation, it tries to load/install the “PCI Simple communication controller” but failed. I tried several times but this problem exists.

Till buying, I couldn’t connect SGS to PC to sync. I badly need help for this problem.

My pc has windows 7 as OS.


Henrik 6 years ago

Hi Tauheed.

I'm running windows 7 too, so I would strongly suggest that you install the MS Framework file (posted link in previous post). It will most likely let Kies and your SGS connect.

- Henrik


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Tauheed, if you're having pci issues you definitely need to sort that out. There's some info here, but a full google may turn up something better.

digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/77E06491A6EF696E8625726000070545


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Henrik,

Thanks for your post, hope it'll help at least some people and I suppose updating .net can't hurt (too much). This is the second time somebody has connected the SGS by updating MS components!


MisterM 6 years ago

Guys can someone help me? First Samsung kies worked fine, but suddenly kies didn't see my phone. Installed kies again, and now when i connect to usb my phone asks what to do and i press Kies. Then my phone returns to homescreen?? How can i fix this?


Simon 6 years ago

Looks like version 1.5.3.10103_100 breaks it again. At least on Win XP 32-bit. Connecting...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

All,

This is a proffered solution I haven't seen before:

http://www.careace.net/2010/08/25/how-to-fix-samsu...

It does have some stuff you may not have done before (c command and reg commands) but it is very easy to follow.



Argee 6 years ago

Kies is FINALLY working for me (win 7 x64).

I tried the all of the solutions listed here, but none corrected the MTP/home screen flashing problem for me until I uninstalled Windows Media Player (Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features off), uninstalled the i9000 drivers (for the 18,000th time), rebooted, connected SGS and waited for the drivers to finish installing, then started kies. All of that to find there are no firmware updates...soon, froyo, soon.

I haven't dared to disconnect and try again, I'm just gonna bask in the glory of having the useless software working for a bit.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Argee,

Glad you got it working, that looks like a solution I could well believe in. I've seen a few references to WMP and it certainly fits with the MTP problem.


Argee 6 years ago

I had read suggestings that WMP could be an issue, but only for Win XP. Figured I had nothing to lose.

Anyone have froyo installed yet?


puyursu 6 years ago

Argee is right. Uninstall windows media player


Bill 6 years ago

I think im having same problem but not sure. i have read msot comments and the information above and it seems irrelevant. I have connected my phone to the computer. it saysd turn to pc kies mode. I do that and it doesn't read my phone. I can't even see my phone in my computer. so i go back to mass storage mode and i can finally see my phone/sd card. I then try to goto the drive, which i do and it says drive status, update drive ETC. but i cannot click update driver??? any suggestions?


bill 6 years ago

update: i have come across the triangle on the device. i try to select the driver, i did that and still not able to get it connected vie kies mode.. im going to try and uninstall and install again


Gav 6 years ago

Arrghh I hate this phone?! Has stopped working again for no reason?! It simply just loops the 'MTP Application Initialising' screen over & over again.. any ideas (before I throw this piece of junk phone in the toilet!)


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JohnBarret 6 years ago

Thanks God the connection issues are solved. It becomes the single toughest pain.


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giwrgos12 6 years ago from San Diego

Simply, admirable what you have done here. It is pleasing how to look you express from the heart and also your clarity by this significant content can be easily looked.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

All, I managed to replicate a scenario whereby the phone said connected and Kies said Connecting.... I did this by connecting it through a (long) series of USB Hubs (where each takes a little power to run the hub). Definitely try connecting the phone through ALL usb hubs (one at a time) before looking to other solutions. You may need to unplug a mouse or keyboard in order to find the primary usb port.


Gav 6 years ago

Fixed my issue with the Galaxy S (again!)

Ended up putting in a new SD card, formatting and voila.. it connects first time!! I'd recommend formatting the card as I've read issues with long filenames have issues with the MTP error.. I so wished SAMSUNG would fix their sh*t!


Gav 6 years ago

Sorry spoke to soon... it states 'Connected' on the phone but never actually connects within the KIES software.. hmmm confusing?!? Answers on a postcard please... Samsung won't be getting my monies again!


db 6 years ago

this phone is driving me crazy

spent all day trying to connect, searched the web, tried everything...nothing worked

my gf comes up, plugs in her phone, it connects right-away and everything works, would you believe that?

there must be something wrong with the (my) phone, i've try to get rid of the long extension files but can't even connect to the phone in storage mode (in order to delete the long files)

any tips?? (really bad dutch translation :) )

i mean any suggestions?


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Gav, unfortunately this seems to be a problem that a lot of people have had. The only thing I can suggest from personal experience of trying to create the issue is make sure you try all usb ports. If you have one of these powered hubs (usb extension hub that plugs into the mains) you could try that, but I certainly wouldn't go out and buy one.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

DB, thanks for your post, it confirms something I speculated on earlier - some of the time it's to do with the phone, not the computer set-up. Have you the same version of Android on the two phones? (just to check also that you have the phone in the right setting!).

Maybe try to figure out other differences between yours and your girlfriends phones, e.g. inclusion of removable sd cards, when you plugged it in (kies open/not open at the time), the android build etc.


Gav 6 years ago

Thanks Lymond I will give that a go shortly! Shame you don't work for Samsung... they'd have sorted these issues by now if you was!


db 6 years ago

hi lymond

everything was the same, i guess, thing is, my phone was already experiencing more problems with apps that were running smoothly on hers

i think she's even a heavier user than me :), so i don't think it has anything to do with the applications

i can't check whether the versions are the same since she updated to froyo, or is there a way to 'see' older version of android (we both had 2.1, both had never done any updates)


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Gav, but this is just a collection point for the good ideas folks have, everybody helps by contributing the information though granted, Samsung should have found something to correct this within a week of it appearing!!


Gav 6 years ago

Most definitely, hopefully I can get this going cos I really do need this update! To make things worse, the Nexus One is getting 2.3 (or Gingerbread to you me) in a few days :-(

Next time i'll go with Google and buy their phone instead. Will let you know how I get on with the KIES software :-)


Argee 6 years ago

Gav,

I had that problem at one point too. See my post above about removing WMP. Haven't had a problem connecting since I did that.

Good Luck!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

I have Froyo! There were a few hiccups, the fact that half way through the update the usb drivers decided to flake out and it failed. Fortunately, a reboot solved it and the second time it worked!


Argee 6 years ago

Congrats, Lymond! You didn't really expect it to go flawlessly, did you? ;-)

Impressions?


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jeremysharon 6 years ago

Thank you for such a great information i have the same phone which u have!

It wasn't getting connected to the comp but now its working and getting connected to the computer thanx for these instructions!

Superlike Hub!

First was the issue that device is searching for drivers and then it shows there is a problem occurred during the installation of drivers but its now getting connected.thanx!

Great Hub and the Information too!:-)


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Argee, I did hope it would go ok and to give them due, the second time took about two minutes from connection to reset with only a mild panic when it sat there flashing the 'S' symbol of the Galaxy S and not rebooting to finalise, but it did after I unplugged it from the computer.

At the moment I'm mixed on how good it is. It definitely is going to take a breaking in period for me. Initial view of it was not good, for one, the pull down task bar was taking two pulls, one to get it halfway and another to get it all the way. That seems to have sorted itself.

There is a noticeable increase in the speed of some tasks (connecting to a wireless network is really fast now as well as a marked improvement in position accuracy on gps though it took longer to lock). There are definitely a few hiccups with mine though. Screens lagging for a second or so, having to load up the home screen icons when you exit some programs (similar to a refresh on a pc desktop), disturbingly, swype being a little unresponsive where it used to be perfect. Minor stuff at the moment and undoubtedly oneclicklagfix may make a difference but annoying considering I had a flawlessly working phone before. It does perform slightly better on benchmarking though!

Anybody else got it yet?


Argee 6 years ago

I've heard Froyo may come out for us tomorrow, but I'll believe it when I see it. No official announcement from the carrier yet.

As for the problems you noted, I found my GPS sometimes took a ridiculously long time to connect, so I'm thinking that won't be a disappointment for me. I've also noticed that, the last little while anyway, the home screen icons take a while to show up when I boot up. Hopefully it sorts itself out.

I'm interested to see how it does with battery life, if there is any difference at all. Yesterday, for example, I made 3 short calls, sent about 30 short emails and ran a news app a couple of times. After 3 and a half hours, I was down to 52%.

The other issue I'm hoping it fixes is the coma problem...


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mamatetis 6 years ago

Hello, i found this hub useful and informative, thank you. I would also like to invite You to my own hub http://hubpages.com/hub/failhub its like failblog, just better :) Hope you publish a new hub soon!


Argee 6 years ago

Valuable lesson for the day: Be sure Kies is selected on the phone before starting Kies on the computer. I'm back to the mtp/home screen flashing...


Gerben 6 years ago

WOOHOOOOW!!!!!

I finally have froyo!!! I just installed the latest version of KIES on my girlfriends laptop with vista and it immediately worked, without any hastle.

For the record, my windows 7 x64 desktop still doesn't work wioth KIES.

Anyway, greetings from the Netherlands:)

Gerben


Laura 6 years ago

That’s great! All issues have been solved. Like your work, thanks…


alesmine 6 years ago

I have froyo too, Lymond, let's test it...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine, it's finally here!

A couple of things I've noticed:

1) the battery usage no longer displays information correctly, only showing usage for display, cell standby, and phone idle despite the fact it used to show things like opera and skyfire, thinkfree etc.

2)Phone is a bit more unstable. Mine has crashed out of programs like opera a couple of times. (never had it crash out before).

3)Power control now has the screen rotate as well as wireless, bluetooth, gps and brightness.

4)Pretty sure battery life is not as good, though that could be down to using chrome lite rather than opera much more.

5) connection to wifi is much quicker.

6) gps is much more accurate though takes longer to lock.

7) Opera still doesn't exit in the manner it's supposed to :(

these are just things I've noticed about my phone.


alesmine 6 years ago

At first strike I have no connection problem.

The only issue is that outlook sync stops at 40 percent, I am trying now with MPE and with android-sync. Let me see, maybe is only a foolish like reboot, not yet done....

Yes, connection to wifi is much quicker and gps is much more accurate. taking a closer look with SGS tools, froyo has GPS settings like those suggested in many treads.


flashlegs 6 years ago

im trying to upgrade firmware but every time i try it comes up with this message

no response from server please check if your internet connection is activated and try again

and my net is connected so i dont understand any body please help i need froyo


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Flashlegs, a little off topic but...

Have you tried it lots of times? There must be a lot of folk trying to get the download from the same server, it may just be busy with a lot of other requests. Try a couple of times. Second just to check, you're not having issues with the Kies connectivity?


alesmine 6 years ago

Hey Flashlegs

if the software does not recognize the update, then you can follow these simple steps to force the upgrade to Froyo recognition. Let's see how:

First you should download this patch Kies here: https://rapidshare.com/files/430202779/Kies_Regist...

Connect your phone to Kies and make sure the software detects the phone

Run Registry Patcher Kies, if you start it with Windows administrator rights

Click on the patch and then on the only item that appears

Then go to File> Backup Load

Select ITV file included in the package that you downloaded

Upgrade

Before performing this procedure, however, it is advisable to remove (if you have them) the root and the lag-fix from your Galaxy.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

A much better solution, thanks Alesmine!


SI Web Design 6 years ago

My Galaxy S was recognized by PC after the following:

1. Connect USB cable to phone and PC (phone will not be recognized and start blinking on MTP Application screen)

2. Press Home key

3. Pull the top slider down and press Turn Off button to unmount USB

4. Remove USB cable from your phone

5. Put the USB cable back

After all this steps, my phone was recognized...


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi SWD,

thanks for the step by step. Could you just confirm whether that's for Kies or for mass storage mode? Thanks


Adino 6 years ago

This worked. Thanks!


Darth Cynical 6 years ago

I found another work around on mine. Same problem, wouldn't connect or install drivers. However, after formatting my internal sd card, it re-installed the drivers and connected first time. Same issue after disconnecting and re-connecting the usb cable though. After some more experimentation, I found if I deleted just the Android folder on the internal card it would work again everytime.

This allowed me (finally!) to update to Froyo through the software. Since the 2.2 update it has worked everytime it's plugged in without messing about. Hope this helps someone.

I'm on Vodafone UK by the way.... ;-)


Bartosz K 6 years ago

Briliant. You saved my day. Thanks


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Darth Cynical, thanks for posting, is it possible that as the android folder seems to contain a few cache folders and temp folders that you're deleting temp files with extensions of longer than 16 characters?

Bartosz - no problem1


muneeb 6 years ago

i have bought samsung galaxy s T959 and downloaded samsung kies..whenever i connect my cell to my laptop in MTP mode..the phone shows that it is connected but the kies app doesn't support this cellphone...it says that the device is not supported...what should i do to update my t959 to android 2.2 froyo???i really need a proper answer plz help


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Muneeb,

Unfortunately without your phone in hand, none of us, probably Samsung included could give you a "proper" answer. One of the worst things about connecting this phone is the way it seems to vary from individual phone to individual phone. There are people on here who have actually reported a phone working on a computer and a second phone not working on the same computer.

Unfortunately I can only suggest you go through the posts here and on the android and samsung forum message boards and try each of the many suggestions one at a time.

I would start with the easy ones such as trying every single USB port you have on the computer including any you may have a usb mouse or keyboard plugged into, making sure there are no other usb devices plugged in at the same time.

I would leave the suggestions that involve formatting the internal memory till last as these most probably lead to loosing all the data you have on the memory which is a problem if not backed up.

Finally I understand that a rooted phone can be upgraded without Kies but that this may very well void warranties although there are ways to revert back to the factory settings. You will need to read the walkthroughs and such carefully before trying this and I personally do not take any responsibility if you try it :-)


Kara 6 years ago

Hello Everyone,

I have a problem with my connection in Samsung Choice with my galaxy s.

If i connect to my phone that's no problem i can see everything on my phone and can copy and do everything.

But when i want to download samsung app, the error show that cannot connect phone because google and the phone doesn't have samsung apps and a error with android os.

Can someone helpe me Please..

THanks..


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Kara,

There is a conflict between Google and Samsung over Samsung apps. I don't recall fully the specifics but the net result is that Samsung apps on Kies is not properly (or at all) supported on Android devices.


Maybuz 6 years ago

Tried almost everything & nothing seems to work. Following your guide, I've got further than any other methods. It recognises the fault, I install the driver & All is ok. But I go to open Kiese & it reverts back to the same "this device cannot start (code 10). I phoned Samsung today & what a waste of time that was. Their rather rude & uninterested "Support" team member put me on hold for 10 mins just to tell me to re-install Kies. Joke. I think I may take the path of pestering Samsung every day until they help me properly!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Maybuz, an error message like that suggests the main problem may be with Windows rather than Kies/Galaxy S, although certainly if the SGS was a little more stable you may not have had the error. I would try looking for ways round the direct error message rather than trying to link it to SGS problems. Solve one and you may solve the other at the same time.

Here is a quick link to get you started although I would hesitate to uninstall your entire USB bus drivers...

http://www.pchell.com/hardware/usbcode10.shtml

still, if you haven't tried this course already this is probably the kind of thing you're looking for.


Maybuz 6 years ago

Thanks for the link Lymond. Re-installed USB drivers, Followed advice on Samsung's trouble shooting page about re-installing drivers. Still no success....hmm. Starting to annoy me now. Thanks for your help.


Maybuz 6 years ago

Also, It continues to give me error code 10. Argh!


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Maybuz, there's some more blurb here:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fix-Error-Code-10-in-a-M...

which I got from here:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cac.../archives/5981+%22error+code+10%22+samsung+galaxy+s&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

there are a number of links on the page for similar errors, but they seem to be lost to the wilds of the web. You could try googling for them (copy and paste the link into google search) and going for cached pages. Incidentally what operating system are you?


William 6 years ago

My drivers were OK and the PC could see my Galaxy S when plugged in. The Phone would start up the MTP application, initialise,and would then indicate it was connected, but Kies remaining in the "Connecting the device" phase indefinitely.

But when I switched on USB debugging

– Main Menu >> Settings >> Applications >> Development >> (make sure “USB debugging” is checked), and then plugged in the phone, while the phone complained that USB debugging was incompatible with a Kies connection, Kies was suddenly able to see and connect to the phone.

I'm now in the midst of upgrading to Froyo.

I hope this helps someone else.


Maybuz 6 years ago

Lymond, I'm using Win 7 32bit. Should this be an issue?


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Glassy 6 years ago from Aus

A bit off topic here, but doe anyone know how to fix up the crappy microphone distortion problem when recording videos using the Galaxy S? This is a well known issue when recording videos when there is loud sounds such as music playing.

I was hoping, someone here might know how to adjust the mic settings to prevent distortion around loud sounds?


keekan 6 years ago

i select the correct folder for the driver to be installed from but it says that my driver is already up to date. still cant connect to kies with the same error "mtp device failed' device driver software was not successfully installed. please help


Maybuz 6 years ago

Lomo, I finally came across this which worked for me. Look for a post by PheonixFX who wrote a C# prog. Worked first time for me. It opens all files containing 16+ charactors.

Link:

http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s/157617-s...

Hope this helps others.


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Lymond 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for posting Maybuz, we've seen this program and method before, some have had success and some not. That seems to be the way with most of the methods floating around. Glad you got it working!


anon 6 years ago

I have a genuine definitive fix for the galaxy s and samsung kies software... if anyone wants details i will happily help them resolve it. contact me through yahweh.ben.yahweh(@ without brackets)Gmail.com.. it's simple the problem is that the nitial pluging in of the galaxy corrupts a setting in the registry it will take me too long to type it here but i will happily send it out to anyone who wants help. you can then pass on to anyone else please mark (galaxy s usb fix in title)


samsung 5 years ago

samsung 6 seconds ago

henrik

hi.thanks.Kies works properly after .NET 4 installation

No MTP error.Kies detecting the phone and firmware can be upgraded upgrade


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Samsung, thanks for confirming it works, .net is also specified in most of the walkthrus for rooting.

Anon - Others, contacting this user is entirely at your own risk!


samsung 5 years ago

no problem lymond.I am using windows 7 64bit OS.


Dan 5 years ago

Ok, I didn't read all the comments but would just share that went to samsung site, dowloaded drivers, installed on puter and presto, we are in business.


YYT 5 years ago

More than 3 hours of troubleshooting, reading through ur guides and other people comments again and again and finally solved my own problem which caused by using the wrong CABLE!!!!


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Dan, I don't see that Samsung sit has downloadable drivers, at least not on the UK version. There is the option to download Kies... Perhaps you could post a direct link?

YYT - glad you got it sorted :-) What precisely was the "wrong" cable? If it fits in the phone and fits in the computer usb does it not work? I guess some older cables with interference protection used to cause problems with connection, maybe thats it?


Argee 5 years ago

Finally got Froyo. The newest version of Kies worked great for the update. When I went back to Kies today, however, I was somehow on the previous version again...


Alesmine 5 years ago

Hey Lymond,

I have a problem, after upgrading to froyo it goes well for a week, then I am not able to connect anymore, on any xp32 [home and work].

After connect the cable pc freezes, if disconnect it [PC] respond again. Surely is an USB issue, but...how to resolve?

Oh, on win7 pc I have no problem to connect.


Quan Wei 5 years ago

Hey Lymond,

I did the same thing as you, but the devices still get disconnected after initially being connected.

I did exactly what you said, but it still ain't working. What should i do?


Robin Rizzo 5 years ago

Dear Lymond,

Many thanks for the help you provided by writing this step-by-step instruction. Like many I also has the errors mentioned, but finally conquered them with your help. I was already planning to buy another phone, but glad that I can finally enjoy the best smartphone of this year.

Many thanks again. Like Gary already mentioned - you're a GENIUS! Greetings, Robin


yes 5 years ago

factory reset.... I just did.... and it works fine... but still SKIES says MY PHONE CANNOT BE UPGRADE something! update 2.1 to proyo not working... dang!


Alesmine 5 years ago

USB problem resolved.

On phone micro usb connector, there is a small plate with connection and this was too close to external ground, maybe a false contact; simply moved little bit away with small screwdriver.

All OK now. Alternate problems with different pc due to different cables each time, but the problem was on phone connector.


ben 5 years ago

hi lymond..im still using pentium 4 windows xp pro 2002 version..which bit or driver do i download for this old skool pc and what driver do i pick please ??


Alesmine 5 years ago

HA HA HA HA HA....

It's my turn now.

Cannot connect with PC.

Followed this guide from the beginning but no way to connect. No yellow triangle, unknown device popup message, no drivers installed. Obviously, drivers, kies, wmp, almos half pc software installed several times, from different package, ....nuts! A wasted mourning.

I use phone for work and pc connection is vital to share all data, I cannot start a day by guessing if I will have all my file or not....

OK, I will sell this junk phone [even if the bag is nice...] and try more luck with LG optimus 2x....


Prince Hasnain 5 years ago

i was also facing the same problem but now it is resolved with your instructions .... thanks


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Quan Wei,

Apologies for the late reply, unfortunately if this method doesn't work, I would advise going to other methods of which there appear to be a number. The first I would try is the small program that removes file extensions longer than 16 characters.


alesmine 5 years ago

somebody have connected galaxyS with kies via bluetooth?

If so please help me resolve "connection refused by device" problem.

While pc and phone are perfectly paired via bluetooth, kies can see the phone but nope, connection refused by phone... Incredible.

Cable connection does not work after froyo upgrading; (and I found the samsung cable to be defective, only by touching it the phone beeps but ok, buy a new cable!).... another shit is the usb port on the upper side, try to answer a call when you are n the car with phone connected to a charger...I will not be surprise to find a broken or defective usb port due to this extraordinary feature!

Incredible! I am very angry, about 500€ and eons of time wasted, trying to pair them, like putting a square in a round hole. A dummy software which only purpose is for marketing: goal reached.

Sorry for these confused opinions, I am very angry


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Alesmine,

I have the bluetooth issue on mine too. I can't even get files from other phones via bluetooth and its not something I've bothered to find out about.

You are right, the phone is nice in some respects but Samsung has failed to make the basics work on it.

One of the things I did notice when I upgraded to Froyo is that the phone has become much more sensitive to the usb port I'm using. I have to use the primary usb port otherwise it won't connect. Is it possible you've actually damaged the usb port on the phone with the damaged cable? Also like you say, there's stress on the port with the positioning on top. Did you look into getting rid of the phone and getting the LG?

Sorry for the late replies on posts, I dropped and broke my laptop just before xmas and don't really have a machine to work on just now.


alesmine 5 years ago

Yes Lymond, I have take a look on LG, but motorola atrix seems to be little bit better on display but not on video recording. Let me think about them till february.


Winston Jayasinghe 5 years ago

Thanks Lymond. I also had connecting issues with my Galaxy S and Kies but it is now connecting after installing the new driver


Duncan 5 years ago

I have just found a solution to this problem on the Samsung Galaxy 580 (GT-5800).

I have Kobo (eBook reader) and its files have long names which for some reason the MTP driver does not like, I moved these files off the SD card and was able to connect.

This is not very convenient and I hope a solution can be found.

I hope this helps others

Duncan


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for posting that, I think this falls under the problem of file extensions longer than 16 characters. On the GT-I9000 Galaxy S phones, some helpful person has created a small free program to search and remove these offending files. This appears to have helped some people solve the connection issue but not everybody.


Michael Clermont 5 years ago

Hello,

Just to let you know that .NET 4.0 fixed my MTP error on Windows 7 64-bit

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...

Thanks!!

M


Michael Clermont 5 years ago

Hello,

Ah yes, I have the Galaxy S Fascinate from Telus.

Kies doesn't seem to be able to connect to the phone (indefinite connecting..), but Windows is 100% recognizing the phone.

Thanks!!

M


Alesmine 5 years ago

Hello Michael Clermont

I already have NET 4.0, but reinstalled, who knows...?

Nothing changes. Always unrecognized by windows. That's the big problem.

I should have a phone problem this is the only way I can explain why, once connected on car charger, my phone says "usb connected" !!! ?????


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Alesmine, a new over from xda forum

Jup007 posted :

Anyway , after searching all over the internet , I

found the way to get USB connection working

again without hard reset . Try this :

1 . Dial * # 7284 # . This should open app called

PhoneUtil ( there are other ways to get to it )

2 . In USB section , swith it to Modem , then

switch it back to PDA

3 . Exit, and USB should work .

And in my case it works ( rooted i5800 ) .

- This is not for people with driver issues .

- This is only for when you connect your phone

to the pc, you ear the usual beep but there is no

further info in the notification bar and nothing

happens .

May not be what we're looking for but maybe worth a shot?


Natalia 5 years ago

Thank you for the hints. I've just bought my Galaxy S today and the info here has been really helpful for me. Once again thanks and keep up the good work!

N.


Alesmine 5 years ago

Thankyou Lymond.

Already done weeks ago and now too, but no connection.

I will bring this disaster phone to service.


Frostholm 5 years ago

I have a different problem. I have installed the drivers and as a result i can now see my phone in kies. It says that it is connecting the device, and that i have to wait. my problem is that it stays this way to infinity. it never finishes connecting.

Kies tells me that i have the latest update, and device manager tells me that the driver is succesfully installed.

anybody have any ideas?


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Frostholm, very sorry but we seem to have reached an impasse on that problem. Have you tried the other techniques such as removing long file extension files or putting the phone into usb debugging mode, connecting it, then if it works turning the debug mode off and trying again or most importantly (because its easy) trying every single other usb port on your computer?

The phone should work for mass storage mode (access to the memory internal and external) now that you have the drivers working.


Michael Clermont 5 years ago

Hi,

Strange thing, for these having a Base System driver error (got Dell XPS M1530 Win 7 x64).. The problem might escalate, like killing 80% of the Dell drivers in device manager. Reinstalling the driver would cause an error.

I fixed that by removing Kies and the Samsung drivers. This is very weird... On my other computer (win 7 x64) I'm having the indefinite connecting problem, and now the phone doesn't want to initiate the USB prompt.

On my work computer, Windows XP x86 will not recognize the phone at all, saying that the driver installation failed and that I have an unknown USB composite device. Kies doesn't have a clue of what's happening on this computer (did recognize the debug mode at one point).

On my linux netbook, it accessed the phone without installing any driver. But sadly, Kies is not on linux.

I come to the conclusion that Samsung (phone division) really sucks when it comes to writing PC drivers. I never had a problem with their LCD & printers.

Go figure..


Jahrome 5 years ago

these guys know their stuff one try and my phone hooked up no problems


Mantas 5 years ago

I used multiple things to solve this (installed custom drivers, .net4, hard reset). Nothing worked. Then after I plugged phone accidentally I selected kies, but kies wasn't running. And mtp drivers were installed without any problems and my phone was connected. Then I started kies and it found my samsung!


Wonder 5 years ago

This worked for me:

Unmount all SD (internal and external) and connect to Kies. Instantly recognized my vibrant and then I updated to 2.2!

Hope this helps someone else who was struggling like me.


Dave 5 years ago

Updating to 2.2 right now using Kies. This is what worked for me:

1. Except for disabling anti-virus and firewall (I know Windows wouldn't survive long without these), followed instructions up to "Upgrade the device to KA6" step on http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Sams...

2. Kies closed. Follow http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Vibr...

3. Plugged phone in, let it install more drivers.

4. Unplug phone

5. Start following at "Upgrade the device to KA6" on http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Samsung-Vibrant/Sams...

Trying to manually install the x64 driver didn't work. Windows claimed the driver was "up to date". I never got the "mtp usb device" driver to work (still has the yellow triangle).

Thanks everyone who posted answers!

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, ASUS CG5270

Running as an Admin (temporarily)

Upgrading from Android 2.1(T959UVJI6).


Roof 5 years ago

Thank you so very very very much


Brendon 5 years ago

For the benefit of anyone else with Windows 7 64bit getting the 'Retrieving the COM class factory' error (as per alesmine above) when trying to sync their contacts with Outlook: I fixed this today by installing Synchronization-v2.0-x86-ENU.msi from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx... (it's the last item on the Download list on that page). Hope this helps.


JoeLeTaxi 5 years ago

Windows 7 X64 Ultimate

Thanks for this. Also works for Galaxy tab. MTP error first - install Galaxy S driver - then W7 knows to go to find the correct driver and finds the GT1000 correctly!

Why it cant recognise the Tab first off I dunno, hey ho - good find!


Alex 5 years ago

Thanks man


barbara 5 years ago

install windows media player 10 and new version Kies . That did the trick for me.. On Microsoft Windows, MTP is supported in Microsoft Windows XP if Windows Media Player 10 or later versions are installed. Windows Vista has MTP built-in. Most MTP-compatible devices do not appear through drive letter assignment in Windows Explorer, instead they will appear as "devices" in Windows Explorer.


Fauji 5 years ago

Helpful link and excellent instructions.

Had MTP (code 10 error) on Vibrant (T-Mobile) 2.1. The link you gave did not solve the MTP error at first but helped with debugging enabled. Kies mini upgraded the phone in debugging enabled.

Thanks


surajbhise 5 years ago

I m having problem when I want to connect my Samsung galaxy 5 with pc internet. It gives OS error while connecting 2 the internet via kies on pc. Help me.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Surajbhise, not quite sure what you're getting at here. Are you trying to connect the phone to the internet? or just connect the phone to the computer? Also are we talking about the right phone? That looks like Galaxy 5 which is the GT I5500 phone not the Galaxy S which is the i9000.


Alesmine 5 years ago

Back again.

Today phone returned from service.

Perfectly repaired, connection OK at first attempt with kies and androidsync. Tryed several modes (debug, kies, mass storage), all perfect.

Frojo 2.2.1 runs fast, very well.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine,

Nice to see you back, great that your phone now works. I've not got the update yet, having some computer issues (I don't have one :-)


Liam 5 years ago

Ridiculously easy to fix issue once I got here!

Thank you!


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Well connected no problem to Windows 7 pro 64bit took under a minute from connecting phone to it being available in Kies. Updated to Froyo 2.2.1 and am very well pleased with the speed increase, the lag fixes and general usability. Some people have had issue though so be warned!


Yair 5 years ago

Hi Lymond,

This thread has become the master of trying "solving MTP issues"

I get the MTP problem and I am not able to resolve it.

System - Win XP SP3, latest Kies SW 2.0.0.11032_12

Phone - Galaxy S, basic SW is Froyo

I have tried the following till now:

1. removing/installing Kies and the associated driver files

2. Remove all file names with more than 16 characters

3. Reset to factory default

4. Moved through all USB ports

5. Used the USB cable provided with the phone.

6. running umdf.exe - gives an error that I have a more updated file

The only way out is MyPhoneexplorer

I noticed that I when I use "MyPhoneexplorer" it sees more files than I see in Explorer. Still I want to use Kies.

Any other suggestions?

Thanx

yair


yair 5 years ago

After few more hours, here is the solution.

I removed from the system libusb-win32

restart and everything ok.

You can add that to the list of solutions

yair


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Yair, thanks for your posts, another to the list...


BizmoN 5 years ago

Firstly, I'm not a tech head... just a dude who fiddles with computers... So this is fix is a little wordy and random like me...

but Kries opps, I mean Kies (using windows xp) is now synced with my Samsung galaxy s GT-19000.

Step one: make sure you have Kries 2.0.0.11032_12

My phone was contected through USB and the phone was in MTP mode for kies.

As, I gave up on anything working to fix this syncing issue.... I went to uninstall kries and for some reason I decided to goto add/remove software

instead of using the kies uninstall... While in Add/Remove, I noticed the driver itself was it's own program and had been installed (I'm thinking most problems for all lie here).

So I uninstalled the driver through add/remove software and left Kries 2.0.0.11032_12 installed

After uninstall was complete, I first used this older driver (trial and error ya know) found here:

x86 (32bit) version: http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOBILES/Samsung/S...

x64 (64bit) version: http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Samsung-...

but that didn't work either ( but, I'm not sure if that is a important step or not, to finally getting it working (it's just what I did) up to you if you do it)

then I used the build in Kies "install driver" utillity under tools...

Now goto device manager... ( Control panel --> system --> hardware tab --> device manager for you noobsters )

and you'll still see the yellow "!" is still there with the MTP driver under portable Devices...

not to worry... (though I did at first!)

now, right click the driver and choose update, then let MicroSoft help you find the driver,

so choose "yes this time only", then "choose install the software automactically...

after that... the magic should happen.... let me know if this worked out for ya! goodluck!


Nicolas 5 years ago

Hi there

and thanks for this very interesting thread

I have a Galaxy S I900 with FROYO.BVJP8

I could connect it to my home comp but a my office for some reason I get the MTP error no matter what I try.

So far it works only in mass storage mode, which is OK for photos or mp3s, but I'd love to use Kies or even Windows Media with my phone.

First, I have Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 bits)

Here's what I've tried :

- updating .net frameworks

- installing the latest kies version

- installing Microsoft Active Sync

- trying each and every USB port

- installing the above mentioned drivers manually using the right folders

but none of those solutions worked.

I don't like to give up, but now I don't know what to do..

Any suggestions ? thanks in advance


D Dwivedi 5 years ago

"Then i connected the usb cable to my pc (not the phone just the cable) turned off my phone, then connected and started the phone. Then it automatically turns in mass storage mode, installs some drivers. Then i reconnected using Kies mode on phone, it installed some more drivers and now it works great."

Hi Thijs,

Billions of thanks pal. I used to get connected to Kies from the day one. After a few months (May be after firmware upgrade to 2.2 or may be Kies upgrade to 2.0) the damn thing stopped connecting. Mass storage mode was fine. Kies always prompted that this is not the supported mode but in Kies Mode it kept "Connecting" perpetually.I tried every thing including factory data reset.All kinds of drivers- virtually every thing under the sun or in computer/on net.

Thanks to your magic Mantra Viola !!!! One click fix !!

Dr. D.Dwivedi


alesmine 5 years ago

I hate kies.

1. phone + kies worked fine, no problem.

2. uninstalled kies to upgrade it at the new version.

3. Nothing work now.

start all mtp procedure again, lazy, so tired. again.

4. I hate kies. No more samsung phones.


alesmine 5 years ago

another thing yet.

I use kies only and xclusively for firmware update, as there are much better software for sync (android sync or my phone explorer).

If there is another way to upgrade firmware without kies, please post it.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hey Alesmine, this whole thing is just not happening for you is it? The answer is yes...but it involves root and odin...= at least voided warranty (with options) and at worst a brick...


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

this is interesting... have you tried?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=7...


Gyurci 5 years ago

I have the same issue. OMG I used to have LG gt540 optimus, and I had to the following steps to work with my PC:

connect Optimus

run LG PC Suite

do what you want

Samsung software is annoying!!!!!


Hong 5 years ago

Hi,

If I used the Mass Storage, I can see both the internal and external drives but the message I got is they are not ready!!

What is happening?


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Hong,

Is it possible you haven't selected "connect usb storage" when it shows on the phone screen after you have plugged the phone into the computer and selected mass storage?

You should see the green android with a usb symbol for its arm and the connect usb storage message at the bottom of the screen.

Sometimes if it doesn't show, connect the phone, select mass storage from the menu, then immediately disconnect the phone simply by taking the wire out and then plug it back in again. The correct screen should then hopefully show.


Ashley 5 years ago

I connect my fone and it goes to charge mode, it wont connect at all, tried all the different options and still nothing, even restarting the pc and the fone did nothing !!

HELP !!!


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Ashley, the i9000 will start to charge as soon as you plug in the usb lead (computer to phone). As far as I'm aware, there is no specific charge mode.

Have you tried:

on the phone itself go to: applications -> settings -> About Phone -> USB Settings -> Samsung Kies and then replug the phone in. This USB setting can also be used for the mass storage mode simply by selecting mass storage instead.

This function may also be located in applications -> settings -> wireless and network ->USB settings.


wadiey 5 years ago

can somebody help me up

i can connect my sgs to kies able to upgrade to 2.3. kies ask me to back up myfile. after that kies download the firmware after that suddenly lost connection between my phone and kies. i try again but this thing keep happened.do anyone know what wrong


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Wadiey,

I'm guessing the lost contact part is where the update interrupts the phones connection to the PC to update that part of the OS. A friend of mine with this problem solved it by using a different computer. It seems to be part and parcel of a delicate connection between the computer and phone.


Ghoti 5 years ago

A million SanX for your precious help!


Adam 5 years ago

I feel I have tried everything. I can't get my phone to connect with mass storage even. I get the message "device drivers was not successfully installed" I tried the steps in your post to install the driver. When I click to install it says "windows has determined the driver software is up to date". Yet it still doesn't work.

I've tried deleting all files > 16 characters, re installed kies, updating .net framework, tried every usb drive.

I've looked through other responses for hours with no luck. Please help.


James 5 years ago

Thankyou, excellent post.


shafri 5 years ago

same old thing, A Gio supposed to have an update firmware, but when you follow the steps given and at the last minutes, connection lost ? )~


PHPice 5 years ago

you can connect to PC without Samsung KIES !

you need to do this: Settings > Applications > Development and turn on USB debugging.

now you will need the drivers and you will find the drivers here: http://ynos.ro/drivers/samsung/


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks PHPice! Good news


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Iberkenbosch 5 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nice read. Do you have something for the Iphone aswell?


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

"Hold it the 'right' way, you moron" (quote Steve Jobs)?


Alesmine 5 years ago

I did it.

Problems finished.

LG P920 3D.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Nice!! let us know how it goes! 5 months til I have to decide whether to get another Galaxy or something different...


alesmine 5 years ago

Hello Lymond

There's no much to say: high end phone has a top hardware, every app runs smooth without problems, I give more importance to display. I think amoled still lead, galaxy S2 can be a good choice.

If you like imaging then choose a top camera, like sony or nokia.

If interested on 3d, actually there's no choice, LG P920 rules. I haven't seen evo3D, but all test on the net confirm LG on top about 3d.

About the phone itself I like a lot, there are not important lacks (like a bluff gps or mtp error on galaxy S). All seems to be good. About features there are a lot of stuff on the net, what you can't find is that it does not need a software like kies (only drivers, then you can see it as an usb memory), upgrades are downloaded directly on the phone via wifi when available.

If you want more detailed impressions, just ask


Sjoukje 5 years ago

Thanks don't know how but it worked.


Tanveer 5 years ago

Dear Laymond.

thanks for guide, i have purchased Samsung Galaxy S and suffering from same problem.

but regret you have resolved only 64 bit window MTP problem, in 32, provided solution, not resolving the issue. Please look in to the matter.

Thanks


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Tanveer,

The solution works only for some 32bit Windows and some 64bit windows, it does not seem to work for everybody though. Unfortunately it has worked for me every time on 4 different Windows operating systems including Win7 x64 and Vista x86... I'm sorry it hasn't worked for you but as the 200 or so comments above may indicate, it hasn't always been successful and without a non working system to experiment with, I've kind of given up. There are quite a few other solutions available, hopefully one of those can work for your SGS...


ana 5 years ago

Hi I have a problem with wireless it seems like have a virus or something like that,,, when i i try to turn on the wireless ... error puts, i don't know what to do?? it's not working?


Alibaba 5 years ago

Thanks soooo much! This worked! Of course I got the CDC error as well - but I followed your advise. Cool. You were a blessing. Thanks again.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Ana, Just a guess, but its more likely to be an software fault than a virus. Can you describe what actually happens when you switch the wireless on including any messages about forced closing you get?

Thanks Alibaba, I think you're the first person to report that they got the CDC error too!


Madhu 5 years ago

Hi Lymond,

Your steps were a great help just now! I installed the drive on windows 32 bit and it worked fine (though I ended up with an exe download rather than a zip file, and clicked on the exe to separately install the driver - not from device manager. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write this up.

Cheers,

Madhu


shnorky 5 years ago

tnx man you helped me a lot too your great !!


Pankaj 5 years ago

Latest samsung kies 2.0.2.11071_128 is not able to upgrade my phone GT-I5801 to PDA:JP6/PHONE:JP2/CSC:JP6(INU).


P_eggy 5 years ago

I'm totally FED UP! I've tried everything that I find but still can't fix the problem.

I was able to use kies once when I just bought SGS, but I had problem not being able to download stuff from market, so I Googled and factory reset my phone.

Now, new problem! Phone's connected with USB, Phone says "connected" and charging, but pc can't detect phone.

Btw I'm stuck after download x86 (32bit) version.

Help.


ellie 5 years ago

thank u so much


Rafa 5 years ago

I can't sync my sumsung galaxy to my PC windows xp. do I need to download the driver?


Yoann 5 years ago

It's been a long time since you've posted, but thanks a lot for the link to get the drivers, this worked for me today !


misterjohn 5 years ago

Three days ago I bought a Samsung Galaxy S 5.0 - an impulse purchase to complement my iPod Touch (a larger screen - easier to read).

I have now strayed into the world of Samsung Kies. GOD! What a nightmare! How do these people ever keep a job - let along sell mobile phones.

I have friends with Galaxy S phones. The Galaxy S II looks good. But how on earth do they manage with this non-functioning, incomprehensible software. (I understand that Galaxy Tab returns are running at seven times the rate of iPads - and I can quite understand why. If I can't get this thing to accept music and videos from either my MacBook or Windows 7 desktop or laptops, back it goes!)


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Apologies for the late replies, BT is even worse than Samsung!

P_eggy, I can't advocate this as a sure method but personally, I would probably remove the drivers from my computer and go through the process of getting the computer to recognise the phone and load the drivers all over. However, this may not solve the problem and might very well make it worse.

Rafa, is the phone/computer connection working, can you transfer files and otherwise perform normal operations in Kies?

Yoann, you're right, it's a long story.

Misterjohn, hopefully you'll have no problems, I do agree about Kies, though quite frankly, I've never found connection software to be any good. Creative was clumsy and limited, Itunes was restrictive and a PITA to remove, Phillips go gear was non functional, Kies is pointless apart from Android updates. The best was Archos G-mini - no software, just a folder.

I manage with Kies because I never really use it.


swaroopa 5 years ago

thank u


xen 5 years ago

using galaxy sI9000,with kies 2.0.1.11053_99,on windows xp.

device is not connecting with kies,its not appearing,simply!

will appreciate any help!if possible!


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

hi xen,

Not that I expect it to fix your problem but I've got Kies version 2.0.3.11082_152


kalgonda patil 5 years ago

mr. you did much!

I like your exereme end result getting touch!

I am of same nature,

i hav pop gs5570;

the local samsung engineers are also not well educated bu samsung; just getting salary; not cooperating at counter;

samsung kies is part of installation cd;

it ask internet; it is shame full;

if one has internet then we can get drivers;

recently I have seen NPC STUDIO IT DO NOT requier internet;

your search only drivers is best what I was trying, one is not interested in hole software; requiered only coneect internet through dailup

thanks lot

if you get time please comment to

arihantkal@yahoo.co.in

kalgonda patil kolhapur maharashtra; 9372638133


Prasad 5 years ago

Hi Lymond. I am a new user of samsung galaxy fit s5670 and i had upgrated my phone to GINGERBREAD.And i have Samsung KIES PC SUIT Which i had got with my phone.When i Connect my phone to PC SAMUNG KIES Tells me to connect the phone in (PC suit mode).But there is no any PC Suit option in my Phone.MY USB debugging Mode is off

Please Help me out to connect my phone to PC.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Prasad, if the s5670 is like the i9000, with the phone unplugged, go ' settings' then 'wireless and network' then 'usb settings' then 'samsung kies' then exit to home screen and plug the phone in


Rich 5 years ago

Firmware Over The Air upgrade is available at last. There is also now a MAC version of the dreaded Kies. I am not sure if it is safe to use it though.


alesmine 5 years ago

I owned Galaxy S, a neverending story to connect it, and customers left completely alone with problems, as the more of you know. I owned HTC and nokia phones too and all connect well. Galaxy problems are too much. If you are reading this it means you are struggling yourself to solve something wrong that you haven't done, after have spent hundreds of $. Tell me why.

Ah ah ah I am happy with my LG P920.

Extremely happy. Following is something special, dedicated to galaxy owners: yesterday I have been advised directly by LG via email for a new android version (firmware update).

Phone can download itself updates with wifi or with PC. PC connection and data synchro never have had troubles.


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Lymond 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Alesmine, great to see you back with an update. What is this Customer Service you speak of?

Ah well, at least as Rich says, we now have over the air firmware upgrades, however, it'll probably brick my phone the first time I try it.


alesmine 5 years ago

Customer service? Donnow exactly, I haven't investigate.

Probably it's due to product registration.

Anyway, I wanted to put a finger on different way to relate with customer.


athar durrani 5 years ago

Try updating to window media player 11.


Kaspars Kalnenieks 4 years ago

thanks, mate! your post really helped me a lot! cheers!


Matt 4 years ago

I spent 5 hours trying to get my PC to recognise my i9000 galaxy. Wish I'd found this page first - would have saved 4 hours 50 mins! (I was not using the primary USB). Thank you for having all this info in one place.

Just want to add further advice: after the upgrade my phone was constantly crashing, wouldn't send texts and even struggled to make calls(!) I worked out one of my apps was incompatible with the new firmware. Fortunately it was on the SD-card and when I deleted it (using a card reader on my PC) the phone went back to normal. So, you should move all your apps to the memory card before updating the firmware.


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Matt, thanks for the tip, that's something I had not considered when updating before!


afandi 4 years ago

Help i just installed new Kies 2.1.0.11112_41_7 and i want to connect through my SGS 2.3.5 Doctor ROM v8.1, but nothing error is confirm, SGS just running to MTP application and try to connect to my PC, but nothing happen, if i use mass storage mode is fine. I try for your suggestion but anything is normal on my PC, i try differrent action by ask to google, but nothing change, so can you please help me my friend....


Radek 4 years ago

I made it running once I plugged the tablet to usb-2 port ... if I use usb-3 (the fast one that SHOULD be backwards compatible), mobile mtp device driver failed to install ...


vicky 4 years ago

my problem is same as prasad......i own samsung galaxy fit and there's not any "usb settings" option in the phone!please tell me how to connect my phone to pc


nick 4 years ago

thanks :)

changing usb ports helped me haha.

legend!


Karl 4 years ago

Without doubt the worst most infuriating piece of junk ever coded. Keis is the pits!!! Samsung should be ashamed to offer such a useless accompaniment to a masterpiece of mobile technology. Seriously not happy!!!


DB 4 years ago

Karl - you're being too kind! I have had serious problems synchronizing Outlook 2007 calendar with Samsung Galaxy phone through Kies. Problems include: Randomly deleting appointments in Outlook calendar, removing categories from Outlook appointments, randomly moving appointments to different days, and the latest one - deleting exceptions to recurring appointments in Outlook and replacing them with the generic appointment from Kies. If maintaining calendars on two devices is important to you, Kies is NOT the tool!


Aurogra 4 years ago

Hi thanks for this help, spent hours trying and failing this really helped, id be interested to know how people feel about there galaxy now?? Im not impressed

Enjoy

www.aurogra.co.uk


Shrishti 4 years ago

Hi,

I have a galaxy fit GT-S5670 and I cant find the option of putting my phone on the PC mode, where can I find it?


Jack 4 years ago

Hi,

I have a Galaxy Note. When I connect to Kies on PC, it recoginizes my phone but it says your phone is not supported in Samsung Apps. What to do?


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi All, unfortunately I don't have a Galaxy fit, mine is the i9000 so I have no idea whether the USB mode exists on the Galaxy fit. Anybody who has one worked it out yet?

Jack, maybe check around to see whether it really doesn't support that model or whether there is something else wrong.

DB you're not the first to complain about the outlook sync. A business phone this is not!


swapnil dengale 4 years ago

awesome dude..!!!!! helped me... just awesome... thank you..!!!:)


Payam 4 years ago

Yo Lymond!

Awesome page, but I've tried everything exactly as it says, although I'm using a SGS2 but i reccon it's the same problem, but my problem is that when I've extracted the x86.exe file and try to install the .inf-files one at a time it says that they cannot be installed as they are not compatible with 32-bit windows. I'm really just messed up at the moment, and really agitated.

PLEASE help? :)


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Payam,

Have you tried just double clicking on the x86.exe program and loading it that way? might work. Also are you sure you're x86? A lot of newer Windows 7 machines are x64.


Payam 4 years ago

Hi again!

Yeah, I've tried it that way as well.. But it just installs and when i connect the phone with Kies on, it just says connecting forever, although I found my phone in explorer for the first time without having to switch to USB-debugging so I got kinda worked up and thought it had worked.. It hadn't! :(

I'm pretty sure this is a 32-bit comp, is it possible to have x64 then? I just googled and I got the impression all 32-bit win7 were x86, but I might be wrong?

Thanks for taking the time to help a desperate soul in these harsh times! (no, I'm not overdramatic! :)


Payam 4 years ago

Yo, I just got fed up and tried to use the other file (x64.zip) but the same thing there, it says it's not compatible with a 32-bit OS, which I believe when it's coming from that version, but the x86 is just mocking me! I want to connect to Kies, just once, so I can upgrade to ICS.. :(


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Payam,

The SGS2 does have a software upgrade over 'air' (probably best over wifi) under "about phone - update" I've never tried it so can't vouch for it but that could be a solution to not being able to connect.

I assume you've tried other USB ports on your computer and all the other various fixes that are available on forums eg http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/...

The fix above unfortunately doesn't work for every phone and there are at least 5 other well documented fixes for the issue.

As an aside, when I first got my SGS2, when I plugged it in to my laptop there was no connection. I turned off the laptop power management of the USB ports (via device manager) and it's been fine on all ports ever since with a consistent 96mA draw. Oh and make sure the phone is 'awake' (i.e. on any of the desktop screens) when it's first plugged in.


Payam 4 years ago

Yeah, I've tried them all.. Nothing seems to be helping, the only thing that got me hoping was that driver that made my phone visible in explorer, but that's not really what I was aiming for.. =/


imran 4 years ago

Hiya,

Does this suggested workaround also solve the same problem on samsung galaxy sII?


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Imran,

I couldn't tell you. My SGS2 plugged straight in no problems to every USB port on my computer. I assumed the problem had been largely sorted. It can't hurt to give out a go.


Fern 4 years ago

Hi, I read all this and I just wanted explain my problem.... I Dl'd Kies on PC, Kies air on Samsung T959v... I'm trying to connect wirelessly maybe thats the problem but anyway, I get my mobile to authorize pc request my browser displays "website restore error"-- thats the far as it goes, i am unable access either through neither devices..... what do i do?


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Lymond 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Fern,

I don't have any experience with your specific problem but there are a few things you could try. Just a guess and could be wrong, but I take it the browser is Internet Explorer (IE)? If so, try a second browser, Firefox, Chrome and Opera are the three main other browsers. If the problem persists, try running a browser in add-on restricted/off mode, you may have to search for a 'how to' on this. Thinking here is that some add-ons to browsers are unstable with certain scenarios and this could be one of them.

let us know how you get on!


naj 4 years ago

very helpful


Jacqui T 4 years ago

Recently got i9300 - kies sync between phone and outlook on my pc only brings approx 30% of calendar entries across from my pc. Also, on samsung calendar cannot view meeting attendees or who sent the invite...any suggestions would be appreciated.


guri 4 years ago

i have s7562 duos not able to find the setting pls help


Joe 2 years ago

Thank You!!!!


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Lymond 2 years ago from UK Author

No problem Joe, though I'm amazed this is still an issue for these phones!


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