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Old October 11th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: VA
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I've tried virtually everything to get my S3 to connect to my laptop and have not been successful. The funny thing is, it use to connect to my old laptop that ran Windows XP and had 2.0 USB ports (its motherboard fried a few weeks ago unfortunately). It didn't do it consistently, but after playing with it, I could eventually get it to connect as an MTP device (I never had Kies loaded on my old laptop). My new laptop is running Windows 8 and has 3.0 USB ports. I've used the most up to date driver and I've used the previous driver with no luck. I also can't get Kies to find it. It simply tries to connect, but never does. I know my laptop knows the S3 exists 'cause I can see it in my Device Manager. It even says the device is working properly. Still can get to it via Windows Explorer or Kies.

I'd like to root my phone, but can't if the laptop won't connect to it. This sucks...
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