November 30th, 2012, 01:44 AM
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Finally, the USB cable to Mac connection is working.
OSX 10.6.8, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean.
I came back to try everything again after the Jelly Bean upgrade. At first, the USB connection with AFT failed as before (no device found) but then I noticed something in another forum about *uninstalling* Kies. I've never uninstalled anything on a Mac before - normally I just delete the program, but this time, actually uninstalling made a difference. (Simply deleting the Kies program did not make a difference.)
Here's what I did.
1. To uninstall Kies, you need the original installation package. I downloaded it again from samsung.com/kies. Open the disk image and the uninstaller is in there.
2. AFT was already installed so I didn't need to change that
3. Android device set to USB as Media device (MTP)
4. Connect the USB cable. The first time I did this, the AFT GUI opened (like Finder) but with empty folders.
4. Disconnect USB cable and then connect it again. This time, AFT gave me a message like "If your device is locked, unplug the USB cable, enter the device password and then connect the USB cable again."
Hey presto! This time the AFT folder lists were populated with my files and folders and I could copy on and off the device or SD card.