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Old August 4th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy S3 USB connection problems

I've been trying to connect my SG3 to my laptop for 3 weeks now with no success, since I bought the phone. Had this problem with my SG2 as well.

I read many people are having problems with connecting Samsung Galaxy phones to KIES, and that overall the KIES is just a pain, I wonder why SAMSUNG doesn't find a fix for these things.

Not only I can't connect my SG3 to KIES but the bigger problem is that I cannot connect it to my laptop at all. I've tried to install - installed/uninstalled the USB drivers several times - every single time failing.

When I try to connect the phone to KIES via USB or WiFi it just keeps on loading the "Connecting" pictogram.

Basically I cannot get any of my photos/videos out of the phone, cannot sync and everything else.

Any help would be much appreciated.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance
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With your GS3 attached to your computer via USB is it listed in the "Computer" screen along with all of your hard-drives? If not, on the GS3 pull down the notification bar and touch the USB entry. Set USB to MTP. If that does not work try PTP.

I have Win 7 on my computer and the GS3 connects.
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With your GS3 attached to your computer via USB is it listed in the "Computer" screen along with all of your hard-drives? If not, on the GS3 pull down the notification bar and touch the USB entry. Set USB to MTP. If that does not work try PTP.

I have Win 7 on my computer and the GS3 connects.


I have Win7 as well and works just fine. I just plug it in and a box pops up with the Phone memory or SD card memory folders.

-When you plug the phone into your computer a 3 prong symbol on the top left of your phone screen should appear.

-Go into the drop down menu and it should say "Connected as a media device".

-Tap on that and make sure the "Media Device" box is checked.

-Detach the cable then re-attach it and it should be OK. The media files box should pop up on your computer. It should have a bunch of options including "explore files". Click on explore files and another box should show up with 2 folders, one for the phone another for the SD card if you have one in your phone.

If that doesn't work, detach the sync cable and restart your phone and attach the cable again and see if that works.

Also check your usb connection. Could be one of your usb ports is out of whack. Try a different port and see what happens. Also could be your sync cable as well.
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Thank you for your replies, unfortunately nothing I've tried has worked. I know from my SG2 once I plugged in the phone on any of my USB ports on the laptop the driver would be installed for the USB, for the SG3 it keeps on failing installing the driver which I guess makes it normal not to function correctly.

I downloaded the USB driver from samsung.com installed it but it still does not work. Switched usb ports, tried all possible ways nothing works unfortunately.
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Maybe you have problem at your pc? Since you could not connect s2 as well?
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Maybe you have problem at your pc? Since you could not connect s2 as well?
With SG2 I did not have any kind of problem. I have stated once I was plugging in the SG2 the driver installation would have started. In the SG3 case it does start but I keep getting the failed message.

Is there anything else I could try to get the USB device working?

As far as I can see the USB ports are functioning correctly as all other devices I connect to them work in perfect condition, and the drivers also seem fine.

I would really appreciate if somebody could help me with this issue
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This is what worked for me....unplug your phone from the computer. Start Kies and let it do its thing for a moment or two. When its finally at the "home screen" where it says no device is connected then try plugging in the phone. Dont start the program with the phone already connected.

That was the issue I was having anyway.
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Fribourg, I had the same problem and i think this is your solution. I think the problem may come from a bad SD card(though i think your sd card is fine) after files have been written so much--my galaxy S3 told me to reformat it because it was corrupted.
What i did was i turned off USB Debugging Mode and i turned it back on. I also went to reinstall my Samsung USB drivers to my laptop. after that, all is well. What i suggest now is copy all your data from your SD card to your desktop and format your SD card from your phone. transfer your files back after that. hope this helps.

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I would uninstall all Samsung drivers/Kies, reboot, and then install the current SIII drivers only (not Kies); your SII drivers may be interfering with the SIII drivers/connection.

With Kies, my SIII would connect but my wife's wouldn't; after I installed the Samsung drivers only, they both worked.

An uninstaller is probably a good idea.
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Install drivers manually via Device Manager.
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Fribourg, I had the same problem and i think this is your solution. I think the problem may come from a bad SD card(though i think your sd card is fine) after files have been written so much--my galaxy S3 told me to reformat it because it was corrupted.
What i did was i turned off USB Debugging Mode and i turned it back on. I also went to reinstall my Samsung USB drivers to my laptop. after that, all is well. What i suggest now is copy all your data from your SD card to your desktop and format your SD card from your phone. transfer your files back after that. hope this helps.

edit: ATT samsung drivers
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I would try the method you mentioned but I dont know how I could posibly back up my SD card/copy the files from my sd card to my desktop since my phone wont connect to my laptop at all. The only way I can connect my s3 to my laptop is using KiesAir and a browser going to the IP the phone specifies.

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I would try the method you mentioned but I dont know how I could posibly back up my SD card/copy the files from my sd card to my desktop since my phone wont connect to my laptop at all. The only way I can connect my s3 to my laptop is using KiesAir and a browser going to the IP the phone specifies.

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You would have to first turn your phone off and take the SD card out, Or go into settings and choose the dismount SD card option, and then remove the card. Once you have done that put the SD card into the computer by SD Card slot or USB Dongle. Then follow the above Steps.
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So you are referring to the MicroSD card not the SD card/Storage. It didn't make sense for me. I have taken it out completely and still cannot connect my S3 to my laptop. Tried all possible ways I could think of and read about here on the forum. There is no way to successfully install the drivers on my laptop.

I got it working on my desktop computer. This means there might be some issue with my laptop? Anything else works perfectly fine on these usb ports...
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Had the same issue with my wife and daughter's SG3s. My problem was that I was using the USB cord from the car charger, not the wall charger. Don't know why, but that did it for me.
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exact same problem i have wit no solution
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I have the exact same problem. I have SGHT999V with Mobilicity (Canada). Same problem. Installed drivers , updated the Windows XP drives on desktop and laptop to no avail. Called Samsung , spoke with two people that kept contradicting themselves : one told me to get Kies , the other one didn't . They clearly had no clue what they are talking about. The only way I put files on is through kies air which is pretty inconvenient.
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Hi
Since I bought my phone and faced the same and tried to get some help from the forums without any luck, I tried on my own some investigation on the issue.

Heres what I found I believe is the reason as my test proved it already

S3 MTP level communication uses for connectivity now for USB cable. Its both for MTP and PTP for camera.

In my case, first I cleared up the cache from the recovery mode in the Phone. (See other threads how to do that) to bring up my USB Icon in the phone stating its trying to setup the connection.
But it never does.....

Its because the security policy in the phone settings restricts it. You can find this under Settings - Security and Lock screen - Device Administrator.

If any app ( for myself it was ActiveSync app which needs this access to get setup ) was sitting there. I removed this. Voila !! It allowed the access immediately. Both for MTP and PTP.

as soon as I setup the app, the problem reoccurred. However, I confirmed that DME cllient does not do that as it does not need this Device admin right.

This also prevented my WiFi Direct feature to transfer files to other S3 devices. When I removed this constraint, both my USB problem and WiFI direct issues also got solved .

So, basically the factory reset will work on all phones as the phone is fresh with the ROM only. But if you use any app with "Device Admin" thingy as Mandatory requirement, it will restrict the USB connection. Hope this Helps Ya all .
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I plugged in my USB... Media device driver failed, so I clicked on the usb connections from the drop down window on my phone (S3), and chose (PTP) rather then (MTP), and the driver installed and worked. Hope this helps...

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I have Win 7 home premium.
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I tried to connect with a 3rd party usb cable. No dice. This morning, I changed USB ports and used the cable that came with the Samsung Galaxy S3 wall charger. Windows 7 64 bit installed it no problem.
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Having just bought a Galaxy S3 I just could not get it to connect to my win7 laptops. Googled a bit and found this link for Samsung drivers

Android USB Drivers - Download Samsung, HTC, Hauwei, Motorola, LG USB Drivers [ADB / Fastboot] | Team Android

disconnected phone, installed the drivers and reconnected. All works now

Also found MobileGo android manager much more user-friendly than Kies
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I got my S3 from AT&T in October 2012, the USB cable that came with it allows the phone to charge when connected to a PC, but does not allow data transfer. Tried another cable, and it works fine.
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I didn't see it mentioned here, and this may not apply to you, but if I have my phone locked (pattern, etc) it will not connect to my PC. Once I unlock it then it works. Hope that helps.
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I got my S3 from AT&T in October 2012, the USB cable that came with it allows the phone to charge when connected to a PC, but does not allow data transfer. Tried another cable, and it works fine.
Yeah sometimes the usb cord could be defective just use another samsung cord or a unversial usb cord.
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With SG2 I did not have any kind of problem. I have stated once I was plugging in the SG2 the driver installation would have started. In the SG3 case it does start but I keep getting the failed message.

Is there anything else I could try to get the USB device working?

As far as I can see the USB ports are functioning correctly as all other devices I connect to them work in perfect condition, and the drivers also seem fine.

I would really appreciate if somebody could help me with this issue

You stated in your original post "Had this problem with my SG2 as well". Not sure what you mean - did you or did you not have a connection problem with the other phone as well? It may be the computer.
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I've been trying to connect my SG3 to my laptop for 3 weeks now with no success, since I bought the phone. Had this problem with my SG2 as well.

I read many people are having problems with connecting Samsung Galaxy phones to KIES, and that overall the KIES is just a pain, I wonder why SAMSUNG doesn't find a fix for these things.

Not only I can't connect my SG3 to KIES but the bigger problem is that I cannot connect it to my laptop at all. I've tried to install - installed/uninstalled the USB drivers several times - every single time failing.

When I try to connect the phone to KIES via USB or WiFi it just keeps on loading the "Connecting" pictogram.

Basically I cannot get any of my photos/videos out of the phone, cannot sync and everything else.

Any help would be much appreciated.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance
i have same problem with that. i have 2 s3 (peble blue and red) and 1 s2 white.
its just the s3 blue that my pc wont detect the phone. its just keep on charging. any1 has same problem and know's how to fix it? thanks in advance
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Had the same issue with my wife and daughter's SG3s. My problem was that I was using the USB cord from the car charger, not the wall charger. Don't know why, but that did it for me.
Same Here! Using the USB cable that came with the phone didn't work. I plugged it in with an older USB cable (the one that came with my HTC EVO) and it worked as expected.
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Since I bought my phone and faced the same and tried to get some help from the forums without any luck, I tried on my own some investigation on the issue.

Heres what I found I believe is the reason as my test proved it already

S3 MTP level communication uses for connectivity now for USB cable. Its both for MTP and PTP for camera.

In my case, first I cleared up the cache from the recovery mode in the Phone. (See other threads how to do that) to bring up my USB Icon in the phone stating its trying to setup the connection.
But it never does.....

Its because the security policy in the phone settings restricts it. You can find this under Settings - Security and Lock screen - Device Administrator.

If any app ( for myself it was ActiveSync app which needs this access to get setup ) was sitting there. I removed this. Voila !! It allowed the access immediately. Both for MTP and PTP.

as soon as I setup the app, the problem reoccurred. However, I confirmed that DME cllient does not do that as it does not need this Device admin right.

This also prevented my WiFi Direct feature to transfer files to other S3 devices. When I removed this constraint, both my USB problem and WiFI direct issues also got solved .

So, basically the factory reset will work on all phones as the phone is fresh with the ROM only. But if you use any app with "Device Admin" thingy as Mandatory requirement, it will restrict the USB connection. Hope this Helps Ya all .
hi

Im experiencing the same issue and am trying every way to connect my Galaxy Note 2 to the macbook.

"Its because the security policy in the phone settings restricts it. You can find this under Settings - Security and Lock screen - Device Administrator."

I deactivated mine which was Samsung Kies and now i can't get it back. Is it ok?

And after installing drivers, changing to MTP to PTP, i still cannot connect the two devices. I have no idea. Android File Transfers keep prompting Try reconnecting device or restarting it. When i try to connect to KIES, it doesnt even detect my phone. Tried two cables - one from my previous Note and the one from Note 2.

Please help..
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Hello - I had this same problem this morning and here's how I solved it. Not sure if this will work for everyone, but it did for me. I first tried to reinstall the drivers directly, that didn't work. I tried another suggestion using Wondershare MobileGo, that didn't work either. So I reinstalled KIES, and that fixed the problem, and after I had installed KIES the MobileGo app worked awesome so I uninstalled KIES and thankfully MobileGo still worked so I am continuing to use that instead. Previous poster was right....much more user friendly.

Btw...I am a Blackberry convert of 6 years and LOVE Android. Why I didn't do this years ago is beyond me.
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Had the same issue with my wife and daughter's SG3s. My problem was that I was using the USB cord from the car charger, not the wall charger. Don't know why, but that did it for me.
The car charger may not have TX/RX pins connected to enable 1A/1.5A charging.
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With your GS3 attached to your computer via USB is it listed in the "Computer" screen along with all of your hard-drives? If not, on the GS3 pull down the notification bar and touch the USB entry. Set USB to MTP. If that does not work try PTP.

I have Win 7 on my computer and the GS3 connects.

I don't even have a USB entry on my pull down in the notification bar. How do you get this to appear? I have never been able to connect my s3 to my computer, it always says that the software installation fails.
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Default Issue resolved by using Kies...

I have similar issue as reported and I was able to resolve it using the steps below.

1. Disconnect the USB connector of the phone
2. Launch Kies (latest version)
3. Go to Tools> troubleshoot connection error

Hope this helps.
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Try downloading and installing the Microsoft User Mode Driver Framework for WinXP (link found in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=33067959). I had tried everything listed with no luck. Installed this, and BAM, working.
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My conversation with Samsung:
Monica: Please disconnect the phone from PC.

Monica: Please tap on Applications>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

Monica: Let me know if USB debugging option is grayed out.

Visitor: yes it is grayed out

Monica: Thank you.

Monica: Please turn it ON and OFF the option.

Visitor: ok, done

Monica: Please turn OFF the phone remove and re-insert battery on the phone to make the changes effective.

Monica: Let me know once you have done with it.

Visitor: restarting now

Monica: Thank you.

Visitor: restarted

Visitor: it worked thanks very much
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What I did to solve the USB connection problem:

Download the latest Kies interface software from the official Samsung Kies webite:
Kies - Sync Media, Contacts & Calendars Across All Devices | Samsung

Scroll down to the "Kies" "The Ultimate Media Library" section.

Select either "Download Kies (WINDOWS®)" or "Download Kies (MAC®)".

(If you already have Samsung USB drivers on your computer, you should uninstall it first before installing Kies 2.0.)

Install Kies 2.0 and Kies 2.0 Lite, (the installer also installs Samsung USB drivers.)

That solved my USB connection problem.

A caveat: whenever every time I plug in my phone and want to connect it to my PC, I have to launch the Kies 2.0 or Kies Lite. That is the only way the PC can detect and secure a connection to my phone.
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It worked for me!

I had tried everything else that has been suggested on this and on other forums, but only this one worked for me! Thank you!
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Sorry, I posted my comment on the wrong post.

"It worked for me!

I had tried everything else that has been suggested on this and on other forums, but only this one worked for me! Thank you!"

the above is for rsb77 his experience also worked for me:

My conversation with Samsung:
Monica: Please disconnect the phone from PC.

Monica: Please tap on Applications>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

Monica: Let me know if USB debugging option is grayed out.

Visitor: yes it is grayed out

Monica: Thank you.

Monica: Please turn it ON and OFF the option.

Visitor: ok, done

Monica: Please turn OFF the phone remove and re-insert battery on the phone to make the changes effective.

Monica: Let me know once you have done with it.

Visitor: restarting now

Monica: Thank you.

Visitor: restarted

Visitor: it worked thanks very much
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It worked for me!

I had tried everything else that has been suggested on this and on other forums, but only this one worked for me! Thank you!

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My conversation with Samsung:
Monica: Please disconnect the phone from PC.

Monica: Please tap on Applications>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

Monica: Let me know if USB debugging option is grayed out.

Visitor: yes it is grayed out

Monica: Thank you.

Monica: Please turn it ON and OFF the option.

Visitor: ok, done

Monica: Please turn OFF the phone remove and re-insert battery on the phone to make the changes effective.

Monica: Let me know once you have done with it.

Visitor: restarting now

Monica: Thank you.

Visitor: restarted

Visitor: it worked thanks very much
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OK So, I had this problem too.
My phone was not detected as MTP by the computer.
My phone didn't detect that it was attached to a PC.
On my PC --It didn't work.
Another PC --It didn't work.
Even another PC --It didn't work.
Mac --It didn't work.
Tried all sorts of things written on many websites. --It didn't work.
There was no MTP option in the status bar. It just always charged using the PC.
THEN... Finally 1 day, when I was looking at the back of my CPU (PC ) I saw my USB 3.0 Ports (the Blue ones). I had never connected anything to them. So,
Tried on a USB 3.0 Port --It WORKED!
My phone was immediately detected as MTP. The option showed up in the status bar. I could transfer files. But then- What about my USB 2.0 Ports?
Then I did the following :
Dialed *#7248# for the PhoneUtil options.
Under 'UART' tap MODEM. Under USB, PDA.
If this is already your setting, choose the another ones (PDA for UART and MODEM for USB) and then tap SAVE and RESET.
Again dial *#7248# for the PhoneUtil options.
Under 'UART' tap MODEM. Under USB, PDA. Finally tap SAVE and RESET.
Your phone will now be detected as MTP with all types of USB Ports now.
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I've been trying to connect my SG3 to my laptop for 3 weeks now with no success, since I bought the phone. Had this problem with my SG2 as well.

I read many people are having problems with connecting Samsung Galaxy phones to KIES, and that overall the KIES is just a pain, I wonder why SAMSUNG doesn't find a fix for these things.

Not only I can't connect my SG3 to KIES but the bigger problem is that I cannot connect it to my laptop at all. I've tried to install - installed/uninstalled the USB drivers several times - every single time failing.

When I try to connect the phone to KIES via USB or WiFi it just keeps on loading the "Connecting" pictogram.

Basically I cannot get any of my photos/videos out of the phone, cannot sync and everything else.

Any help would be much appreciated.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks in advance
Hi,

I had exactly this problem, and have Windows 7 Pro x64, and then I found my phone was connecting via USB as a Camera Device. If you change it to an MTP device it connects properly.

Hope this helps!

Kin dregards,

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I tried to dial to change the modem setting proposed above, but get the message "Connection problem or incorrect MMI code. I have now spent two weeks reading up on every type of solution on all the forums. None of them worked. I also have the problem that the MTP Device will not install and now I have run out of ideas.
Help Please.
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I tried to dial to change the modem setting proposed above, but get the message "Connection problem or incorrect MMI code. I have now spent two weeks reading up on every type of solution on all the forums. None of them worked. I also have the problem that the MTP Device will not install and now I have run out of ideas.
Help Please.
Hi, I don't understand your comment about "dial to change the modem setting", it is just a case of connecting your phone, pulling down the main screen and selecting change the USB connection to MPT. Apologies if I have misunderstood you and you have already tried this. Phil
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Hi, I don't understand your comment about "dial to change the modem setting", it is just a case of connecting your phone, pulling down the main screen and selecting change the USB connection to MPT. Apologies if I have misunderstood you and you have already tried this. Phil
Hi Phil - Check out post #38 above. paresh996 mentions dialing *#7248# to get to PhoneUtil. That's what Jeanrick is referring to. I tried dialing the number as well, but only get a Verizon message stating the call can't be completed as dialed. I'm trying to find other ways to access phoneutil, but so far have come up lacking.
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Hey all. I was surfing the great wide web for GS4 USB connection to pc problems and come across this forum. By accident when I was about to give up discovered the problem. In my particular situation I simply unplugged my GS4 from the USB cord and picked up a cord that was connected to another device and BAM my phone connected to my Windows 7 pc. I then plugged my Samsung cable back into my GS4 and no go. I pushed the connector up and then down and the phone connected and then disconnected. The micro usb port in my phone is very lose inside. The other cable was like new so it fit perfect and worked great.
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Cool USB Fix with Hidden Menu

I fixed my USB problem, I was just about tearing my hair out!

For my problem, I had to enter the Hidden Menu, which you reach by dialing a number. What you dial is specific to the type of GS3 you have.

I stumbled upon this method on another forum which discusses flashing phones on the Howard Forums.

Basically, you enter the Hidden Menu and make sure your phone is in USB + ADB mode. If it is in any other kind of mode, (such as the modem setting!) then USB might not work with your computer.

This problem is typically caused by incomplete flashing, or, the person flashing your phone forgetting to put the settings back to normal. It can also be caused by computer sync-type programs that interact with your phone.

Here is the fix:

Sprint SPH-L710 (Galaxy S III) and SPH-L900 (Note 2)

Open Dialer enter ##3424#
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select MTP+ADB
Tap OK


.............

Verizon ]SCH-I535 (Galaxy S III) and SCH-I605 (Note 2)

Open Dialer enter *#22745927
When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
Select "Enable" on Popup
Press Home button
Open Dialer
Dial **87284
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select MTP+ADB
Tap OK


.............

USCellular SCH-R530 U (Galaxy S III) and SCH-R950 (Note 2)

Open Dialer enter *#22745927
When Enable/Disable Menu comes up tap "Hidden Menu Disabled"
Select "Enable" on Popup
Press Home button
Open Dialer
Dial **87284
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select MTP+ADB
Tap OK


...............

Verizon SPH-I545 (Galaxy S4)

Dial ##DMMODE#
Tap On

........................

Sprint SPH-L720 (Galaxy S4)

There are two options to dial for diag menu on this phone
##3424# and *#7284#
One will ask for an SPC Code and One will Not
Use the one that does not ask for SPC Code
When PhoneUtil Opens Select PDA
Tap Qualacomm USB Setting
Select MTP+ADB
Tap OK


I hope this helps you guys, good luck out there!
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