Can someone explain how Kies works?Support


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  1. Kabob

    Kabob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm still pretty new to the whole Android/Samsung thing. I keep seeing all these posts about Kies and I've been to the website, I'm just not sure exactly what it does/how it works. Anyone care to give me an idea?
     

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  2. lobo76

    lobo76 Well-Known Member

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    it's quite useless for me, since my stuff is in the cloud. the only use i have for it, is the official firmware update.
     
  3. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member

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    I have the same request as the original poster. Can anyone give a quick rundown?
     
  4. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member

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    Kies its a multi featured lump of bs.
    It is necessary for officialy updating firmware but is causing more headaches than anything of its kind that I have heard of.

    I had no problems using it or connecting my phone with it untill yesterday, now I cannot get it to recognize my phone.

    The program can do a multitude of tasks such has burning cd's, none of which are needed but you have to instal all of them, leading the program to take up 2gigs of hard disk space.

    Usability seems to vary from user to user but allot of people are reporting problems getting kies to "see" their phone. I am still trying to fix mine.
     
  5. Bess833

    Bess833 Active Member

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    Short answer: It doesn't.

    Long answer: If you by a miracle happen to be one of the 5% people for whom Kies works, you can use it to backup contacts, manage your apps and media and officialy upgrade firmware.

    To the poster above, you don't have to install any other features than neccessary.
     
  6. LateNiteMike

    LateNiteMike Well-Known Member

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    As mentioned above....and from SO MANY postings in this forum...it doesn't !
    I have read many reports of Kies being extremely difficult to use to get connected AND it actually screwing up users phones to the point to where they're getting black screens and not even able to perform the 3 button reboot. That's pretty serious....and absolutely ridiculous.
    As an SGS user that's been thinking of doing a firmware upgrade when it becomes an official release...I've been reading up on postings regarding Kies more and more recently..including tonight....and it's pretty scary.
    I'm actually thinking of either forgetting about doing an upgrade....or...wait until I hear of a PROVEN and WORTHWHILE alternative.
    I heard something about using Odin....but haven't actually read in specifics or success stories from Odin users as yet.

    As of now the SGS firmware upgrade (Froyo 2.2) has only been officially released in Scandinavia. I'll be keeping an eye out for reports from that area.
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

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    Am I the only one who never has any difficulty with Kies?

    I've just installed Kies on a new netbook with Windows 7 32bit. It worked straight away. I've got no errors in the Device Manager either related to the phone, this is important.
     
  8. wihan1

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    Can't get it to work either...used to work sporadically, but now reinstalled it and no luck. Aaaargh!!!
     
  9. seanzo

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    I've had so much trouble with it (refuses to recognise phone in Kies mode) that I suspect it is not fully compatible with the Android platform, and I'm hoping a Kies upgrade is part of the Froyo roll-out.

    Does anyone know if this is the case?

    Cheers.
     

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