connecting note iii to computerSupport

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  1. Zabrak999

    Zabrak999 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to hook up the note iii to a computer without an Internet connection?*

    My Note III came without any software I out of luck?

  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    You should be able to simply plug in the note III to your PC and use it as a storage device, but that would depend on your OS. Windows XP and later shouldn't need special drivers.

    If you are trying to connect in debugging mode, then you will need the drivers, but you could download them from a different source (like your note) and then copy them to the PC.
  3. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Well-Known Member

    I don't think any Note 3's came with CD's. Use the USB 3.0 cable that came with your phone and plug it into your computer. When it's detected, pull down the notification bar and check "Use USB 3.0". Otherwise it will use USB 2.0.
    koshki likes this.
  4. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    With a Mac, deinstall Kies on the Note 3, install Android File Transfer on the Mac. It's a kludge but it works. You will find Android File Transfer boots itself whenever you plug the phone into a USB port. You can't manipulate anything on the phone just move files to and from the phone or delete files or directories and create directories on the phone. Be careful of "illegal" file names.

    You also probably can't do a proper full back up either.

    It's Apple's fault by the way that you can't mount the Samsung phone as a "drive" in the normal manner. I wonder why?
  5. koshki

    koshki Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this! I contacted my computer manufacturer to find out which was my 3.0 port (I now know it's the one with the blue plastic on the inside of the USB port, good to know!). But I kept getting the "Use the 3.0 port, dummy" message when I connected my phone.

    Learn all kinds of unexpected things from the forum! :)

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