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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by psychocandy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. psychocandy

    psychocandy Well-Known Member
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    Kies is complete crap. In fact, I wish I'd stuck with my iphone now because the Galaxy is not great.

    Heres the latest. If I set USB connection to Ask then when I connect to PC, it asks me. I select Samsung Kies. For some reason I then get a message in the status bar saying USB disabled.

    Run Kies connects OK. But heres the best bit, on my phone if I go into SD card and phone storage it says both internal and external SD card are not available. Disconnect no difference.

    Only way to get them back is to reboot the phone.

    Good news is that at least it works in mass storage mode
     

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  2. j.andrew

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    how do you set USB connection settings? (such as ask me, mass storage etc)
     
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    Yes, Kies is crap, but you can always use mass storage mode.
    BTW there is a new update for Kies, see if that helps.

    Settings > About phone > USB settings
     
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    Yeh. Mass storage works but it only lets me see the external SD card. IS this right?
     
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    No, you should be able to access the internal memory as well.
     
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    Deffo just seeing external. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    I figured this one out yesterday.
    When you go into 'My Files' you'll see at the top /sdcard/.
    That means the files/folders you see below are the Internal SD...
    EXCEPT for a folder called 'sd'.

    If you don't have an external sd card in your phone, the sd folder is a dummy/placeholder folder, waiting for you to put in your external sd card.

    If you have your external sd card inserted, then the sd folder will have a white icon next to it. This indicates that there is an external sd card in the phone. Click on that folder and you'll see your external sd card contents.

    Very confusing, I know!
    There should be a pop-up note telling every new user about this, or a note when you unbox your phone.
     
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    u install windows media player 11 ok
     

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