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[MetroPCS/CDMA] Does anyone get the "Hardware Id Missing" message when you plug the sg3 into the pc?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Heavyweightgd6, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It also says "Windows cannot identify the device plugged into the SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device"

    Wtf?

    Im on windows 7 64 bit, my phone has been doing this ever since I got it on new years... I would have to restart the pc an keep trying... it eventually connects but this is still annoying.

    How to fix??

    Oh im on Black bean with the faux kernel if that matters...

    Thanks in advance
     



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  2. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

    Do you have an HP machine by any chance? If so you have a choice. Return the phone, or return the HP. I would the HP.
     
  3. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    different ways to trouble shoot this prob, i would use a different usb port ,if u can buy a oem samsung galaxy s3 usb cable just incase yours is acting funky. i would uninstall drivers and look for updated drivers if no new drivers available then re-install previous drivers.
     
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  4. haxmethod

    haxmethod Well-Known Member

    check to see if maybe its a problem with adb finding your device
     
  5. djramod

    djramod Well-Known Member

    Are you serious? I have a HP ENVY h8-1414 and i don't have any problem using it with my phone;)
     
  6. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Android Expert

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  7. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    If you have adb setup make sure in Environment Variables in path you set the correct path to where your android-sdk-windows are locate, example: ;c:\android-sdk-windows\tools;c:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools.

    But airtioteclint is correct some HP machines are picky about certain phones and even with the Nexus phone just like 1 of my newHP machine. Everytime you plug it in the machine, it always ask to install the drivers.

    But updating your sdk revision and API, your problem might be fix,and if you have google drivers install, un install them and install the metro pcs s3 drivers instead.
     
  8. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I don't have the adb thing ticked in the settings... an No I don't have an HP lol I have a custom build. I guess I'll find some alternative, thanks guys.
     
  9. monica12

    monica12 Well-Known Member

    I've had this same problem since I flashed metroplis rom all I did was delete everything that had to do with my phone (driver wise) and plugged it in and it worked. maybe will for you also
     
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  10. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

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  11. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    On the phone or the PC?
     
  12. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    Run the drivers on the pc when the phone is plugged in.
     
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  13. Heavyweightgd6

    Heavyweightgd6 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks but im having the same issue.
     
  14. monica12

    monica12 Well-Known Member

    PC. I deleted everything that was related to driver. Just what I did and it worked. Hopefully you get this fixed
     
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  15. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    That was my next suggestion. :D
     
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  16. I tend to get this problem when I unplug the phone from the pc before unmounting it. (Right clicking the icon on bottom right and s choosing to remove hardware safely) had to reinstall drivers a couple of times, otherwise I just have to reboot the computer
     
  17. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Extreme Android User

    Yes after a reboot on certain computer is a must, but you can also install Android Commander.
     

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