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No computer will read my Galaxy S2 but still charges when plugged in USB.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stefanl82, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. stefanl82

    stefanl82 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My computer won't read my phone anymore, I have tried 3 computers.
    I transferred all my files wirelessly via AllShare but don't think resetting factory will solve this problem. I used to be able to transfer files no problem.

    I plug in my phone with the USB to the computer and it chargers, and the Kies thing pops up, yet Kies on my computer wont work with the phone via usb. Even with WiFi it only works for a minute then says it doesnt read it, yet the whole time the battery can still charge.
    I have also tried USB debuging and that doesn't work either.
    Anyone have a solution. Thanks,
     



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  2. A common issue with any Android device is that your phone's device's driver updates and your computer doesn't get it. Try googling the latest driver for your phone and updating it on your computer and see if that works.
     
  3. surf1

    surf1 Member

    Did you try USB Mass Storage through Wireless Networks to manually mount the drive... that's the only way I can get my Mac or any computer to read the phone, as otherwise just plugging it in does nothing but charge.
     
  4. aylonewolf69

    aylonewolf69 Member

    You'll need software drivers so that the computer will know what device was just plugged into it. By *DEFAULT* Windows 7/Vista and XP does NOT understand what a Samsung Galaxy S2 is. You'll need to get the driver from Samsung and the BEST way to do so (IMHO) is to download KIES. KIES is like Apple iTunes but for our beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. The software was NOT included on CD-ROM when phone was purchased, instead you'll have to go online to find/download and install it...

    Here is the URL for Samsung KIES:

    Kies

    Enjoy!

     
  5. geomax45

    geomax45 Member

    You can poke around Samsung support website for the latest GSII driver, which I believe is 10.11.11 or something close to that.
     
  6. IndyDave

    IndyDave Newbie

    I found the drivers under the download section for the phone itself on the samsung page. I for the life of me can't make Kies work on my primary desktop... though Kies light and USB storage work fine. It does work on my laptop... that said, after the upgrade to the OS, I couldn't get it to connect, it just churned like on my desktop... until the next day. I don't know if it was the reboot or what, but then it connected fine.
     
  7. Mr8Bit

    Mr8Bit Lurker

    I'm also having the same problem which is frustrating since I want to root my phone
     
  8. alceryes

    alceryes Newbie

    It took me forever to figure out that the POS charger that AT&T sells will only work as a charger. The one that comes with your phone is fully functional.

    Can't think of any other reason it won't work other than the fact that it physically doesn't have the copper in the cable (or the right connector hookup) - saving AT&T $.002 per cable.
     
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  9. Kevin Todd

    Kevin Todd Newbie

    BINGO.

    This was my problem too!!!
    An hour and a half of downloading and searching. Damn cable.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Compubozo

    Compubozo Newbie

    Me 2.
    I bought a couple extra cables which I found are only good for charging. They were supposed to work for data also. They were inexpensive in the short run......
     

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