All posts for the month October, 2013

angry androidIf you own a Samsung Galaxy android device,  and are plagued with windows driver and sync issues, I have a tip for you. I was fed up with having to use the ridiculous “Kies” app every time I wanted to get photos or other data from my phone. I was further annoyed by the fact that my Windows machine rarely detected my device, despite having the Kies app and drivers installed. Of course my linux machines immediately recognize my device every time, so I could rule out any issues with the phone. After trolling some forums I discovered that Samsung makes a windows driver package for use by developers with their SDK. I found the link, installed the driver, and boom! My phone automagically appeared in windows explorer.  Buh bye Kies. Here is the link to the windows driver installer: