Kies on mac won't recognise my Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jojoba, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone had this problem and been able to solve it? Kies just gets stuck at "connecting". It says it has installed the necessary drivers.

    I'm not looking for ways to transfer files, but I want to clone/back up so I can do a factory restart on my phone.
     

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  2. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    I thought kies was a Samsung touchwize app feature? I don't remember kies being on my nexus endless you installed it but not sure it will even work on vanilla android
     
  3. ChrisTX, Sep 14, 2013
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    It isn't. Kies only works with Touch Wiz enabled devices, not Nexus devices. Download Android File Transfer, and call it a day.
     
  4. viskon macrumors 6502

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  5. Elit3 macrumors regular

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    Kies is for Samsung Touchwiz, not samsung manufactured Google phones, you don't need kies, you use the phone like it is a USB.
     
  6. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks everyone! I've downloaded the Android file transfer now.
     
  7. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Galaxy nexus and mac was always funky.

    android file transfer slowed my mac down big time (typing lag etc.)

    Have an S4 now, just use airdroid
     
  8. bnnentertainmen macrumors regular

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    also had this problem with my galaxy nexus, never got rid of it, had to use my windows computer. i have to say: Kies is the worst software ever made by samsung, they need to improve it.
     
  9. lazard macrumors 65816

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    Kies is for Samsung phone using touchwiz interface. Galaxy Nexus doesn't use touchwiz.
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors 68040

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    And sometimes Kies doesn't work with touchwiz based devices. It has a mind of its own.
     
  11. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Indeed had considerable trouble in getting Kies to recognise my S III on my MacBook. Didn't also fare well on Windows too.
     
  12. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    uninstall Kies. One of the few programs out there that is actually worse than iTunes
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Kies is quite possibly one of the worst syncing apps 'ever' conceived.

    It has the ability to kill (performance wise) a workstation let alone anything less powered - awful programme.
     
  14. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Amen to that.



    Michael
     

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