I downloaded Samsung Kies on my Apple Macbook Pro running on OSX 10.7.5, I wanted to take an entire backup of my Samsung Galaxy S2. I ran into a problem where no matter what I did, I just couldn’t get the software to connect to my phone using the USB cable that came with my phone.
After a lot of searching around on the World Wide Web I realised that I wasn’t the only one experiencing this problem so since finding a solution or shall I say a ‘Work Around’ from Android Central Forums member Nashstruck, I decided to write this post in order to help other people get their phone connected to Samsung Kies.
I want to make it clear that this method worked with my Samsung Galaxy S2 running on Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I have no way of checking if this method works with other Samsung phones running on different firmware; However since we are only installing the Kies software in a slightly different manner this should not damage/brick your phone and shouldn’t cause your Mac to start behaving abnormally.
Note: Continue at your own risk, I will not be held responsible for any damage to your phone or Mac.
- Download Samsung Kies: http://j.mp/dlkiesz
- Open the DMG
- Right click on the “kies20mac_s9218.pkg”, then open it with “The Unarchiver”
- You should see a file named “kies20mac_s9218″, open it.
- Right click on the “contents.pkg”, and click “Show Package Contents”
- Double click “Payload”, it will create a folder named “Payload 2 2″, double click it.
- Double click “Applications” and then you will see Kies, drag it to the application folder, installation complete!
- Open Kies go to Kies>Preferences>Update …Disable ‘Notify when updates are available’
- Restart Kies
- Enjoy syncing your phone
A big shout out to Android Central Forums member Nashstruck for the above method