How to Connect the Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) via USB
So, this week I bought the Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) so that I too could revel in the Android glory. I did a litte research before buying the phone and in the end I had to make my choice between the HTC Desire and the Samsung Galaxy S (I9000). I went for the Galaxy S because of the Super AMOLED, the 8 GB storage, and the bigger screen. Up until an hour ago I liked what I had.
When I tried to connect the phone to the PC to access the SD card though, it didn’t really work. I tried changing a few settings and I even installed Samsung Kies which didn’t help either. Alright, a challenge then. I set my mind to the task and here’s how I finally managed to access the phone’s internal SD card on my PC running Windows XP. On Windows 7 everything just works so there’s no need to install or change anything at all.
- Install Samsungs New PC Studio for the drivers (Alternatively, you can try to locate only the drivers somewhere else on the web).
- Go to Settings – About phone – USB settings and choose Ask on connection.
- Go to Settings – Applications – Development and turn on USB debugging.
- Connect the phone via USB, choose Mass storage from the menu, slide the notification drawer down and select “Select to copy files to/from your computer”.
- Confirm the popup by pressing “Mount”.
Now comes the important part because this didn’t work the first time.
- Disconnect the phone in the notification drawer und disconnect the USB cable.
- Go to Settings – Applications – Development and turn off USB debugging.
- Connect the phone again as outlined above and now everything should work normally.
That’s how I got my Galaxy S working. Everything else I tried did nothing at all – and I literally searched through lots of forums. As long as there’s a solution I don’t mind. Sure, it sucks big time but at least I didn’t have to contact support and wait days or weeks for a solution.