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Thread: S3 will no longer play nicely with computers via USB, not recognized at all.

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    S3 will no longer play nicely with computers via USB, not recognized at all.

    I've tried multiple cables and multiple computers, all of which have recognized my phone and facilitated file transfers in the past. At some point, not exactly sure when, the phone just stopped popping up on any computer I plug it into. It charges just fine, both when plugged into the wall or a computer's USB port, but never shows up as a drive and the phone never gives any indication of USB connection options like it used to.

    As I said, I've tried multiple computers and cables, tried uninstalling and reinstalling and updating drivers, and I've also tried installing KIES, which I have no interest in using, but was just hoping it might work... No go on anything.

    Factory reset is my next attack method, but I'm waiting for all my stuff to back up via wi-fi first. Is there anything else I'm missing that I can try first? It'd be nice not to hassle with a factory reset if it could be avoided.
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    did you check to see that USB debugging didnt get disabled some how by mistake?
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    It wasn't enabled in the first place, I don't think, but I just tried enabling it and it had no effect.
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    If there is a really good reason to connect it rather than doing WiFi transfers it sounds like the only way to find out if the problem is hardware would be to do that factory reset. I can't see an app as being an issue in this case.
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    I would assume your phone is stock.
    open dialer type
    *#22745927
    & enable hidden menu
    close dialer
    open dialer
    type
    *#7284#
    tab usb qualcomm USB settings
    choose mtp & adb then hit okay.
    type
    *#22745927
    to hide settings again. Reboot your phone and let me know.
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    This works for me every time my Samsung Galaxy S3 fails to recognize my computer/media device. Turn off your phone. Remove the case and then remove the back of the phone. Remove the battery and then reinsert the battery. Then put the cover of the phone back on. FIRST, plug your USB cable into your phone and then your computer. THEN, power on/restart your phone. Your computer should then recognize the connection between your computer and your media device! Then you can put your protective case back on your phone.
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    Dear all, I am from Georgia and when I am trying to download Viber or Whatapp I couldnt make it, because there is written that it us not allowed for my country . On blackberry and iphone it is working. Could you give advise what to do ?
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    I have galaxy s3
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    I assume by Georgia you mean the one the one in the Southern US. If so, where did you purchase your phone?
    Currently using a Galaxy SGS3, SGS4 and LG Optimus G Pro also an ASUS TF700
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeshor View Post
    I assume by Georgia you mean the one the one in the Southern US. If so, where did you purchase your phone?
    I believe he means the country Georgia.

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