I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and I wanted to transfer files from PC to the Ace over USB. I don’t like to use software for this. I don’t want Kies (the software provided by Samsung), I just want a straight USB connection from PC to the Ace, so give me a USB (mass storage) driver and let me do the rest myself. The USB driver comes with the Kies software package so I downloaded the Kies software from http://www.samsung.com. I installed Kies, and the USB driver with it. Then I deinstalled Kies (as said, I don’t want to use this) and just kept the USB driver.
So far so good:)
But when I connected the Ace to the PC with the USB cable I encountered the following problem. I do see a new drive letter popping up but it does not work!? After some googling I found out I have to enable something on the Ace as well. In the pull down menu (the same menu where you enable/disable Wifi etc.) you have to enable the USB connection. I don’t know why you have to perform this extra step. I presume it is for safety measures so you don’t do bad things by accident:)
Anyway, after enabling the USB on the Ace it works like a charm. A direct Ace PC connection over USB where the Ace acts as a drive in Explorer or whatever File manager you prefer (I’m a Total Commander user). Just how I like it.
– http://files.maxqubit.com/kies_188.8.131.5271_128.exe (temporarily disabled for bandwidth reasons)
Tip from gert (see comments section): Settings -> Applications -> Development > deselect USB debugging