We’ve been hearing whispers of some devices struggling to run Ice Cream Sandwich, but some unlucky Samsung Galaxy S II owners can’t even get that far.
A number of users on Android Forums report that their Samsung Galaxy S II simply isn’t recognised when trying to connect to Kies.
In some cases, simple things are doing the trick, such as restarting the PC in question, trying a different USB port, trying a different computer, or reinstalling the Samsung drivers.
Uh oh, I’m having flashbacks to the days when I used to provide technical support for a USB mobile broadband modem…
A strange suggestion, that has worked in some cases, involves keying *#7284# in the dialer. Four options appear, and the correct one is PDA. If it’s already showing PDA, select MODEM then PDA once again to reset things.
There are similar posts over on Samsung’s Facebook page. One user screams: “Really wish Samsung would stop constantly updating Kies every few days. Each time you update it has to re-install the drivers when the phone is connected.
“Not sure how you managed to make such buggy drivers that only work once in a while and need a lot of effort to get working properly...”
Anyone else having problems installing Ice Cream Sandwich on their Samsung Galaxy S II via Kies?