Galaxy S4 Mini cannot connect to PC over USB after firmware update
August 8, 2014 4:50 AM Subscribe
I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-19195/ Android 4.2.2.) with a Samsung USB/power cable that until two days ago was able to connect with my laptop (Windows 7) over USB. Now however, after a firmware update, the computer no longer sees my phone nor does the phone see the computer. What's going on and how can I resolve it?
I've already searched the interwebs and tried the following:
1) Install KIES on my laptop to let that handle the connection: no dice
2) enabled developer options on the phone and chosen USB debugging
3) use *#0808# to get into the USB settings menu and set USB options to MTP.
4) there are no USB settings in my normal settings or connections menu
Not yet tried is a new Samsung USB cable, but another generic USB cable was tried and failed, while my own cable has been tried successfully with another Android phone.
I can use Airdroid of course to get to my phone's files, but need USB for Calibre to access my ebooks.
I'd rather not try a factory reset.