Samsung Kies, another error but at least this one isn’t really it’s fault. This error seems to be caused by the Galaxy S ‘One Click Lag Fix’ (OCLF) so it’s pretty easy to get around. Just unmount your phone if you haven’t already done it and then boot up the OCLF app and then hit ‘Undo OneClickLagFix V2+’ it takes a while but once you’re done you are done.
Okay so I went to check if I could get the SGS Froyo update which seems to be getting rolled out across the UK a little earlier than expected. I booted my laptop into Windows 7 64-bit, loaded Kies and was prompted to update it and once it was done I tried connected my SGS via USB and putting it in to Kies mode. Here’s where the error came about, it’d just sit there “connecting” on the Kies software on my laptop but just switching between MTP Application and the home screen on my phone.
Browsing the net I found a few “fixes” which involved deleting applications on my phone such as Soundhound (which I have never had) or more extreme and formatting the internal SD card only to have everything wiped.
The problem here though is actually just the drivers for 64-bit Win7 cannot handle corrupt data or bad files which are pretty common (say an app is loading an image from the net and you close it half way through BAM, broken file.)
So in order to fix this most annoying of errors you’re going to have to find those corrupt files on your phones memory.
- Close Samsung Kies
- Connect your phone and select ‘Mass Storage’ mode
- Mount USB via the notification bar
- Remove any corrupt files from the phones SD cards
- You can use this FileSearcherforKiesFix.zip to locate corrupt files
- Once found, navigate to the directory and remove them
- Research until none are found.
- Unmount, disconnect and reconnect the phone
- Open Kies and select the Kies option, it should now boot connect without any issues.
Remember this Photoshop CS5 sneak peak showing off it’s latest and greatest feature Content-Aware Fill a couple months ago, well it turns out a reasonably old plug-in for GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) named Resynthesizer seems to work just as great and because it is what it is, it’s free and open-source.
Installing on Ubuntu 9.10/10.04 install:
sudo apt-get install gimp-resynthesizer
or for the Source/Windows/Fedora Core 4 versions see the download section.
Once you have it installed, it’s simple to use really just select something on your image that shouldn’t be there and right click on the selection Filters -> Map -> Resynthesize.. and up should pop an options box, these settings are pretty standard and will get rid of most things given that they aren’t too big. It’s best if you’re not getting the results you want to play around with the settings yourself to get to know them better.
Click after the break for an example with step by step guide.