Fix connection error when connecting Samsung Galaxy S2 with Kies

Samsung Galaxy S2 Kies VerbindungsproblemThe Samsung Galaxy S2 is a great device, with which I’m really full and satisfied. What I can’t say of Samsung’s software called Kies, which serves to synchronize and manage the Galaxy S2 with your PC.
There are always problems in connecting the smartphone to the PC or in special with Kies. If one is affected by the problem and googling a bit, so you will quickly find out that this problem does not occur only sporadically.
Therefore, today I want to show you three approaches that have helped me several times already when my Galaxy S2 won’t connect with Kies.
1) Reboot
Even if it sounds too simple. Often it is enough, to turn your Galaxy S2 once off and restart it. This is especially true when Windows indicates that the ‘Device’ could not be started. […]

How to activate USB mass storage and developer options on CyanogenMod

For over three years I’m a user of Android smartphones. At first with Motorola Defy, then Samsung’s Galaxy S2. What both of these devices have in common, is the fact, that both were not running the original ROM for a long time. Too much trash, too much unnecessary, pre-installed software and really to less updates.
Both devices got the CyanogenMod-ROM, one of the most famous mods for Android devices. And because I like to be up to date and also like to try out experimental features, I flash my Samsung Galaxy S2 regularly with the so called nightly builds. (Nightly-Builds = daily updated version directly from the developers. Bleeding edge but not always 100% stable.)
With the latest CyanogenMod version (10.1), two features have disappeared, so far. On the one hand the possibility to use the phone as a mass storage device on your PC and on the other hand menu item […]