Mounting Samsung D900i as USB drive in OSX


Well it seems that OSX won’t recognise any Samsung phones. A bit disappointing given their TV adds on how Macintosh is friendly with everything! I rang Samsung and they said ‘we don’t support macintosh’

So to get my samsung D900i working on OSX I had to do this: (I’m not suggesting you do it for whatever reasons like you might sue me if it doesn’t work, but it worked for me).

1. Download this file:

2. Run it

3. Put some memory in the mobile phone miniSD slot because it is only the external memory that the phone uses as a USB drive. (I got 2G for $25 so it’s pretty cheap)

4. Go into the USB settings on the phone and set it to USB mass media, not USB modem.

3. Plug in your Samsung D900i and wow, it mounts AND itunes now recognises it and imports the photos automatically!

Note: if you want to SYNC your samsung D900i that is a separate issue, look here.


76 responses to “Mounting Samsung D900i as USB drive in OSX”

  1. peter

    !!!!please susbsitute my last post for this one, forgot to take out my serial number/imei!!!:pp thx:))!!!!!

    hi wayne, after one iphone year i went back to my old samsung, discovering about cell phone sar values and how important it is to keep them low if we must use a phone. thing is my brilliant samsung can’t transfer large files through bluetooth, and that is now important for me. can u please do your trick one more time, or tell me how to if possible? my phone is the sgh-x830, one of the top 3 cell phones ever built bellow 0.2 sar values (at 0.119, it is nearly 14 times less damaging than my iphone 3g). here is what shows on the sys profiler when connected through usb (thanks in advance!):

    Product ID: 0×6702
    Vendor ID: 0×04e8 (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)
    Version: 0.01
    Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    Location ID: 0×26200000
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 500

  2. Paddy


  3. me

    works great for samsung s7350 on osx 10.4.11
    thanks wayne

  4. […] again we do not provide software to facilitate this." Completely nuts. You could try this:…ile-phone.html Or get a micro sd card and card reader & just install that way. Or take your phone […]

  5. Amy Bacon

    Hi, Wayne:
    Product ID: 0x663e
    Vendor ID: 0x04e8 (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)
    I have been searching hi and low to find a driver to allow me to access my Samsung phones thru Bitpim – am hoping you can help!


  6. Elena

    Hi guys,

    thanks a lot for the advice! It worked well for me for sgh-g600!


  7. cell phone signal

    is this trick still works until now? I ask this because this post is written on 2005. thanks in advance.

  8. Thanks, this blog aided me somewhat in solving some issues with the latest release, Why do they always seem to leave out vital documentation when they upgrade? It may be minor to them but not to me. I’m sure i’m not alone.

  9. Matt

    I’ve installed the patch on iMac with Tiger 10.4.11 and cannot see the memory card on Samsung J700.

    I have changed PC Connection settings to to Mass Storage and Saved. From System Profiler:

    Version: 1.00
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Product ID: 0x675a
    Serial Number: 000000-00-000000
    Vendor ID: 0x04e8

  10. How to mount Samsung Galaxy Mini?

  11. Jason


    Thanks for the useful information! I can’t wait to try it!

    Keep it up!

  12. Ross Koning

    Downloaded file unzips OK, but runs into a problem with install in 10.6.8. Installer suggests an update is required. I’m not sure if I need to UNINSTALL those parts of the install files it wrote to the drive/system. The installer at the end of the problem reporting said the installation was successful…what’s with that? Strange. Would appreciate advice on how to uninstall whatever it attempted to install.

  13. Thank you, after much banging my head in frustration I’m off to try this with my D900

  14. donna

    Just want to say i think i love you, thank you!!

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