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Mounting Samsung D900i as USB drive in OSX

Well it seems that OSX won’t recognise any Samsung phones. So to get my samsung D900i working on OSX I had to do this…

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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: D900iUSB.pkg.zip

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 replies on “Mounting Samsung D900i as USB drive in OSX”

!!!!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!):
SAMSUNG SGH-X830:

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

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!

Thanks!

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

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.

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

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.

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