Samsung Kies for Mac OS X Lion

Recently I bought Samsung Galaxy S2. Samsung offer an application to synchronize files in Mac. However, the latest version cannot be installed in Lion. To tackle this, you can install an older version and then update it to the latest version. I have tested it works for this version: KiesMac_1.0.0.11055_7. Install it and then go to “Preference”->”Update” and update to the latest version. Try it and gives comments. =]

83 responses to “Samsung Kies for Mac OS X Lion

  1. Great it works!

    Haven’t tried updating the firmware yet…indicates that I have the latest. So will have to wait a bit.

  2. Oddly, I just tried this, but when I open Kies (the version in the link) I’m told the “Latest version is installed.” Any ideas?

  3. Hi, im trying to install the Kies on my mac ! but it doznt let me ! 🙁
    i think its because of the Mac os x Lion ! any idea how long doz that take ! or is it possible to install it !?

  4. Anybody got a hint for me? I installed KIES with the given solution here, updated it to the latest version, but still my Galaxy S2 isn’t recognized…

    1. Two things:

      First, go under Menu > Settings > Wireless and network > USB Settings and make sure “Samsung Kies” is selected.

      Second, if you live in Canada, you have to install the French version of Kies and then switch the default language to English once the program is up and running. You then shut Kies down and immediately re-start it for the language change to take effect. After this, Kies will recognize your phone.

      1. How do you install the French version instead of the english version? Do I change my computers settings or is it a totally different application than KiesMac_1.0.0.11055_7 ?

  5. Thanks the program worked for me… it’s just that it doesn’t work with my Wave =/ Oh well we’re gonna have to wait for an update I guess

  6. This device isn’t supported by Kies 2.0…Have to wait for an Update I guess…or if the new iPhone Ships faster, goodbye Galaxy 🙁

  7. Thanks for the tip. Installing an older version worked on my OSX Lion. However, it now keeps going into a loop everytime I start up Kies, saying it requires some further updates downloaded to start f/w upgrade. Foxed!

    1. Further on.. everytime I plug in my Samsung Galaxy S and fire up Kies, the screen prompts a download of this file –, but doesn’t really go anywhere from there. Help?

      1. Same! Tried to find the file via ftp-search, but no success. Anybody successful in downloading it, who could share it? 🙂

    2. Same problem here. Cannot upgrade the firmware. Kies says it needs more components to download but gets stuck at 0%!!

  8. Help, when I had windows I could go into my computer and see my phone as another hard drive and then could make new folders the way I want them. But don’t seem to be able to do this on my mac, phone not showing, can only use kies is there a way to get into the folders?

    1. I’ve still got Android 2.2 for the same reason as the others here (MAC-KIESAGENT etc.) but this should work:
      On the phone, go into settings>applications>development and tick the box marked ‘USB Debugging’. Then, go to Settings>wireless and network>USB settings and select Mass Storage.
      From now on, when you plug the phone into the mac, the pull-down menu from the notification bar should have the option to connect USB Storage. When you do this, the SD cards should just mount on your mac desktop allowing you to access files, drag and drop etc.
      Hope this helps.

  9. same for me, and when I connect my samsung galaxy s plus it says: this device is not supported by kies 2.0…… any help?!

  10. I followed instructions above and still had the Kies app indicating “Connecting…” to the phone. I ended up having to remove the PIN (just entering PIN didn’t do it) from the phone for Kies to connect.

  11. Mine downloads every time I start Kies. What a pile of shit. Come on Samsung, how fricking difficult can it be? (And if it is, you’re doing it wrong!)

  12. same here.. kiss is downloading this every time.. nothing happens.. phone doesn’t connect (get recognized), no syncing, updating, etc..

    mac os x lion
    samsung galaxy s2
    android 2.3.3
    basseband I9100XXKE7

  13. This “” is a simple question of the app not being able to remove some old files (according to the system.log on my mbp). Just tested if

    cd /Applications/
    sudo chmod -R 777 *

    does the trick and it does. Unfortunately, Kies now tells me my S2 doesn’t support firmware upgrades through Kies 🙁

    1. same for me Jeroen on my galaxy tab!
      Kies tells me doesn’t support firmware update

      permission file issue?

      It’s ridiculous, Samsung still wonders why people prefer an ipad… ’cause it just works. Plug and go! Unless samsung decides to invest on software with an iTunes like application (either than just making new hardware), well… their idea of catching up with apple will end nowhere

      1. Hi Lorenzo, and Lewis,

        I issued the commands I mentioned, but as I wrote: Kies doesn’t want to update.

        Guess I have to find a windows machine somewhere.

        — Jeroen

  14. Obviously this latest update has a lot of bugs…would do well to wait until Samsung gets their act together on this.

  15. Don’t worry about Kies being crap on a mac… I spent another 2 hours today trying to update my SGS2 firmware under WinXP. After downloading the firmware, the connection was lost and I had to start from the beginning…. Samsung, why?

    1. If you have a mac and SGS2 don’t use kies software on mac…just use local wireless internet and kies app on your phone. this way you can sync and share files wirelessly. or if you have too many files to transfer, just tap on USB notification on your phone once you connect it to the mac. This way you can connect your android to mac as external hard drive and transfer files to your phone just the way you do it when you plug a usb drive to you computer.

  16. this devise doesn’t support by kies 2

    how i propose to do with this

    it’s not work try many time

    yes the program is working on Mac Lion
    but when you Syn on the screen of Galaxy s2 said connected

    and on the program key pop up
    and said


    This devise doesn’t support by kies 2

    any help please

    Thank you

    Thanapol (Phuket Thailand)

  17. I tried both the old version and updating – it still gives me the same error when trying to connect SGS II – This device is not supported by Kies 2.0. So glad I moved away from iPhone. NOT

  18. Hi .. Read through all the comments and I am stuck .. just got the SGS2 and installed Kies. When I connect the S2 to the Mac (LION) Kies reports “Connecting” but never does. I looked in Menu>Settings>Wireless&Network but I cannot find USB Settings. I can find USB Utilities but nothing in there about Kies.
    Software version Gingerbread.XWKF3 v2.3.3 and Model is GT-I9100.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.

  19. I have a Samsung Galaxy S Plus and I am trying to syncronise it with my iMac which still runs on snow leopard, I have downloaded Kies 1.0.2,11121_3 and it keeps telling me device is not supported by Samsung Kies. on the phone it tells me that I have to ‘connect to a network to access Kies’. Any suggestions? I want to synchronise my contact list and calendar?

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