Thursday, February 21, 2013

USB connection on Galaxy S3 Mini

Lately my galaxy s3 mini phone was not detected through USB. This is quite annoying... to say the least.

I thought a reboot of my phone would solve the problem, but guess what, it didn't.
I checked the cable, used different ports on my pc and other computers, used different cables, nothing worked, it only started to charge the battery.

I own this phone for only a couple of weeks, so perhaps this thing needed a repair under guarantee. But of course this would take weeks before having it back, so I called my best friend as help.

Google offered me this link

Most of the links referred to Windows drivers but I'm not a Windows user. However, scrolling down led me to a very simple solution:

*#7284# to access PhoneUtil 

 and select PDA in both sections. Reset phone and that's it.

Credits to the user "eidolon" from Australia.

The only thing is that I don't know how I got in this situation... but at least now I know how to solve it.


  1. this is happening to my phone at the minute and I don't know how to fix it, can you explain what you mean in your simple solution? where is this all at? "*#7284# to access PhoneUtil and select PDA in both sections. Reset phone and that's it."

  2. This also fixed the issue for me:
    *#7284# to access PhoneUtil

    Thx :-)

  3. I have tried the same solution but i can't get it to work...

  4. it's not working for me any other solutions pls