Jun 05


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.

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

  1. CURRO1905 says:

    el drive D900iUSB.pkg.zip funciona en el mac X para el tfno J700….jajaj

  2. Oryx says:

    Result – I used this with a G600 to get music off iTunes. This works. Need to restart Mac for connection to work and it will not copy downloaded tunes, but all those off CD work fine. Any ideas on the restart issue?

    Thanks again my son is really pleased !

  3. Graeme says:

    Hi Wayne,
    Just to say a sincere big thank you for the Mac/Samsung utilities.
    My D900i now not only syncs to my Mac(s)… it has enabled me to connect using USB and transfer the ‘Our Man Flint’ telephone sound as a ringtone (something I have never been able to do with my venerable Nokia 6310i)… awesome!!

    Many thanks again,

  4. Danny says:

    Legend! This works with my G600, thanks but what’s up with Samsung not liking Macs??? this will be my one and only Samsung phone, back to Nokia after this!

  5. khomkrit says:

    Many Thanks for your tip.

  6. Dillon says:

    I really liked the way they came off

  7. cpt.catarro says:

    great stuff, it works great =)

    thx u very much!

  8. JBB says:

    works well with my son’s G600

  9. Tony B says:

    Big thanks Wayne,
    I just bought my son a J700i plugged it in to his mac and nothing

    I downloaded and ran D900iUSB.pkg.zip on his old G4 quicksilver running 10.57, worked like a charm and the poor phone is now full of his dodgy R&B and grime music.

  10. Luiz says:

    I have a Samsung i617 and I’d really appreciate it if you could help me with the driver!

    Device VendorID/ProductID: 0x04E8/0x6663

    Thanks a lot!

  11. peter says:

    !!!!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

  12. Paddy says:


  13. me says:

    works great for samsung s7350 on osx 10.4.11
    thanks wayne

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

  15. Amy Bacon says:

    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!


  16. Elena says:

    Hi guys,

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


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

  18. 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.

  19. Matt says:

    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

  20. fawad says:

    How to mount Samsung Galaxy Mini?

  21. Jason says:


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

    Keep it up!

  22. Ross Koning says:

    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.

  23. Stu says:

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

  24. donna says:

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

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