Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\.
Guys... My GS3 is being stupid. Doesn't show up in Windows when I plug it in. Nor does the USB settings options show up in the notification menu. I even done a hard reset via the recovery menu. Still nothing. I tried this on Windows 8. Doesn't work. My friends Windows 8 computer. Says USB device isn't working properly. Tried on the schools 7 computer, and it didn't show up. Basically, my friends computer shows the most "activity" of all.
I had my friend come in with his Note 2. I have just a fresh install of the Samsung drivers. My GS3 didn't work. Tried it with his cord, didn't work. Tried his Note 2 and his cord, and it showed up.
I have just done a second partition on my computer and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. I'm getting all the drivers ready. Once I do test it, then I will be sure teh phone is the problem, though i"m already pretty sure it is.
Simply, besides reinstalling drivers, what can I do? Is there a hidden menu to reset the USB settings? After a hard reset, the USB debugging was still checked, and I find that suspicious.
For some strange reason my GS3 has never worked with the Samsung cable that came with it, I've always had to use one of the cables from my previous Moto Droid X. As soon as I hook it up I get a pop up on my PC asking how I'd like to use it, but if I use the Samsung cable I get nothing???