Across the Impression, Eternity, and (hopefully) Mythic forums, there are many threads which reference using TKFE for tasks such as editing and installing apps on Samsung phones. My goal here is to offer a guide to get you connected with TKFE, so that the average user will be able to use it to install applications.
Step 1: download TkFE
. It does not need to be installed, but it will create a preferences file in whatever folder you place it, so you might as well give it a folder of its own on your PC.
Step 2: On your phone, hit menu > settings > connectivity > select usb mode > Samsung PC Studio
Step 3: Either install the Mythic version of New PC Studio, or install the standalone driver found attached to this post.
Step 4: Lets get connected! Attach the USB cable (see this thread
for some links to cheap cables) and make sure that PC Studio is closed. Open TKFE and hit the settings icon (has a gear on it). If the drivers have installed successfully, you should see multiple com ports listed under the dropdown list for ports. Depending on many factors, the correct port could be any of these, so try them (by selecting them and trying to connect) until you get one that works. Select that port, make sure the baud rate is set to the highest setting, and hit OK.
Step 5: Hit the connect icon in TKFE (it has a picture of a PC and a phone on it). If all goes well, the file tree of your phone should appear. If so, thats it! You are successfully connected to TKFE.
For Windows 7 Users: If no com ports show up in TKFE, we can try a different communication setting. On your phone, open the dialer and hit *#197328640# . This opens one of the admin menus. From here, hit 9 > 6 > 2. It will ask you to disconnect and reconnect your cable. You can exit from this screen using the call or end buttons. You should then power your phone off and on. When it powers back on, Windows will try to install new drivers. If it fails, you should be able to force it to install them manually by hitting Start > Devices and Printers, and then selecting the unknown devices and going through the menus to update the drivers. At this point, you can open TKFE back up and try to connect again.