But no more.
A recent development has allowed AFT to work for us once again! Huzzah!
First, download the Kies installer from here. Do NOT install. Rather, run the UNINSTALL app that appears. This will ensure that any remnants of Mac Kies, which interferes with AFT, is removed.
Then grab the latest version of AFT from here.
Put away tissues. Get good night's sleep.
The Kies uninstaller can now be found at the Samsung website within the Kies install package. Changed link to point directly to it.