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I have tried to mount NFS shares on my recently rooted Nexus 5 (Mahdi), and found that the CIFS manager app doesn't work, although it claims that I need a rooted device. I also noticed that XBMC/Kodi used to be able to read data from NFS shares without a problem. It was not creating mounts, I understand, but it didn't have any problems even on stock Android. What's the difference here? What am I not getting?

  • Depending on the feature set of your ROM, you may not have all the required libraries bundled with your ROM. Because XBMC/Kodi has that, it is able to mount those file systems. It all depends on the ROM you are using. – GiantTree Feb 1 '15 at 13:18
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    XBMC/Kodi is able to mount NFS shares whilst running on a ROM that lacks these libraries. It surprises me how no other app does that. Do you know of an app that is able to do that? – user3175555 Feb 16 '15 at 15:05
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XBMC does not mount NFS shares, you assumed it did, it can read and even write and delete files and folders in a NFS share, so can a lot of file explorers like ES file explorer (my favorite). To mount a NFS share, thats a whole different story, it means it will emulate and mount a NFS like a usb OTG or SD card. Cannot be done in all devices, look in XDA and maybe there is a rom or modules you can load and finally mount a NFS share. Good luck.

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