Questions tagged [usb-mass-storage]

USB Mass Storage is a modus your Android device might present some of its file systems to your computer.

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Why does USB Mountr cause two drives to appear?

When I mount an image in USB Mountr on Android 6 and use an OTG cable to connect the device to a Windows PC, two devices appear and two drives appear in File Explorer with the first one non-functional ...
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LineageOS 18 -> USB storage is not being attached

I am using Raspberry Pi with installed LineageOS 18 and basically all works well. The only issue I do have is that when I put an USB stick (storage) it is not visible in the GUI. I tried several USB ...
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make android work as if it's a real physical USB drive [duplicate]

It would be cool to make android behave as if it's a real USB drive when connecting the device to TV and PC(s). So we don't get things like "Unsupported" and make many things possible. I ...
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Phone apps crashing [duplicate]

My apps won't start up if they do its not long enough to use them. Either they just close as soon as i open them or a message reading (app name) has stopped responding and its even apps that I haven't ...
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How to record calls and store on a central server?

Not sure if this should be asked on Software Recs Stack or not, but here goes nothing.... One of my coworkers needs to record calls whenever a call comes through on his premise cell phone. The issue ...
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How to read ext4 filesystem without mounting on a non-rooted device?

I perfectly know it is not possible to mount an ext4 partition from a USB key without root. But in my case, I just need to read a password inside a .txt file (I don't have a PC right now and in the ...
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Where is the mount point for a USB stick on Android 9?

I am working on IMX8QM with Android 9. I needs to configure usb stick on static mount point. Once USB stick detected, create sda1, after check I got: mek_8q:/sdcard # df Filesystem 1K-...
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Why can't I see Android storage as a partition on PC?

I'm trying to recover an accidentally deleted video from Huawei P10. I use Ubuntu, so I tried to recover it using photorec. The problem is that I can't see the mobile's internal storage or SD card ...
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How to mount an SMB share as a removable media?

Is it possible to mount an SMB share to a folder that Android thinks is a removable media (external SD card or USB storage)? Currently. I am using the following command to mount the share to Android'...
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How to prevent Android from creating Android and Lost.dir folders on external otg storage?

If I either connect my Camera using a USB cable via OTG or inserting the SD card in a OTG reader connected to the phone Android creates automatically two folders: an Android folder an a Lost.Dir ...
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How to enable USB mass storage feature on newer android phones

As a Linux user , it sometimes gets to tedious to get MTP working.So I want back the USB mass storage feature. The main reason is that my TV doesn't support MTP. I used to watch movies and videos ...
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How top copy files from Android (8) to PC, when large number of files in folder?

I recently bought a NAS to store family photos, and I've just realised that my phone (Pixel XL) no longer supports USB Mass Storage, but just MTP. I've got about 7400 files in my DCIM folder, and it ...
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How to fix USB Mass Storage not recognized by PC?

I have tried many things but can't make my Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 USB Mass Storage to be simply recognized by my PC. Why is such a simple thing so hard? Does anyone know the solution to this ...
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Suddenly most of the files and folders in my sd card are now named "FSCKxxxx.REN". How to fix this without root?

I connected my phone using USB in Mass storage mode(MSC) to a HUMAX TV receiver, and after I disconnect the phone, when I opened the sd card in a files explorer app, all of the files and folders were ...
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(SOLVED) How to recover data from Android ... /sdCard/ ... /Downloads on Xiaomi Mi5 MIUI8 (Android 6 Marshmallow)

UPDATE: 2018/06/27, bootloader implies wipe and it is a dead end for Data Recovery, mount as USB Mass Storage implies root to change settings, and for Mi5 or MIUI 8 this implies flashing ROM (dead end ...
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How to Automatically Connect as MSD on Android 7.0

There is another similar question for an older version of Android and instructions here for Android 6.0 but neither work, plus I would like to have the entire phone connected, not just the MicroSDHC ...
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Android phone HDD/SSD 2.5"/1.8" - how much power is too much?

Recently I started experimenting with OTG adapter and some USB devices. While pendrives, RS232 adapters etc typicially work, storage is more interesting topic. I tried to connect my 1tb Seagate SSHD ...
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Nexus 6 file transfer over USB is not an option

I have a Nexus 6 (just factory reset). When I connect it to my computer through USB, it charges, but nothing else. My computer doesn't recognize any new device being plugged in, and my phone does ...
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Android forgets ringtone settings after USB connected as mass storage

Every time I turn on USB as mass storage device, my phone forgets its ringtone. This is somewhat reasonable, because the OS doesn't have access to these file while the flash belongs to another ...
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how does OTG enabler app work?

There is a device has no USB OTG signal, but the cheker says: "your device OS has USB OTG API, check for USB OTG kernel or driver signal" OS v.6.0.1 M, i cant find OTG enabler support it. I want to ...
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Cannot mount Galaxy S7 with simple-mtpfs (with S4 it used to work fine)

I would like to mount my Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) to an folder using simple-mtpfs and I cannot do it as I used to (on previous Fedora and older Galaxy S4). If I simply plug S7 to my computer, I ...
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How to mount Android device as USB mass storage instead of MTP?

I accidentally removed my whole file system on my LG G3 Beat (a.k.a mini) D723tr running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. I tried to recover my files with my Linux Mint (Rosa) PC using PhotoRec program, but ...
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Mounting .img from internal storage as USB Mass Storage

I am trying to mount an .img file from my internal storage as Usb Mass Storage. There is an Android App named DriveDroid which does exactly what I wanted. I tested with this app and the app ...
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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note USB connection issue

Whenever I connect my mobile to Laptop I'm not able to view mass Storage option. Instead of that only getting "Lenovo CD" option which includes USBdrivers and other Lenovo softwares. (MTP option is ...
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Enabling Mass Storage instead of MTP/PTP

Is there any way to enable the old Mass Storage Mode in Android 4.4.2? Right now I can only see MTP or PTP modes, but not the Mass Storage mode that was used to be around in old versions(2.3, I guess)....
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Access to Android phone's SD card from PC, without USB

This question is classical: how to access the phone's SD card from PC? Of course USB works very well, but I'm looking for a wireless solution. I've already tried various apps and solutions, but very ...
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Cannot locate recovery image

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo (GT-I9301I). I've installed ClockworkMod and made backup of all files in my device. I had no suitable external memory card for backup, so CWM saved it in phone's memory. I'...
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smartphone as a USB ramdisk

Is it possible to use an Android device (like a smartphone) as an USB ramdisk? Basically i'd like to have the PC accessing a tmpfs on the smartphone as a (virtual) USB mass storage device, so data ...
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Connect my lollipop device via USB in mass storage mode

I have Samsung S5 dual sim variant which runs on android v5.0 stock based custom rom, and having some trouble with MTP mode such as very slow copying speed and can't play media directy (I have to copy ...
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Huawei Ascend Y330 Mass Storage notification bar not showing

I want to sync some pics from my phone onto my laptop but I can't since the drop down notification bar is not showing. This means I can't turn on the USB to connect to my laptop. I have hard reset my ...
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Auto-mount microSD when plugging phone to computer with USB

In short: How to automatically mount the microSD-card as a storage drive when I plug the phone to computer? When I want to connect my Android 2.3.6 phone (with USB cable) to computer (Windows 7 / PC),...
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Android restarts when I press "Turn on USB storage" button

I have a tablet with android 4.2.2 installed on it. I was able to connect this tablet to my laptop before, but recently when I press the Turn on USB storage button, android restarts! My laptop op is ...
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Cannot open Android 4.1 on PC as in mass storage mode [duplicate]

I cannot open my phone in Mass Storage Mode. I've tried using the MTP and PTP which were on the list on USB settings and I've tried using Eclipse in ADB (which only copies one file at the time). With ...
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Installing CM 11 (KitKat) on an S II without USB

I've inherited a Galaxy S II running Android 4.1 (no software updates are available for the stock version), and I want to put 4.4 on it. There are plenty of tutorials for this on the internet, but ...
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Need to reboot Android to see new files

After recording with Field Recorder, I connect my Lenovo S6000L via USB to my PC. However, the newly recorded audio files in WAV format are not visible until I reboot the tablet. Android version is 4....
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Do all Android devices have USB OTG support?

I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality **...
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Stream data via mtp

Android has removed support for UMS (USB Mass Storage) in favor of MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) for connecting to a computer. MTP works similar in terms of copying and pasting files and folders to ...
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Transferring files between PC and Android Sony Z1 Compact (KitKat) without needing app (i.e. via standard USB mass storage)

When I plug my Sony Z1 Compact Android phone into my Mac or PC, the phone prompts me to install a program on the PC/Mac. Can I not just have the phone behave as a standard, common USB Mass Storage ...
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is there any way to read the sd card when phone connected to PC in Mass Storage Mode [closed]

I am working on a project where a .Net application stores data on phones SD card. I need to read the data and display in notification. But the problem is that my application Can't read the sd card ...
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Turning on USB mode in Galaxy Grand

I have 2 mobile phones, a Samsung Galaxy S II and a Galaxy Grand. The Galaxy S2 has Android 2.3.6 and the Galaxy Grand has Android 4.2. When I am trying to connect the Grand to my PC, it gives me 2 ...
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Nexus 7's MTP does not connect in mass storage mode anymore

I've had a Nexus 7 for a year now and since the day I've got it, I could easily connect it to my PC and transfer file to/from it in MTP mode. But some weeks ago I tried installing Ubuntu on it and ...
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How to turn on USB mass storage with JellyBean

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I have files on an external SD card but I cannot mount the tab as a usb drive from my computer - I cannot find a way to turn on USB Mass Storage. How do I do ...
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creating new folder hangs current window on pc?

As all of you might know the galaxy note 2 (n7100) doesn't provide the usb mass storage option when connecting to pc. It connects to the pc as a media storage or camera storage option. Upon clicking ...
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Can't transfer files to galaxy S3 from laptop?Kies not getting Installed in lap?

I am having a galaxy S3, I can't connect it to my laptop.When I connect it with USB it's not getting mounted and so unable to transfer any files. In my laptop Samsung kies is not installed, hope it ...
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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SD Card Multiple partitions USB access

I want to split my SD cart in 2 partitions: one for android, and one containing a bootable OS used from computers through USB or by inserting in card readers. I can't access the second partition from ...
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UMS protocol on Android Tabs

I'd like to have a android tablet on ics which allow UMS (usb mass storage) I saw that some of the current models didn't propose UMS (like galaxy tab 2 or google nexus), only MTP. It sounds like a ...
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automatically turning on usb mass storage when usb is connected

Majority if not all times when I plug in my USB I want to use the USB Mass Storage functionality thus I was wondering there is a way to enable USB Mass Storage once a USB is connected.
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Moving app between _three_ possibilities for storage?

My son has an Android phone, and when he bought it the storage space was divided thus: System Memory: 157MB Internal Memory: 1024MB When this was essentially full we put in an SD card to give him ...
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Successfully activated USB host mode using terminal emulator; now mass storage won't work

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I've recently been digging into USB host mode and I finally activated it. However when I connect my phone to the PC it doesn't give me a notification ...
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