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Fastest way to transfer files from Nexus 5 to PC [Without ROOT]

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By Sagar Khanapurkar, Senior Member on 7th August 2014, 11:25 AM
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Hello !!

Google just brutally pulled out USB Mass Storage, not a good thing for users who don't root their phone. As you all know that MTP (Media transfer Protocol) is slow and frustrating and neither USB Mass Storage works on Nexus 5 so is there any way to transfer files at "HIGHEST POSSIBLE SPEED" between Nexus and PC ??

I'm tired of hunting, some help would be great

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7th August 2014, 12:04 PM |#2  
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Hello !!

Google just brutally pulled out USB Mass Storage, not a good thing for users who don't root their phone. As you all know that MTP (Media transfer Protocol) is slow and frustrating and neither USB Mass Storage works on Nexus 5 so is there any way to transfer files at "HIGHEST POSSIBLE SPEED" between Nexus and PC ??

I'm tired of hunting, some help would be great

Thank you )

They didn't just "brutally pull out" mass storage at all. Mass storage can still be used if you have an actual sdcard.

The problem is in fact that if you use the fuse file system to share /sdcard data space, which is the only method that works well, mass storage would be impossible.

Unfortunately this means that we're stuck with MTP and we all share the same issues. It needs vast improvement. This is a bi-product of using fuse unfortunately. You can't mount usb ass storage a fuse /sdcard because its on the /data partition and you cannot rip the data partition out whilst its in use, which is what mass storage would require

You have 2 options. Adb push / pull (see thread available via my signature) or using WiFi to transfer.

There are loads of apps that are available to do transfer over the network. Personally I just use a file explorer. Fastest? Adb because its wired but its not the simplest



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7th August 2014, 12:10 PM |#3  
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I'll go with adb push / pull !! since it's the fastest available source.
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I'll go with adb push / pull !! since it's the fastest available source.

Have a look at my thread "adb and fastboot. What is it?" Which you can get yo via the sticky thread on my signature.

I've not used it unrooted so I can't say if /data/media/0 works or if /sdcard is better. But please let me know how you get on.

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7th August 2014, 12:17 PM |#5  
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Have a look at my thread "adb and fastboot. What is it?" Which you can get yo via the sticky thread on my signature.

I've not used it unrooted so I can't say if /data/media/0 works or if /sdcard is better. But please let me know how you get on.

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Can't I just pull /internal storage (( I know adb will be having different parameters)), but what I want to do is pull each and every single file which is on my 32 GB Nexus, I don't want system files, all I want is my files... ?
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Can't I just pull /internal storage (( I know adb will be having different parameters)), but what I want to do is pull each and every single file which is on my 32 GB Nexus, I don't want system files, all I want is my files... ?

Your files are on /sdcard which mounts on /data/media/0

Not really sure what you're asking. I haven't mentioned system files, which you wouldnt be able to access without root anyway.

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Yeah, OP, just `adb pull /sdcard/ <dest folder>`.
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