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Question [Q] Mass Storage Mode?

OP robross0606

14th December 2013, 05:14 PM   |  #1  
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I was shocked/appalled to find that my brand new MotoX doesn't support true Mass Storage mode. Just MTP and PTP which doesn't give you true unfettered access to the files on the "sdcard". It was bad enough the device has no actual SD Card, but I figured I would at least be able to connect and transfer files at high speed. I understand the device is using ext partitioning now, but I have ext support in my OS and want access to the dang files. MTP and PTP just don't cut it. Anyone had any luck enabling true UMS on MotoX or is it disabled at the kernel level?
14th December 2013, 05:23 PM   |  #2  
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Not ext. F2FS.

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14th December 2013, 08:47 PM   |  #3  
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I was shocked/appalled to find that my brand new MotoX doesn't support true Mass Storage mode. Just MTP and PTP which doesn't give you true unfettered access to the files on the "sdcard". It was bad enough the device has no actual SD Card, but I figured I would at least be able to connect and transfer files at high speed. I understand the device is using ext partitioning now, but I have ext support in my OS and want access to the dang files. MTP and PTP just don't cut it. Anyone had any luck enabling true UMS on MotoX or is it disabled at the kernel level?

It's something that Google did away with starting with Jellybean. There has been a few programs that worked with the Samsung galaxy phones. You can search and see if they work. I never got it to work on my Atrix HD when I was using it.

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From what I'm reading, it has to do with the lack of an actual separate SD Card partition with FAT32. UMS requires a block device so they would have to give use direct full access to the entire file tree. Moreover, the entire file tree is EXT4 and not FAT32 so even if it was exposed you wouldn't be able to read it in Windows without a 3rd party driver.

They're moving swiftly away from SD Card support which was one of the big reasons I supported Android over IOS. I haven't found any app which worked yet. I ultimately had to use FTP to transfer the files which was absurdly slow by comparison. This, coupled with the crappy AMOLED display and burn-in concerns, has me thinking I may send this Moto X back.
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USB mass storage mode works in Windows 7. On osx this should work for rootered users.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2175747

Edit & yes AFT dmg [mac] sucks sucks sucks.
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