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By shardul_seth, Senior Member on 21st June 2012, 06:07 PM
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16th September 2012, 02:31 PM |#51  
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how can I find the fuse.ko for my huawei u8160 cm 7.2?
29th September 2012, 02:53 AM |#52  
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How can I found fuse.ko for galaxy note 10.1 on stock Rom and kernel and how can I push NTFS or fuse.ko ? Did you mean move or is there another way
17th October 2012, 02:52 AM |#53  
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Awesome work! This works perfectly with the CM10 nightlies for my Galaxy Note i717. It's disappointing that flashing a new nightly wipes /system/xbin, guess I should write a little script to copy ntfs-3g from the internal sdcard (FAT32) if it doesn't exist, then mount my 32GB external sdcard which is NTFS. Performance seems very good so far, was using ext3 but chmodding after every file transfer to allow all apps access was a pain.
17th October 2012, 03:05 AM |#54  
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Dude.. just use this app... It's in the playstore "Paragon NTFS&HFS+"

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17th October 2012, 03:12 AM |#55  
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It just allows you to read and write on an ntfs formatted sd card... Doesn't allow ntfs on your phone's internal memory though...

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28th October 2012, 05:22 AM |#56  
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Hey guys,

Just to inform you that my app is now in the play store.. So you will get update notifications
And NTFS support is inbuilt
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28th October 2012, 03:53 PM |#57  
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This works perfectly with the AOKP-JB for my acer a500
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31st October 2012, 12:53 PM |#58  
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Originally Posted by asgari

exFAT is working just fine on my SGS III (XXALE9)

That is because Samsung has developed its own proprietary exFAT module.
3rd November 2012, 08:05 AM |#59  
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which fuse.ko can use for stock ics 4.0.4 galaxy note rom?
26th November 2012, 09:12 PM |#60  
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NTFS supprt for my LG P698
Originally Posted by shardul_seth

I had a hard time searching for full NTFS read-write support for android. This thread is the fruit of that search..

I am posting it here with the hope that it will be useful for many more users of android.

Warning: I will take no responsibility for data loss or corruption that may occur on NTFS drives, though ntfs-3g has been known to be safe.

Q. Why would someone need this?
1. To support NTFS formatted partition(s) of USB-OTG mounted drives
2. To support NTFS partition(s) in microSD card

Q. What are requirements?
1. Fuse driver fuse.ko (compiled for the ROM kernel sources)
2. Latest ntfs-3g binary (see download below)
3. arm powered rooted android device (including SONY, Samsung, Motorola, HTC etc devices)

Q. Steps to get it working?
1. Push fuse.ko to /system or /data, chmod 644, and insmod
2. Push ntfs-3g to /system/xbin/, chmod 755
3. Mount USB OTG device (See script below)
For sdcard, only minor changes required!
4. Unmount as usual with "busybox umount /path/to/mount/"

mount script

Update: My USB OTG Helper app has been updated to include this and more. Check it out!!

All-in-one for Sony Xperia 2011 devices -> Here
All-in-one for Samsung Galaxy SII -> Here
Reported working on Samsung Galaxy Note - link - thanks globalthrasher

For debugging..
1. Download this script and extract to sdcard
2. Connect your drive (pen drive, flash disk, powered HDD)
3. Run the script with script manager
4. Copy the output file from /sdcard/usb_otg_debug.txt and post here

Technical details
As the ntfs driver in linux 2.6 kernel does not have write support, the only feasible way was ntfs-3g

1. Fuse support (fuse.ko) to be compiled for the respective device from kernel source.
2. The ntfs-3g module was compiled with codesourcery toolchain (arm-none-linux-gnueabi)

./configure --enable-really-static -host=arm-none-linux-gnueabi
ntfs-3g: Main site | More details | Release History

Model:LG P698 optimus net duos
android version:2.3.4

i want full NTFS rw support for sd card. also i had successfully rooted my device. now i m having all above files requires for NTFS setup except fuse.ko . i m not able to find fuse.ko file anywhere on web. now how to made it available????
b4 that when i installed paragon android apps for NTFS on my device it said that my kernel doesnot supports fuse. so plz help me step by step so that i m able to make my phone NTFS suppoorted thank u.
i m noob in android development.
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