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6th May 2014, 07:46 PM   |  #11  
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What was the last device you owned that allowed you to charge only? I don't remember my S4 having a charge only option, although I never feared someone would hook it up to a computer and steal files.

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Cyanogenmod Modded Note II was not charge only, just had the ability to not auto select mount options from the storage menu you could simply uncheck both. Cant seem to do that with S5 stock rom.
6th May 2014, 07:48 PM   |  #12  
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Cyanogenmod Modded Note II was not charge only, just had the ability to not auto select mount options from the storage menu you could simply uncheck both. Cant seem to do that with S5 stock rom.

That was prob a CM ROM feature, stock S5 might not have this option.

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6th May 2014, 07:51 PM   |  #13  
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That was prob a CM ROM feature, stock S5 might not have this option.

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It may or may not but previous android versions allowed this behavior on stock roms. Took a bit of messing around but you could get it to stop auto-mounting, usually by enabling debug mode in developer options, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore .
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It may or may not but previous android versions allowed this behavior on stock roms. Took a bit of messing around but you could get it to stop auto-mounting, usually by enabling debug mode in developer options, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore .

I think it may be the opposite, have you unchecked USB debugging and then plugged it into a computer? I know that sounds simple and stupid, but debugging mode is made to transfer files

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In the past I could enable USB debug and my USB storage would not auto mount to the computer it was connected to. Now no mater what I try with the S5 it will not allow me to disable this automount behavior, even while on the lock screen. I find this to be a HUGE issue with security anyone who can grab my phone can access all the files on it very quickly.

Has anyone figured out how to disable this?

Sorry if this has been asked already, I did search.

If the screen is locked you should not be able to see phone or SD storage. Try this.

- Unplug the phone from the PC
- Lock the screen
- Plug phone back into PC

You should see the PC recognize the device, but when you click into it, it should be empty until you unlock the phone.

If you unlock the phone while plugged in. It will remember this until unplugged and locked again.

As far as I'm concerned turning the only real way is to set Windows to stop auto play for the device. However this would have to be done on any PC it's connected to.
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If the screen is locked you should not be able to see phone or SD storage. Try this.

- Unplug the phone from the PC
- Lock the screen
- Plug phone back into PC

You should see the PC recognize the device, but when you click into it, it should be empty until you unlock the phone.

If you unlock the phone while plugged in. It will remember this until unplugged and locked again.

As far as I'm concerned turning the only real way is to set Windows to stop auto play for the device. However this would have to be done on any PC it's connected to.

And now I feel stupid, thank you for the help. I didn't even check to see if the drives were showing up once autoplay triggered and the device showed up in "Computer" I assumed the storage was available.

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I think it may be the opposite, have you unchecked USB debugging and then plugged it into a computer? I know that sounds simple and stupid, but debugging mode is made to transfer files

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Dennis, you are half right. USB debugging is meant for file transferring (but on a deeper level). It is more of a dev. tool then setting for the average user. When USB Debugging is enabled Devs. use it for establishing a connection Between the Android SDK(Software Development Kit) with an Android Based Device
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Dennis, you are half right. USB debugging is meant for file transferring (but on a deeper level). It is more of a dev. tool then setting for the average user. When USB Debugging is enabled Devs. use it for establishing a connection Between the Android SDK(Software Development Kit) with an Android Based Device

Lol I knew that mike, I just didn't feel like typing all those details out so I just said transfer files

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