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[Q] Galaxy s4 i9505 any way to enable USB Mass Storage Mode?

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10th May 2013, 06:03 PM   |  #1  
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Okay so first of all, i am very happy with my galaxy s4. i used to have galaxy s (very first one) and the galaxy s3 for a month but returned due to random reboot issues. anyways, what bugs me the most is the lack of USB Mass Storage Mode. I know MTP has some benefits, that for example you can listen to your music on the phone while you mess around on the file system through MTP. But still, the disadvantages are worse in my opinion.

so first of all, copying to my s4 with mtp is slower than copying to my s1 with ums.
whenever i try to copy a video file, windows always asks me if i really want to do that because my device won't be able to play it (wtf?)
and some other minor quirks but still, enough for me to want to go back to ums

So things I tried (of course my devide is rooted):
SGS3 easy UMS, didn't work
sadly, su, setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage, reboot didnt work either

so any other ideas would be very helpful
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Okay so first of all, i am very happy with my galaxy s4. i used to have galaxy s (very first one) and the galaxy s3 for a month but returned due to random reboot issues. anyways, what bugs me the most is the lack of USB Mass Storage Mode. I know MTP has some benefits, that for example you can listen to your music on the phone while you mess around on the file system through MTP. But still, the disadvantages are worse in my opinion.

so first of all, copying to my s4 with mtp is slower than copying to my s1 with ums.
whenever i try to copy a video file, windows always asks me if i really want to do that because my device won't be able to play it (wtf?)
and some other minor quirks but still, enough for me to want to go back to ums

So things I tried (of course my devide is rooted):
SGS3 easy UMS, didn't work
sadly, su, setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage, reboot didnt work either

so any other ideas would be very helpful

Sorry Cant help - but I too am really keen to know the answer as its the only way I think I cna get it to work with my Audi Music System.

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10th May 2013, 09:06 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by BlueEyes99

Okay so first of all, i am very happy with my galaxy s4. i used to have galaxy s (very first one) and the galaxy s3 for a month but returned due to random reboot issues. anyways, what bugs me the most is the lack of USB Mass Storage Mode. I know MTP has some benefits, that for example you can listen to your music on the phone while you mess around on the file system through MTP. But still, the disadvantages are worse in my opinion.

so first of all, copying to my s4 with mtp is slower than copying to my s1 with ums.
whenever i try to copy a video file, windows always asks me if i really want to do that because my device won't be able to play it (wtf?)
and some other minor quirks but still, enough for me to want to go back to ums

So things I tried (of course my devide is rooted):
SGS3 easy UMS, didn't work
sadly, su, setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage, reboot didnt work either

so any other ideas would be very helpful

if you go into the app store there is usb mode switches which allow you to do exactly what your talking about, your phone needs to be rooted but that is not a problem as you said ur is rooted, just type in usb in the search bar as there are literally hundreds, i have not tried these yet because i have not yet rooted my S4 as am not sure which is suitable for my version, hope this helps a little maybe ?
10th May 2013, 09:48 PM   |  #4  
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if you go into the app store there is usb mode switches which allow you to do exactly what your talking about, your phone needs to be rooted but that is not a problem as you said ur is rooted, just type in usb in the search bar as there are literally hundreds, i have not tried these yet because i have not yet rooted my S4 as am not sure which is suitable for my version, hope this helps a little maybe ?

I have tested all of the USB Mass Storage programs from the Play Store. But none of them actually works.

I can get it to mount the microSD card though, but it's not possible with the internal memory atm.
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I have tested all of the USB Mass Storage programs from the Play Store. But none of them actually works.

I can get it to mount the microSD card though, but it's not possible with the internal memory atm.

Where you able to access the content of the microsd? If yes how did you do it? All i accomplished was to make drive appear in windows, but couldnt access the content

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I have tested all of the USB Mass Storage programs from the Play Store. But none of them actually works.

I can get it to mount the microSD card though, but it's not possible with the internal memory atm.

really, that's a pain, have you tried the sgs3 easy ums apk. link below or is it the same thing, i always had usb mode enabled on my s3 but actually never really noticed about it only been for the micro sd and not for the internal storage.
this is what i used on my s3 but it is ok for other samsung models as well

http://tutznet.com/81-enable-mass-st...ung-galaxy-s3/.

P.S, unrelated question. your s4 when you bought it,was it locked to a specific network? i mean like the firmware? do you have custom rom or new firmware on it? are you usa or uk or from other country, i am on "three" uk network, and am wanting to root and custom firmware but could do with advice about which roms can go on to a firmware specific phone.

*UPDATE*
I JUST READ ON ANOTHER FORUM THAT THIS DOES EXACTLY THE SAME THING only mounts the sd card not the internal storage, Sorry
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really, that's a pain, have you tried the sgs3 easy ums apk. link below or is it the same thing, i always had usb mode enabled on my s3 but actually never really noticed about it only been for the micro sd and not for the internal storage.
this is what i used on my s3 but it is ok for other samsung models as well

http://tutznet.com/81-enable-mass-st...ung-galaxy-s3/.

P.S, unrelated question. your s4 when you bought it,was it locked to a specific network? i mean like the firmware? do you have custom rom or new firmware on it? are you usa or uk or from other country, i am on "three" uk network, and am wanting to root and custom firmware but could do with advice about which roms can go on to a firmware specific phone.

*UPDATE*
I JUST READ ON ANOTHER FORUM THAT THIS DOES EXACTLY THE SAME THING only mounts the sd card not the internal storage, Sorry

The reason why the internal memory doesn't gets mounted is probably because the internal memory is located at /storage/emulated/0 or /storage/emulated/legacy now. And this is not the same location as it have been on the Galaxy Note / Note II and Galaxy S III.

So someone have to make a new USB mount program that mounts that location.
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as I wrote in my first posting SGS3 easy UMS doesnt work at all for me. Not even the external Micro SD. Am I doing something wrong? External would be a big help. Internal I can do without it
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I hope this gets sorted out because it's really annoying to click OK for warnings and wait a lot longer with MTP.
14th May 2013, 01:49 AM   |  #10  
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MTP is sux and SLOW ! , it changed file created date , I can't see Linux hidden files (names start with "point")
, at least External SD card should be with an option to use as USB Mass Storage !.
I rooted my phone just for this option, and even root didn't help
I have tried SGS3_Easy_UMS_v1.2beta2.apk and it doen't work well (PC can see disk , but not what inside disk)
All I can do is to remove external SD card and connect to card reader, but it's annoying !
also have tried some apk, nothing works...(I have I9500)
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