Mounting CIFS (Windows) shares on Froyo
Now that we have kernel sources for Froyo we can mount CIFS shares, e.g., shares from a computer running Windows or a Linux server. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as loading a cifs.ko module since the stock kernel lacks some prerequisites to run this module. We need to flash a new kernel which I've built. Flashing sounds more complicated as it is, as you will see.
This kernel should work for all Froyo ROMs. Apart from CIFS, this kernel has built-in support for ext4, so it should be suitable for coming developments, e.g., a more robust lagfix. It also features pre-rooted adb. The initramfs is the one from XXJPF. Modules for tun, fuse, and ext3 are also provided (see below).
Flashing a new kernel zImage will not change your settings, not remove installed apps, nor the like.
What you need:
* Odin - http://www.multiupload.com/LFJRACWNQ2
* the .ops file - http://www.multiupload.com/SOMN2EWF0J
. This is the usual one, so if you already have it, you don't need to re-download it.
* the zImage.tar from below.
Shut down your phone, then put your Galaxy 3 into download mode by pressing the Home key, Volume down, and Power, all at the same time. It will come up with a download screen. Connect it to your Windows PC. Start Odin. In Odin, select "One Package". Leave the other switches as they are. Select .ops file from above by clicking on "OPS". Select zImage.tar from below by clicking "One Package". Now press "Start".
A progress indicator in Odin and on your phone should show what's going on. After downloading, the phone will restart and run as usual. You should notice no difference.
Using CIFS Shares:
I recommend CIFSManager
, available in the Android market and in this forum. Refer to the link in the sentence before this one for further reference.
Also available from xda is Mount Manager, which has also is merits as an alternative application. I didn't check it out but it sure looks promising.
You only need to download zImage.tar to mount CIFS shares. The modules.zip file below is provided for further needs (e.g., tun.ko if you want to run a VPN). There's (besides less important ones which were automatically built) ext3.ko, fuse.ko, jbd.ko, and tun.ko in modules.zip.