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[APP][18.01.2017] StickMount v3.50 [ROOT]

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15th January 2018, 01:46 PM |#1371  
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Originally Posted by Chainfire

Automatically mount and dismount USB sticks on various devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The Nexus 4 is not supported - this is an issue with the device, not with StickMount !


Various Nexus and "stock Android" devices do not automatically "mount" mass storage devices (such as USB sticks). StickMount has been made to solve this problem, and give you access to the files on your USB connected storage from all your apps.

StickMount is known to work on many devices, but is built only with Nexus devices in mind.

Once StickMount is installed and you connect a USB stick with a USB host / OTG cable, the device will show you a popup if you want to open StickMount. It is advised to tell the device that you want to do this by default.

If you have just installed StickMount and you already had a USB stick connected, you must manually launch the program, or disconnect/reconnect the USB stick for StickMount to start working.

Mass storage devices are mounted to /sdcard/usbStorage/xxxx/.

(Pro) Kill apps preventing unmount

Sometimes an app has a file in use located on the USB device, and won't let go of it. This can prevent StickMount from unmounting the USB device. It will seem like the device stays connected (this is harmless). StickMount Pro provides an option that attempts to kill (terminate) all the apps that are preventing the unmount from succeeding.

(Pro) Media scan

StickMount Pro supports triggering the media scanner on each (un)mount action. This will automatically make the files on your USB device available in apps like Gallery and Music. Please note that the media scanner is not a visible process on all Android devices - it might actually work silently in the background without any visual cues. It may take a minute for your files to show up, so don't panic if they don't show immediately.

Even if you have this option enabled, you can prevent folders from being scanned by placing an empty file called .nomedia in that folder. If you put it in the root of the USB device, the entire device will not be scanned.

(Pro) Mount as partition label

Instead of using the block device name (sda1, sda2, sdb1, etc) for the partition, use the partition label as mount name. If the label is not available, fall back to the partition uuid (unique id). Only if that is not available either, use the block device name as mount.

This helps to keep your files in the same and easily identifiable place!

(Pro) Create symbolic links

Create symbolic links in /mnt and /storage to the actual mounts in /sdcard/usbStorage/, handy with some file managers and some apps that auto-detect storage locations.

Filesystem support

The filesystems supported depends on your device firmware. On most devices, at least vfat/fat/fat32 and ext2/3/4 are supported. On the latest Android versions, ntfs is also supported in read-only mode. Some devices also support exfat out the box, but most do not.

StickMount can utilize the ntfs-3g and mount.exfat-fuse binaries to add support for ntfs (untested) and exfat, but these are not included. If you place the ntfs-3g or mount.exfat-fuse files in the root of your internal storage ( /sdcard ), StickMount will automatically use them.

You can find the needed files here:


For some users, the app appears not to work, while in fact it is the device itself or the cable not working. One OTG cable is not the other OTG cable. If you have a USB stick with a light on it, it should light up when you connect it to the Galaxy Nexus using your OTG cable. If it does not, either your cable or your Nexus is faulty. 99 out of 100 times it is going to be your cable. That the cable works fine with another device does not mean anything! Cables known to work on a one devices may not work on another device.

SD card unmounting: If your SD card unmounts when unmounting a USB device, you have a bug in your kernel. This is not a bug in StickMount !



StickMount Pro (add-on, requires the free StickMount app)

Can you add the function to allow users to change the mounted directory of the HDD.
15th January 2018, 02:27 PM |#1372  
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Wrong thread. Sorry.
15th January 2018, 08:07 PM |#1373  
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Originally Posted by Ahmed Shamil

Can you add the function to allow users to change the mounted directory of the HDD.

Was it really necessary to quote the ENTIRE OP for a 1 line response?

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23rd January 2018, 09:09 PM |#1374  
I've used stickmount PRO for a while without any issues.

However, suddenly it wasn't able to unmount the usb anymore. I then took the usb out of my device, but the mounts were still there after reboot. I also went and unmounted my sdcard (just to be sure nothing would go wrong) before I tried to cleanup the redundant mounts.

I cleaned the mounts, but whoops! It also helped me wipe my entire internal storage. How is this possible?

I'm on a Galaxy S8+ (supported custom kernel)

Thanks in advance
25th January 2018, 01:47 AM |#1375  
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Cannot remove folder usbStorage/sda1
Hello and sorry to have to bother your with this. I am normally able to figure these things out on my own.

I installed this app on my Android 5.1.1 TV computer and it seemed to work as advertised. However, the machine really, really slowed down. I cannot say for sure this was due to the app but it seemed so. Therefore I uninstalled the app. However, I appear to have the folder /sdcard/usbStorage/sda1 still hanging around and I simply cannot find a way to remove it. I am, of course, rooted but nothing I can do seems to do the trick. Any suggestion on what I have done wrong here?

Thanks for all.

Edit - found the solution myself. Rebooted into recovery and the TWRP terminal allowed me to remove /sdcard/usbStorage and sda1.
7th February 2018, 11:23 AM |#1376  
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Any good alternative to Stickmount, that can work with any root method (not just supersu) ?
11th February 2018, 05:02 PM |#1377  
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I too am looking for a good stickmount alternative as stickmount doesn't work with Android Oreo or Magisk.
Or can someone update stickmount?
14th February 2018, 04:03 PM |#1378  
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Since I formatted my smartphone, stickmount does not work anymore.
The stick NTSF is correctly mounted, but the folder is empty.
When I start the app tries to download additional files, but is not possible to download: "a fatal error occurred, make sure you have an internet connection"... But I am connected to internet!
I have tried to put the additional zip files in the SD card, but nothing changes.
Tried even to delete cache and dalvik cache.
Perhaps someone helps, please?
Thank you in advance.
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16th April 2018, 07:29 PM |#1379  
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Any other tool of that kind? Or should I reformat external hdd to vfat and say goodbye to >4GB files?

StickMount uses 'umask=0' argument when mounts ext4 which results in kernel refusing to mount ext4 hdd.

Edit: Used apktool, hacked StickMount to not use umask/dmask/fmask for ext2/3/4 filesystems.

Time to learn smali as Pro version is not compatible with device I want to run it ;(
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19th April 2018, 06:19 AM |#1380  
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Is your phone trying to load stickmount and the native Android USB app at the same time?

---------- Post added at 06:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:15 AM ----------

I have always had to cancel Android's us mounting and then let StickMount do it's job.
30th July 2018, 07:21 PM |#1381  
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hello i just downloaded this to get OTG capablity on my Lineage OS Thor/HDX7. Nothing seems to mount. Is there any hope for the Thor?
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