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Full NTFS Read Write support for Xperia 2011 devices! [IMP UPDATE]

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shardul_seth

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Jul 31, 2011
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Noob Friendly section
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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.

Steps to get NTFS full read-write working:
1. Install attached .zip via recovery (or push the file ;))
2. Reboot
3. To mount OTG drives, use the script attached with "Script Manager" app (run as root)
(Even NTFS microsd cards can be mounted with minor changes)
4. To unmount, just press "Unmount" in USB OTG helper

This will be built in USB OTG helper app soon!


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

Steps:
1. Fuse support (fuse.ko) was compiled from SONY Xperia ICS sources (4.1.B.0.431) as module
2. The ntfs-3g module was compiled with codesourcery toolchain (arm-none-linux-gnueabi)
Code:
./configure --enable-really-static -host=arm-none-linux-gnueabi
make

ntfs-3g: Main site | More details | Release History
 

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shardul_seth

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NTFS Utils

NTFS Utils reference:
NTFS UTILITIES
==============

The ntfsprogs includes utilities for doing all required tasks to NTFS
partitions. In general, just run a utility without any command line
options to display the version number and usage syntax.

ntfsfix - Attempt to fix an NTFS partition and force Windows to check NTFS.

mkntfs - Format a partition with the NTFS filesystem.

ntfslabel - Display/change the label of an NTFS partition.

ntfsundelete - Recover deleted files from an NTFS volume.

ntfsresize - Resize NTFS volumes.

ntfsclone - Efficiently create/restore an image of an NTFS partition.

ntfscluster - Locate the owner of any given sector or cluster on an NTFS partition.

ntfsinfo - Show some information about an NTFS partition or one of the files or directories within it.

ntfsls - List information about files in a directory residing on an NTFS partition.

ntfscat - Concatenate files and print their contents on the standard output.

ntfscp - Overwrite files on an NTFS partition.
 

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Lebenita

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Support for 2012 line possible?

Thanks for your efforts, Shardul, great job! Is there any chance this will be made available for the 2012 Xperia line? I'd love to have it for my Xperia GO, but I'm afraid I'm not able to compile it myself.
 

urra901109

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this thread seems old, but i have to ask a question.. probably the OP is till supporting this.

hurm, all this while i have use "stickmount" from the playstore it mounts all drives i attached to it automatically, no mount point creation or whatsoever. if use this ntfs tweak and install it will it work with stickmount?
 

tHe daRksiDe

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this thread seems old, but i have to ask a question.. probably the OP is till supporting this.

hurm, all this while i have use "stickmount" from the playstore it mounts all drives i attached to it automatically, no mount point creation or whatsoever. if use this ntfs tweak and install it will it work with stickmount?

I may be wrong but I think it won't unless stick mount is programmed to use ntfs 3g which ,I dont think it is programmed for, as android devices don't support ntfs natively.

Don't forget to thank me if I helped ;)

Sent for my MT15i using XDA app.
 

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    Noob Friendly section
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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.

    Steps to get NTFS full read-write working:
    1. Install attached .zip via recovery (or push the file ;))
    2. Reboot
    3. To mount OTG drives, use the script attached with "Script Manager" app (run as root)
    (Even NTFS microsd cards can be mounted with minor changes)
    4. To unmount, just press "Unmount" in USB OTG helper

    This will be built in USB OTG helper app soon!


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

    Steps:
    1. Fuse support (fuse.ko) was compiled from SONY Xperia ICS sources (4.1.B.0.431) as module
    2. The ntfs-3g module was compiled with codesourcery toolchain (arm-none-linux-gnueabi)
    Code:
    ./configure --enable-really-static -host=arm-none-linux-gnueabi
    make

    ntfs-3g: Main site | More details | Release History
    2
    NTFS Utils

    NTFS Utils reference:
    NTFS UTILITIES
    ==============

    The ntfsprogs includes utilities for doing all required tasks to NTFS
    partitions. In general, just run a utility without any command line
    options to display the version number and usage syntax.

    ntfsfix - Attempt to fix an NTFS partition and force Windows to check NTFS.

    mkntfs - Format a partition with the NTFS filesystem.

    ntfslabel - Display/change the label of an NTFS partition.

    ntfsundelete - Recover deleted files from an NTFS volume.

    ntfsresize - Resize NTFS volumes.

    ntfsclone - Efficiently create/restore an image of an NTFS partition.

    ntfscluster - Locate the owner of any given sector or cluster on an NTFS partition.

    ntfsinfo - Show some information about an NTFS partition or one of the files or directories within it.

    ntfsls - List information about files in a directory residing on an NTFS partition.

    ntfscat - Concatenate files and print their contents on the standard output.

    ntfscp - Overwrite files on an NTFS partition.
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    Thanks for your efforts, Shardul, great job! Is there any chance this will be made available for the 2012 Xperia line? I'd love to have it for my Xperia GO, but I'm afraid I'm not able to compile it myself.

    Should work by itself, you may need to compile the fuse driver..
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    sorry for asking this, what does it really do?:eek:

    It enables write support for ntfs formatted drives on your android device.Originally it supported only read through ntfs 2g. :)

    Don't forget to thank me if I helped ;)

    Sent for my MT15i using XDA app.