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wishindo

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My chinesium Android device does not natively support exFAT and NTFS filesystems for the SD card or USB attached storage. How can I add support for those filesystems?

Device has:
  • Root access
  • No kernel source code
Ideal solution (In order of priority):
  1. Allows access of mounted device from any other app
  2. Supports NTFS compression
  3. Can transparently automount devices
  4. Can also support various Linux filesystems like Ext series, F2FS, etc.
  5. Costs no money (but I can pay up if necessary)
  6. Supports encryption, i.e. LUKS, Bitlocker
Some solutions I've found lacking
  • exFAT/NTFS by Paragon Technologies
    • Can't do points 3, 5, and possibly 6
  • Stickmount
    • Can't do points 5, and possibly 6
    • Seems to be MIA on Google Play and it's not on F-Droid either
  • Manually compile kernel modules
    • Probably can't do point 3 without further tweaking of the system
    • No kernel source available, and therefore no kernel headers or `Modules.symvers` file to use
 
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My PC can r/w to my exFat SD card when connected to USB / MTP while in TWRP recovery and the stock LG ROM, but not LineageOS. If there were an easy fix like:


would be all over the internet. So I have doubts if it will work by simply adding fuse-exfat and exfat-utils using Termux:
Code:
apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
cd /sbin
ln -s mount.exfat-fuse mount.exfat
 
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    My chinesium Android device does not natively support exFAT and NTFS filesystems for the SD card or USB attached storage. How can I add support for those filesystems?

    Device has:
    • Root access
    • No kernel source code
    Ideal solution (In order of priority):
    1. Allows access of mounted device from any other app
    2. Supports NTFS compression
    3. Can transparently automount devices
    4. Can also support various Linux filesystems like Ext series, F2FS, etc.
    5. Costs no money (but I can pay up if necessary)
    6. Supports encryption, i.e. LUKS, Bitlocker
    Some solutions I've found lacking
    • exFAT/NTFS by Paragon Technologies
      • Can't do points 3, 5, and possibly 6
    • Stickmount
      • Can't do points 5, and possibly 6
      • Seems to be MIA on Google Play and it's not on F-Droid either
    • Manually compile kernel modules
      • Probably can't do point 3 without further tweaking of the system
      • No kernel source available, and therefore no kernel headers or `Modules.symvers` file to use