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[MOD/APP]{Xperia S/U/P}[GB] SDCARD Mounter as Mass Storage (MSC Mode) {Dt: 27/April}

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so friends i know some of u are getting pissed because Sony didnt include MSC (mass storage mode) in the Xperia S/U/P GB firmware... the MTP mode is fine but some users (including me) prefer the MSC mode...

so here is a MOD/HACK which will enable that functionality!!!

[ credits ]
  • Napstar - for discussing this workaround which was ment for recovery but it works in OS very well
  • rogro82 - for creating and posting the GScript App here
  • finally me (DooMLoRD) - for implementing it for Xperia S/U/P and creating this easy to use package

[ requirements ]
  • stock GingerBread firmware
  • rooted device with busybox installed

[ downloads ]

APP for Xperia S

APP for Xperia U/P

if u want me to make a version of this app for ur Xperia P, Sola read this


test it out and let me know ur feedback!!!

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18th April 2012, 10:30 PM |#2  
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Saw requirements and rooted, almost cried

But very good work u guys! Finally someone made this mod! I'll test out when bl is unlocked! xD

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18th April 2012, 10:51 PM |#3  
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Awesome! Working perfectly for me. Thanks! Was hoping for something like this
18th April 2012, 10:53 PM |#4  
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Thank you very much DooMLoRD Now copying is speeeedy...even 28MB/s
18th April 2012, 10:59 PM |#5  
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[260388.740074] usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 60
[260388.878673] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0fce, idProduct=b169
[260388.878680] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[260388.878683] usb 1-4: Product: SEMC HSUSB Device
[260388.878686] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: SEMC
[260388.878688] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: **********
[260388.878919] usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[260388.880622] scsi12 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[260388.880894] usb-storage: device found at 60
[260388.880897] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[260393.876839] usb-storage: device scan complete
[260393.877392] scsi 12:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SEMC     Mass storage     0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[260393.878421] sd 12:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[260393.880092] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] 54128640 512-byte logical blocks: (27.7 GB/25.8 GiB)
[260393.880585] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[260393.880591] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 0f 00 00 00
[260393.880596] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[260393.882455] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[260393.882463]  sdb:
[260393.891209] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[260393.891218] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[260394.093218] FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
Brilliant! and so simple too, 2 lines! Makes the recent donation all the more sweet, so yet again - thanks DooMLoRD & Napstar

It seriously screws this Notification Bar mod, but that can go in favour of this

EDIT: also works on SO-02D - 6.0.A.4.1 (personal project I'm working on..)
19th April 2012, 06:49 AM |#6  
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wow i didn't think you would release it this quickly donation coming your way, thanks a lot man!
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19th April 2012, 07:44 AM |#7  
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Thanks you for all your work, donation is coming

I dunno why Sony has removed this function in the rom, MTP is horrible!
19th April 2012, 08:54 AM |#8  
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One more great job doom.
Thx you for developing for SXS.
Cant wait to put my hands on it.

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19th April 2012, 10:11 AM |#9  
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some funny things I did (don't try this at home)

I've formatted the mounted internal SDCard as NTFS and guess what, it didn't mount properly (as expected) by the operating system - but using gscript, it did mount properly in windows.

After that, I used adb shell to gain access to the device to manually mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p15 and voila, it supports NTFS - though root explorer etc. It's not practical (as the OS reports the /sdcard/ is not mounted - even though it is), but still fun to investigate.

# df -h
df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs                   348.4M     64.0K    348.3M   0% /dev
tmpfs                   348.4M         0    348.4M   0% /mnt/asec
tmpfs                   348.4M         0    348.4M   0% /mnt/obb
                       1007.9M    352.9M    654.9M  35% /system
                          2.0G    484.3M      1.5G  24% /data
                        246.1M    164.0M     82.0M  67% /cache
                          7.9M      4.1M      3.7M  53% /data/idd
                        246.1M    164.0M     82.0M  67% /data/dalvik-cache
                         25.8G     86.5M     25.7G   0% /mnt/sdcard
# mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
none on /acct type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpuacct)
tmpfs on /mnt/asec type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
tmpfs on /mnt/obb type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
none on /dev/cpuctl type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpu)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p12 on /system type ext4 (rw,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p14 on /data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered,noauto_da_alloc)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 on /cache type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 on /data/idd type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=0,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 on /data/dalvik-cache type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p15 on /mnt/sdcard type ntfs (ro,relatime,uid=0,gid=0,fmask=0177,dmask=077,nls=iso8859-1,errors=continue,mft_zone_

---------- Post added at 05:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:54 PM ----------

On the side note - which part denotes how the system boots up and mounts /sdcard/ ? I am not that good with android in terms of bootup sequences, so I thought I can look up /etc/fstab but there's nothing there
19th April 2012, 01:41 PM |#10  
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^ /etc/vold.fstab


the dir and symlinks are done in init

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19th April 2012, 04:20 PM |#11  
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works perfectly

but i was just wondering (not complaining)

would it be possible to make this part of the os so you dont have to run the script

so for example, mod a system file?
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