mustangtim49 · Jun 25, 2012 at 08:30 pm

Full NTFS Read/Write Support for Android

NTFS is Microsoft’s proprietary and preferred file system, replacing the more well-known FAT file system. It has many benefits over the latter such as improved support for metadata, and the use of advanced data structures to further improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization.

Presently, only a few Android devices have full support because it is not enabled by default in most kernels. Now, with USB-OTG support in some high end devices, full read/write support of NTFS becomes very useful. Thanks to XDA Senior Member shardul_seth for his diligent research and posting of his findings, we now can have full read/write support of NTFS!

According to the OP, he compiled a generic NTFS-3G driver for Android that should work on all ARM devices with a fuse.ko module. Since kernel source is available for most devices, the driver can be insmod-ed into even stock kernels to give the required Fuse support. This is the latest stable version of NTFS-3G that has been time tested on Linux PCs. This should even work on non-ARM architecture devices if compiled with the correct cross-compiler.

As USB-OTG becomes more prevalent, it will become necessary to mount NTFS drives at some point. If this has excited your inner geek, head on down to the original thread and give this a test drive.


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