Will Verduzco · May 31, 2013 at 10:00 am

USB Mass Storage App for Recent Samsung Devices

Not many feature omissions have drawn as much ire in recent memory as the lack of USB Mass Storage. While Media Transfer Protocol has numerous advantages such as safer removal and simultaneous access from both your computer and mobile device, it’s just not quite the same as directly mounting your device as standard USB storage. This is on top of the hoops that non-Windows users have to go through to access the storage in the first place.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of tweaks and mods to get the beloved USB Mass Storage functionality back. The newest solution comes from XDA Senior Member MohammadAG, and it is for quite a few Samsung devices including the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, and the Galaxy Note 2. And even if you have a Samsung device that isn’t one of the above, it’s quite possible that it may still work for you.

As described by the developer:

 Features:

  • Allows you to use your microSD card as a USB Mass Storage device.
  • Shortcuts on your homescreen to easily enable/disable USB Mass Storage mode.
  • Warns the user if they try to disable Mass Storage mode without unmounting/ejecting on the PC side.

Tested working on:
Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)
Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300)
Samsung Grand Duos (GT-I9082) – Thanks to wan Mohd in Play Store reviews.
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) – Thanks to taiseer999 in the replies below.
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) – Thanks to Solomon Chow in Play Store reviews.
Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337) – Thanks to Delyan Georgiev in Play Store reviews.

Eager to get USB Mass Storage on your device? If so, head over to the original thread to get started.

[Thanks to The Waswas for the tip!]
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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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