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    Default Mass storage

    Is there any news in sight about adding a mass storage option to 4.1? I've recently upgraded and I mass my dear old mass stage...
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    Google has specifically stated they do not want to use mass storage. I doubt they are going to change their minds.
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    Google Galaxy Nexus - stock Jelly Bean 4.3
    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
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    Thank you for the reply!
    Oh, bah humbug! What was their reason?
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    I do not recall the actual details, but this should explain it a bit:
    Pat
    Nook Color - CM10.1 ( Jelly Bean 4.2.2) on eMMC
    Google Galaxy Nexus - stock Jelly Bean 4.3
    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.2
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.2
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    Oh that's one major downer about upgrading Android... I have gotten pretty attached to mass storag, I'm the type that keeps quicklaunch in Windows 7 rather than pinning programs... I can live with not being able to add Twitter to my contacts, but I'm pretty disappointed about mass storage... so there isn't a glimmer of hope?
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    Default Re: Mass storage

    Mass Storage availability may vary with device and ROM, but ROMs such as CyanogenMod and a few others running on JB 4.1.x are detected by Windows as a portable device, not a USB Mass Storage device. (CM doesn't attach the phone as a Mass Storage device, regardless of the OS version of Android it's running. AOKP, SlimBean, and ParanoidAndroid attach the device as a Mass Storage device however.) Samsung handsets use Mass Storage on stock TouchWiz, to Google's dismay. (Big Sammy STILL refuses to put on-screen navbar buttons on their smartphones)

    I'll never get the deal with OEM's trying to differentiate their phones significantly, resulting in the pollution of Android's overall experience.

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    Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (SGH-T679): Carbon (4.4.2 Official Nightlies), Operation Killjoy, ViPER4Android FX [secondary handset]
    Asus Nexus 7 (2013): Official 4.4.2 KitKat OTA, ViPER4Android FX
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    Default Re: Mass storage

    Defo depends on device. My Chinese 7inch tab on 4.1.1 gives me options under Settings/Storage for USB connection mode - 3 options MTP, PTP or Mass Storage.

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