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    Hello humans...

    I come from the iOS world. I had the iPhone 5 and now ... proud owner of the HTC M8

    I came to android for a variety of reasons...

    one of them was the ease of using my phone as a storage unit.

    my jailbroken iPhone allowed me to do this.


    my android device does not... i cannot switch that feature on.
    i keep reading around the internet but i can't quite grasp why this feature does not activate ????????


    can someone help the new guy ?

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    I will try with my Seagate when I get home.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by archerr86 View Post
    Hello humans...

    I come from the iOS world. I had the iPhone 5 and now ... proud owner of the HTC M8

    I came to android for a variety of reasons...

    one of them was the ease of using my phone as a storage unit.

    my jailbroken iPhone allowed me to do this.


    my android device does not... i cannot switch that feature on.
    i keep reading around the internet but i can't quite grasp why this feature does not activate ????????


    can someone help the new guy ?

    I plugged in my Seagate and it was saying it wasn't a supported device. The mount storage option in the settings was not grayed out when I plugged it in and it let me press it, but it wouldn't do anything. USB otg support is very spotty between different android devices. With root, however, you may be able to get it to work.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    I don't know how to root
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    Wait - are you asking how you use your phone as a mass storage device? Because you can't (its a little annoying).

    Or are you asking how to mount a USB device to your phone via an OTG cable?

    The greyed out 'mount usb' option will un-grey itself when you plug in a USB storage device to the phone (via an OTG cable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by archerr86 View Post
    I don't know how to root
    You don't need to root your device to get it to be used as a mass storage device. Where are you finding this greyed out option... describe it... Settings > Storage, or where? Do you have an SD Card in your device or are you just wanting to see the device storage?
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