1. Sonkido's Avatar
    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...
    05-23-2013 03:27 AM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    Google has specifically stated they do not want to use mass storage. I doubt they are going to change their minds.
    Sonkido likes this.
    05-23-2013 10:08 AM
  3. Sonkido's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply!
    Oh, bah humbug! What was their reason?
    05-23-2013 10:38 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    I do not recall the actual details, but this should explain it a bit: Whoa, whoa. ICS doesn't support USB mass storage? : Android
    Sonkido likes this.
    05-23-2013 02:41 PM
  5. Sonkido's Avatar
    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?
    05-23-2013 08:19 PM
  6. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    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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    05-24-2013 12:44 AM
  7. neu smurph's Avatar
    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.
    05-24-2013 01:10 AM

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