Enable USB Mass Storage Option In Samsung Galaxy S3 [How To]

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With the Samsung Galaxy S3 users expecting the roll out of newly released Android 4.1 Jelly bean operating system to their devices shortly, the one thing which makes them frustrated is the non-availability of USB Mass storage mode in the device.

Samsung have replaced USB Mass storage mode (UMS) with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) in Galaxy S3. Although MTP has its own advantages, it is not supported by all operating systems and it can be connected only with the help of third party tools which is being considered as a major disadvantage.

Well, to fix this issue and let Galaxy S3 users use the UMS, the guys at XDA developers has come up with a standalone application. If you want to get rid of the MTP and use USB Mass storage mode, then follow the instructions given below.

Important: Since there rooting procedure is involved in this process, your device warranty will get void.

Pre Requisites To Enable USB Mass Storage Option In Samsung Galaxy S3

  • The instructions given below is for enabling the USB Mass storage mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 Android device. So don’t try it with any other device.
  • Though there is no risks of losing data from your device during this process, it is highly recommended to take backup of all your contacts, SMS, MMS, Call logs, etc., using appropriate data backup applications.
  • Ensure that your device is rooted and installed with custom recovery image. Otherwise, this procedure will not work.

Once you have followed these instructions, you can move on and proceed with the tutorial given below.

How To Enable USB Mass Storage Option In Samsung Galaxy S3

    • To get started, download USB Mass Storage (UMS) APK file from here to your computer.
    • Connect your Galaxy S3 using a USB data cable to the computer, and transfer the APK file to the device. Once done, disconnect the device from computer.

    • Now navigate to the APK file in your device and follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation process.

  • Once done, you can open the application and select any options as shown in the screenshot given above.

That’s it. Now you have successfully installed an external application which will enable USB Mass storage mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300.

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Comments

  1. greenacres says:

    Doesnt work. there is a popup saying that it needs a rooted phone.

  2. This requires both a rooted phone and busybox in order for it to work!

  3. LEPERME5SIAH says:

    yeah this doesn’t work without root

  4. Does not work w/o root

  5. doesn’t work on a rooted phone…frustrating!!

  6. metalslug says:

    Yet another inaccurate article – required phone to be rooted, get your facts straight!

  7. doesn’t work

  8. Sathishkumar Varatharajan says:

    @All, I have clearly mentioned that the mobile needs to be rooted and installed with custom recovery image. Please check it, before getting on with the procedure.

    Thanks

    • And I quote… “Important: Since there is no rooting procedure involved with this process, your device warranty will not get void.”

      Important is in BOLD…

  9. There is a note at the top saying it doesn’t need to be rooted, then maybe three statements later it says make sure your phone is rooted. WTF

  10. Damit, people, stop complaining. The article says that actions described here do not involve rooting your phone and therefore do not ruin warranty. It has to be rooted beforehand and there’s no instructions for that here.

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