How to enable USB mass storage on Samsung Galaxy S II?

How to enable USB mass storage on Samsung Galaxy S II?

14

If you have Samsung Kies installed, whenever you plug in USB cable between Samsung Galaxy S II and PC, Samsung Galaxy S2 will be detected as GT-I9100 in Computer. And Samsung Kies will be loaded. You can disable Samsung Kies from loaded automatically by turn off Auto-run ~ Run Samsung Kies automatically when device is connected at Samsung Kies Tools – Preferences. You can read / write your Samsung Galaxy S2 files in this MTP Application mode. However, certain operation like unzip file to SGS2 directly is not possible in this mode.


USB mass storage

How to enable USB mass storage on Samsung Galaxy S II?

  1. Bring up Settings.
  2. Go to Applications.
  3. Then select Development ~ Set options for application development.
  4. Tick USB debugging ~ Debug mode when USB is connected.
  5. Click Yes when prompted.
  6. Plug in USB cable from SGS2 to PC.
  7. Pull down notification bar.
  8. Select USB Connected ~ Select to copy files to/from your computer.
  9. Click on Connect USB storage.
  10. That’s all.

Your SGS2 internal storage and SD card should be detected as Removable Disk in Computer. Unzip operation is working fine in this mode. But Samsung Kies does not. Therefore, remember to turn off USB debugging mode if want to sync with Samsung Kies.

SIMILAR ARTICLES

0

6
  • Hugo Boia

    thank you so much!
    I was having problems with copying files to galaxy s2 until doing this. Now is working very well!
    thanks!

  • Michael Leong

    Dear Jayce,

    I would like to ask that the method i’ve tried from below is still not working..any more advices ??

    – Enable usb debugging from Menu > Settings > Applications
    – return to home screen
    – plug usb cable in
    – pull down status bar
    – press ‘ connect usb storage’ button

    Alternatively, without USB debugging enabled

    Go to Settings >
    Wireless & Network >
    USB utilities and click the button >
    then (and ONLY then) plug in USB cable

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Windows can’t detect it as USB mass storage disk?

  • Madan

    thanks for yr reply. but here i face another problem, i ‘ve follow yr instruction serially, upto s.l.no.3 it is done but after no 4, when i connect USB then it show nothing, and wants software, so plz guide me again.

    tq

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Want what software?

  • Madan

    hi sir g. evng

    According to your instruction, when i follow serially,

    SETTING >> APPLICATION >> DEVELOPMENT >> U S B debugging

    when i tick this option then (ATTENTION:: U S B is connected. Remove the cable) I can’t go ahead. please guide me as I have purchase this cellphone with genuine interest.

    thanks

    Madan

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Remove USB cable. Then try again…

  • meetgorasia

    it was really helpful.. thanxx a lot…. (:

  • OngHM

    Hi Jayce

    Tried this method and it is very much convenince instead of using kies.
    Really appreciated your knowledge sharing with us!

    Thanks & have a good day.
    OngHM

  • a1188km

    Sir,

    Your advise is much appreciated.

    Thank you very much.

  • Rimjhim

    even after debugging..and removing the cable..I am getting the same message.USB is connected.Remove the cable

  • LuIsE

    God bless you….!! grrreeaaaatttt…!!

  • Caleb Davidhizar

    I am having a problem with this. When ever I go into applications, it only shows me what apps I have downloaded. There is no options to change my USB.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Can you still find Developer options? Maybe Samsung disabled this feature in newer firmware.