How to Enable USB Mass Storage Option in Samsung Galaxy S3 – Tutorial

Galaxy S3 Green LogoWith Jellybean 4.1 nearing its roll out on the latest SAMSUNG Galaxy S III GT I9300 device, it seems like most of the users are disappointed with one of the feature which doesn’t find place in the device. Yes you have caught it right, it’s the USB Mass Storage Mode (UMS). So, to keep things simple, we will be guiding you in the due course of this article on how you can easily infuse this option in your next generation Galaxy S III. In place of UMS option, users will have to make use of MTP which is also called as Media Transfer Protocol.

There are their own advantages of both these modes, but then for most of the users it’s like compatibility versus the preference. One of the major drawbacks is that not all the operating systems are compatible with the MTP and without the third party tools, things can only get messed up. All thanks to the XDA developer which has come up with this standalone application which can be applied to all the phones of Samsung Galaxy S3. So, for all those who wanted to get rid of the instructions of MTP, can proceed to follow the instructions mentioned in this tutorial.

Warranty Information: Warranty will be intact since it’s not a compulsion that the device has to be rooted.

Though there is a very less probability that the data in the device may get lost. So, it’s highly recommended to back up all the data present in your device. Ensure that all the data in the device is backed up only with the help of below steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

So, let’s head to the procedure below on how to infuse in the option of USB Mass Storage Mode (UMS) in your Samsung Galaxy S III GT I9300 smartphone.

Procedure to Enable USB Mass Storage Mode (UMS) in Samsung Galaxy S3:

  • Download the USB Mass Storage (UMS) APK file from here to your computer and connect your phone to computer with the help of USB cable to copy this APK file in your device.

Easy-UMS

  • Disconnect and navigate to the APK file which you placed in the device to open and install the same. Follow all the on screen instructions so as to install this application in your device.

  • Once it’s installed successfully, open the same and select any option as mentioned in the screen capture below.

Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. So there you go, you have successfully installed the USB Mass Storage Mode (UMS) capability in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the help of an all new application.

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