Automatically mount and dismount USB sticks on most Android devices.
More about [root] StickMount
Looking to mount the USB to your android phone and read all its data? The Stickmount app will enable you to read, scan, and manage a USB dongle through your smartphone. But it needs to be a rooted device in order for it to work and scan the USB. This app works great on almost all rooted devices.
You can mount and dismount USB sticks on various devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The app’s paid version StickMount Pro supports triggering the media scanner on each (un)mount action. This will automatically make the files on your USB device available in apps like Gallery and Music.
Using the StickMount app to manage data on a USB Stick
To read data on a USB you will need to first install the app on your rooted phone. Just click on the download button above to start the download. Install the APK file and attach your USB to the phone. Please note that the media scanner is not a visible process on all Android devices – it might actually work silently in the background without any visual cues.
If you have just installed StickMount and you already had a USB stick connected, you must manually launch the program, or disconnect/reconnect the USB stick for StickMount to start working. You will see a notification such as “Mass storage devices are mounted to /sdcard/usbStorage/xxxx/”.
It may take a minute for your files to show up, so don’t panic if they don’t show immediately. The filesystems supported depends on your device firmware. On most devices, StickMount supports at least vfat/fat/fat32 and ext2/3/4 formats. On the latest Android versions, NTFS is also supported in read-only mode.
StickMount can utilize the “NTFS-3g” and “mount.exfat-fuse” binaries to add support for NTFS (untested) and exfat, but these are not included. If you place the “NTFS-3g” or “mount.exfat-fuse” files in the root of your internal storage ( /sdcard ), StickMount will automatically use them.
For some users, StickMount appears not to work, while in fact it is the device itself or the cable not working. If you have a USB stick with a light on it, it should light up when you connect it to the Galaxy Nexus using your OTG cable. If it does not, either your cable or your Nexus is faulty.
While you are here check out other similar rooted phone compatible apps such as Tasker. And don’t forget to rate the app and review your experience with it by commenting below.
Technical file information
- Package name:
- 3.50 (350)
- File size:
- 87.9 KB
- September 28, 2020
- Minimum Android version:
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich, API 14)