On Gingerbread, USB Mass Storage Mode was available by default. Most of the high end Android devices released with Gingerbread out of the box had the functionality of USB On the Go. This was a fun thing until the release of ICS, as the stock ICS ROM for any device was not having the USB On The Go. Instead another protocol was used named as MTP (Media Transfer Protocol). This problem carries on with the new Samsung Galaxy SIII and the users are struck with the non-availability of UOG.
Here at XDA Developers, a XDA Forum Member Kopfgeldjaeger has provided us with an application which will allow us the functions of USB On The Go. You just have to install the apk in your device and toggle the UOTG on and off. The application has been tested and found working on the international version of the Galaxy SIII. This app will make the external SD Card of the Galaxy SIII usable and will allow the user to mount the SD Card in any compatible device.
What You need
- A Samsung Galaxy SIII ( International Version).
- apk file for the UMS Mode in Galaxy SIII. Download it here or Here. | File name – SGS3 Easy UMS.apk. File Size — 8 Kb.
How to install the USB on the GO ON the Samsung Galaxy SIII
- After the download, just place the file in the root directory of your Galaxy SIII. You can directly download the file in your Galaxy SIII (after all you have a smartphone).
- Go t o your file manager and tap on the file ”SGS3 Easy UMS.apk”.
- Click on install.
- All done. Now you can use the app to enable USB OTG with Galaxy SIII.
On the main screen of the device is a very simple interface. There are two buttons — one on left for UMS Mode and one on the right for the MTP Mode. You can toggle each of them according to your needs.
Did the app work for you? Were there any bugs? Do let us know in the comments.