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While I may love many, many things about Android, that doesn't mean that it lacks any annoyances. Of those annoyances, the inability to mount the SD card in the phone and PC simultaneously ranks close to the top of the list. Thankfully, there are apps like Dual Mount SD Widget to save the day.

This app is for rooted devices only.

What Dual Mount SD Widget does is quite simple, but extremely helpful: it allows you to mount your SD card to your phone and PC at the same time. This means that you'll be able to transfer files to and from your phone via USB without losing the ability to run apps that are stored on your SD card. Of course, in order for this widget to do its thing, you need not use the built-in mounting option, and you must disable Android's auto-mount (but the widget includes its own auto-mounting option).

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The app will set you back $0.99, and you can grab it by hitting the widget below.

[via Good and Evo]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/Telanis_ Telanis

    How does this work? Unless it directly manages all writes to the SD card -- which I don't think is possible with most Android devices' hardware -- this is a terrible idea. If you try to copy a file from your PC at the same time the device is writing to the SD card there will be collisions and data corruption!

    Users of the app are complaining about this in the comments on the app. DO NOT USE unless you want to lose your data.

  • Mike

    That's the very first thing I thought as I read this. This app sounds *extremely* dangerous.

  • Mgamerz

    my old nokia could do this... why cant android? It did it ina reliable fashion.

  • THETRUTH

    This sounds dicey. Sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it too. Also data can't be in two places at once, or can it?
    If this actually works saftely I would be interested in how the developer has done it.

  • Boky3000

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.funkyfresh.samba

    Lot easier for me, wireless sdcard acces ^^

    • OFI

      I wanted to get this working but could never work out how to make it show up on my W7 PC :(

  • http://stuarthalliday.com Stuart Halliday

    I just copy my mSD files via Wi-Fi overnight using a FTP app. No fuss, and it works...

  • Gilip

    Welcome data corruption

  • Caleb B

    I've used this for months without any problem of corruption. I don't know how it works, but it works perfectly.

  • M

    I suppose the safest way for it to work would be for it to simulate the USB device, so that everything still goes through Android's file system driver. A bit like a Samba or NFS server works.

    That would explain why it needs root.

  • Dave

    Yesssss!!!!!!

    This is what I needed!!!! Now I no longer need to install a custom ROM for A2SD+!!!!!!!

    Brilliant!!

    Thank you editors for bring this app to my attention!!!!!!!

  • Chuck Wagon

    As mentioned, be prepared for the dreaded "sd card corrupted message"

  • angie

    Hello, I prefer Multi Mount SD-Card, 2 version are available Full and Lite !!
    With more options

    https://market.android.com/search?q=multimountsdcard&c=apps