How to enable USB mass storage on Samsung Galaxy S II / Skyrocket and mount it as an USB drive

If you are like me and wondered how exactly you can enable the USB mass storage on a Samsung Galaxy S II or Skyrocket device, the answer is not exactly obvious but it is quite simple. While some Android versions like CM7 will pop-up a dialog to enable the mass storage mode, the new Samsung phones are a bit different. They will acknowledge in the notification area that an USB cable is connected, but nothing more obvious than that. they certainly won’t prompt you for anything. To switch to the mass storage mode and mount the Samsung galaxy S II / Skyrocket as an USB drive, you will have to open the notification window by swiping down the notification bar and select the USB connected message. Upon selection, the familiar window showing that USB is connected will pop-up and you can put the phone in the USB storage mode simply by touching the Connect USB storage button. Simple, eh? Shortly after that, whatever partitions you have in the phone will become available as regular USB drives. Don’t forget to un-mount them after you finished the transfer, or applications in your phone relying on the SD card will malfunction.