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Having an OTG Data Cable, I connected different thumb drives to my Nexus S – running JB 4.1.2 – but my phone doesn't seem to read them. The thumb drives I tried are:

  • a 16GB Kingston G3 Data Traveler USB 2.0
  • a 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Fit Mini USB 2.0
  • and a 2GB generic drive

What else is needed in order to access that memory?

Is there anything along the lines of the Nexus Media Importer but for Nexus S?

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Does anything show up at all in settings->storage? It should show up as USB storage.. Use ES file explorer. –  eric Mar 6 '13 at 4:37
    
No new USB storage showing up. –  Marius Butuc Mar 6 '13 at 4:55
    
Also tried with the ASTRO File Manager/Browser – still not showing up. –  Marius Butuc Mar 6 '13 at 4:56
    
You might want to check your device's capabilities with e.g. chainfire's USB Host Diagnostics, or try Usb Host Controller which promises to manage devices connected via host mode. Both worth a try. –  Izzy Mar 6 '13 at 7:47

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I also have a Nexus S device (running CyanogenMod 11, Android 4.4.4 KitKat), and it seems Nexus S does not support USB OTG. I tried connecting an external USB keyboard and also a USB mouse, and it did not work. The mouse LED for the optical sensor did not even light up.

So, I believe that either the hardware does not have support for USB OTG, or you might need a custom firmware with a custom kernel to make it work (I believe this is unlikely).

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