Starting with Android 3.1 and higher, the device USB port, if supported by the hardware, can be used in host-mode, which allows applications to manage connected USB peripherals such as audio devices. input devices, communications devices, and more.

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USB Host Mode HTC One M7

I used to be able to transfer files via usb to my htc one but now I always get the message that the phone is in usb host mode when I connect to a computer. How do I turn it off?
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Creating USB connector cable using female-female adapter

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Audio output to mini USB on Android 4.1

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Unlocking Droid XT912 with a Fully Broken Screen/Digitizer

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Do all Android devices have USB OTG support?

I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality ...
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Android usb otg high current negotiation though hub?

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Can I use OTG USB pendrive with Galaxy Nexus

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Connect Internet to Android phone via PC [duplicate]

How can i connect internet to an android mobile phone via PC using hotspot or USB tethering(Windows7 or Windows 8)
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Must a USB OTG adapter be used to connect a DAC/amp to an Android or can I use a Micro USB to Micro USB cable?

I'm trying to connect a DAC/amp with a micro USB connection to my Android smartphone. Is it possible to get the DAC/amp to work without the larger "adapter" type OTG cable, and use something like this ...
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Can android devices with the exynos 5 chip provide 900ma in USB 3.0 host mode as per spec?

I'm interested in the possibility of supplying peripheries with 4.5W, with a exynos 5 android device as USB host. It would seem there is USB 3.0 support as host, though I'm wondering if it would ...
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Is RFID reader with anti-collision feature for Android available? [closed]

I'm developing RFID-based system where I plan to use Samsung Galaxy S II plus to connect the RFID reader to it, so it can be as a portable reader. What I'm searching for, is RFID reader, supports ...
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How can I revoke an app's permission to access USB after granting it permanently?

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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has USB OTG (On The Go)?

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What does USB OTG Host mode support actually mean

I have Nexus 5 and in all forums it is said that Nexus 5 supports USB OTG Host mode natively. My understanding is that if this is the case then my flash drive should be mounted by the OS whenever I ...
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Suppress “autoplay” when external USB drive connected

On some phones, when an external USB drive is connected to the phone, there is sort of an autoplay function where it automatically brings up the "My Files" screen. Is there a way to suppress this? ...
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Does LG Optimus G (E-0975) support USB host mode?

Device: LG optimus G (E-0975) Android: 4.1.2 Does LG Optimus G (E-0975) support USB host mode? If yes, what can I do with that? How do I use it?
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How to use an USB-attached wired Ethernet adapter through USB-OtG on an Android smartphone?

Due to my profession I use to have to connect to wired-only LAN-attached devices (like managed switches, routers, set-top-boxes etc) frequently to access their configuration interfaces via ...
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What is the difference between USB On-The-Go (OTG) and USB Host Mode?

What is the difference between USB On-The-Go (OTG) and USB Host Mode? They seem to be more or less the same. Are they?
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Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support?

Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? If not, is there a way to enable / support it?
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USB host mode not working on Samsung Galaxy S using CyanogenMod

I am using CyanogenMod 10.1.0-RC3 (Android 4.2.2) on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001). I have read Android 4 supports USB on the go, so I wanted to give it a try. I bought a USB OTG cable, and ...
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Using Micromax 353G Dongle with Penta IS701C tablet

I have purchased Penta IS701C recently. I have a Micromax 353G dongle, and want to know if it supports my Penta tablet. If yes, how could I use the dongle in the Penta tab?
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Host usb application not recognizing my usb devices?

I ran Chainfire's USB host diagnostics in my tablet. After completing the diagnostics, I got the following results: KERNEL claims support yes device detected no VERDICT ...
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Can Android tablet read external hard drive and if so which formats?

Can an Android tablet read external hard drives and if so which formats? I have a Samsung Note and tried accessing a hard drive but failed. I've been told that if I format my 1TB hard drive to FAT32 ...
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usb otg thermal printer interface to android tab with usb device

I have printer with USB OTG capability which I want to use with my Android Tab (as USB device). Is this possible -- and if so, will it work for all Android versions from 2.3 up? Is there any driver ...
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Since which Android version can you use Ethernet through the USB port? Which makes are repotedly work with CyanogenMod?

As far as I know Android supports Ethernet via USB, right? If yes, since which version of the OS? What are makes of Ethernet USB adapters which are reportedly work with CyanogenMod? What are makes ...
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Is it possible to boot an Android phone from a USB drive?

Is there any way to boot an Android phone* from a bus-powered USB drive**? If so, what are the steps to achieve this? * E.g. one with USB OTG functionality. ** E.g. a flash drive.
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Can I use an USB Ethernet adapter to connect Sony Ericsson Xperia Active to a wired Ethernet LAN?

Due to my profession I have to connect to wired-only LAN-attached devices (like managed switches, routers set-top-boxes, etc.) frequently to access their configuration interfaces via Telnet/SSH/HTTP. ...
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How to stop Android asking for permission before permitting access to USB device

I have an application running on a rooted no-name Android tablet running ICS 4.0.3 that controls a USB device via the USB host mode interface. The android.hardware.usb.host.xml file is present in ...
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How does MHL work?

I've done (quite) some googling, but I still don't get it. You need an MHL converter, or adapter, or something. On one end of the adapter, all resources say, there is a "standard micro-USB" port, and ...
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Is it possible to plug a thumbdrive / portable harddisk that have multiple partitions to a tablet

Is it possible to plug a thumbdrive / portable harddisk that have multiple partitions to a tablet (any generic tablet or tablets in general) or there is a need to use a Apps to perform such actions?
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Connecting a HDE keyboard to a Kindle Fire

I brought a HDE keyboard: Connects to your 7" tablet via USB 2.0 A-Type Male Adapter. Please make sure your tablet has a USB Type A Female to accept this plug type. Also, your device must have a ...
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Connecting Nexus 7 to external hard disk?

How can I connect a Nexus 7 (JB 4.2 rooted) to an external hard disk? I know I have to use a USB OTG cable, but what's the exact procedure to achieve this after connecting via OTG?
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Enabling Android as USB host on Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 10

I'm trying to develop applications that talk to USB devices, but nothing works. I installed a USB Host Diagnostics app, and it tells me that there's no OS support for device detection on the Galaxy ...
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How can I determine if my device has USB Host Mode (OTG) support?

Some Android devices can act as a USB host, so that you can use other USB devices attached to them. For instance, browse or import the photos stored on a camera from your phone, or copy files onto a ...
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Copy SD Card contents to USB HDD

I'm considering to buy an Android Tablet (e.g. Nexus 7). One of the things I would like to do is, copy some content of my SD Cards (e.g. camera, gopro) to a USB HDD. Can I do this with an android ...
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What are the limitations of USB On-The-Go on Nexus tablets?

I'm thinking about using USB On-The-Go to extend the rather limited space on the Nexus 10 tablet. I've read about it, but I'm not sure on where exactly the limitations of this approach are. I know ...
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Using an OTG cable while charging

Most Android devices have a single port for both connecting to the computer (USB) and charging. I have to use this OTG small cable to transfer data, but also to use a real keyboard. However, when I ...
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How can I connect a USB portable printer with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 without rooting phone?

How can I connect a USB portable printer with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 without rooting phone?
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Host not recognizing my USB devices

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Does Android USB host mode depend on an OTG cable?

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Transferring files directly between Tablet and Phone

I want to copy files between my tablet (Toshiba AT100 with Android 4.0) and phone (Samsung Nexus S with Android 4.1) using the USB cable. The tablet has a USB host port and once connected, the phone ...
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How can I configure an OBD ELM327 cable to work with an ICS tablet?

I bought an OBD ELM327 USB cable in order to use it with Torque Pro since Ice Cream Sandwich USB host capabilities and the Torque website claims that it works. The problem is that when I connect the ...
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Successfully activated USB host mode using terminal emulator; now mass storage won't work

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NTFS file system supported although portable hard drive doesn't mount?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I've recently been testing things on my recently activated OTG I've tried to connect a USB Portable HDD, However when I connect the HDD the LED flashes ...
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can sony xperia u(st25i) 's otg be connected to external power?

Can Sony Xperia U be connected to a Y-Cable to provide extra power for OTG to avoid phone battery consumption? I'm asking this because the phone is already giving power ,will that make a short ...
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Is NTFS file system supported on Huawei u8160?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I have a 500GB portable hard drive which is file system is NTFS , I connected the hard drive using OTG the phone didn't recognize it at all. So I was ...