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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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?

I have an app that requested USB access, and when prompted I selected "Yes, allow this app to use USB" and checked the "permanently" checkbox. Now I would like to revoke this permission so that the ...
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Stop device connected as host charging connected device

I am connecting a Nexus 10 to an Arduino board in host mode. The Arduino board has its own power supply, but is still drawing power from the tablet. This post suggests that this may happen if the ...
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rooting device stops usb-host-mode working

After I rooted a Nexus 10, the USB Host mode is no longer available. I have checked the original unrooted device with Chainfire's 'USB Host Diagnostics' tool and it recognises a plugged in Arduino ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has USB OTG (On The Go)?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 supports USB OTG (On The Go)? I've dedicated a long time to research, both in Google and on specialized sites (rich in Technical features), but I could not figure out if this ...
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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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Does Samsung Galaxy GT S5312 has USB Host capability?

Could you please give any idea whether Samsung Galaxy GT S5312 android smartphone has USB host capability or not? It comes with Android OS V 4.1.2 Thanks in advance- Regards- DS
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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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Do the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Note 8 support Accessory mode?

I'm playing around with Google Open Accessory. I've tested with a simple implementation on the Arduino Mega ADK and an implementation on a .NET MF chip (c#). When I connect either device to a cheap ...
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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

I bought a Romanian Android tablet, EvoTab3, with Android version 4.0.3 and kernel version 3.0.8+. I want to connect some devices such as a mouse and flash memory to this tablet that will be the host ...
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Using OTG cable, transfer file from cardreader to external harddisk, is it possible?

I will be going on a holiday and I want to be able to back up my photos to my external harddrive. Usually this means bringing a laptop with me. However I have : Galaxy Nexus, rooted and unlocked ...
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how to safely remove usb storage?

My android 2.3 tablet supports usb. It mounts all usb drives. However there is no mechanism for unmounting in the settings menu. On direct unplugging usb devices, i get notification " usb mass ...
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Does Android USB host mode depend on an OTG cable?

In order to take advantage of USB host Mode on the Nexus 7 (Android 4.1.1) is it necessary to have an OTG cable? Can I do it using the standard micro to male cable, then use a female to female ...
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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

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2 . I've recently been digging into USB host mode and I finally activated it. However when I connect my phone to the PC it doesn't give me a notification ...
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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 ...
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How can I format a flash drive using terminal emulator?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I've recently installed the usb host package and some time then I successfully activated the usb host mode. after that I needed to format a flash drive ...
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My Huawei u8160(Vodafone 858) supports usb-host although not working?

I have a Huawei u8160 running Psyke83's Cyanogenmod 7.2 14/8/2012 which had a package with it to apply usb-host mode kernel called usbhost1-cm-7-20120814-MADTEAM-u8160.zip. So I flashed the zip using ...
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USB charging in host mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using an OTG cable while charging Recent versions of Android allow USB to operate in host mode. But is it possible for them to be powered/charged via that same USB port ...
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What exactly is the advantage of 11 pin MHL connector in Samsung Galaxy S3

I have read that samsung galaxy S3 has a 11 pin mhl connector and it can support USB OTG as well. Also I have read that the device can power the cable. I didnt quite get what is meant by USB OTG ...
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Looking for list of USB OTG/USB Host officially supported in Android devices (allow connect USB sticks, etc) NON-rooted [closed]

I'm looking for a definitive list of Android devices that officially support USB On-the-go (OTG) / USB Host (non-rooted). USB OTG/USB Host means that they can be used in a similar way to a PC whereby ...
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does Cyanogenmod 7.2 Madteam release 16/6 on Vodafone 858 support USB host?

I've a Huawei u8160 which is running Cyanogenmod 7.2. I saw in the change log that it has better support for USB mouse and keyboard and it was written beside it COMMON. Quoted from the Cyanogenmod ...