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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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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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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Enabling Android as USB host on Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 10

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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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Unlocking Droid XT912 with a Fully Broken Screen/Digitizer

I am trying to pull data off a Droid Razr XT912 with a broken digitizer and screen from last summer which has been under pattern lock since then. I purchased a Micro-to-HDMI cable, which successfully ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy tab S . Need to both charge it and attach a usb barcode scanner at the same time. [duplicate]

Is there a cable or USB hub that will allow me to both charge the Tablet and run a usb bar code scanner at the same time? Blue tooth scanner not suitable for the environment.
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Share Android cell phone network connection over USB OTG to Wifi Android tablet

How do I share my cell phone's network connection with a Wifi tablet? Specifically I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Nexus 7. I bought a USB OTG cable. Which end do I plug the USB into, and which ...
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Taking pictures using an external (USB) camera on a Samsung Galaxy S2

Question: How can we take a picture using an external, USB camera, on a Samsung Galaxy S2 (setup in host mode, using an OTG (On The Go) cable), running Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Details: We ...
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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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Configuring wired network connection with WiFi still enabled

I have a Nexus tablet and a USB-OTG + USB/ethernet connected. I have proved the hardware works by disabling WIFI and ifconfig'ing up eth0 with netcfg eth0 dhcp ping, traceroute all work as ...
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Reset all USB connection

I have an Android device for my car with functionality like music/video player and also Wi-Fi/LTE sticks support. I have a root. The problem is that after restarting the device I have to re-connect ...
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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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How to add wifi driver support to an AOSP build?

I have an odroid-c1, and I have successfully built the kernel and rest of the system using these instructions. The default build supports a few USB wifi dongles that they sell, but I would like to ...
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Connecting usb wifi adapter to xpera zl

I have Xperia ZL C6502. And yesterday my wifi got stuck. It doesn't turn on and i see just a message with turning on. And wifi slider is grayed out. I tried wifi fixer and similar apps. Nothing ...
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USB host mode with class compliant audio interfaces

I have an HTC EVO, and it is my understanding that the hardware supports USB host mode. I am still working to confirm this, but even if it doesn't, I understand other devices do, and that the Android ...
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Can I use OTG USB pendrive with Galaxy Nexus

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is said to fully support OTG devices. However, I'm only able to use a mouse or keyboard through OTG USB cable. When I'm trying to connect my newly bought USB ...
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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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Send data to usb port

i want to send data from my HTC Incredible S to my Arduino Uno. I want to do this by using the micr usb port. But it seems like my smartphone is not supporting the usb host mode. Will it still be ...
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SD card readers don't work via USB OTG but USB thumb drives do, any ideas?

I have a Huawei Ascend G6 LTE (G6-L22) and bought a little USB OTG cable so I could read full sized SD cards while out and about. Only, it doesn't work, on either of the SD card readers I've tried - ...
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music play back via USB connected to karaoke player

I am trying to play music on my Nexus7 via USB connected to a karaoke player. It does not play through karaoke player speakers. What should I do ?
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USB to ethernet not working on Samsung Galaxy S

I have Samsung Galaxy S Blaze with the following specs Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G SGH-T769 Android version = 4.0.4 Baseband version = T769UVMB1 Kernel version = 3.0.8-perf-T769ULVH5-CL990184 Model ...
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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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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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Audio output to mini USB on Android 4.1

I am using Huawei Ascend Mate which is rooted, runs on Android 4.1.2 and I want to use my Logitech USB headset with my phone. I also have the USB OTG ( mini usb male to usb female ) cable which is ...
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Creating USB connector cable using female-female adapter

In order to connect a pen drive to One M8, I tried using a female-female USB adapter with one end connected to my phone via the provided USB cable and a pen drive inserted into the other end.. however ...
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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?

I have been tinkering with a android usb-otg project and could use some assistance. I have been able to invoke usb otg power delivery in my host device (galaxy s3) to an peripheral through a makeshift ...
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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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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 you read a USB flash drive from an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.1. I am wondering if it can read a USB flash drive. It will be really useful to copy files across USB drives so you don't have to carry laptops ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? [duplicate]

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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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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Any success with external microphones for Android phones or tablets?

What's the best way to record a video with high quality audio? Specifically, this is for a presentation where a microphone could be placed by the speaker. I know that an app that records with 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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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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Is it possible to connect a USB microphone to an Android phone or tablet?

Blue makes a prosumer mic that you can connect directly to an iPod or iPhone via the dock port. I would love to have the same capability to do something similar for an Android phone or tablet. 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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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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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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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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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 ...