USB On-The-Go (USB OTG) is a specification that allows USB devices (audio players, mobile phones, etc.) to act as a host, allowing other USB devices to be attached to them.

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How Does Android Detect USB Connectivity and More About USB

So here's the story. I'm going to put a tablet in my car to accommodate my many desired functions. Of these functions is a backup camera. I plan on using a Logitech webcam that I had around for the ...
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Can't unlock phone with cracked screen - Stock Nexus 4

I cracked my stock Nexus 4 screen and I am unable to swipe my unlock pattern. I am trying to backup my phone (pictures/sms) but more importantly I need to have access to my Google Authenticator so I ...
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USB-OTG vs portable Sdcard

I have been in the market for an Android tablet. I have found a few within most of my desired specs. Specifically the Nexus 7. This device lacks expandable storage, as do other similarly priced ...
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Can I bypass the Google Verification on my Huawei Mate 8? [duplicate]

I just bought a Huawei Mate 8 and I can't set it up due to the Google account verification in the setup process. I've messaged the seller asking for the account details but he doesn't know. I don't ...
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Widget (or similar function) to unmount a USB OTG device?

Is there a widget, app, or similar available to safely unmount a USB OTG device? I've looked through this SE, Google Play, and the Internet and found this question, seedy/expensive apps, and old ...
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My galaxy s6 is able to read pen drive(sandisk otg pen drive 16 GB) via OTG but unable to transfer the data to it

My galaxy s6 is able to read pen drive(sandisk otg pen drive 16 GB) via OTG but unable to transfer the data to it.I am unable to copy or move files or create folder to pen drive through otg. I am ...
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USB Ethernet on Galaxy S6 without root

On a stock Verizon Galaxy S6 running 6.01, I'm able to connect two different USB Ethernet devices by way of a USB OTG adapter cable. One is a generic USB hub/Ethernet combo. The other is an Apple ...
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Is it possible to use external hard drives with USB OTG?

On some sources I have read that it is impossible to use external hard drives over USB OTG. Is it really impossible? Isn't there some kind of workaround? Update: Apparently ES file explorer can see ...
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How to mount an external USB drive on a Sony Z3?

I have a Sony Z3 which is supposed to support OTG and therefore it should be possible to use an external flash drive. However I can't find the "Detect USB drive" quick setting which is supposed to ...
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How can I move data from an adopted SD card to a new SD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
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Power consumption of audio over OTG cable

I recently found that if I connect a USB pair of speaker/microphone using OTG cable to a phone, it becomes the audio device by default, and I can actually play audio over that. It happens that the USB ...
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Usb otg not detected

I checked my phone with USB otg checker and it shows that USB host support is detected. But when i plug in a otg cable it does not detect my flash drive. Any idea how to fix this.
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Is it normal for a USB OTG converter to show in lsusb

When running lsusb (not as root) with an OTG adapter plugged in without anything plugged into it I get : u0_a83@flounder:/ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 ...
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Can I use the adb shell to know that the phone support OTG or not?

Can I use adb shell command to detect the phone support OTG to transmission the files with an USB Flash Drive with OTG function?
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Samsung S5 mini supports Gamepad through OTG?

I saw a video and some discussion where people just plug and play gamepads on to Android phones. I've got a Samsung S5 mini (SM G800F, Android 4.4.2, not rooted). Bought a wire USB SNES Clone + OTG ...
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How do i connect my usb device always in a same port?

I am having little experience in Linux. When working with USB, after I disconnected and reconnect the USB device, linux itself create a new port(/dev/bus/usb/005/007). Then again I disconnect the USB ...
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Is there a micro usb OTG otg to HDMI adapter available?

can a tablet with a micro usb OTG port connect directly to HDTV hdmi? how about HDTV USB port?
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OTG storage devices stopped working

I have a Samsung I9305 running rooted stock Android 4.4.4 with Xposed framework. I used to be able to use USB OTG Storage devices flawlessly. However, recently, none of them mount. I've tried third ...
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Using a barcode Scanner via USB OTG on Samsung Tab S

I have a 10 Galaxy Tab S (Android 5.0.2) on which I am connecting a barcode scanner via USB OTG. The problem is it does not read the barcodes (Line,2-D, QR ) accurately. It missed out on some ...
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Connecting Xbox 360 wireless controller to Samsung galaxy tab 3

I am attempting to connect a wireless Xbox controller to my tab 3 however after following the instructions Here and Here but to no luck ive also tried using logcat to find out the vendor and product ...
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can't connect to my lan with my ethernet cable?

hi everybody this is my first post and i hope i might answer here my phone model is huawei y625 (rooted) and I bought this adapter and when i connect this adapter to my phone is gives me nothing so ...
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Why won't my generic USB gamepad work on my MK808B Plus?

I recently bought a MK808B Plus HDMI-stick (http://www.cnx-software.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MK808B_Plus.jpg). I have installed a custom ROM (4.4.2) but I can't for the life of me get a generic ...
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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted and Cyanogenmod installed Huewei Honor 4x?

I have tried stickmount but did not succeed in getting otg mounted. I basically want to use wireless mouse or keyboard. I think the kernel that is installed presently does not support otg. What is the ...
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How do I use external web camera though USB OTG on Huawei Honor 6?

Built-in kernel does not come with USB Video support and when using sideloaded uvcvideo.ko the camera works very bad (image is distorted, the device often crash). I can barely get even single 160x120 ...
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How to format a flash drive to fat32

So I'm kinda stranded after accidentally wiping out my whole internal storage. I'm trying to install a temporary ROM e.g CM on it via USB OTG on TWRP. My phone doesn't have an OS on it. I have no PC ...
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Use external mouse with Limbo

I'm using the Limbo PC Emulator on my Samsung I9305 running rooted stock 4.4.4. If I plug in an external mouse through USB OTG or (I presume) Bluetooth, there are two cursors on the screen. Limbo's ...
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How can I make a controller work on my android tablet using an OTG cable?

I am trying to make my Thurstmaster GP XID controller (http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/gp-xid-pc) work on my android 4.2 device (Onda v975s) by plugging it into the microusb port using an OTG ...
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Bricked Nexus 7, USB Not being recognised at all

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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Acquire Android image using flash drive OTG

In Linux, the dd command is used to pull the image from the smartphone to computer. And of course, the smartphone need to be rooted before the dd command launched. Is there any specific command or ...
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File systems supported on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus player running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and would like to connect a USB hard drive (through a USB OTG cable) to it and watch videos off it. I've installed ES File Explorer and Kodi. ...
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can an android phone be a usb host and a usb device at the same time?

can an android phone be a usb host and a usb device at the same time? I want to be able to connect a usb flash drive to my phone and be able to access the smartphone from a pc. is there such a usb-otg ...
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Where is the mount point/folder for a USB pen drive mounted on Marshmallow?

Prior to Android Marshmallow, I used StickMount to access my USB OTG pen drive. When I tried it first time on my Nexus 5 I saw a native notification and notification from StickMount. Stickmount ...
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Can I play mp4s on my Nexus through usb-on-the-go?

I have a male end micro-usb to female USB and I can plug in my USB drive and see all the files using the OTG disk explorer app, and I have a video player app that plays the videos I download to my ...
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OTG support in Android Smartphones

It seems that Samsung are phasing out OTG support in their latest devices, i.e. the S6 no longer has OTG support. Is this a general trend across smartphone manufacturers? Also, I cannot see the ...
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OTG Support on latest Nexus flagships 5X, 6P

The recent flagships featuring USB Type-C connections have no mention of on-the-go USB flash accessory support. Does anybody know whether it's there, has anyone tried it? What are the necessary cables ...
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Why doesn't Note 2(N7100) recognize external hard drive but Honor 6 does?

I have two cell phones Note2 and Honor 6. Both are rooted, and run 4.4.2 Both have a battery of same capacity 3100mAh. I can connect any of two external hard drives WD passport and WD Elements of 1 TB ...
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How to use OTG cable in Motorola Moto G2?

Recently, I purchased an OTG cable model S-K07 to use with my Moto G2 mobile. When I connected the OTG cable with 4GB pen drive, FAT32 formatted, it did not work. After some time, the pen drive got ...
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Is it possible to use an OTG on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?

I bought an OTG for my Galaxy Tab, but it doesn't seem to work. I tried using one which came with my sister's tablet (I'm not sure of the brand), but that doesn't work either, even with the app and ...
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Is USB OTG disabled on my device?

In using my Alcatel one touch idol s (4.2.2) I noticed that although USB OTG should be on my device, it isn't. Did they disable or remove it?
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Using an OTG drive with Google Play Music?

I just bought an OTG drive thinking I could mount it and cache music on it on Google Play Music. I am using a 2014 Moto X, with 16GB internal storage. It mounts just fine on the device, but Google ...
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how to enable otg support in moto e 2nd gen havig android lollipop 5.0?

I have rooted my moto e 2nd gen mobile, but i could not enable usb otg support in my mobile even afterrooting and installing apps like esfile explorer,stickmount, usb troubleshooter. during twrp ...
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“Turning dongle network on failed, please check Connection Parameters” when trying to use Reliance 3 ZTE AC2739 Dongle in tablet Digiflip ET701

I am using a Digiflip ET701 tablet. I am trying to connect my Reliance 3 ZTE AC2739 USB modem. But every time it gives this error: Turning dongle network on failed, please check Connection ...
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Why i cant use some button with some game with usb controller?

I bought a USB controller called 'ShanWan USB WirelassGamepad'. The controller claims to supports all the games but when I try to play 'Real Racing 3' and 'Fractal Combat X', I can use just the Analog ...
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Removable drive connected over OTG disconnects when screen turns off

I have this weired issue for a long time. I own a tablet with Jelly Bean installed. I usually connect pendrive to it using an OTG cable and it works fine(except for NTFS file system and the below ...
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IP address using 3G/4G modem (USB on the go)

If I use a 3G USB (on the go) modem on my Android device, do I get the IP assigned by the Carrier as the SIM card was inside of the device? Does it appear as usb0 in ifconfig? Thank you. PS I would ...
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How to enable power to micro usb port to use otg devices on android?

Android does not provide enough power to usb otg devices.
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How can I find out how much current/power my phone can supply via USB-OTG?

Is there a way to find out how much current or power a USB-OTG device can draw while connected to my phone? I'd be happy with something like:- an online database like GSMArena with details for lots ...
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How to enable USB OTG in Walton Primo F4?

I have a Walton Primo F4, running Android 4.2.2. How can I enable USB OTG in my device?
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Trouble connecting Dualshock 3 to HTC One M8 via OTG (rooted phone, Android 5.0)

For the past 3 days I've been struggling to set up my PS3 contoller to work on my HTC One M8. First, I tried USB/BT Joystick Center and got the D-Pad to work, but couldn't really figure out the ...