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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Using USB On The Go files with the stock android music app?

I have a Huawei Accend Mate 2. I have a flash drive with a micro USB connector (as well as a USB connecter). I have music files on it. Is there a way I can get the stock music app to "see" these ...
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Moto E Won't detect Thumb drive

I have a Motorola Moto E, and according to USB Host Diagnostics, the stock OS and kernel claim OTG USB support, and the proper classes are present, but it won't detect a thumb drive connected via OTG ...
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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 ...
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Samsung galaxy A5 USB Otg supported?

I have checked with few USB Otg checkers it said there are Apr are present in mobile. But i could not able to connect Pendrive. Many entry levels phones also have this feature. But this is recently ...
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OTG Cable not working in Andriod Jelly Bean

How do I use OTG cable in Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro ?
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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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How to disable mouse acceleration (when an external mouse is plugged)?

If I plug an external mouse using a USB OTG adapter, or I pair with a bluetooth mouse, Android shows a mouse pointer on screen. However, the pointer movements are not 1:1 to mouse movements, a mouse ...
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How to import photos from a digital camera using USB OTG?

I have some simple digital camera for my kids with only internal memory. I do have some windows software for it to import the photos. The windows software looks a bit outdated, but it works. When I ...
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How to use an external USB keyboard with a Galaxy S II or a Huawei Y201 Pro

The background: I recently learned about OTG USB cables that can be used to connect peripherals to Android devices. I had this idea of using an android device with a usb barcode reader connected ...
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usb OTG host mode and charging at same time with Moto G xt1033

I know specific android phones can have a usb slave device in otg host mode connected and be charged at the same time with this sort of cable: ...
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Running MX Player on a Nexus 10 to access an ext4 USB Flash drive

How would I play an MP4 on a USB Flash drive connected to the Nexus 10? The drive was formatted with Ubuntu with ext4 format. I have the MX Player but it does not see the USB Flash drive.
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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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How to use Generic USB Joysticks in Android via OTG?

I have a generic USB game controller (looks like a PS2 controller) and I just got my ordered USB OTG cable. So far keyboard and mouse work, however, when I insert the gamepad, I can't seem to make it ...
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Moto G (2nd gen) does not support OTG after Lollipop update

I am experiencing problems in transferring video files from SD card to OTG or OTG to SD card. Its says root directory not found. This started happening after I updated my phone software from KitKat to ...
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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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Wired xbox controller not working with LG G2

My boyfriend purchased a USB OTG cable so he can play Android games with an Xbox 360 wired controller. When he plugs the Xbox controller into his LG G2 nothing happens, I plugged it into my Samsung ...
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Connect Samsung Galaxy tab 2 P3100 to a GPS dongle/ Receiver

I have a Samsung galaxy tab 2 p3100. I have an android application which uses its internal GPS to get Latitude, Longitude values. But the lat, long values getting from this tab is not accurate. So I ...
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Bluetooth dongle support for Ubislate 9ci tablet

I purchased a new tablet Datawind Ubislate 9ci. It is a 9 inch no-bluetooth tablet. Details: Android 4.1.1 Rock chip RK2928 Linux kernel version 3.0.36+ I want to attach a Bluetooth ...
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Is possible to charge device and provide data transfer using a single USB port?

I have a tablet that only has one USB port that it used to recharge the battery (so no extra charger port), and I need to connect another device to it (ex: USB drive or printer) that only needs to ...
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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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Connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone? And use it for videos?

Is it possible to connect a USB soundcard to an Android phone, with an USB OTG cable? ... and then use this USB soundcards's stereo input as audio when making a video with the phone?
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Can Android devices access an iOS file system via USB-OTG?

Using an OTG cable, Stickmount, and Root Explorer, I can view files on my USB flash drives with my Android device. On Windows, it's possible to view an iOS device's filesystem using programs such as ...
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How to connect gamepad to HTC Desire eye via OTG?

I have a gamepad (one used for pc games) and tried connecting to couple of android devices and it worked like a charm but the same wont work with my HTC Desire Eye device.
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UDP communication between PC and Android via ethernet

1. I am testing with a rooted nexus 5 operating on lollipop 5.1. 2. This is all with no wifi connection. I am trying to send UDP packets between a PC and an android device with an otg cable and ...
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How to force phone call to use USB headphones?

So after many hours of fiddling, I got music to play over my Logitech G930 wireless headphones by installing NX Rom which has OTG support, plugging in a USB y-cable to power, my phone, and the USB ...
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How would you use your ext4 formatted thumb drive via OTG on Android?

Is there a workaround to use an ext4 formatted thumb drives on Android phones? Right now when I plug it (thumb drive has micro usb end and phone supports thumb drives) Android says it doesn't ...
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Motorola Moto G 4G XT1039 OTG generic game pad

I have a Motorola XT1039. Via an OTG cable I can use an usb keyboard, mouse and USB flash drive. I can't use my generic gamepad tho - a PS2 look-alike by esperanza. I've read that other people having ...
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Mounting an USB wireless adapter to a Nexus 4

Brief problem In short I am trying to mount an external USB wireless adapter to my Nexus 4 so that I can put the wireless adapter into monitor mode to use a tool called reaver. System I have a ...
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How do I access an attached thumb drive?

I've attached an external drive to my phone using a USB-OTG cable. I can open it in File Manager (v2.0.0), but when I go to /storage/usbdisk none of my files show up, and if I try to create a file it ...
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Galaxy Start (S5282)'s kernel doesn't support OTG mass storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy Star (S5282, rooted) but I am not able to use USB OTG on my device even after rooting. "USB OTG Helper" app says: NTFS read-write : supported OTG mass storage : not ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T700) support for OTG (On-The-Go)

Not having any luck determining if I can see/move files from my camera to my T700 using a On-The-Go adapter/cable. See cables advertised but read on various sources that not all devices support all ...
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Can I connect a pen drive to my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini using USB OTG?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Can I connect my phone with a pen drive using an on-the-go (OTG) USB cable?
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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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Bluetooth-only APP connection to a TTL-USB cable - best method?

I have a serial device that can be connected via a TTL-USB cable. I have a working Android app to monitor and control that device but that App only uses Bluetooth connections. Now I may use a ...
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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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How to enable USB OTG on a Google Nexus 4?

How can I enable USB OTG on my Google Nexus 4 running 5.0.1 Lollipop?
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Manual Mouning from sda1?

Whenever I plugged in my mouse using the OTG cable the cursor appears. But whenever my usb drive is plugged in the phone it didn't mount. What I've tried:Paragon - Nothing foundStick Mount - Detects ...
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Enabling OTG support in Micromax Canvas Nitro A310

Device info : Model Number : Micromax A310 Android Version : 4.4.2 Kernel Version : 3.4.67 The question here doesn't clear out whether all Android devices has OTG support or not. I need OTG ...
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How to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, to transmit video data between them

I want to connect 2 android phones via usb cable, and transmit video data between them. Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf method? Or does it require specific programming via the Android SDK?
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Controller problem withmy denver tablet

So i connected my controller to my tablet using a usb to mni usb cable and the analogs ork fine but the buttons don't work at all. I know what is the problem (i am not using a x360 controller; i am ...
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Quantum joystick doesn't work on my xiomi redmi

I have quantum ps2 like joystick which doesn't work on my xiomi redmi HM 1SW. My phone's android version is 4.3. I use a usb otg cable which works fine with keyboards,mouses & pendrives. Whenever ...
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Incorrect Button Mapping when using Wireless Xbox 360 Controller

When I plug in the dongle and load up a game such as Goat Simulator or Stranger Oddworld, the triggers are mapped to the right analogue stick. This means my view constantly rotates and moves upward. ...
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Mounting USB in android 4.1.2

I am trying to mount USB pen drive in my old Xperia phone running andorid 4.1.2 When I connect OTG device to my phone I get an USB power consumption error. After little search I found a command to ...
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unmounting USB CM12?

I'm using CM12 on a rooted Nexus 7 2012 (grouper). When I plug in my USB through OTG cable, I can access it using the default file manager, but an "umount USB" option is nowhere to ne seen! Please ...
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How to use OTG cables for NEXUS4 without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables for Nexus-4 without rooting the device? Can Nexus Media Importer work with OTG cables for Nexus4?
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without ...
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It is possible to get reading the information that should go to a printer?

I have a computer in company that I have no access to it system. This computer has an USB printer, and there is no option to export files from it. The only possible output is printing reports on paper ...
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I am unable to write files to my OTG usb storage

I bought a Sandisk 32GB Ultra OTG pen-drive yesterday and it was working fine, as in would allow me to both read/write through my Moto G(2nd Gen). Last night, I plugged it into my Samsung Galaxy ...
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LG G3 recognizes only some buttons of my controller

So I bought myself today an otg cable to use it for some video game playing on my LG G3. I use a dongle to connect my (very) old PS1 controller to my phone. But when I want to play sth like Asphalt 8 ...
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Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adaptor not working on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus 5, a Nexus Player, a USB OTG cable, and a Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adapter. If I plug the Ethernet adapter into my phone (using the OTG cable of course) it loads the cdc_ether driver ...