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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Is OTG support on a phone is a Hardware dependent feature

I will be buying a Xolo Q800 -X-Edition Phone that has a MediaTEK MT6589 chipset. Searching on all forum sites, i found that this phone does not support OTG. So i want to ask that does OTG ...
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How Does Android Detect USB Connectivity and More About USB

~~~~UPDATED WITH RESULTS - READ BELOW ORIGINAL POST~~~~ 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 ...
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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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My Android Laptop does not recognize USB devices, and Bluetooth doesn't work [on hold]

I just got an Android laptop, an A10 Flex Lenovo 10.1 inch Touch Quad Core Android netbook. I can't install any apps on it, and it's not recognizing USB devices or any external drives. Also, the ...
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galaxy Note 4 reading a USB flash drive [closed]

galaxy Note 4 was reading a USB flash drive, it work before but now it does not? i have not knowingly made any changes.
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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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How to read OTG FAT16 (FAT) USB devices?

I've been using an OTG cable to read USB sticks and memory cards with ES File Explorer but it doesn't seem to be able to read older devices, specifically xD cards, formatted with FAT16 (what Windows ...
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Does samsung galaxy a5(2016) support OTG?

As I knew samsung galaxy a5 2015 does not support OTG but what about a5(2016)? Does a5(2016) support otg ?
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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OTG USB 3.0 not working in Moto G3

I recently bought a 32 GB capacity USB 3.0 OTG SanDisk pen drive model number SDDD2-032G-G46. When connected I was able to view the files in the pen drive and even copy some files, however when 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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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'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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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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High current negotiation using hub on USB OTG?

I have been tinkering with an 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 a peripheral through a makeshift ...
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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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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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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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How to connect both a monitor and a keyboard to a LG G3?

Using USB-on-the-go I can connect a keyboard to an LG G3 and using a slimport adapter I should be able to connect a monitor. Is there a way to connect both at the same time? Or even better, connect ...
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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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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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How can I make my USB headset work correctly?

My phone is an HTC One running Android 4.4.2, and the headset is a Logitech G35. I've tried connecting the headset to the phone with a USB OTG cable several times with mixed results: The buttons on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Enabling USB OTG on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

I am planning to develop an Android application which uses USB On-The-Go. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Is there any way that I can enable USB OTG in this phone?
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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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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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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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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted stock LG P500?

I have a rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3 with kernel 2.6.35.10. I would like to use USB OTG features and connect a flash drive to my phone. I have a USB OTG cable that I use with my Nexus 7. The ...
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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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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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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 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 ...