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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 The windows software looks a bit outdated, but it works.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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through **USB**

am newbie for android. I was looking for a printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through USB. I'm able to print some non readable symbols from android tablet (through ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
235 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
24k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
901 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
165 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
175 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
127 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
349 views

usb otg for motorola mb865 at&t 4.0.4

Hi i wanna watch tv on my lapdock, this is what i have: Motorola Lapdock 500 PRO Motorola ATRIX 2 MB865 AT&T Android 4.0.4 +root DVB-T Reciever for Android - CSL - mini DVB-T Stick (requirements ...
1
vote
0answers
534 views

USB on the go cable with power for HTC one X?

Is there a USB on the go cable that will allow me to connect both an external hard drive and a power cable to charge my device at the same time? I have not seen such a device but I would like to know ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
146 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
252 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

I got a moto g xt1033 last month.After update it is now 4.4.4 my device(xt1033) is not ditecting pendrive how to fix

I already download ex file explorers I can not find any notification after connecting pen drive
0
votes
0answers
136 views

How to use my webcam (connect with usb) instead of my device camera?

Recently I got an old logitech webcam, model quickcam pro 5000 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Pro-5000-WebCam/dp/B000BDH2XY Since the photo quality of front camera is bad, I think of using ...
0
votes
0answers
176 views

OTG to support both External Kb & Mouse and Data for Screen-sharing

I want to use Wireless Keyboard and Mouse as an input to my Moto-g mobile device and also want to duplicate its screen to my laptop. I tried following combination to achieve this but it does not ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

USB Host Support

I have a HCL ME U1 tablet. This has a built in USB Type A socket as well as USB Mini Type B socket. I have tested the Type A socket with a standard mouse and it works well. I have also tested it with ...
0
votes
0answers
169 views

Galaxy S5 and game controller issue

Sometime after buying my Galaxy S5 I've tried to connect my PS3 controller to it to play games supporting game controller and it was working fine (except for my XBox 360 controller ). Now (after 3 ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Where are LAN settings on Cyanogenmod 10.2.1?

I'm trying to use a usb-to-lan device. Where are the ethernet settings? I have a Google Nexus 7 (tilapia).
0
votes
0answers
178 views

USB OTG Not Working Samsung T989

My USB OTG connection on my Samsung T989 isn't working. I have CM 11 on the device and I tried disabling SELinux. I have used all different apps but still nothing is working. I have plugged in my ...
0
votes
0answers
225 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
124 views

Galaxy tab 2 7.0 OTG issue

My galaxy tab 2 suddenly stopped working and it wont charge or turn on. I removed the back cover , disconnected the battery and connected again. Left it charge on a usb of pc and was able to recover ...
0
votes
0answers
169 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

why does my power drain when i use usb otg ethernet on my galaxy nexus?

i've noticed a massive power drain using usb otg ethernet on a galaxy nexus (running cyanogenmod 11), compared to plain wifi. was wondering if anyone knew why ? and how i might resolve this ...
0
votes
0answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

android not detecting pendrive

I am using Samsung galaxy star pro S7260 (rooted). I bought a micro usb cable and tried to connect pen drive to my phone. But, it is not detecting and even with (root) stickmount application. Do I ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...