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 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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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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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 ...
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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 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 The windows software looks a bit outdated, but it works.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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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support?

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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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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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 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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How do I mount an external disk drive formatted in ext4 via USB Host?

I plugged a 2.5 inch 1Tb drive into a Nexus 10 and I cannot see it anywhere really. Something pops up in ES File Explorer, but I cannot access the drive. Do I have to root my device, or is there some ...
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What's the point of disabling USB HOST?

After searching and debuging like an idiot, I found out that my phone has the USB host installed but disabled. Is this the default on Android? If so, is there a security reason behind it – or what is ...
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How to troubleshoot OTG cable?

Because android doesn't handle the broken screen problem very well (frankly, it doesn't handle it at all) I bought OTG cable in hope that I'll be able to connect my mouse to the device. I connected ...
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Can android applications communicate with USB device directly?

I've been thinking that, since many android phones support USB OTG maybe there could be a way to engineer a device that performs special task and uses phone as it's control panel. But before making ...
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How can I determine USB host controller type

I'm trying to determine wheter my tablets have: Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) Ehanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) Is there any tool that ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 support Otg?

Does Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 support Otg? I have read various opinions but they are all very confusing... Please help.
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Maximum number of devices an Android can handle from USB hub

We are planning to work with multiple USB devices from a tablet. For this implementation, we are planning to connect a HUB ...
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Any way yo install Drivers for USB On the go?

How can we install Drivers for Android for USB On-The-Go? is that Possible?
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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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Using OTG cables when connecting to PC

Can an OTG cable, micro B male to USB A female, be used with the cell phone if connecting to a PC either with a USB A Male to Male lead or with a standard A Male to Female lead plus a standard A Femal ...
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Can I record audio using the USB port on my phone?

I have a mini USB 3.0 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I'm a DJ. Can I use the USB 3.0 to record music from a phono left and right output on a DJ mixer? Obviously I'd need an adapter, but is it possible? ...
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How to connect 3rd party tcp/ip device to Nexus7

I have a wired tcp/ip based device that I need to access from an android app running on a rooted nexus 7. There is only one hard-requirement1. The tablet's primary internet connectivity must NOT be ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I use OTG USB pendrive with sony tablets?

I am planning to buy tablet which support usb otg does sony tablets available in India have usb otg support like sony tablets s and p series
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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).
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 can i forward USB OTG to Chrooted Ubuntu?

I have install ubuntu through an App from the Google Play, Now i have Ubuntu Through Chroot in a Command-Line, Now how can i make this Chrooted Ubuntu Detect USB Devices, For Example, i want to plug a ...
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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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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 ...
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attaching an extrernal keyboard to my zeepad jellybean 7.0 with USB OTG

I bought a Zeepad Jellybean 7.0 tablet that I like. I am a writer that finds the onscreen keyboard really frustrating. I attached a pointmobl keyboard from radioshack via OTG USB due to there being ...
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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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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 ...
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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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how can i enable usb otg feature on my android (1GhzDual core mtk 6577)

i have a 1Ghz dual core android with 512mb ram. The original model of this phone is called Gionee GN700W, i have attached the debug info of my phone. kindly guide me to enable this usb otg feature in ...