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 can I determine if my device has USB Host Mode (OTG) support?

Some Android devices can act as a USB host, so that you can use other USB devices attached to them. For instance, browse or import the photos stored on a camera from your phone, or copy files onto a ...
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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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What are the limitations of USB On-The-Go on Nexus tablets?

I'm thinking about using USB On-The-Go to extend the rather limited space on the Nexus 10 tablet. I've read about it, but I'm not sure on where exactly the limitations of this approach are. I know ...
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Does Android USB host mode depend on an OTG cable?

In order to take advantage of USB host Mode on the Nexus 7 (Android 4.1.1) is it necessary to have an OTG cable? Can I do it using the standard micro to male cable, then use a female to female ...
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Where does Android ICS store the cursor graphic?

If you plug in a mouse to an Android device, a cursor shows up. I was wondering where that cursor graphic is stored? I'm a root user and want to know in case I wanted to modify it in the future.
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SD card readers don't work via USB OTG but USB thumb drives do, any ideas?

I have a Huawei Ascend G6 LTE (G6-L22) and bought a little USB OTG cable so I could read full sized SD cards while out and about. Only, it doesn't work, on either of the SD card readers I've tried - ...
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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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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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Can I use OTG USB pendrive with Galaxy Nexus

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is said to fully support OTG devices. However, I'm only able to use a mouse or keyboard through OTG USB cable. When I'm trying to connect my newly bought USB ...
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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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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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Upgrading Moto G to KitKat broke USB OTG

After upgrading the Moto G to KitKat, USB OTG no longer works. How can I fix this?
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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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LG Nexus 4's Internal Storage Dilemma & its Apparent Lack of Support for USB OTG Connectivity?

As my contract on my current android phone is soon ending, I am considering purchasing the LG Nexus 4 (if it ever becomes available again on the Google Play Store) as my next phone, as it supposedly ...
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How to access a memory stick using a OTG cable?

I have a OTG cable connected to my phone and a memory stick on the other end. My android phone is rooted and I have no idea how to find/access the files on my memory stick. How do I access files from ...
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Can I use usb OTG for serial connection between nexus 7 and Arduino?

I got myself an OTG cable for Nexus 7, which works just fine. Now, I am wondering if I can connect the Nexus 7 with my Arduino for serial communication between the two.
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OTG Is it possible to connect two devices

I would like to be able to copy files from SD card (through card reader) to USB flash drive. All is connected through OTG USB Hub, but all the apps I found mount only one OTG device at a time. Is ...
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How to use OTG Data Cable with a Nexus S to access?

Having an OTG Data Cable, I connected different thumb drives to my Nexus S – running JB 4.1.2 – but my phone doesn't seem to read them. The thumb drives I tried are: a 16GB Kingston G3 Data Traveler ...
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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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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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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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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 “power consumtion error”

I use a USB OTG cable to connect USB devices such as pen drives, mice, key boards, etc. But when I connect some devices, (particularly some of the pen drives I have) it gives me following error ...
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Mount USB flashdrive on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

I have a USB flash drive that has two connections, one USB and one micro USB. I have attached it to may phone but it won't mount. I have tried rooting and using other file browsers but nothing seems ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy Grand Support USB OTG?

Hii Everyone iam Using Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9082) Duos Model and it is running with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Version. I Just Wanted to know whether my device supports USB-OTG Cable Support For ...
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USB OTG support on Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 and I was wondering if there is a way to get USB-OTG support on this. sorry for my bad English.
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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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OTG on my Android

I have rooted Karbonn s1 Titanium running 4.1 Jelly Bean. When I connect OTG with flash drive, it does not detect the flash drive. (The cable is alright, I verified.) Is there any OTG driver problem ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has USB OTG (On The Go)?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 supports USB OTG (On The Go)? I've dedicated a long time to research, both in Google and on specialized sites (rich in Technical features), but I could not figure out if this ...
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How to use an USB 3G modem data connection with an Android phone (Galaxy Nexus)?

I own a Galaxy Nexus phone and i'd like to know if there is a way i can use an USB dongle to provide it with an Internet connection. I imagine I will need some kind of adapter (and some Google ...
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USB On-the-go MIDI Keyboard with Nexus 7 [closed]

Has anyone successfully used a MIDI Keyboard (through USB OTG, specifically) with a Nexus 7? (I am not looking for commentary on the particular keyboard, but please state which you have used.)
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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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Does GT-I8262 Galaxy Core Support OTG? [duplicate]

I am using GT-I8262 (Galaxy Core) android 4.1 does it support OTG?
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Connecting a USB stick: OTG cable required or will standard USB (charging) cable work?

I am wondering if it is necessary to buy a USB OTG cable to access a USB stick from an Android (4.4) phone, or if it suffices to take the Micro-USB-to-USB cable that comes with the phone (for ...
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Using OTG cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting? Can Nexus Media Importer be useful here?
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Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? [duplicate]

Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? If not, is there a way to enable / support it?
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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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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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Can I boot into other OS (such as Ubuntu) from an Android OS tablet that have a USB host?

I have the following scenario: A user have a Android OS tablet that have Android 4.0 The tablet have a full USB port (not the mini USB port) The user have a thumbdrive that have a boot from USB ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Android Arduino USB [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can't mount ext4 with StickMount

I have a 2nd generation Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.4. I rooted it, got an OTG cable and tried to mount something using StickMount. It always says it mounts things successfully, but in the case of ...
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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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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support? [duplicate]

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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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 ...