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To use an attached USB device you need to have: A USB OTG (USB On-The-Go) cable USB Host Mode drivers loaded on your device A version of the Android operating system loaded on that device that supports USB Host Mode An Android device (eg phone or tablet) that has built-in hardware support for USB Host Mode And finally there need to be drivers on your ...


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MHL is a new wire protocol, using very clever signalling technology to use very few wires to transmit a lot of data: 1080p video, 7.1 channel surround sound, and RCP remote control data. MHL also uses the existing power lines on USB to allow the TV to power the connected device. When connected to an MHL display, the display controller on the phone speaks ...


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Please clarify what is the intended goal and why? Android phones have their own boot-loaders and cannot be overridden by other means. It is not like a PC's BIOS where you can switch the ordering of boot to boot from certain devices such as Network PXE, USB, Primary/Secondary H.D.D... Edit: After the comments below, and in relation to the OP's question ...


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Yes and Kinda. You're talking about USB On the Go (OTG) and Android is capable of it but it's not officially supported. I couldn't find any apps in the app market that handle it but here are a couple people that got it working: http://sven.killig.de/android/N1/2.2/usb_host/ (this guy basically turned his Nexus One into a whole work station) ...


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In the context of Android devices, the terms are often used interchangeably. Host mode USB has two different kinds of endpoint (connected device), like a client-server interface. One device is the computer (or host), and it's in charge: it's the server. All the other devices (the peripherals) are the clients, and can only communicate with the server. ...


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USB OTG stands for USB On-The-Go. This allows your phone to use USB devices (e.g. mice, keyboards, external USB drives) through a MicroUSB to USB adapter. The MHL adapter allows your device to connect via HDMI to a TV or monitor. The statement that it can power the device just means that it can both charge/power the phone and allow HDMI output via the MHL ...


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Yes, it is possible, at least technically. What you need is a cable called a OTG host cable with power, which is a double-female cable with a male micro, a female micro (which only has the power and ground connected, no data), and a female A, like this one. Additionally, you also need software support. I know an appropriate kernel patch is available for ...


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I use the Irig Pre interface (30 euro / 30-40 US dollars) to connect any XLR mic to my HTC wildfire. In flightmode I can make good 48khz mono WAV recordings with the Taperecorder app. When I switch flightmode off there sometimes are some ticks and clicks. Afterwards you cann edit your recording and convert it into MP3 files.


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I bought a splitter ($7.65 on Amazon)to access the headphone/mic input on my HTC Thunderbolt. An Audio Technica ATR6550 shotgun mike works fine with the built-in camcorder software. Note that the impedence on this is 2200 ohms. I have half a dozen other microphones, and NONE of them work (some have an impedence of around 1000 ohms, so maybe this is the ...


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It's not a USB mic, but I have found a solution for external mic via 3.5 mm jack. Look at my answer on this question: How do I use an external microphone with my Galaxy Nexus?


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There are native programs available on Android for creating file systems, and in most cases they reside in a directory below /system (my Motorola Droid 2 e.g. has them in /system/xbin. Depending on the file system you want to create, you can chose between: mkfs.ext2 mkfs.minix (unlikely you want that -- and it might even be not available with your ROM) ...


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I haven't seen any Android system supporting NTFS out-of-the-box. Could be some CustomROMs do, or there are some "root mods". So without root, it might get hard (though there might be some UserSpace mods as well, technically spoken). If your device is rooted, you could take a look at NTFS Mounter, which might or might not support your Huawai (take care to ...


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The range of USB device types supported "as is" by Android is limited and does not include microphones. On the other hand, Android has the capability to work with an unlimited range of USB devices via their 'open accessories' sdk/kit/framework. This was added in Android 3.0. I believe they had to do it this way: existing USB devices require driver ...


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Read [this]: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1259739 After you flash the latest rom you could flash the usb host mode which is [here]: http://goo.im/devs/psyke83/roms/u8160/hotfixes called usbhost1-cm-7-20120729-MADTEAM-u8160.zip Enjoy.


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If you live in non-US country, then you can follow a guide for installing the US-based ICS on you Xoom that I've written up on my blog. The basic procedure is: Install Android SDK and Motorola USB drivers on your PC Download US honeycomb stock ROM from here Extract all files from this ZIP file into platform-tools folder under Android SDK Boot ...


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Android Devices as USB Hosts has been a point of interest for all the developers. Until the Android's HoneyComb OS (OS 3.0), there have been no signs of possibility. The latest HoneyComb API (OS 3.1), however, seems to provide possibilities to support Android devices being used as USB Hosts. An API has been included for the same. Therefore, though as of now ...


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You need to: Root your Nexus 7 Install StickMount Use a file explorer to browse the files on your hard disk


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Yes, it works. You need to root and install the StickMount app. Source.


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The best option (albeit a rather pricey one) appears to be the iControlPad. It was originally designed for use with an iPhone but now uses bluetooth to communicate with all bluetooth-enabled devices. It sounds like developers plan on supporting it, but I'm not sure how well it will work with current games. EDIT: I recently became aware of another ...


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The Samsung Galaxy S2 officially supports USB On the Go (OTG). The official adaptor for the Samsung Galaxy S2 converts your handset's microUSB connection to a standard USB connection so you can connect a USB flash drive. Look for part number ET-R205UBEGSTD.


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You have to use File Manager HD and do the following Steps : On the panel at the left tap Storage. On the panel at the top right press the Up arrow until the first directory entry is asec. Now scroll down through the directory and you should see usb_storage. 4.Tap usb_storage and you should see your data. Hope i will help. From : ...


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This isn't possible on most devices, since they don't support USB Host mode. Some devices have USB OTG support or a USB Host port, but these are relatively rare devices so far. In theory you could write an application on Win/Linux to access the phone via USB but not the other way around.


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Does the Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB adapter allow you to plug in an external web camera? No And if it does not, are there any tablets that do? Acer Iconia Tab A500 It all depends on the kernel configuration. You can install custom kernel on any device to make it to allow external camera. It is a lengthy process and involves rooting the phone.


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The Common: Better support for mouse and usb keyboards found at the changelog refers to all devices supported, meaning that there was an overall improvement on the USB support for mouse and keyboard devices. But take into account that the words "better support" means that there was an improvement, but it may still be buggy on certain devices under specific ...


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CyanogenMod does not support NTFS. You would have to compile your own kernel module for the CM Kernel in order to mount NTFS. Edit for you comment about the Paragon App: using an app like that is different then actually mounting it in android. If it doesn't work with your drive, it is an issue with the application, not CM7. The app is implementing the ...


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Yes, you need a specific OTG cable, or you need to modify your cable. An OTG cable has pins 4 and 5 shorted, which is how Android knows it needs to switch over to host mode. You can manually short (cross) the wires on a standard cable, then use a f-f adapter. For my Nook Simple Touch, a kernel patch is needed to be able to use OTG. I also need to manually ...


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It should normally be located within settings>storage>unmount USB storage. Otherwise look within whatever file explorer you are using on the tablet for USB storage, this should indicate that a usb stick etc is using the drive, and hence give you the option to remove/unmount. There are apps available but these require root access to my knowledge.


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Do I need a specific app? My impression is that I need the Nexus Media Importer, which is a paid app, but is that the only way? Some apps on Google Play have the ability to read USB OTG data, however an app specifically made for the purpose would be better. Which filesystems are supported? Most file systems that Linux supports will be supported. Can the ...


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This question and answer is basically a duplicate of http://stackoverflow.com/a/15151075/588476 See the above link for an example program and more in depth discussion. As far as I know, there are two ways to get the USB permission box popup: Request permission explicitly from your application using UsbManager.requestPermission(...) Register an ...



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