I wish to use a USB camera with a Samsung Tab S2 t813. I have the USB Camera Pro app installed, however when I plug in a camera, the app does not register the device. On two other Samsung phones with the same app running, there is no problem, the video is shown.

Is it likely to be a hardware fault, or is there some configuration that needs to be adjusted or a certain driver necessary?

The tablet is running Android 7.0 and kernel 3.10.84-14953299 dpi@SWDH7017 #1.


  • On Android/Linux drivers are integral part of the kernel. If the USB webcam driver is missing on one device you can't install the driver, instead you would have to rebuild a matching kernel and enable the usb drivers(s) and then replace the kernel (which is the first step to a custom ROM).
    – Robert
    Mar 11, 2021 at 14:13
  • I've compiled Linux kernels before but have no clue about android. Can you please suggest places where i can find information? Is it unusual for Samsung to omit webcam drivers in their kernels? The two phones that I've tested have both been Samsung - one is a Galaxy J8
    – sebinho
    Mar 11, 2021 at 14:19
  • Doe USB OTG works at all on the device where the webcam is not recognized? You can test it by connecting a simple USB mouse or keyboard. And there are also OTG checker apps in Play Store.
    – Robert
    Mar 11, 2021 at 14:24
  • Thanks. USB OTG Checker reports that it the tablet has "Android Compatible USB OTG" . Under "List of connected devices" however, it reports no device found" when I attach a mouse or camera
    – sebinho
    Mar 11, 2021 at 14:36
  • I tested the mouse with Word. I works on my J8 phone, but not on the tablet unfortunately
    – sebinho
    Mar 11, 2021 at 14:41


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