I have a proprietary tablet that's been secured. It's a mediatek mt8163, with Android 8.0.

It's a "Managed Device" as android likes to call it. Anyways, I ended up being able to create a hack that installs an app, and I then gained root access.

When I run an OTG checker app, it says the device is OTG capable/compatible. However, when I connect the OTG cable to any device, it will only charge, it won't recognize that another device has been connected. Therefor I can't transfer data or anything of the sort, which is my goal.

Is there any setting that I may be able to access in the terminal that will fully enable OTG? I have Super User access in the terminal, so anything I can do to troubleshoot OTG from here would be greatly appreciated.

  • Mediatek devices rarely support OTG
    – alecxs
    Aug 10 at 18:45
  • @alecxs Could the OTG checker just be giving me a false positive? Aug 10 at 18:54
  • I don't know that app but it may give you separate info about hardware- and software support. additional software may required
    – alecxs
    Aug 10 at 18:57
  • @alecxs That's kinda what I was thinking. I just can't find any other software and/or settings that may help with this. Aug 10 at 18:58
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    Does this answer your question? Is there a definite way to know if my phone supports USB-OTG or not? Aug 11 at 5:48

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