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Questions tagged [usb-on-the-go]

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 connect a hard drive (with NTFS) to Android phone?

I have a Samsung device and I want to connect an external hard drive to it with OTG but the problem is the hard drive isn't readable om my phone. I searched the internet for a solution and I found a ...
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Get rid of enable OTG notification: Android 8.0.1 Tecno Camon X

I have a phone, when I connect it to charge, after 2 to 3 minutes it prompts for "Enable OTG". I tried to go the apps management to find out the system app to disable it but unfortunately I couldn't ...
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Asus ME173X doesn't recognize USB keyboard

I've bought a USB keyboard for an Asus ME173X tablet, but it doesn't work when I plug it. The keyboard works OK with my Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, but not with the tablet. It's a brandless, small ...
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Wireless Xbox 360 controller makes in-game camera spin when connected to USB OTG

I've bought a Galaxy Note 8 a few weeks ago, I was testing the USB OTG with a wireless adapter for Xbox 360, I've connected the controller successfully, but, when I open a controller-supported game, ...
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How to prevent Android from creating Android and Lost.dir folders on external otg storage?

If I either connect my Camera using a USB cable via OTG or inserting the SD card in a OTG reader connected to the phone Android creates automatically two folders: an Android folder an a Lost.Dir ...
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Read a usb-otg with a Luks partition

How can I make android read a usb-otg with a Luks partition? The usb is in good state, in Debian that I use by default it reads it without needing to mount it by means of the terminal, until it ...
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USB Flash Drive is not recognised on Android phone

I bought the Wansenda S100 OTG USB Flash Drive 32GB USB 2.0 For Android Devices/PC/Tablet/Mac with the intention to load MP3 music on it and play it on my android phone. When I insert the flash ...
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Unable to use OTG on galaxy S8

I have a S8 and I am unable to use any USB device, alltough OTG troubleshooter says USB host support is there, but no OTG detected. I was under the impression that if you hook up a mouse using the ...
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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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Disable any OTG from USB on Samsung

is there a way I could stop any flash OTG from accessing the tablet? I don't want the user to read or write anything to it I don't want to use the OTG anymore, the tablet is rooted. It's a samsung ...
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Can I connect a keyboard via micro-usb to a smartphone which doesn't support OTG?

My phone has no OTG support. A standard USB keyboard connected using an OTG cable doesn't work or even get recognized. Would a keyboard which instead connects via micro-usb work? Or would the phone ...
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Is it possible to use an external microphone for video with the 3.5mm - USB-C adapter for recording Video?

I have a Pixel 2 XL, the official 3.5mm AUX adapter and a RODE VideoMic Pro. I connected them up, but recording video with the official app only used the internal microphone. Is there an app or some ...
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Adb says “Error: Device offline” everytime

Please see this question for background information. Problem: Whenever I run adb devices it says Error: device offline - This appears even when no device is connected at all. It won't even let me ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

I've a rooted Sony reader PRS-T1 (based on Android 2.2) and usually when I need to copy files to it, I connect it to my laptop with a USB cable. However, sometimes I travel without my laptop and have ...
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USB OTG Extension Cable and DAC

I am trying to get audio through my USB DAC on various tablets with OTG functionality and I don't know why it's not working! First off. It works just find when I use the OTG adapter straight to the ...
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FrontTech 3d Game Pad Model #: JIL-1731 to Redmi 2

I could not connect my FrontTech 3d Game Pad Model #: JIL-1731 to Redmi 2 thru OTG option. The Redmi 2 phone not recognising, i tried game pad app. Need your advice and step by step guide to install ...
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Nexus 7 2012: No OS, adb not working, can I fix using twrp?

So I accidentally wiped the OS from ASUS Nexus 7 WIFI 2012 Tablet. Right now: -No OS installed, -only boots as far as Google logo -still have TWRP -can't mount OTG in TWRP -all computers and cords I'...
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Huawei P20 Pro charging in USB host mode

I'm seeing several related questions here. However, most of them are ancient (as in 2012) and refer to micro USB and maybe the USB-C standards are different with regard to host mode charging. I'm ...
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Is stereoscopic vision via OTG and 2 USB cameras possible?

I'm thinking of making a stereoscopic night vision device by using 2 USB cameras connected via OTG (type C) to my Android phone. I've already tested 1 USB camera and some VR App from the Play Store ...
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Are there any powered USB-C hubs available for Google Pixel?

My question is probably technically a dupe, but the only answer is not exactly clear: the phone is absolutely capable of providing a charge and transferring files That's not what I'm after - I ...
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LG Aristo 2 and Xbox 360 Controller with USB OTG

I'd like to connect my phone (LG Aristo 2) to an Xbox 360 controller. It is wired, and I've connected it to my phone via USB OTG. It doesn't function currently; no button presses make any action. Is ...
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Local IP address of Android device connected via Ethernet

I have an Android Tablet with Android 7.0 connected to my network via an OTG RJ45 Ethernet connector. I know how to get local IP address when connected via WiFi, but not via Ethernet. Any idea on ...
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Is USB host supported by hardware?

Im using an Acer Liquid E2 Duo (with Androium 5, which is based on 4.4.2). I would like to know how i can find out if OTG is supported on the hardware side, or if someone knows about this phone ...
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reprogram keyboard keys and mouse movement (OTG)

I recently bought an OTG adapter for a project in which I programmed an app to communicate with an Arduino. Aftwards, I was playing with the adapter and found that I could insert my little USB ...
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Is it possible to charge and transfer files to an Android phone with a usb-c hub?

I'm considering buying a usb-c hub to use with my Android phone (Google Pixel), so that I can charge my phone, use a flash drive and a USB keyboard at the same time - all using the phone's single usb-...
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Can you use USB OTG and charge at the same time?

I have a Google pixel-2. I like to use a Bluetooth keyboard and wired mouse via the USB-C-OTG canoe that came with the phone... But then I can't charge the phone. I wanted to buy something... To let ...
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Move apps from internal storage to USB OTG drive

I have a 32GB OTG USB drive and I want to move some huge apps over to it. My device is a Huawei Nova 2I. Can you help me? Thank you.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 gt-s7273T said have otg support

Using 4.2.2 JB rooted have busybox All programs tell device have OTG but not detect any device. Need a otg Y cable with energy for load usb pluged devices to device cell phone?
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Can you flash directly from another Android (no PC, no SD)?

I have an old Android TV box (the ZaapTV 509N) that is useless. It was advertised as a $300 subscription-free streaming service for Arabic channels from overseas, but every 3 years they would force a $...
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Charge phone while using usb for data transfer [duplicate]

I am planning on mounting my phone to a tripod to view pictures from my camera right after I take them so I can decide whether to retake the pictures. My phone battery doesn't last a while and for ...
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Ethernet on Moto E3 with Marshmallow (6.0)

Just got a usb2 to ethernet adaptor. I am trying to connect the Moto E3 on wired ethernet but this is unsuccessful so far. It does not seem to work like plug and play. ifconfig does not shows eth0 ...
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Simultaneously connecting USB mouse and VGA monitor?

Is it possible to simultaneously connect a USB mouse and VGA monitor to an Android tablet? Because of my physical disability, I would like to operate an Android tablet using a standard USB mouse, ...
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Moto Droid doesn't see USB flash

I have a Moto Droid Max - Android 6.0. It won't recognize / show a USB / OTG connected SD card in reader. Same phone, same OTG cable, I connect a wired USB mouse, and it work immediately. Same OTG ...
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How to use USB-OTG support in Huawei Y5 2017

Does Huawei Y5 have standard USB-OTG support? GSM Arena says it has, but it doesn't detect my USB-OTG 64GB Sandisk. I know it can be solved via rooting, but I don't want to brick my newly bought Y5. ...
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USB otg format to FAT32 and NTFS without Desktop

I'm using a Galaxy S5 (Android 6.0.1) and I am trying to find out how to format a USB using an otg cable. I can successfully format it and use it on the device by using Androids default formatting ...
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Is it possible to use usb drive/sd card as internal storage?

Phone internal storage is damaged and unavailable. Is there any other way to fix the phone than replacing internal storage (or entire motherboard), perhaps using usb drive or sd card?
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Xbox 360 controller is not working on my Moto E4 Plus

I don't know what happened. My USB OTG cable is working fine and also my Xbox controller on PC. In fact, I have another Android, Sony Xperia Z3 plus. Here it's working just fine. But I don't know what ...
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How to Enable OTG Compability On my Samsung SM-T231

Yesterday I bought one OTG Cable just for my tablet but for some reason it isn't compatible or it doesn't Read my OTG cable..Any solutions??
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How to have dead keys working with an USB keyboard?

I've connected to my phone a desktop USB keyboard using an OTG connector. Everything works fine, unfortunately I can't produce accented letters like áéíãê. When I type an accent, like `'^, another ...
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Why won't my USB headset work OTG with my Honor 6x?

I'm using an Honor 6x running EMUI 5.0. I bought an OTG cable recently, a female USB to male Micro-USB to use with this phone. I've connected a mouse and keyboard, and those worked fine. But, when I ...
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Will a OTG + USB ethernet cord work for Internet access?

Will a OTG adapter (the one with a micro-b male on one end and USB 'standard' female port on the other end) connected to a Ethernet to usb ('standard' USB male one end, female/male Ethernet end on ...
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Tablet won't recognize OTG flash drive

I have an Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 It's up to date with everything. Up until just now, I've never had a problem connecting external storage devices to my tablet using an OTG cable. Earlier today, ...
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A presentation pointer recognised as a keyboard

This question is a follow-up to this question. When connecting a presentation pointer via a USB OTG cable to my Nvidia Shield tablet, it gets recognised as a keyboard and as a result does not work ...
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Using a presentation pointer with Android tablet

I have recently bought the Nvidia Shield Tablet, which happens to have Mini HDMI output. As a PhD student in Maths (potentially staying in academia afterwards), I give and will most likely continue to ...
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Android phone HDD/SSD 2.5“/1.8” - how much power is too much?

Recently I started experimenting with OTG adapter and some USB devices. While pendrives, RS232 adapters etc typicially work, storage is more interesting topic. I tried to connect my 1tb Seagate SSHD ...
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Control UI with USB gamepad

How can I control the Android UI (especially back & home button) on Android 6 with a USB gamepad? I have the Docooler R39 Android TV Box (running 6.0) and a cheap generic USB gamepad with the USB ...
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I have broken my Motorola Moto E 1 Screen I was wondering if I could plug my Phone into a Monitor and a mouse

I have broken my Motorola Moto E 1 Screen I was wondering if I could plug my Phone into a Monitor and a mouse, so i could use the mouse to put in my passcode. The bad thing is that my passowrd is a ...
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Use an Android phone as a dongle with a home router

I'm researching the possibility of 'tethering' a spare (rooted android) phone to my home router, to act as a 3G/4G dongle and give my home internet via the phone. I have found USB to Ethernet ...
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OTG mouse not working in Android 4?

I have Nexus 4 with broken touch screen and with Android 4.4.4 installed. I tried to connect a USB mouse using a OTG micro-usb adapter, but it doesn't work. The mouse doesn't even light up. Any idea ...
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Can I use an external hard drive with an Android phone? [duplicate]

For years I've been downloading things onto my Android then transferring them to SD cards via the usb port connected to a card-reader. Could I use a basic unpowered external hard drive instead, such ...