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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 use a USB cord and a rooted Pixel 4 tablet to root and jailbreak other devices?

I have a Pixel 4 tablet that is rooted with a functional USB and port. I'm trying to figure out how I can use the USB cord and hook it up to the same device that isn't rooted, clean out all of its ...
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Enable always-on OTG on the Oppo Reno 6

I found the command adb shell settings put global oneplus_otg_auto_disable 0 to make the OTG option always on on OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3 running OxygenOS. How can I modify it to work on Oppo Reno 6?
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Files missing after data transfer between SD card connected as a USB OTG pen drive sending to an external SD card on a Samsung Galaxy A42

I just tried to move about 2 GB of files from an SD card --connected as a USB OTG Pen drive in the USB-C port-- to the "external/removable" SD card mounted inside of the phone. (*first, I ...
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How to mount my USB-C pen drive in Android 12

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I've tried inserting a USB-C pen drive into the USB-C port I usually use to charge my phone. According to some websites, I should get a notification ...
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Use USB attached SD card in gallery

When traveling I usually only have my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+) with me but not a real PC. So to have a quick check of the pictures I took during the day with my DSLR camera I'd love to use the ...
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Unable to access High-Power USB device connected via USB OTG

I have a Samsung A52 [SM-A525F/DS] phone, a USB A to type C OTG cable. I wanted to connect my Audio Interface to the phone via the OTG. Audio Interface has 2 USB port, 1 for power and the other for ...
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Pixel 4a - is it possible to play music (in car) over USB?

Is it possible to play music from my Pixel 4a over USB in my car? My car is a Ford Focus from 2016. If I plug in an iPhone, the car just starts to play whatever music was last listened to (or just ...
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Need to replug USB device after reboot of Samsung s5e

Im using a Samsung tabs5e rooted as the media center in my car. I've connected it as follows: TabS5e - USB Hub USB Hub - DAC/Amp (via USB) Dac/Amp - Car via aux Now, my issue is that when I initially ...
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Can I charge Android when it is uses OTG?

I want to have Android phone which talks with another device (that is Arduino but it's irrelevant to the question here) via USB OTG. The problem I see is - I'd like the Android to be constantly ...
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How to turn on USB Debugging with a non functional touch screen?

I have an old Huawei Y3 2017. I replaced it's screen from a shop. But, the new touch didn't last long, making the phone useless. I tried to use an USB OTG mouse, but it didn't detected either. Then I ...
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Charging and using Otg simultaneously with hub on Android 11

does anyone who has a powkiddy x18s (Android 11) know if it is possible to use a hub with a PD that charges the device and can use a mouse at the same time (simultaneously)? because I connected a usb ...
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How to connect microSD card or external USB hard drive to Redmi 10C

I've only ever had Redmi smartphones. First a 4A, then a 6, now a 10C. The first two both used microUSB and the new one uses USB-C. The 4A was a Chinese version and the later two are both ...
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Pixel 7 Pro on Android 13 does not natively recognize exFAT-formatted 4tb Crucial X10 USBC SSD

Title says most of it. I have a Pixel 7 Pro and a Pixel Tablet. I just got a Crucial X10 4TB portable SSD, which advertises as compatible with Android. I have Solid Explorer installed, and when I plug ...
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Unable to charge and connect a USB device at the same time

When I plug in a USB-C cord into my Android phone in my car, I want it to simultaneously charge over fast charging (PD 20W) and also connect to a USB DAC (external sound card). This way I can charge ...
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How can I restore proper functioning of the charge port in a tablet after connecting an OTG adapter that did not work?

I wanted to connect a USB external mic to a Lenovo tablet (P11) with only one USB Type C port (charge port). It did not work because apparently the tablet does not support OTG protocol. It shouldn't ...
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What is scrcpy OTG mode and how does it work?

In scrcpy documentation an OTG mode is mentioned. How is that working without adb and what can we do with that?
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My phone's touchscreen is damaged. Is it possible to control it remotely?

I have an Android 5-based smartphone that I like a lot but it's an old phone and the touchscreen is damaged. The screen works perfectly but there's no user input available. The battery was changed ...
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Enabling USB debugging with broken screen (is it possible to connect external screen via usb 2.0 OTG?)

The phone is Asus Zenfone 3 ZE553KL. The screen is black and touch is not working. The phone is locked with a pattern. Power, volume buttons and navigation bar at the bottom work. Is there any way to ...
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Ethernet over USB + ADB | Dynamically switch between Host and Peripheral mode in OTG

Problem: I own an android device in a remote location that I use to run various tests and operations. I need to be able to send ADB commands while also connect the phone to a wired internet connection....
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usb-otg, mtp and adb sideload not working in TWRP

I was using LOS17 on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (t813) but I decided to go back to LOS16. So I downloaded the ROM and gapps, put them on a pen drive, rebooted my tablet in recovery mode (running latest ...
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How to access all partitions of a USB drive OR how to choose which partition is displayed in file manager?

I'm on a OnePlus 8T on Android 13, and I've recently purchased a fingerprint encrypted USB. The way the USB works, is it has a Public and a Secure partition. When you insert the USB, only the Public ...
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How can i see my devices external USB storage in android studio

I'm currently creating an application that aims to automatically move a file between the folder of a USB device and an internal folder. I have the code that moves the files between two folders working ...
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Why is an OTG not detected when a micro SD card is already inserted in the device?

I have tried this on both Realme XT running Android 11 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ running Android 12. Whenever there's a micro SD card inserted and I attach a USB drive/SD card from my camera via OTG, ...
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How can I Simulate External Drives on Android Studio?

I'm currently working on a small internal application for my company. (non-commercial, just a QoL app) The plan is to connect several hard drives to one mobile device and simultaneously flash them all ...
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Can I use an ecrypted flash drive on Android?

Is it possible to use a flash drive encrypted with LUKS and connected to the phone with an USB OTG cable?
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Phone doesn't recognize usb

Mine phone (Honor 10) doensn't recognize an usb connection, execept for charging. The initial problem was connecting my phone to a 3D-printer. Because this didn't work, I tried to connect a usb-flash ...
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External SSD drive can only be detected when Android is on 100% battery

Android 11 will communicate with the external drive using a -y- connector, one lead to power, and the other lead to PNY 1TB drive. However, once the battery drains below 100 percent, Android refuses ...
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Connecting a DVD/CDROM reader through USB OTG

can CDROM/DVD readers be recognized and managed as standard USB mass storage? Does Android include drivers or libraries to read this quite standard hardware? Are drivers or root required? Any tip ...
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USB Connected Device - Device Control [duplicate]

I purchased a USB C thumbdrive to make transferring images off my phone (Galaxy S10) a little simpler. However, upon being prompted for the "Charging Connected Device Via USB" for "USB ...
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USB Host/UVC Camera: specific camera detected as a unknown vendor / product ID

I have an application that records video from USB cameras mounted on microscopes in remote places in Africa. It is working fine from Android 4 to 12. We have a handful of camera models and the problem ...
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Is it possible to turn an Android device into a USB Pendrive on a rooted device through a OTG cable?

I tried using USB Mountr but it turns up as Linux File-CD Usb Gadget Device and it doesn't work for my car's music player. Is it possible to emulate a USB flash drive using an OTG cable?
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Can't transfer data from one phone to another using data cable

When I connect two phones using data cable and otg they charge but no data transfer option comes.One is Android 6 and other 7.Earlier 2 or more years ago I tried doing it and it was successful but now ...
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Android Phone is deleting the .MOV files form SD card when inserted via USB OTG

I bought a mini camera for use when on travel and when I remove the micro SD card from the camera and insert it into the OTG USB-C adapter attached to my Note 20 Ultra, the entire contents of the ...
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Keyboard connected via USB OTG writes wrong characters

I have keyboard+mouse combo connected via USB A -> USB C reduction. Mouse works as expected, but keyboard writes wrong characters (it starts in second line see below). I tried two different USB ...
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OTG USB devices not detected anymore on Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 but can charge the phone and share files with computer

I noticed that either USB key or the Razer Kishi gamepad where undetected by my device although it did work some time ago. It may be related to an update or a material problem, I don't know. I tried ...
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Access OTG directory via wifi adb

I got my PC external storage port blocked. However, there are some large files in my external drive that I need to transfer, and using cloud service is out of option. I can use my phone to transfer ...
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Retrieving messages from phone where cannot see screen

I damaged my old phone. The screen is almost completely shattered to the point I cannot see or touch it. Everything else works fine. I have a USB otg cable and can use a keyboard to type in my PIN. Is ...
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USB OTG only working on charging mode

I have an android tablet that came with OTG support and adb binary already installed, I would like to connect my phone to use adb but when I connect it only charges the phone and adb does not show my ...
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How to Connect external M.2 nvme ssd drive with OTG usb hub

Question How to Connect external M.2 nvme ssd drive with OTG usb hub I want to take constant nandroid backup of system userdata boot sdext2 external micro card through twrp recovery or any imaging ...
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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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Power down USB on standby

I've been using USB keyboard and / RFID readers on a tablet (Android 8.1.0 on Samsung GalaxyView2). If the tablet goes standby, they keep powered, draining the tablets battery fast. Is it possible by ...
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Android tablet says it's OTG compatible, but it won't detect other devices when plugged in

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 ...
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PIN locked Pixel with broken screen and USB debugging OFF, OTG keyboard doesn't unlock it

I got a Google Pixel 1 with a smashed dead black screen locked by a known PIN that I would like to recover some photos from. Nothing vital but now it has become a personal crusade to do it! The good ...
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Android with USB C Hub and charging not working

I would like to have my Android device (Alldocube iPlay 7T) to be charged and simultaneously have a few USB devices connected. Note - I'm new to Android - but needed this setup for a specific purpose. ...
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Use USB OTG mic audio device for audio input ONLY (use mic with headphones)

I want to record some audio using a USB mic and my OTG-supporting Android phone. The problem is, because the phone recognizes the mic as an audio input/output device even though the mic has no ...
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USB C hub and charging at the same time

I bought a USB C hub with charging integrated but as soon as I plug in the charging cable to the hub the other ports stop working and the phone only charges. The USB ports and Ethernet ports stop ...
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Share internet through otg-ethernet from terminal

I know other threads already exist but none of them answer this specifically. My OTG ethernet cable works only when used as a client, i.e. when a DHCP server is recognized. I want to be able to share ...
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USB 3.1 gen 2 flash drive only works when connected through 2 adapters at the same time

Okay, this is a very specific question with very specific hardware, so I understand if there isn't an answer. I recently bought a USB 3.1 gen 2 flash drive with read and write speeds of 400MB/s, ...
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Completely broken (unviewing-untouchable) android screen - (known) patternlock - no google account

After my mobile screen fell I was asking if there was someway to draw my android lock pattern, I precise, pattern, NOT PIN, by using a keyboard, maybe typing corresponding numbers on the numpad... Up ...
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USB ethernet goes to sleep, has to be reconnected to restore

I have an old Nexus 7 tablet running LineageOS that still works but has poor battery life. I've set it up in a fixed location with AC power instead. Its location has poor wifi so I've added a UGreen ...
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