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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 can I determine if my device has USB Host Mode (OTG) support?

Some Android devices can act as a USB host, so that you can use other USB devices attached to them. For instance, browse or import the photos stored on a camera from your phone, or copy files onto a ...
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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
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Why are USB cables of two different OEM's different

The USB has various purposes for data transfer, movement of input and output signals for hardware like connecting an Android device to another Display screen (USB on the go), charging the device etc.(...
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Sync ext SD to USB OTG **without** using a PC

Device Details Moto X Play - Android 6.0.1, Rooted (Systemless root) Samsung 64 GB ext SD San Disk 128 GB USB - came shipped with FAT 32 reformatted to exFAT since I have folders > 4 GB on external ...
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Is it possible to use external hard drives with USB OTG?

On some sources I have read that it is impossible to use external hard drives over USB OTG. Is it really impossible? Isn't there some kind of workaround? Update: Apparently ES file explorer can see ...
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What is the difference between USB On-The-Go (OTG) and USB Host Mode?

What is the difference between USB On-The-Go (OTG) and USB Host Mode? They seem to be more or less the same. Are they?
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Using your smartphone as Laptop and Desktop with a DisplayLink-Setup (with S7 for example)

I want to buy an Samsung S7, but I also want to use it as a laptop and desktop replacement. What I have in mind is a workflow like seen in this youtube video. After some researching how this could be ...
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Why is my phone ignoring OTG USB?

I have 2 phones. 1. Android 4.4.4 - When OTG USB is connected, it automatically mounts with no problems and I can manage files, watch movies from it, etc. 2. Android 6.0 - when OTG USB is connected, ...
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What are the limitations of USB On-The-Go on Nexus tablets?

I'm thinking about using USB On-The-Go to extend the rather limited space on the Nexus 10 tablet. I've read about it, but I'm not sure on where exactly the limitations of this approach are. I know ...
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Android device with USB HUB and Charge

I have a Chinese android tablet with MTK8392. It has only 1 micro USB port. The OTG function is working well, I can use a special USB keyboard with OTG. Is there ANY way to use this USB keyboard AND ...
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simultaneous USB-OTG and charging

I'm trying to charge my Nexus 7 2013 while using USB-OTG. I built the widely described Y-cable that does USB passthrough, grounds the sense pin (yellow lead) through a 100 k resistor, and connects ...
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Can Android devices access an iOS file system via USB-OTG?

Using an OTG cable, Stickmount, and Root Explorer, I can view files on my USB flash drives with my Android device. On Windows, it's possible to view an iOS device's filesystem using programs such as ...
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usb otg thermal printer interface to android tab with usb device

I have printer with USB OTG capability which I want to use with my Android Tab (as USB device). Is this possible -- and if so, will it work for all Android versions from 2.3 up? Is there any driver ...
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LG Nexus 4's Internal Storage Dilemma & its Apparent Lack of Support for USB OTG Connectivity?

As my contract on my current android phone is soon ending, I am considering purchasing the LG Nexus 4 (if it ever becomes available again on the Google Play Store) as my next phone, as it supposedly ...
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USB host mode not working on Samsung Galaxy S using CyanogenMod

I am using CyanogenMod 10.1.0-RC3 (Android 4.2.2) on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001). I have read Android 4 supports USB on the go, so I wanted to give it a try. I bought a USB OTG cable, and ...
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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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OTG USB 3.0 not working in Moto G3

I recently bought a 32 GB capacity USB 3.0 OTG SanDisk pen drive model number SDDD2-032G-G46. When connected I was able to view the files in the pen drive and even copy some files, however when I ...
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Android 7 Nougat onwards: hides USB OTG sticks from third-party file managers?

Third party file managers such as ES File Manager and RhythmSoft File Manager HD (others will be tested) do not show an USB OTG device. It does not even get listed. Only Android's pre-installed file ...
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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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Using an OTG drive with Google Play Music?

I just bought an OTG drive thinking I could mount it and cache music on it on Google Play Music. I am using a 2014 Moto X, with 16GB internal storage. It mounts just fine on the device, but Google ...
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Why doesn't Note 2(N7100) recognize external hard drive but Honor 6 does?

I have two cell phones Note2 and Honor 6. Both are rooted, and run 4.4.2 Both have a battery of same capacity 3100mAh. I can connect any of two external hard drives WD passport and WD Elements of 1 TB ...
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Enabling OTG support in Micromax Canvas Nitro A310

Device info : Model Number : Micromax A310 Android Version : 4.4.2 Kernel Version : 3.4.67 The question here doesn't clear out whether all Android devices has OTG support or not. I need OTG ...
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USB OTG “power consumtion error”

I use a USB OTG cable to connect USB devices such as pen drives, mice, key boards, etc. But when I connect some devices, (particularly some of the pen drives I have) it gives me following error ...
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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted stock LG P500?

I have a rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3 with kernel 2.6.35.10. I would like to use USB OTG features and connect a flash drive to my phone. I have a USB OTG cable that I use with my Nexus 7. The ...
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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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Is it possible to limit power supplied by host connected with OTG cable? [duplicate]

Is it possible, to lower the power that is supplied to the devices through the OTG Cable by messing around with the host? My Galaxy S3 is the host and this connection is draining battery well to fast,...
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Does Samsung Galaxy Grand Support USB OTG?

Hii Everyone iam Using Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9082) Duos Model and it is running with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Version. I Just Wanted to know whether my device supports USB-OTG Cable Support For ...
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Here is display mirroring by usb cable with the S7, but the S7 does not supports MHL and DisplayLink is also not used. So how does this work?

In the Youtube-Video Samsung Galaxy S7 Android 6.0 phone Mirror Link for Joying Android 5.1 lollipop 1024*600 car stereo he shows how to connect his Samsung S7 just by a USB-cable with an external ...
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Is OTG support on a phone is a Hardware dependent feature

I will be buying a Xolo Q800 -X-Edition Phone that has a MediaTEK MT6589 chipset. Searching on all forum sites, i found that this phone does not support OTG. So i want to ask that does OTG ...
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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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Do all Android devices have USB OTG support?

I am using celkon A98. The specification of my device says it does not have USB OTG support .. I tried OTG troubleshooter app... it says USB host is supported ... Do I have USB host functionality **...
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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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Simultaneous OTG + Charging Capability

I'm working on a hobby project to stick a tablet in a car to replace the factory head unit. For this, I need to connect the reverse camera to the tablet (via USB, using something like an EasyCAP ...
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Samsung S5 mini supports Gamepad through OTG?

I saw a video and some discussion where people just plug and play gamepads on to Android phones. I've got a Samsung S5 mini (SM G800F, Android 4.4.2, not rooted). Bought a wire USB SNES Clone + OTG ...
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Preventing device wake up on USB

Is there a way of preventing an Android device from waking up/staying awake when a USB is device is plugged in? I know Windows allows this in device manager. Is there a similar setting in Android or ...