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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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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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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 ...
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up to which capacity an OTG capable phone could support external usb storage?

My phone (Sony Xperia M C2005) supports up to 32 GB SD Card and has OTG capability. I want to know up to which capacity it could support flash memory as external USB storage.
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USB OTG Hardware support on Galaxy Grand Duos

Does Galaxy Grand Duos have hardware support for OTG ? Is it just restricted by software or is hardware support also lacking. I am little bit confused after reading this post.
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How to autorun apk on android by plugging usb?

I have an APK file and i have a 4GB usb stick that could be plugged into an Android phone via USB-OTG and a PC. I've been wondering how could i plug the usb into the android phone and have the apk ...
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How can I fix virus-infected USB flash drive using my Android (via USB otg)?

My USB flash drive was plugged into an infected PC, and now it contains viruses. Actually, that flash drive was filled with stuff I wanted to transfer to my Android. So I decided to use that flash ...
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Problems connecting Huion H420 Drawing tablet to android tablet

I had bought a USB-OTG cable for the sole purpose of connecting my Huion H420 Drawing Tablet. When I connected it, it recognized it as a mouse, but no cursor showed up when I hovered my pen over, and ...
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Samsung s5 mini - delock cable mouse / keyboard not working

I am using a simple delock cable which I ordered on amazon: Delock Kabel Micro USB Typ-B Stecker gewinkelt > USB 2.0-A Buchse OTG 11 cm Question: When connecting Mouse/Keyboard through the cable to ...
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Is it possible to use a keyboard and mouse on android to control a remote pc?

There are apps like TeamViewer where you can control a pc remotely, my question is if it's possible to use mouse and keyboard otg on the android device to actually control the desktop pc?, like if you ...
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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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USB OTG on OnePlus 2 phone not working, yet

As I understand it I HAVE to use the original USB OTG adapter from OnePlus before I can make use of the OTG functionality on my OnePlus 2. But what happens if I connect a USB OTG Y-cable (powered ...
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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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Eject OTG Storage with ADB Command

When I plug in an OTG cable with a flash drive attached to the other side, the system automatically mounts the drive. How can I eject the OTG drive with a shell command? (Not Settings->Storage->Eject ...
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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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I need an idea for recovering my data

after I tried for 4 hours, I really need your help. Let me tell you my story: I dropped Moto X 2nd Gen (running Android 6.0) some days ago, the screen is shattered and only shows some kind of green ...
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OTG USB drive showing as file instead of folder

So I have run into a problem with my Nexus 7 2013(2nd gen). Some apps have not been able to find my OTG storage (Such as Spotify) that is attached to my device, but it is been able to find it on my ...
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Read audio from USB OTG

I have a lot of music files. Far more from what my SD card + internal memory could support even if they had no apps, pictures and whatnot stored into. I have a 128Go USB stick where I store all my ...
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Micro USB splitting cable that allows charging and reads standard USB simultaneously (Samsung Tab S2)

I recently bought the Galaxy Tab S2, 9.7" (T813; Android Marshmallow) thinking I could simultaneously charge it and read files from a standard USB drive using a cable such as one found here.   ...
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Can you damage a device using the wrong USB cable?

I understand the main difference between a USB and USB-OTG cable is that the later has an ID pin which is grounded, so.does this mean I cannot use a regular USB cable in a OTG (micro-B I believe) port ...
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OTG Drivers To non-otg Android Phone.?

My Phone Details : Android 5.1 Lollipop Model No - LS-4005 Model- LYF FLAME 6 My phone doesn't support otg drive. Can I install otg support manually ? If yes, please tell me how.
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Files and folders in USB drive lost after connecting to Android phone!

I have been using a Kingston 32GB OTG USB device (pic-1) on my Samsung J1 Ace, for some time now. Today I plugged it to the phone and moved several folders to the USB drive. Then I plugged it to my ...
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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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Simulate a keypress on Android tablet without a keyboard

This is a follow-up question to this question here. This YouTube tutorial here outlines the process of installing Windows 10 on an Android tablet with an x86-based processor architecture. However, a ...
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Do you get your warranty back after rooting, flashing then unrooting your device

I have a Honor 5X which I am planning to root so that I can flash Cyanogen MOD 13 as EMUI isn't up to my expectations(NO OTG and Adoptable Storage). Is it possible to flash the ROM then unroot my ...
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Debug phone wihtout USB cable

How can I debug phone without usb cable even after phone restarts on non-rooted phone? Right now I lose all developer options on reboot and have to reconnect otg cable.
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“Route” USB to Android phone through computer

Is there any way to plug a USB drive (specifically a micro-sdCard to USB adapter) into my computer, plug my phone into the computer (also through USB), and make it appear to the phone as though I have ...
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OTG support for Samsung A3

Nothing happens when I plug a USB stick to my Samsung A3 2015 (SM-A300FU) with an OTG cable (on-the-go). How to enable OTG support on this device? PS: I previously had a 5.0.2 original, unrooted. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with USB Keyboard and Google Keyboard

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747), running Stock 4.4.2, non-rooted. I prefer the Google Keyboard from the Play Store over the stock Samsung Keyboard. Lately, I've been connecting a USB Keyboard ...
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Stream audio from external hardware to android phone via USB

What I have done till now I am able to connect an external hardware to my android device via USB. After detection of external hardware, I am establishing an USB connection. After connection I am able ...
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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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How to mask USB OTG as SD card

I have a unique requirement wrt Youtube, MicroSD Card and USB OTG. What I am trying to do: I want to make use of Youtube offline feature where you can store a supported video offline (to view without ...
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How much power can Android output via OTG?

I'm trying to use my 250GB external USB SSD on my S5. But unfortunately my powered hub broke... So my only choice is direct connection. The SSD uses 0.9A @ 5V, and I have no clue about how much power ...
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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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How to use OTG (ethernet) and power on Nexus 5X using Type C connector?

I would like to both power and connect a Nexus 5X via Ethernet (using an USB to Ethernet adaptor). Here's what I tried to far: a Type C OTG to USB Female adaptor: Ethernet adaptor works on it's own ...
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How can i enable otg in symphony H250? which is unsupported otg phone

my phone doesn't support otg how can i enable this feature in my SYMPHONY XPLORER H250 android phone?
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disabling USB via init.usb.rc

I have a tablet and a LAVA SimulCharge adapter. I would like to disconnect all USB devices when power is disconnected and reconnect them when power is connected. Is this possible to do via changes ...
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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 ...
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LAVA OTG adapter keeps android tablet from sleeping

I am using an EasyCAP Adapter via a LAVA SimulCharge adapter on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to capture video from a car reverse camera. This is working fine except, when the LAVA adapter loses the power ...
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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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Using macbook USB charger for android tablets and phones

I am looking into finding a USB OTG cable/adapter that allows me to connect USB peripherals to an Android tablet while charging it. Ultimate goal is to get the power from a car's cigarette lighter (...
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Stop Motion Video creation using external camera

my son is very interested in Lego stop-motion video creation. There are myriad apps for stop motion capture on the Android platform, but using a device's internal camera isn't too easy, since you can'...
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Is it possible to run an app directly from a USB flash drive (OTG)?

I'm almost giving up on this, can anyone help me? I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 which means that I can't get an external sd card mounted to my phone. So I bought an OTG flash drive with the hope that I ...