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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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Using OTG cables when connecting to PC

Can an OTG cable, micro B male to USB A female, be used with the cell phone if connecting to a PC either with a USB A Male to Male lead or with a standard A Male to Female lead plus a standard A Femal ...
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Can I record audio using the USB port on my phone?

I have a mini USB 3.0 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I'm a DJ. Can I use the USB 3.0 to record music from a phono left and right output on a DJ mixer? Obviously I'd need an adapter, but is it possible? ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 has USB OTG (On The Go)?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 supports USB OTG (On The Go)? I've dedicated a long time to research, both in Google and on specialized sites (rich in Technical features), but I could not figure out if this ...
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samsung tablet GT- P3113 have OTG USB support? [duplicate]

Does the samsung tablet model # GT-P3113 have OTG USB support already built in or do I need to get the cable? Am thinking of getting a keyboard for my tablet.
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Connecting a USB stick: OTG cable required or will standard USB (charging) cable work?

I am wondering if it is necessary to buy a USB OTG cable to access a USB stick from an Android (4.4) phone, or if it suffices to take the Micro-USB-to-USB cable that comes with the phone (for charging)...
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How to access a memory stick using a OTG cable?

I have a OTG cable connected to my phone and a memory stick on the other end. My android phone is rooted and I have no idea how to find/access the files on my memory stick. How do I access files from ...
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Wired xbox controller not working with LG G2

My boyfriend purchased a USB OTG cable so he can play Android games with an Xbox 360 wired controller. When he plugs the Xbox controller into his LG G2 nothing happens, I plugged it into my Samsung ...
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Connect Samsung Galaxy tab 2 P3100 to a GPS dongle/ Receiver

I have a Samsung galaxy tab 2 p3100. I have an android application which uses its internal GPS to get Latitude, Longitude values. But the lat, long values getting from this tab is not accurate. So I ...
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Can I connect a pendrive to samsung galaxy core?

I want to connect a pendrive to my device Samsung Galaxy Core with an OTG cable. Can you explain how I can do this?
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printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through **USB**

am newbie for android. I was looking for a printing solution on android which prints to a dotmatrix POS printer through USB. I'm able to print some non readable symbols from android tablet (through ...
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Does Android 4.3 fix USB OTG on Nexus 4 when used with an external power source?

It seems to be fairly well established that the Nexus 4 has had issues with not supporting USB OTG since launch (e.g. this bug report). From what I've read it's both a hardware and software issue. ...
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Using OTG cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting? Can Nexus Media Importer be useful here?
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How to use OTG cables for NEXUS4 without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables for Nexus-4 without rooting the device? Can Nexus Media Importer work with OTG cables for Nexus4?
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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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Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? [duplicate]

Does the Samsung tablet 3 SM-T211 have USB host mode OTG support? If not, is there a way to enable / support it?
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Running MX Player on a Nexus 10 to access an ext4 USB Flash drive

How would I play an MP4 on a USB Flash drive connected to the Nexus 10? The drive was formatted with Ubuntu with ext4 format. I have the MX Player but it does not see the USB Flash drive.
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USB OTG support on Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 [duplicate]

I have Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 and I was wondering if there is a way to get USB-OTG support on this. sorry for my bad English.
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Can I connect a pen drive to my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini using USB OTG?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Can I connect my phone with a pen drive using an on-the-go (OTG) USB cable?
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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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How to connect 3rd party tcp/ip device to Nexus7

I have a wired tcp/ip based device that I need to access from an android app running on a rooted nexus 7. There is only one hard-requirement1. The tablet's primary internet connectivity must NOT be ...
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How to use an USB 3G modem data connection with an Android phone (Galaxy Nexus)?

I own a Galaxy Nexus phone and i'd like to know if there is a way i can use an USB dongle to provide it with an Internet connection. I imagine I will need some kind of adapter (and some Google ...
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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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How to use OTG Data Cable with a Nexus S to access?

Having an OTG Data Cable, I connected different thumb drives to my Nexus S – running JB 4.1.2 – but my phone doesn't seem to read them. The thumb drives I tried are: a 16GB Kingston G3 Data Traveler ...
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How to use an external USB keyboard with a Galaxy S II or a Huawei Y201 Pro

The background: I recently learned about OTG USB cables that can be used to connect peripherals to Android devices. I had this idea of using an android device with a usb barcode reader connected (...
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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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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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Can I boot into other OS (such as Ubuntu) from an Android OS tablet that have a USB host?

I have the following scenario: A user have a Android OS tablet that have Android 4.0 The tablet have a full USB port (not the mini USB port) The user have a thumbdrive that have a boot from USB ...
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USB On-the-go MIDI Keyboard with Nexus 7 [closed]

Has anyone successfully used a MIDI Keyboard (through USB OTG, specifically) with a Nexus 7? (I am not looking for commentary on the particular keyboard, but please state which you have used.)
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Can I use usb OTG for serial connection between nexus 7 and Arduino?

I got myself an OTG cable for Nexus 7, which works just fine. Now, I am wondering if I can connect the Nexus 7 with my Arduino for serial communication between the two.
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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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USB on the go cable with power for HTC one X?

Is there a USB on the go cable that will allow me to connect both an external hard drive and a power cable to charge my device at the same time? I have not seen such a device but I would like to know ...
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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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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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How to use Generic USB Joysticks in Android via OTG?

I have a generic USB game controller (looks like a PS2 controller) and I just got my ordered USB OTG cable. So far keyboard and mouse work, however, when I insert the gamepad, I can't seem to make it ...
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Using OTG cable, transfer file from cardreader to external harddisk, is it possible?

I will be going on a holiday and I want to be able to back up my photos to my external harddrive. Usually this means bringing a laptop with me. However I have : Galaxy Nexus, rooted and unlocked ...
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Does Android USB host mode depend on an OTG cable?

In order to take advantage of USB host Mode on the Nexus 7 (Android 4.1.1) is it necessary to have an OTG cable? Can I do it using the standard micro to male cable, then use a female to female adapter?...
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Enabling USB OTG on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

I am planning to develop an Android application which uses USB On-The-Go. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Is there any way that I can enable USB OTG in this phone?
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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 ...