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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How would you use your ext4 formatted thumb drive via OTG on Android?

Is there a workaround to use an ext4 formatted thumb drives on Android phones? Right now when I plug it (thumb drive has micro usb end and phone supports thumb drives) Android says it doesn't ...
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How to mount usb drive in nexus 5 using mount command?

I read in some online sources that lolipop 5 allows mounting usb devices using otg cable without root permissions. Another thing i saw is that the app "ES Explorer" can mount usb devices without root....
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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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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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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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Not working with Reversing of USB/Micro cable with OTG cable

I am using usb otg cable to Android phone connect esp8266. For this, I am using usb-micro cable, and usb/otg cable. Working well with: Android phone -> OTG cable -> USB/micro cable -> esp8266 Not ...
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How to prevent external USB HID devices enable without confirmation

Android support USB HID devices like keyboard and mouse. If you have a USB-C keyboard, or connect via a USB hub. The USB keyboard will have control to the system, without on-screen confirmation. I ...
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Only few files are visible from 5TB exFat external hdd on Galaxy S8+

I have a 5TB external storage with many RAW photos and videos. They are sorted by dates in folders and the hdd itself is almost full. When I connect it to my PC, it recognizes all files and ...
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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 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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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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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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USB Ethernet on Galaxy S6 without root

On a stock Verizon Galaxy S6 running 6.01, I'm able to connect two different USB Ethernet devices by way of a USB OTG adapter cable. One is a generic USB hub/Ethernet combo. The other is an Apple ...
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Connecting Xbox 360 wireless controller to Samsung galaxy tab 3

I am attempting to connect a wireless Xbox controller to my tab 3 however after following the instructions Here and Here but to no luck ive also tried using logcat to find out the vendor and product ...
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How can I enable/add USB OTG support to my rooted and Cyanogenmod installed Huewei Honor 4x?

I have tried stickmount but did not succeed in getting otg mounted. I basically want to use wireless mouse or keyboard. I think the kernel that is installed presently does not support otg. What is the ...
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How do I use external web camera though USB OTG on Huawei Honor 6?

Built-in kernel does not come with USB Video support and when using sideloaded uvcvideo.ko the camera works very bad (image is distorted, the device often crash). I can barely get even single 160x120 ...
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Use external mouse with Limbo

I'm using the Limbo PC Emulator on my Samsung I9305 running rooted stock 4.4.4. If I plug in an external mouse through USB OTG or (I presume) Bluetooth, there are two cursors on the screen. Limbo's ...
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Bricked Nexus 7, USB Not being recognised at all

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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OTG support in Android Smartphones

It seems that Samsung are phasing out OTG support in their latest devices, i.e. the S6 no longer has OTG support. Is this a general trend across smartphone manufacturers? Also, I cannot see the ...
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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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Is USB OTG disabled on my device?

In using my Alcatel one touch idol s (4.2.2) I noticed that although USB OTG should be on my device, it isn't. Did they disable or remove it?
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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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IP address using 3G/4G modem (USB on the go)

If I use a 3G USB (on the go) modem on my Android device, do I get the IP assigned by the Carrier as the SIM card was inside of the device? Does it appear as usb0 in ifconfig? Thank you. PS I would ...
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Samsung galaxy A5 USB Otg supported?

I have checked with few USB Otg checkers it said there are Apr are present in mobile. But i could not able to connect Pendrive. Many entry levels phones also have this feature. But this is recently ...
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Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adaptor not working on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus 5, a Nexus Player, a USB OTG cable, and a Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adapter. If I plug the Ethernet adapter into my phone (using the OTG cable of course) it loads the cdc_ether driver ...
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usb otg for motorola mb865 at&t 4.0.4

Hi i wanna watch tv on my lapdock, this is what i have: Motorola Lapdock 500 PRO Motorola ATRIX 2 MB865 AT&T Android 4.0.4 +root DVB-T Reciever for Android - CSL - mini DVB-T Stick (requirements -...
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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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How to use the power provided by USB OTG?

I know that USB OTG supplies at least 5V of power. I am trying to run a small LED or other types of loads through the USB OTG, but I was out of luck! How to enable the power supply through the USB OTG ...
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is it possible to view stored webpages via USB otg?

that is on some on android browser, chrome or other. I usually access video content via OTG usb SD , like a breeze. I have a lot of LARGE (100's MB image heavy) webpagges i want to view via OTG. Any ...
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Android 7 is really slow while copying data onto USB-OTG. (#OTGate)

Android 6 already had painful mediaserver glitches that drained the entire battery in less than 1 hour. Android 7 has a new glitch: (Next to crippling USB-OTG access for ridiculous security excuses, ...
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Connect LG Android phone model number LML414 DL to Ethernet/LA internet

Connect LG smartphone model number LML 414 DL hardware version Ren. 1.0 Android version 8.1.0 to Ethernet buy USB to Ethernet adapter in developer settings under USB settings it has this setting ...
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“swipe up to unlock” otg mouse could not emulate

DEvice ,Intex Indie 5 ,Android 7 OTg mouse is working fine only swipe up to unlock gesture not working tried with double click,scroll,right click also
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How to transfer video to a Smart TV (no MHL feature) from a tablet/smartphone with no MHL capability ? Preferably using cables, not wireless

I have a very limited budget so I would like to use a smartphone/tablet as CPU only in order to transfer the video from any of these devices to a Smart TV as well as using a keyboard & mouse using ...
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Leagoo T10 (Android 6.0). Unable to connect to USB device

I have a Leagoo T10 phone running Android 6.0. I am unable to connect to a USB thumb drive using a USB type C OTG adapter. I am also unable to connect to my Canon SLR camera using the DSLR Connect ...
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Connect a Chromebook to the internet with a USB Modem?

Main question: The Chromebook is definitely recognizing the dongle as an internet device because an "Ethernet" option becomes available in the Network settings as soon as I plug in the USB, and when I ...
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Can I connect a USB sound card to a MediaPad T3 10?

I want to connect an amateur radio to my T3 10 using an interface that requires a headphone socket and a mic socket. As the T3 10 has a built-in mic and doesn't have a socket, I was wondering if I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...