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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“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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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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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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Is it normal for a USB OTG converter to show in lsusb

When running lsusb (not as root) with an OTG adapter plugged in without anything plugged into it I get : u0_a83@flounder:/ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 ...
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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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Using a barcode Scanner via USB OTG on Samsung Tab S

I have a 10 Galaxy Tab S (Android 5.0.2) on which I am connecting a barcode scanner via USB OTG. The problem is it does not read the barcodes (Line,2-D, QR ) accurately. It missed out on some ...
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How can I make a controller work on my android tablet using an OTG cable?

I am trying to make my Thurstmaster GP XID controller (http://www.thrustmaster.com/products/gp-xid-pc) work on my android 4.2 device (Onda v975s) by plugging it into the microusb port using an OTG ...
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What's the point of disabling USB HOST?

After searching and debuging like an idiot, I found out that my phone has the USB host installed but disabled. Is this the default on Android? If so, is there a security reason behind it – or what is ...
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Creating USB connector cable using female-female adapter

In order to connect a pen drive to One M8, I tried using a female-female USB adapter with one end connected to my phone via the provided USB cable and a pen drive inserted into the other end.. however ...
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Can android applications communicate with USB device directly?

I've been thinking that, since many android phones support USB OTG maybe there could be a way to engineer a device that performs special task and uses phone as it's control panel. But before making ...
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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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Maximum number of devices an Android can handle from USB hub

We are planning to work with multiple USB devices from a tablet. For this implementation, we are planning to connect a HUB (http://www.amazon.in/Belkin-F4U041SA-7-Ports-Hi-Speed-Powered/dp/...
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Must a USB OTG adapter be used to connect a DAC/amp to an Android or can I use a Micro USB to Micro USB cable?

I'm trying to connect a DAC/amp with a micro USB connection to my Android smartphone. Is it possible to get the DAC/amp to work without the larger "adapter" type OTG cable, and use something like this ...
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Bluetooth dongle support for Ubislate 9ci tablet

I purchased a new tablet Datawind Ubislate 9ci. It is a 9 inch no-bluetooth tablet. Details: Android 4.1.1 Rock chip RK2928 Linux kernel version 3.0.36+ I want to attach a Bluetooth dongle ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) OTG cable with flash drive doesn't work

I just bought Nexus 7 (2013) and an OTG cable. I wanted to connect a flash drive to it. When I connected it, nothing happened. I tried to find the folder with my flash drive contents in /etc - there ...
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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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Android 9 - Formatting OTG USB with Label Rename

I am without PC right now, but I need to Format USB Drive (to FAT32 or Ext4) with Samsung S8 (Android 9) and change label. But I can't find any app that can do this. I can format USB drive in Storage ...
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Force display cursor/pointer on Android

I bought a graphics tablet (Huion HS64) that works wonderfully with my S10. Only problem is that I can't see where I'm about to tap due to no cursor display. Is there any way I could force the mouse ...
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OTG cable one way only?

I have an OTG usb cable from male micro B to female type A. I use it in conjunction with a regular male type a to male micro b usb cable. So the type A-s are connected and there is a micro b male on ...
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My otg adapter has stopped working on Samsung S2 tablet

my otg adapter has stopped working on my Samsung S2 tablet, I have since tried 2 new cables and they don't work either, does anybody have any suggestions as to what might be the problem and how can I ...
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OTG Android Wifi dongle

I need your advice. I have a Nexus 5x. I'd like to connect Wifi dongle with Nexus 5x to use larger antenna for wifi. Example product [Nexus 5x]--[Otg cable]--[USB wifi product] I tested with a usb-...
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Mount image as USB-OTG

Is there a way to emulate an image to the phone as being an usb device? I don't want to mount the image in a computer like DriveDroid does (Mounting .img from internal storage as USB Mass Storage) but ...
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Xiaomi blackshark android 8.0 can't connect to LAN Ethernet

ill buy LAN adapter with usb c to connect LAN directly to my phone but it is not working. What possible to do
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Check internal/USB/OTG/Sdcard filesystem on Android [duplicate]

Is there any standard way or app to check which filesystem my device has, incl. external ones? Non-standard apps are also appreciated.
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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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Polish layout for physical USB keyboard in Oreo

Up until Android 8.0 / Oreo (haven't got chance to test this issue under 9.0 / Pie) there is no Polish layout for physical USB keyboard and writing Polish national letter (i.e. using Right Alt key) is ...
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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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How to get apps to see USB flash drive? [duplicate]

I have plugged a USB flash drive into my phone. I get a pop-up and can see the files from a file manager of some kind that came up when I told it to look at my files from the notification. But I can'...
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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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USB Flash Drive is not recognised on Android phone

I bought the Wansenda S100 OTG USB Flash Drive 32GB USB 2.0 For Android Devices/PC/Tablet/Mac with the intention to load MP3 music on it and play it on my android phone. When I insert the flash ...
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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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Is stereoscopic vision via OTG and 2 USB cameras possible?

I'm thinking of making a stereoscopic night vision device by using 2 USB cameras connected via OTG (type C) to my Android phone. I've already tested 1 USB camera and some VR App from the Play Store ...
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LG Aristo 2 and Xbox 360 Controller with USB OTG

I'd like to connect my phone (LG Aristo 2) to an Xbox 360 controller. It is wired, and I've connected it to my phone via USB OTG. It doesn't function currently; no button presses make any action. Is ...
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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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How to Enable OTG Compability On my Samsung SM-T231

Yesterday I bought one OTG Cable just for my tablet but for some reason it isn't compatible or it doesn't Read my OTG cable..Any solutions??
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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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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 ...