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 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 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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Power consumption of audio over OTG cable

I recently found that if I connect a USB pair of speaker/microphone using OTG cable to a phone, it becomes the audio device by default, and I can actually play audio over that. It happens that the USB ...
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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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OTG Is it possible to connect two devices

I would like to be able to copy files from SD card (through card reader) to USB flash drive. All is connected through OTG USB Hub, but all the apps I found mount only one OTG device at a time. Is ...
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder

I've got a Moto G with 4.4.2 and, as stock OTG functionality is broken in the latest android version, I need a way to mount my mini USB card reader (meenova) to /sdcard folder. From what I've found ...
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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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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 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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How to know if USB drive was detected using OTG from dmesg output?

I am trying to get OTG to work with my phone (Samsung Galaxy Win SHV-E500L, previous question here) I have used an externally powered USB hub and connected it to an OTG cable connecting it to my ...
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Can you use USB OTG and charge at the same time?

I have a Google pixel-2. I like to use a Bluetooth keyboard and wired mouse via the USB-C-OTG canoe that came with the phone... But then I can't charge the phone. I wanted to buy something... To let ...
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How to have dead keys working with an USB keyboard?

I've connected to my phone a desktop USB keyboard using an OTG connector. Everything works fine, unfortunately I can't produce accented letters like áéíãê. When I type an accent, like `'^, another ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I make my USB headset work correctly?

My phone is an HTC One running Android 4.4.2, and the headset is a Logitech G35. I've tried connecting the headset to the phone with a USB OTG cable several times with mixed results: The buttons on ...
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Can't mount ext4 with StickMount

I have a 2nd generation Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.4. I rooted it, got an OTG cable and tried to mount something using StickMount. It always says it mounts things successfully, but in the case of ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Mount USB flashdrive on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo

I have a USB flash drive that has two connections, one USB and one micro USB. I have attached it to may phone but it won't mount. I have tried rooting and using other file browsers but nothing seems ...
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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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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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How do I access an attached thumb drive?

I've attached an external drive to my phone using a USB-OTG cable. I can open it in File Manager (v2.0.0), but when I go to /storage/usbdisk none of my files show up, and if I try to create a file it ...
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OTG on my Android

I have rooted Karbonn s1 Titanium running 4.1 Jelly Bean. When I connect OTG with flash drive, it does not detect the flash drive. (The cable is alright, I verified.) Is there any OTG driver problem ...
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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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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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How do I change the USB mode with a keyboard?

How do I change the USB mode and select an option such as MTP, PTP, MIDI or charging with only a keyboard? My screen is broken and I am trying to change the USB mode blindly using a keyboard? What ...
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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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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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Can I connect a keyboard via micro-usb to a smartphone which doesn't support OTG?

My phone has no OTG support. A standard USB keyboard connected using an OTG cable doesn't work or even get recognized. Would a keyboard which instead connects via micro-usb work? Or would the phone ...
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USB OTG Extension Cable and DAC

I am trying to get audio through my USB DAC on various tablets with OTG functionality and I don't know why it's not working! First off. It works just find when I use the OTG adapter straight to the ...
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Is it possible to use usb drive/sd card as internal storage?

Phone internal storage is damaged and unavailable. Is there any other way to fix the phone than replacing internal storage (or entire motherboard), perhaps using usb drive or sd card?
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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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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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Usb otg not detected

I checked my phone with USB otg checker and it shows that USB host support is detected. But when i plug in a otg cable it does not detect my flash drive. Any idea how to fix this.
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Why i cant use some button with some game with usb controller?

I bought a USB controller called 'ShanWan USB WirelassGamepad'. The controller claims to supports all the games but when I try to play 'Real Racing 3' and 'Fractal Combat X', I can use just the Analog ...
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Using USB On The Go files with the stock android music app?

I have a Huawei Accend Mate 2. I have a flash drive with a micro USB connector (as well as a USB connecter). I have music files on it. Is there a way I can get the stock music app to "see" these ...
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Does GT-I8262 Galaxy Core Support OTG? [duplicate]

I am using GT-I8262 (Galaxy Core) android 4.1 does it support OTG?
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Any way to install Drivers for USB On the go?

How can I install a driver for Android for devices plugged through USB OTG? Is that possible?
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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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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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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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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?