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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Local IP address of Android device connected via Ethernet

I have an Android Tablet with Android 7.0 connected to my network via an OTG RJ45 Ethernet connector. I know how to get local IP address when connected via WiFi, but not via Ethernet. Any idea on ...
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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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How to format a flash drive to fat32

So I'm kinda stranded after accidentally wiping out my whole internal storage. I'm trying to install a temporary ROM e.g CM on it via USB OTG on TWRP. My phone doesn't have an OS on it. I have no PC ...
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Moto E Won't detect Thumb drive

I have a Motorola Moto E, and according to USB Host Diagnostics, the stock OS and kernel claim OTG USB support, and the proper classes are present, but it won't detect a thumb drive connected via OTG ...
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Does the Grand Neo GT i9060 have USB OTG? [duplicate]

Does the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-i9060 have USB OTG (usb-on-the-go)? Can I instantly watch movies directly from OTG without copying files into my phone? If not, is there any other way to get OTG ...
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Is OTG support on a phone is a Hardware dependent feature

I will be buying a Xolo Q800 -X-Edition Phone that has a MediaTEK MT6589 chipset. Searching on all forum sites, i found that this phone does not support OTG. So i want to ask that does OTG ...
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USB DAC not working with Galaxy S9+ on Android 9

I just got a USB DAC/AMP for my S9+ and I can't get any audio to be sent over USB. Things I've tried: Updating from Android 8.0.0 to Android 9 Confirmed the cable is OTG Used Included OTG adaptor ...
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How do I transfer files to ebook reader from phone using either an OTG cable or wifi?

I've a rooted Sony reader PRS-T1 (based on Android 2.2) and usually when I need to copy files to it, I connect it to my laptop with a USB cable. However, sometimes I travel without my laptop and have ...
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Huawei P20 Pro charging in USB host mode

I'm seeing several related questions here. However, most of them are ancient (as in 2012) and refer to micro USB and maybe the USB-C standards are different with regard to host mode charging. I'm ...
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Is USB host supported by hardware?

Im using an Acer Liquid E2 Duo (with Androium 5, which is based on 4.4.2). I would like to know how i can find out if OTG is supported on the hardware side, or if someone knows about this phone ...
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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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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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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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“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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How to see all partitions on an SSD

I have an SSD with 2 partitions (volumes? ) on it. I can R/W to both of them from my WIN10 PC. However, when I mount it on my Note10 , I can only see one of the partitions. Is there a way that I can ...
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Connect to wired network in Lenovo Vibe K5 using USB to Ethernet Adapter via OTG

It is possible to connect to the Internet through a wired connection in my smartphone Lenovo Vibe K5? I've bought a USB to Ethernet Adapter, model HB-T80, to use in my Lenovo Vibe K5 smartphone with ...
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Force USB Host Mode

I am trying to use an USB-serial device that has USB-A connector via USB OTG. How do I "force USB host mode" so I can use USB-A to USB-C cable instead of using OTG adapter? OTG works fine with other ...
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Super slow file transfer via OTG and system lag Android 9

So I'm using a new Lenovo TB-8505X with Android 9 and I've tried several file managers and still when I'm trying to transfer files to any of my USB sticks the speed is too slow, like one mb and even ...
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Lexar Jump Drive formatted using ntfs

I have a LEXAR JDFF 8GB usb drive that I borrowed a friend. Yesterday I discovered that they formatted the drive using ntfs. Windows does not pick up the device. Besides from that, the device is not ...
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Is it safe to charge tablet from phone via OTG cable if tablet's adapter is 5.2V?

Is it safe to charge tablet from phone via OTG cable if tablet's adapter is 5.2V (a bit above)?
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Decrypting Android with broken screen

I have a full disk encrypted (pattern) phone running Android 9 (not rooted), sadly the screen is shattered making it impossible to put in the pattern. I need to recover some important data from the ...
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How to prevent android host from suspending a usb otg device?

I often try to use usb devices with android otg, and find that the device will so to sleep (screen powers off, turning off the screen is acceptable so long as the usb device doesn't turn off) and ...
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Is it possible to use 5Ghz OTG WiFi adapters on Android?

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. I cannot detect 5Ghz WiFi on my phone. Is there a way to use an external 5Ghz WiFi adapter(connected via OTG) to add 5Ghz WiFi capability? My phone is rooted, and I am ok ...
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Not able to switch roles from USB control to phone contol..samsung A9

I am trying to transfer photos from my samsung A9 to sandisk dual storage disk. And it goes into charging mode. How do i switch roles to phone and adjust the settings to MTP. When tried to switch ...
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USB OTG not showing WiFi network even after drivers are installed in Android kernel

I am trying to connect to WiFi using a USB WiFi stick by making use of OTG on my Android Nexus 6. The USB WiFi stick has a separate AP. However, I am unable to see this AP in the list of available ...
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How to connect USB device to a phone doesn't have OTG

What are hardware and software difference between OTG support and non-OTG support devices (android)? Is there a way to connect non-OTG device with a pendrive (or other) via USB? Is there any hardware ...
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Is mouse and OTG can use in mobile which is in android version kit kat 4.4.2?

I have mobile Videocon z30 dart without touch digitizer which operating android version is kit kat 4.4.2 Can I use OTG or not in that mobile??
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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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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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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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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 ...