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Old November 4th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the nexus 5 have OTG support?

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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have this same question.
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Hi,

I received my Nexus 5 yesterday and have tested USB OTG with a FAT32 stick and StickMount.

All working well!

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I received my Nexus 5 yesterday and have tested USB OTG with a FAT32 stick and StickMount.

All working well!

Cheers.
So, just to be clear (I'm a little slow on these things, forgive me), all you did was root and install, say Stickmount. No other mods needed?
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Yep, exactly that. Just root and stick mount. Playing films from a Fat32 formatted USB stick worked fine.
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Just root and stick mount
If you do not want to root your device you can use the filemanager "Total Commander" in combination with the "USB-Stick Plugin". Both are available in the Google-Play-Store.
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Or for the unrooted just use the app Nexus Media Importer, it was updated yesterday for 4.4 & Nexus 5 support. Works a charm, tried an MKV from an NTFS 64GB stick and played flawlessly, lovely stuff.
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Nexus media importer also works fine, its just been updated.
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I received my Nexus 5 yesterday and have tested USB OTG with a FAT32 stick and StickMount.

All working well!

Cheers.
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Or for the unrooted just use the app Nexus Media Importer, it was updated yesterday for 4.4 & Nexus 5 support. Works a charm, tried an MKV from an NTFS 64GB stick and played flawlessly, lovely stuff.
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Can you play music right off of the stick or do you have to import it onto the device?
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Can you play music right off of the stick or do you have to import it onto the device?
Play it right off the stick bud.
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Play it right off the stick bud.
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Anyone know if this is just the N5 or whether it also now works on the N4 (i.e. is it all software or is there a hardware element, too)?
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Anyone know if this is just the N5 or whether it also now works on the N4 (i.e. is it all software or is there a hardware element, too)?
Alas no on the N4, as far as I'm aware for some reason OTG support isn't there.
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Play it right off the stick bud.
Thanks! I'm going to try this at some point cause I have a usb drive that has slots of SD and microSD so I wanna fill those up with goodies and use PowerAmp.

Anyone used PowerAmp playing music off of a usb drive?
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Anyone used PowerAmp playing music off of a usb drive?
Yes, Power Amp will play the music from the USB drive.
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Alas no on the N4, as far as I'm aware for some reason OTG support isn't there.
True, hardware issue (lack of power) on the N4 as well as software (kernel); however, it can work-not as conveniently as on GNex, both N7's, and N5.
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True, hardware issue (lack of power) on the N4 as well as software (kernel); however, it can work-not as conveniently as on GNex, both N7's, and N5.
And the N10
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I thought so but haven't owned an N10 (might if they EVER have a new one! ) so didn't add it. Thanks for completing the list.
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True, hardware issue (lack of power) on the N4 as well as software (kernel); however, it can work-not as conveniently as on GNex, both N7's, and N5.
When you say it can work, does that just mean the device you're connecting to would require a power source or would it also require rooting the phone?
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When you say it can work, does that just mean the device you're connecting to would require a power source or would it also require rooting the phone?
It requires a kernel or rom (built-in kernel) with USB host recognition so, yes, root is required--as well as a power source.
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Anyone had experience playing games off something using OTG?
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Anyone had experience playing games off something using OTG?
Will the OS install games to what it sees as external storage? wouldn't some clever root type mods be required? Or was that your question?
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Will the OS install games to what it sees as external storage? wouldn't some clever root type mods be required? Or was that your question?
Yeah, pretty much.

I've only just realised they've canned App2SD on JB and above so I doubt any of this would work very well, although I am rooted.
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