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  1. pizzamanzain

    pizzamanzain New Member

    Does the nexus 5 have OTG support?

  2. andrews317

    andrews317 Well-Known Member

    I have this same question.
  3. andyvaughan

    andyvaughan New Member


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

    All working well!

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  4. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    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?
  5. andyvaughan

    andyvaughan New Member

    Yep, exactly that. Just root and stick mount. Playing films from a Fat32 formatted USB stick worked fine.
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  6. ferenc

    ferenc New Member

    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.
  7. BynoUK

    BynoUK Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member

    Nexus media importer also works fine, its just been updated.
  9. pizzamanzain

    pizzamanzain New Member

    Thanks Man
  10. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Can you play music right off of the stick or do you have to import it onto the device?
  11. BynoUK

    BynoUK Well-Known Member

    Play it right off the stick bud.
  12. zipred

    zipred Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed, it's just one more of the many advantages of Android. There's endless possibilities for those interested in learning all that Android has to offer :)
  13. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    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)?
  14. BynoUK

    BynoUK Well-Known Member

    Alas no on the N4, as far as I'm aware for some reason OTG support isn't there.
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  15. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    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?
  16. vandyman

    vandyman Well-Known Member

    Yes, Power Amp will play the music from the USB drive.
  17. ritchea

    ritchea Well-Known Member

    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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  18. BynoUK

    BynoUK Well-Known Member

    And the N10 ;)
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  19. ritchea

    ritchea Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your help, guys

    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?
  21. ritchea

    ritchea Well-Known Member

    It requires a kernel or rom (built-in kernel) with USB host recognition so, yes, root is required--as well as a power source.
  22. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Anyone had experience playing games off something using OTG?
  23. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    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?
  24. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    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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