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  1. jjb4

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    Hi,

    I'm running Android 4 on a USB TV dongle. All seems good, got some server stuff running on it along with XMBC. However, I have an external USB hard drive I connect and it doesn't recognize it straight away - I'm having to use USB OTG Helper and then press the mount button manually each time.

    My question is, is there an app or something I can do to get this to mount each time the device loads up?

    Sorry for my lack of knowledge on Android devices, I'm just getting started and it's quite exciting.
     

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    Do you use an USB OTG cable for connecting the hard drive or just a simple USB adapter?

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    Just a USB cable going into a multi usb adapter thingy
     
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    Not enough info ;)

    Could you give a web site with the dongle's specs?

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    I think, this "multi usb adapter thingy" is connected to the dongle's miniUSB port and is a USB hub :)
    And I take it, that your keyboard is connected to the hub and you can use it.

    If the hub has full-sized USB ports, the hub should have the USB OTG connectivity.

    So the dongle's miniUSB is in USB host mode and the dongle should see the hard drive without any further action when connected.

    So I've no idea why not, sorry.

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