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General card reader to use with OTG cable

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bicycleman, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. bicycleman

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    Just tried a OTG cable and a card reader and using Nexus media importer. It will not read from the card reader. The reader works fine in my desktop. If I insert a flash drive into the OTG cable, that works perfectly. Is there a certain brand of card reader that I need?
     

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    the card readers I've used are the micro-sd card reader from sandisk [​IMG]

    as well as the mobilemate sd+
    [​IMG]

    -also from sandisk. both read just fine.
     
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    This is really strange. The Nexus does not recognize the card reader when it is plugged in. Even turning it off and back on does not help. However, when after a minute, the tablet enters sleep mode with the reader still plugged in, when starting the tablet again the card reader is recognized and works perfectly. Any settings I should look at?
     
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    Nope. I'm rooted, using stickmount. No problems.
     
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    Nexus Media importer does its own thing when recognising USB devices, it gets no help from the system.

    As a result I'm not surprised that there will be some devices out there that have been missed by the small app developer but that are recognised by major OS developers, although I haven't (yet) personally come across any; it reads everything I've tried to use it with.

    Perhaps the app developer could help if you contact him directly.
     

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