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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Boiling, May 7, 2012.

  1. Boiling

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note phone and a micro HDMI to USB connector which recognize the memory stick when I connect it to the phone. I see a quick "USB connected" (or similiar) message flashing up on the top of the phone's home screen when I make a connection, but is unable to find it and the files on the memory strick when I searches my phone.

    I reckon there's a remedy, and probable some settings to be done to make a memory stick/ phone connection, but where? And how can I fix this problem of mine?

    Hope anyone can help me.
    In advance thank you!
    - Boiling

    PS. Please excuse my ignorance, lack of a good Galaxy Note manual and if I haven't been able to identify my problems in a foreiegn language!
     

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    What you are looking to do is enable "USB Host Mode" and as far as I know, this is not an option that is enabled by default. In order to get this to work, you will need to root your phone and find a Kernel/ROM with this enabled.

    Mines not rooted, so I am not sure if this is even possible yet with the Note.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Boiling

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    Thanks for the reply, but if it must be rooted I have to make a pass.
    After all, it's my employer who have paid the phone:) and rooting will - if I'm correctly informed - make the guarantee obsolte.
    Maybe a software update or an app will make the USB connectable?
    Anyone who knows?
     
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    Far as I know, it will need a Kernel update and that either has to be done by Samsung (for non-rooted) or a Dev but needs Root. I would not hold your breath for a native USB Host mode, unless Samsung just wants to be REALLY freaking cool! :D
     
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    As we Norwegians say: As long there's life, there's hope. :D
    Nevertheless, I think Samsung is pretty cool already.

    - Boiling

    PS. Thanks for the answers ...and the interest in my case.
     
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