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General Nexus 5 OTG support

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  1. pizzamanzain

    pizzamanzain New Member
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    Does the nexus 5 have OTG support?
     

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  2. andrews317

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    I have this same question.
     
  3. andyvaughan

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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!

    Cheers.
     
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  4. Hook

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    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

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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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  6. ferenc

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    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

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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.
     
  8. CarsnGadgets

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

    pizzamanzain New Member
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    Thanks Man
     
  10. JunBringer

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

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    Play it right off the stick bud.
     
  12. zipred

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    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

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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)?
     
  14. BynoUK

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    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

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    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

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

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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.
     
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  18. BynoUK

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    And the N10 ;)
     
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  19. ritchea

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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.
     
  20. SiempreTuna

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    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

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    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

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

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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?
     
  24. Mehta23

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    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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