Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by malinda72, Jun 15, 2012.
Is it possible to connect G Nexus to a USB memory stick?
If so How can I do that?
As far as i know, the galaxy s3 is the only phone that can do this. I've never tried on the gnex, but i thought someone on here tried it before and it didn't work.
But check this out????
Connecting USB Devices To Android 4.0
first you need the OTG adapter.
then you need to root the phone.
then you need to download the app that reads the USB drive (forgot the name of the app because i'm not rooted and hence cannot do this).
Its StickMount. It works really well. However, word of warning, you battery is going drain much faster, since the phone battery is also powering the flash drive.
im gonna try this, getting an OTG cable and usb flash drive reader from amazon. Figure its $10, worth it. I'll report back when I have results
Acoording to Cell Phone News, Reviews, and How Tos | Phone Buff guys you do not need to root nor have to install this StickMount app. he says u can pug & play
Connecting USB Devices To Android ICS (on the Galaxy Nexus) - YouTube
Keyboards and mice are plug & play, but USB memory is not. That requires root and StickMount.
HOO! My Nexus not rooted hooo!!!!!!!
But I saw one app in the market "Slick USB 2 Serial Terminal" its says no rooting needed. But I dont know I can plug & play with USB memory stick with this app??
Is it your Nexus rooted?
It is indeed.
you probably need a file mgmt app like astro to see the file system?
or is it handled with stickmount?
Stickmount need rooting. My Nexus not rooted. that why im looking for non rooting app
You can't do it without root (at least not yet). Any particular reason why you don't want to root? Its mindblowingly easy on Nexus devices.
My Galaxy Nexus is International GSM version. How can I know is it rooted or not?
Two fairly easy ways. If you have a Superuser app installed on your phone. And on the boot screen with Google in white, there is a small opened padlock at the bottom, showing your bootloader is unlocked. So there would be a very high chance you are rooted.
1st I have install Superuser app, then I have to check booting small padlock is open?
Well, that's just to check if you are rooted.
Actual instructions on how to root, are located here.
Don't worry if it seems complicated. Just follow exactly what they say word for word.
Please check in JB can we plug USB Memory sick without rooting?