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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jack Smithy, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Jack Smithy

    Jack Smithy Lurker
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    Hello all,

    I am currently trying to connect my wired Xbox 360 Controller to my Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro. I am using a USB-A female to Micro-USB OTG cable, with a female Micro-USB to USB-C converter for my Huawei's input jack. The Xbox 360 Controller plugs directly into the female USB side of the OTG cable. Like the YouTube videos suggest, you are supposed to simply connect the controller, and it will work. However, in my case, the controller will be supplied power, but not detected. When I scroll down to see notifications, it shows that power is being supplied to a USB device. When I clicked the touch for more options button, reverse charging was selected, and clicking any other option would bring it back to reverse charging. No app was detecting any movement of the controller, and the "Easy OTG Checker" app that I found in the app store detected it as Unknown. I then went to settings, but the USB section of the Device Connections tab was grayed out, and showed the text "Disconnected." After doing some research, I tried to fix the problem by turning on USB Debugging in the developer tools section(I had to turn on "Allow ADB Debugging in charge mode only" to do so), but it still wasn't detected, and the USB tab was still the grayed out and "Disconnected." I also tried connecting the controller in the Huawei's "Safe Mode", in case some app or security system wasn't allowing it. This didn't work either. Nobody else I've found on the internet has this same issue. Any Ideas how to fix this?


    Extra Info:
    Android Version - 8.0.0
    The Xbox controller had a loose cable once, but this was mostly fixed with a cable patch, only leaving one button to be faulty every once in a while. Worked fine though on my computer.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Is the Xbox controller a Microsoft one or is from some third-party manufacturer? Because I do remember reading reports of non-Microsoft Xbox controllers not working.
  3. Jack Smithy

    Jack Smithy Lurker
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    It is an official Xbox controller as far as I know. As I said, the only thing that's different about it is that it was once damaged, but now is repaired.
  4. HaliKali

    HaliKali Lurker


    I have exactly the same problem: I can't connect my wired Xbox controller to my Huawei P Smart 2019.

    The Xbox circle keeps flashing as if trying to connect or in simple charging mode. OTG checker apps identify the Xbox controller by name and manufacturer, but I can't make it work as an input device.

    I tried what the original poster mentioned (USB debug mode) with no luck either.

    Any new developments on this topic? Any suggestions?

    I read that old phones did not have the right drivers for USB controllers but to install them the phone needs to be rooted. I suppose it's not that here, this phone is pretty new.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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The Huawei MediaPad M5 release date was April 2018. Features and Specs include a 10.8" inch screen, 13MP camera, 4GB RAM, HiSilicon Kirin 960s processor, and 7500mAh battery.

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