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  1. Chum's Avatar
    Wondering if the Nexus 5 supports USB OTG? I would like to get one of these ( Amazon.com: eForCity Micro USB OTG to USB 2.0 Adapter compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III / S3: Cell Phones & Accessories ) and then hook it up to a USB card reader so I can transfer files from a SD card to the Nexus 5.
    11-01-2013 02:17 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It may require the Nexus Media Importer to get OTG working, but I hope not. Most Samsung devices (and many others) support OTG w/out any further software. ...but perhaps in the name of slimness Google leaves it out (but then, why charge for NMI????)
    11-01-2013 02:33 PM
  3. Adamsberg's Avatar
    LG gave the N4 an OTG but without amperage supply ... hope the N5 will get it.
    11-01-2013 03:07 PM
  4. pauluea's Avatar
    Just tested OTG and it certainly doesn't work out of the box haven't had a chance to try with the nexus media importer yet.
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    11-02-2013 05:26 AM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Just tested OTG and it certainly doesn't work out of the box haven't had a chance to try with the nexus media importer yet.
    I expected that but am disappointed. $349/$399 ...I guess you can't have everything for that price. I wouldn't want Google to go out of business or anything.
    11-02-2013 05:41 AM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Did you try Meenova MicroSD Card Reader to replace this OTG cable and reader?
    www.meenova.com

    Attachment 90013
    Ya know, for $12 that's just fantastic. I don't even need one and I just ordered it. This should really be available in retail too, I think. Really good for all the non-Samsung-phone having folks. It makes the mSD card so accessible yet is so unobtrusive. Thanks for sharing.
    11-04-2013 03:15 AM
  7. Hunforfee's Avatar
    Ya know, for $12 that's just fantastic. I don't even need one and I just ordered it. This should really be available in retail too, I think. Really good for all the non-Samsung-phone having folks. It makes the mSD card so accessible yet is so unobtrusive. Thanks for sharing.
    looks wonderful!

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
    11-04-2013 03:25 AM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Ya know, for $12 that's just fantastic. I don't even need one and I just ordered it. This should really be available in retail too, I think. Really good for all the non-Samsung-phone having folks. It makes the mSD card so accessible yet is so unobtrusive. Thanks for sharing.
    Once again, am I the only one who read the part where it says, "Google Nexus 4 doesn't support USB-OTG, it is NOT compatible." (Mini MicroSD Card Reader by Meenova

    There is no reason to believe the Nexus 5 is any different in this regard.
    11-04-2013 05:00 AM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Once again, am I the only one who read the part where it says, "Google Nexus 4 doesn't support USB-OTG, it is NOT compatible." (Mini MicroSD Card Reader by Meenova

    There is no reason to believe the Nexus 5 is any different in this regard.
    I didn't get it for the Nexus 5 at all so that doesn't effect me in the least.

    Note 8.0
    11-04-2013 06:59 AM
  10. Chum's Avatar
    This thread is specifically for learning whether or not the Nexus 5 supports USB OTG. It would be appreciated if someone can test this today now that the phones are staring to being delivered.

    It would be helpful to know what USB OTG hardware you are using, what software (Nexus Media Importer, OTG Disk Explorer, Stickmount, etc.) might also needed, and whether or not root is required. Thank you!
    11-04-2013 09:01 AM
  11. jairusz's Avatar
    Someone from reddit used the OTG Troubleshooter app on his/her's Nexus 5

    http://i.imgur.com/bRLEcR7.png
    11-04-2013 09:05 AM
  12. whatsitsname's Avatar
    Very disappointing if the Nexus 5 doesn't support otg usb storage. It would help so much on the road to be able to transfer files between phones or other devices.
    11-04-2013 10:17 AM
  13. feri_z's Avatar
    The filemanager "Total Commander" with the "USB-Stick Plugin" can access USB-Sticks attached via USB-OTG for the Nexus 5 without any modifications.
    So USB-OTG is okay, but attached sticks are not mounted from the OS (same as for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10).
    11-04-2013 11:39 AM
  14. indianajonze's Avatar
    Once again, am I the only one who read the part where it says, "Google Nexus 4 doesn't support USB-OTG, it is NOT compatible." (Mini MicroSD Card Reader by Meenova

    There is no reason to believe the Nexus 5 is any different in this regard.
    it supports it just fine. using stickmount
    11-04-2013 02:53 PM
  15. Chum's Avatar
    I believe Stickmount requires root, correct?
    11-04-2013 02:57 PM
  16. JeffDenver's Avatar
    So the TL;DR answer seems to be...No?
    11-04-2013 03:45 PM
  17. Brian Nguyen3's Avatar
    heya, first post, I am expecting a nexus 5 in few days. Can usb otg for amp/dacs be tested? the log indicated that it could. I have a Fiio e17 if that helps...Thanks.
    11-04-2013 05:05 PM
  18. Brian Nguyen3's Avatar
    . (sorry double posted)
    11-04-2013 05:06 PM
  19. Chum's Avatar
    I was just able to confirm that USB OTG works on the Nexus 5!

    I used the hardware listed in the original post of this message and plugged it into a basic SD card reader (one of these devices: http://mysteryboxshow.com/wp-content...d-reader-1.jpg)

    Then I was able to read the contents of my SD card and copy files to the Nexus 5 internal memory using the following from the Play store:
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TotalCommander
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ugins.usbstick
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    11-04-2013 06:05 PM
  20. supermi's Avatar
    I was just able to confirm that USB OTG works on the Nexus 5!

    I used the hardware listed in the original post of this message and plugged it into a basic SD card reader (one of these devices: http://mysteryboxshow.com/wp-content...d-reader-1.jpg)

    Then I was able to read the contents of my SD card and copy files to the Nexus 5 internal memory using the following from the Play store:
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TotalCommander
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ugins.usbstick
    Thanks for confirming! I am also hoping to fund out about how it works with external dac's the note 2 seems to ve very hit or miss!

    Bt how are you liking the phone? Screen, kitkat etc?
    11-04-2013 09:25 PM
  21. ChrisPdx's Avatar
    I was just able to confirm that USB OTG works on the Nexus 5!

    I used the hardware listed in the original post of this message and plugged it into a basic SD card reader (one of these devices: http://mysteryboxshow.com/wp-content...d-reader-1.jpg)

    Then I was able to read the contents of my SD card and copy files to the Nexus 5 internal memory using the following from the Play store:
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TotalCommander
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ugins.usbstick
    Does this method require root?

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    heyblinkinkgb likes this.
    11-05-2013 03:56 PM
  22. feri_z's Avatar
    Does this method require root?
    No, "Total Commander" with "USB-Stick Plugin" requires no root.
    ChrisPdx likes this.
    11-06-2013 04:40 PM
  23. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I was just able to confirm that USB OTG works on the Nexus 5!
    YAY!

    Does it require root?

    EDIT: NM...I need to start reading the rest of these threads before replying.
    11-06-2013 04:44 PM
  24. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Let's be fair and honest: "Supports USB OTG" should mean that the device can access any USB flash drive using nothing more than a simple adapter cable (and even then, only when physically required). If you need to load a special app, root, load a custom ROM, or use any hardware interface other than the previously noted adapter cable, then "Supports USB OTG" is a misnomer at best.

    The original docs for the pre-release Nexus 4 said it would have USB OTG; this was dropped from the docs a few days after the N4 went on sale. The usual explanation is that the N4 hardware was unable to provide the necessary current to make OTG devices function reliably. Presuming that is still the case, any attempt to force OTG without using a powered device, it would seem to me, would put your data at risk.
    11-06-2013 04:55 PM
  25. Erica Swift's Avatar
    I was just able to confirm that USB OTG works on the Nexus 5!

    I used the hardware listed in the original post of this message and plugged it into a basic SD card reader (one of these devices: http://mysteryboxshow.com/wp-content...d-reader-1.jpg)
    would that same setup work for a Nexus 4 as well?

    Then I was able to read the contents of my SD card and copy files to the Nexus 5 internal memory using the following from the Play store:
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TotalCommander
    - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ugins.usbstick
    Would that same setup work for a Nexus 4?
    11-06-2013 05:25 PM
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