1. Arup Khan's Avatar
    Native USB OTG disabled on Moto G updated to Kitkat 4.4

    Is it a bug ?
    or
    Stopped by google itself? (onine storage policy )

    If it's a bug, when the fix will come ?

    What about the downgrade to Jelly bean 4.3 ?
    Any suggestions?
    Any free app to get back full functionality ?

    Thanks

    01-19-2014 10:29 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Native USB OTG disabled on Moto G updated to Kitkat 4.4

    Is it a bug ?
    or
    Stopped by google itself? (onine storage policy )

    If it's a bug, when the fix will come ?

    What about the downgrade to Jelly bean 4.3 ?
    Any suggestions?
    Any free app to get back full functionality ?

    Thanks
    Welcome to the forums. I am currently asking around.
    Arup Khan likes this.
    01-19-2014 10:40 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It may be a while. The person who is best suited to answer your questions is unavailable at the moment.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    01-19-2014 10:48 AM
  4. woldranger's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same thing. I bought the G for my Mother and didn't hesitate to update to Kitkat as I hadn't read about any major glitches but then found that I couldnt hook up the phone to a usb reader with the otg cable.

    So far all that I've found that works has been to use total commander and it's usb stick plugin. Though that's read only.

    I've heavily modded a HTC HD2 and rooted and flashed ROM's on my Galaxy S3 but I bought this phone for my Mother so I could leave her with it as stock so I don't want to be rooting it to get the otg running.

    Fingers crossed there's a solution that'll come up soon.
    01-19-2014 11:59 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am curious if it is a security issue.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-19-2014 01:39 PM
  6. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    It seems there were some changes made to native USB OTG in KitKat, though I can't seem to find definitive information on exactly where the problem or any fixes have appeared (in terms of device, ROM type, and so forth). This thread on Motorola's Moto G support forum may be of help:

    Moto G Home - Kit Kat upgrade breaks USB OTG
    Golfdriver97 and shmotog like this.
    01-19-2014 02:10 PM
  7. iamjosh007's Avatar
    Motorola has fixed USB OTG as they have released a new software update. Check this link for more info -

    Update is ready for Global GSM Model, Moto G users who bought Asian retail from India have to wait for some time.

    Moto G get USB OTG Support for KitKat with new Software Update
    02-27-2014 02:58 AM
  8. neu smurph's Avatar
    Mmm, from what I've read on XDA and Moto support forums the Asian retail KitKat update had the OTG USB storage issue fixed already, and then Moto rolled out this small update to existing US/Global/EU/South American phones already on KitKat.
    02-28-2014 12:03 AM
  9. Inundated's Avatar
    OK, does USB OTG work on KitKat 4.4.2 on the Verizon Moto G? I can't seem to find an answer to this question after a LONG time searching.

    It's not clear if the bug reported here ever affected the VZW version, or if it did, if a fix/patch was applied like it apparently was for the GSM versions of the G.

    Every time I search for it, all the people complaining appear to be GSM users, mostly outside the U S.
    04-13-2014 01:52 AM

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