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    Default Does Droid Ultra support microusb drives?

    Only thing I've found wrong with this phone is the lack of an SD slot, though I was aware when I got it. (Free upgrade from a basic slide phone.)

    I am aware there are microUSB flash drives, some even designed for smartphone storage. Is this device compatible/can it read them as a replacement for an SD card?
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    Default Re: does droid ultra support microusb drives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chavychavchop View Post
    Only thing I've found wrong with this phone is the lack of an SD slot, though I was aware when I got it. (Free upgrade from a basic slide phone.)

    I am aware there are microUSB flash drives, some even designed for smartphone storage. Is this device compatible/can it read them as a replacement for an SD card?
    I took a quick look around and it appears that it does. However, some users have reported issues with problems connecting to the drives. Take a look at this thread posted on the Moto site:

    https://forums.motorola.com/posts/780e6a6df3

    Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Does Droid Ultra support microusb drives?

    Yeah, not a problem and you don't need to be rooted. Just make sure that your thumb drive is formatted for FAT32 and plug in into the micro USB port with an OTG cable (you can get one of these for about ten bucks at FRY's or Amazon). You will need to download an app to control the stick drive, I am using Nexus USB OTG on my Moto Droid Maxx (same architecture as the Ultra but BIGGER battery). This is a fantastic feature, I use the same thumb drive on my Android phone, tablet, and my Windows PC workstation with no problems at all.

    I have a couple different micro USB specific thumb drives (with a USB on the other side to allow for use in either a PC or Android) and these work just fine without the need for an OTG cable. However, I found that the physical size of these drives make it impossible to plug them into my Androids with the protective cases that I have on both my phone (Trident Cyclops case) and my tablet (Otterbox Defender case). The OTG cable fits, no muss - no fuss - and simply works better for me.
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    Default Re: Does Droid Ultra support microusb drives?

    I have Droid Razr XT912, Android 4.1.2

    Silicon Power usb 2.0 Flash Drive mobile X10 16GB (fat32)

    I installed Nexus USB OTG trial and I get "No USB seems to be connected". And I tried 2 different flash drives.
    They work fine on my Windows computer.

    under Settings>Storage it shows

    USB DISK/STORAGE/USBDISK_1.1

    Mount USB Disk <greyed out
    Insert an USB Disk for mounting

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Does Droid Ultra support microusb drives?

    1) Reformat the flash drive to FAT32
    2) Try another OTG cable
    3) Try changing Storage computer connection rules
    Droid Maxx "obake" (non DE) unlocked and rooted
    HTC Incredible 4G "fireball" unlocked, s-off, rooted (retired)

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