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    I'm beyond blown away right now!! I ordered a OTG cable for the DNA on eBay and it arived today. I plugged it in and using astro was able to browse and play movies and music from a 64gb flash drive. I though let me try plugging in the reciever for a wireless mouse. Yea to my surprise that works too and so does a keyboard and our Nikon d80 !! Wow!!

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    What one(cable) did you get from ebay?

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    OK cool i order one. i did order a diffrent one a week ago but have not heard or seen anything about it.
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    After the initial confirmation from Amazon, I don't recall much communication until it showed up. But, for $0.82, its a deal.
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    True
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    yes it's funny, for a $buck you can eliminate most complaints about the loss of SD slot.. Actually you are probably more flexible this was as well.
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    I purchased this cable a few weeks ago and it does not work. It asks me to plug in a compatible charger. When I connect a USB drive, it says the storage is blank and cannot be accessed. For under a dollar, it was worth a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njgsx96 View Post
    I purchased this cable a few weeks ago and it does not work. It asks me to plug in a compatible charger. When I connect a USB drive, it says the storage is blank and cannot be accessed. For under a dollar, it was worth a try.
    Hmm they seem to be hit and miss. Some people on here said the same thing, and yet myself and others have had no problem using the cable. Have you tried connecting the drive the the cable first, then connecting to your phone. Oddly enough that did help some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfmike View Post
    What one(cable) did you get from ebay?

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    I ordered this one.

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    After reading and replying to this thread I did some searching, reading and re-reading on OTG for the DNA. When I got home I checked all of my USB drives and my suspicion was correct.... they are all formatted in NTFS. I took one and formatted it in FAT32 and lo-and-behold my DNA recognizes it. So if anyone is having trouble, make sure you have your drive formatted in FAT/FAT32. Looks like NTFS requires root.
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    this works great. I already had the OTG cable. plugged it in an it was instantly recognized on a usb drive. I use AndroXplorer File Manager available on PLAY for free and it immediately reads the usb drive and everything else.
    So that solves absolutely everything about the sd card. (cannot execute programs from the card that I know of but who cares with 11 gigs of native DNA ram)
    everyone should understand this when evaluating phones
    I knew about this from my experience with the Motorola Zoom which did not have an sd card usage for many months. This was suggested 2 years ago on XOOM forum. note comment above about disk format.
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    can you plug a usb hub into the cable and have multiple things going? not necessarily two flash drives, but say a flash drive and something else...
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    I ordered a OTG Cable from Amazon as well. I got the 2x OTG for just over 4 dollars included shipping. It works!!

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    Just got my confirmation email from Amazon this morning. I wont be getting my cable this the end of next month
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazarus2297 View Post
    can you plug a usb hub into the cable and have multiple things going? not necessarily two flash drives, but say a flash drive and something else...
    Yes, though you may want a powered hub since there is only so much power to be drawn off of the port. I have plugged in a keyboard + mouse + storage. Sadly I've been unable to find a cable with simultaneous MHL (HDMI) and OTG.
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    Was about to order this for my DNA then I read some of the negative reviews... oh my! Phones being bricked??? Now I am completely out of my element I must admit but is this for real? Just don't want to screw up my phone as it is the first phone I have ever bought that cost more than a 30-50 dollar Nokia... I know I am a dinosaur. Any help would sincerely be appreciated. I would like to use my smartphone (definitely smarter than me) with my micro SD cards via a card reader.
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    I tried my OTG cable on my Little Dot DAC1 and it worked. But the music crackles alittle bit so I don't no if its the phone or the DAC. Has any body else tried there phone DAC? And when I unpluged the OTG CABLE from the phone it would lock up. When I hooked a USB key board and mouse and unhooked it it didn't lock up.

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    Anyone else with Micro SD Card Reader via OTG cable experience... very worried about bricking my phone. Airdroid will be a definite option but there will be times I will need to access minor but vital data from a Micro SD Card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RicochetSEW View Post
    Anyone else with Micro SD Card Reader via OTG cable experience... very worried about bricking my phone. Airdroid will be a definite option but there will be times I will need to access minor but vital data from a Micro SD Card.
    Can you put up a link to where you found this information? I just don't see how you could brick your phone from plugging in a cable...maybe corrupt data but brick???

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    Look under the 37 negative reviews; there were more than a few that had severe problems with their smartphones after using an OTG adapter... I would be very much interested if anyone can verify if this is at all possible... and/or a recommendation for a quality plug brand that works with the DNA.

    Amazon.com: SANOXY Micro USB Host Mode OTG Cable Flash Drive SD T-Flash Card Adapter FOR Samsung GT-i9100 i9100 Galaxy S II 2 GT-N7000 Galaxy Note: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    I can say I've used the OTG on our two phones several times without a issue. I've never 'powered off' to install it, just plug and go.. I didn't read all the reviews, and perhaps that mfg has some quality issues. I can't find my receipt from my order (it was only 5$) but the pair I got had the OTG/DMI set.
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    Here's the model I have....



    I have no idea why people have said that an otg cable has broken their phone but I can say that I've been using one with my xoom for over a year and it has worked fine with my phone too. I'm sure the one from Amazon is fine too, there were only two reviews out of hundreds that said it broke their phone. I say if you have a use for an otg cable, just use it....it is a feature of the phone. If it somehow does end up messing up your phone (which I still don't see how it could), complain to Verizon and if you have insurance you should be fine

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    I'm not sure how a cable can brick a phone unless there were corrupt files on the device you were reading from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellken View Post
    Just ordered 4 of these for under $3 shipped. Have a few 32gb flash drives waiting for some music to be loaded up. Hopefully it works painlessly

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