1. Teamlegend's Avatar
    Hey Android Central,

    I got my very first Android phone a few days back after a long period of time with both the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4s. I decided on the Google Nexus 5 and got the 16gb model on contract and although I love it I have quite a few questions as a new Android user.

    1. How can I access my USB Memory via USB OTG in apps like Emulators? (I can already plug it in and read all data on it)
    2. Should I root it, and if so is it dangerous? I have have Jailbroken iPhones before.
    3. Install android Apps on my USB Memory that's plugged in with OTG (Similar to questions 1)
    4. Best music player?

    Thanks for reading hope I can get some help.. Thanks!
    03-05-2014 04:59 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hey Android Central,

    I got my very first Android phone a few days back after a long period of time with both the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4s. I decided on the Google Nexus 5 and got the 16gb model on contract and although I love it I have quite a few questions as a new Android user.

    1. How can I access my USB Memory via USB OTG in apps like Emulators? (I can already plug it in and read all data on it)
    2. Should I root it, and if so is it dangerous? I have have Jailbroken iPhones before.
    3. Install android Apps on my USB Memory that's plugged in with OTG (Similar to questions 1)
    4. Best music player?

    Thanks for reading hope I can get some help.. Thanks!
    Welcome to the forums and Android.
    I am a little lost on what you mean about #1 and #3. Do you mean the internal memory?

    #2 Rooting always has a few risks, but since it is a Nexus it is very difficult to brick. What to you want to do with root access?

    #4. PowerAmp. free for the first week or two, $5 one time fee afterward, and it is worth every penny. I love that player.
    srkmagnus likes this.
    03-05-2014 10:41 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to AndroidCentral....ENJOY your new Android device
    03-05-2014 10:43 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Hey Android Central,

    I got my very first Android phone a few days back after a long period of time with both the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4s. I decided on the Google Nexus 5 and got the 16gb model on contract and although I love it I have quite a few questions as a new Android user.

    1. How can I access my USB Memory via USB OTG in apps like Emulators? (I can already plug it in and read all data on it)
    2. Should I root it, and if so is it dangerous? I have have Jailbroken iPhones before.
    3. Install android Apps on my USB Memory that's plugged in with OTG (Similar to questions 1)
    4. Best music player?

    Thanks for reading hope I can get some help.. Thanks!
    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm almost certain that to connect USB OTG you'll need to be rooted - I don't think there is a way around that. Fortunately, you can if you decide to root. You'll need an app such as StickMount - Google Play Store to mount USB. Regarding moving apps to USB, that's something that is a little tricky. I know that you can move apps to the internal or external sd cards of a device when you are rooted, so I imagine that's no different with USB memory. However, I suspect force closes and errors since the USB may not be always connected to the device. If you must move apps do so on the sd card.

    Regarding root, Golfdriver97 is right that a Nexus is almost impossible to brick since factory images are provided by Google and can be easily restored. So if you mess something up, you can restore factory and start over. Take a look at this blog post Jerry did a few years back regarding root, it's a good read and will give you more insight as to what it is and if it's for you: Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central

    If you have further questions feel free to ask
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    03-05-2014 10:52 AM
  5. Aesthete18's Avatar
    Best music player, I'd go for Poweramp.
    03-06-2014 02:16 AM
  6. Shahbaz Talpur's Avatar
    Best music player for me is Poweramp. Don't worry you aren't in danger in rooting your device as srkmagnus and Golfdriver97 mentioned. Unleash the beast root today! Rooting would give you more possibilities in customizing your device
    03-06-2014 05:08 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. How can I access my USB Memory via USB OTG in apps like Emulators?
    Using My Files (the default app that opens when you p;ug in a stick or card), assign it as UsbDriveA (or B or whichever one you want). Then point your emulator to that drive.

    3. Install android Apps on my USB Memory that's plugged in with OTG (Similar to questions 1)
    I don;t know of any app that will do it ("SD card usually means the microSD card installed in the phone). Titanium Backup Pro may, but I don't use it.
    03-06-2014 03:37 PM
  8. Ealevenish's Avatar
    2. Should I root it, and if so is it dangerous? I have have Jailbroken iPhones before.
    Rooting voids the warranty so I don't even consider it with a brandnew phone.
    I may consider it if it's a) really necessary for my use, and if b) the phone is at least a year old.
    Of course you might apply other 'rules', but if you root you're basically on your own!

    iPhones are perfect for my sisters: it's simple, and it works.
    But if you want to do more than yacking, chatting, and exchanging photos you need Android!
    Enjoy!
    03-10-2014 10:48 AM
  9. JSanchez41's Avatar
    ME TOO NEXUS 5 (droool) lol
    03-10-2014 05:14 PM

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