1. robpasell's Avatar
    I'm wondering if it's possible to attach external storage using the micro USB port?

    Is this a mountable port, or because it's designed for charging can't do it?

    It would be nifty if I could carry a 128GB SSD around when needed for external storage.
    07-17-2012 04:03 PM
  2. presb4's Avatar
    1. Unlock it,
    2. Root it,
    3. Go to Google Play and install "StickMount" app,
    4. Buy a USB OTG cable,
    5. Plug in cable to Nexus 7 usb port and other end to USB Thumb Drive,
    6. Be Happy
    07-18-2012 02:03 AM
  3. vzwty's Avatar
    I'm wondering if it's possible to attach external storage using the micro USB port?

    Is this a mountable port, or because it's designed for charging can't do it?

    It would be nifty if I could carry a 128GB SSD around when needed for external storage.
    My Toshiba drive would not read. It's a 320gb. I was told that it required too much power to run, I would guess it would be the same for yours. I installed stickmount and a few other apps and it wouldn't read. It works great with thumb drives though.
    07-24-2012 02:43 PM
  4. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Related thread with additional info: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=192463

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    07-24-2012 05:21 PM
  5. Profilerz's Avatar
    I pulled out my kingston Wifi drive I picked up for my phone and it worked great on the nexus without rooting. I placed all my movies and pictures on it. Movies play great and I can even skip around without any lag. Just another option
    07-25-2012 06:18 AM
  6. Pigman's Avatar
    I think stick mount will only work with memory cards, not hard drives. I think it is a driver issue.
    07-25-2012 10:37 AM
  7. bobK46's Avatar
    I believe stickmount will work with hard drives if used through a powerd hub. The problem may be that the USB port cannot provide sufficient power to the drive
    07-25-2012 05:28 PM
  8. Roondy888's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer games to external sd and still be able to play them? I got them transfered but when i click on the link it tells me that an additional download is required, even though I have already done the additional download and moved it to external sd.?
    08-01-2012 08:55 PM
  9. thegrouchlives's Avatar
    A SSD will probably work, it's flash memory so it's flash drive. But yeah, unlock-root-stickmount it.
    08-08-2012 05:33 PM
  10. angst's Avatar
    Yes this is very possible, example I have 64gb sdcard in my XOOM tablet and keep all of my gameloft files & various others that the operating system use on it.

    1 - copy desired files to the external storage unit

    2 - Delete the files in the internal storage folder, but not the folder itself

    3 - open up a terminal and issue this command for each path you want to use (SU first)

    mount -o bind external path internal path

    4 - now when a game looks at the internal path it is actually using the external one.

    5 - If you are going to do this all the time right a script to do this at bootup.

    Hope this helps

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    08-11-2012 01:38 PM
  11. angst's Avatar
    I use drive mount installed as system app it seems to support everthing, drives, usb its loaded everthing I have.

    08-11-2012 01:41 PM
  12. indestructibleguy's Avatar
    I've been doing a lot of tests with stickmount and I've stumbled over some crazy stuff. I used a microusb to female USB adapter cord, then plugged my buddy's iPod with his own ipod cable, and the iPod started charging. also, I was able using root explorer to get into 'iPod control/music' and copy all the music from his iPod to my tablet. Apple uses a really weird system for their. Apple uses a weird system for their music (all songs are renamed to four letter combinations) , but a free app called music player for android is able to read the system and display music correctly. using stickmount I was able to do live feeds to my phone's memory. sound and video. I have yet to find the coding for having certain apps or even system running off a flash drive. if anybody figures it out, post it here please.


    Stickmount works with wireless Logitech mouse, no install required. Now to find a good Bluetooth keyboard.... :sly:
    01-08-2013 08:35 PM
  13. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    With my non rooted N7, an OTG cable and Nexus Media Importer from the Play market, I can connect my 32g USB drive or my 500g and 1tb Seagate external hard drive and the tablet sees it. I can't store anything to the drives (unless I root) but I can stream music and videos from the drives.
    01-09-2013 08:40 PM
  14. indestructibleguy's Avatar
    Anybody have any success with installing apps on a flash drive yet?


    sent from my N7, using Tapatalk HD
    01-14-2013 03:45 PM
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    05-16-2013 03:11 PM
  16. Philip k Dick's Avatar
    really? you can browse an I device filesystem using stickmount? I tried this, not expecting it to work and it gave no indication that a USB device was attached. It would be incredibly useful to me to transfer files between my nexus and iPhone without a computer. Can you give moire details
    05-18-2013 04:01 AM
  17. Philip k Dick's Avatar
    it would actually be pretty surprising to me if it had worked. When you connect an iPhone to a laptop by USB it will treat it as a camera and let you take photos off it but thats all, and it needs drivers for even that. To browse the filesystem you need software such as itools or ifunbox. I can't see how stickmount could mount an idevice, unless an iPod is totally different to an iPhone.? As I say, when I try it doesn't even register a device is connected. Its a shame, because it would be very useful. I love my new nexus, but the only thing it lacks for me is a TV out option. I can put films on my iPhone and connect it to a TV using a composite cable with a scart adapter. But the phone has limited storage. It would be great if I could store films on a 32GB thumb drive and use the nexus to transfer them to the phone. That way I wouldn't need to take laptop on holiday. I haven't been able to figure a way of doing this yet. Using a web based method is impractical for large files.Any suggestions anyone, I know this is an old thread?
    05-19-2013 09:52 AM