1. SupaLawlCat's Avatar
    A random thought just came to me, and I am wondering what would happen.

    I have a Nexus 7 with a cracked screen and broken digitizer assembly. A new one is on the way.

    If I plugged the broken Nexus 7 into the new one with an OTG cable, would it work as a 32GB storage drive? I can't think of any practical reasons for this do to the size and availability of much smaller storage devices, but I am just curious.

    Here is a quick diagram in case you don't understand:

    02-05-2013 06:46 PM
  2. Levolent com's Avatar
    Bow chicka wow wow...! I see some N7 mating rituals in your future! No, but seriously I am also interested in all things OTG so let's make this thread happen! I think it would come down to whether you can get a driver to do this or not. It is the same thing holding back adding 4g or 3g dongles this way, there usually isn't much in the way of drivers.
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    02-05-2013 07:16 PM
  3. SupaLawlCat's Avatar

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Since the device is much more complicated than an average storage drive I could see it not being recognized or something.
    02-05-2013 07:28 PM
  4. mr_nobody's Avatar
    I would guess not because the nexus 7 mounts as mtp, not usb mass storage but that's just a guess.
    02-06-2013 09:26 AM
  5. bigtroutz's Avatar
    best way to find out is plug them in....

    I am always amazed at how often I can plug something in to the OTG adapter and have it work but it always surprises me with what kind of device it decides it is connecting...

    The iPOD mini connected as a camera -- go figure
    02-06-2013 04:47 PM
  6. SupaLawlCat's Avatar
    Interesting. My new one still hasn't came, but I'll find out when it comes.
    02-06-2013 06:01 PM
  7. zero3187's Avatar
    Don't cross the streams!
    02-11-2013 04:52 PM
  8. bigtroutz's Avatar
    Don't cross the streams!
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    02-11-2013 08:44 PM
  9. Levolent com's Avatar
    Did this work? I would assume yes, you just have to mount the 2nd one as simple USB storage drive. I'm actually using the 4GB microsd in my phone to install windows on an extra PC mounted this way and booted as usb drive..
    05-18-2016 07:49 AM

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