1. cdf3's Avatar
    I purchased an OTG cable a while back and tried it out on my Note 2. I plugged a USB jump drive to it, and was able to read and transfer the files to and from my jump drive. I was quite happy.
    I went on Amazon today to purchase an additional cable, so I could keep one at work. I was shocked when I read all of the 1 star ratings for most of the OTG cables. Most of the users said the faulty plugs on some cables bricked their phone.
    Before purchasing another cable, I decided to give my cable a test. I plugged it in, and all was fine. I continued to plug it in and test it...... then all of a sudden, my device acted weird. I plugged it in and got some type of warning about something being damaged. I didn't have a chance to read all if it before the notice went away, but I do remember seeing the word damaged.
    I plugged my phone up to my charger to see if the USB plug was still working, and it would not charge. Tried it a few more times, still nothing. At that point I was prepared to take it back to Verizon, use my insurance, and be out 100 bucks.
    After taking out the battery and doing a reboot, it started charging again.
    Now I'm afraid to use my OTG cable again.

    Anyone had any issues with OTG cables?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    03-16-2013 04:23 AM
  2. Jude526's Avatar
    That's scary. Throw it away!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    03-16-2013 09:37 PM
  3. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    Yes that does sound under scary. Did your 1st cable come from Amazon?

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
    03-16-2013 09:48 PM
  4. Bond32's Avatar
    Which one did you get? I got one that was like $0.85 and it's never been faulty.

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    03-16-2013 09:51 PM
  5. cdf3's Avatar
    The original one came from eBay. I was going to grab another one from Amazon, but chose not to after reading some of the 1 star ratings.
    03-16-2013 10:12 PM
  6. cdf3's Avatar
    The OTG cable I have works, as far as connecting devices to it and what not.
    For some reason, after I use it, my charger will no longer charge my phone.
    I have to reboot my phone in order for my charger to start working again.
    I went ahead and purchased the OTG cable for the Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung.
    It's rather expensive at $19, but I hope it won't cause me any issues.
    03-16-2013 10:16 PM
  7. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Never trust ultra cheap parts that are any more complicated than a case or screen protector. I learned my lesson last year with a cheapo MHL adapter that literally never worked right. Even when it would send a signal it was distorted and flickering. Bought the proper cable (which was 3x the price) and it worked 100% every single time. No flickering or corruption.

    The same goes for batteries. All the people buying "oem" batteries for 1/5th their going rate are getting fooled. Those batteries are not only counterfeit but they aren't even 100% of what they advertise as far as capacity goes. Most of the time they're 50-66% of what they're advertised as.


    The best thing to do is look around for Samsung.com coupons and buy the adapters direct through them. You know you're getting a quality product and with the right coupons you can get them at almost the same prices as the fakes on eBay, Amazon etc.
    Jude526 likes this.
    03-16-2013 10:58 PM
  8. cdf3's Avatar
    Never trust ultra cheap parts that are any more complicated than a case or screen protector. I learned my lesson last year with a cheapo MHL adapter that literally never worked right. Even when it would send a signal it was distorted and flickering. Bought the proper cable (which was 3x the price) and it worked 100% every single time. No flickering or corruption.

    The same goes for batteries. All the people buying "oem" batteries for 1/5th their going rate are getting fooled. Those batteries are not only counterfeit but they aren't even 100% of what they advertise as far as capacity goes. Most of the time they're 50-66% of what they're advertised as.


    The best thing to do is look around for Samsung.com coupons and buy the adapters direct through them. You know you're getting a quality product and with the right coupons you can get them at almost the same prices as the fakes on eBay, Amazon etc.
    I tried using my Samsung coupon codes, but they no longer worked. Not sure when their coupons expired. I was able to get a battery and charger a few months ago using their coupon codes. All of the ones I currently have no longer work. Went online searching for codes, but came up empty. Had to pay full price this time around.

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    03-16-2013 11:06 PM
  9. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    I tried using my Samsung coupon codes, but they no longer worked. Not sure when their coupons expired. I was able to get a battery and charger a few months ago using their coupon codes. All of the ones I currently have no longer work. Went online searching for codes, but came up empty. Had to pay full price this time around.
    Well if you're saving for a bargain then wait around until the Galaxy S4 launches. I'm sure they'll have coupons that will be passed around the net by then.
    03-17-2013 01:35 AM

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