09-27-2016 09:25 AM
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  1. Dankees's Avatar
    I haven't tested this out since it worked fine on my S3...so a grabbed my USB OTG cable and plugged it into my S4:

    1) Plugged in a 16GB USB 3.0 thumb drive. Immediately the stock file explorer popped up and showed me the root directory of the drive. I was able to play MP3s on that drive no problem. Seems working 100%.

    2) I plugged in both of my 2.5" USB drives, 1TB and 500GB. Each one turned on and the drive spun up...but my S4 said they were empty. I don't believe the USB on the phone can supply enough power to those drives for them to work properly.

    3) I plugged in, one at a time, my mouse and keyboard from this computer. I was able to control my device with each one immediately.

    I am currently on Goldeneye 4.0 ROM...just flashed it actually...no data restored, nothing installed, just 100% stock and factory wiped Goldeneye 4.0. I'd be surprised if there's any difference with the above if I switched back to stock AT&T MDL.
    So, you were able to at least play music with your Galaxy S4 but not operate a large external hard drive?
    09-27-2016 08:42 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    To run a large ext HDD they will need their own power supply for it to work. The Sammy has insufficient power for this
    09-27-2016 09:25 AM
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