1. Nrbelex's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten USB OTG working with Sprint's GSII? I'm wondering if it's my super-cheap adapter that's not working, or if the feature didn't make it to the Sprint version. Insight is appreciated!
    09-17-2011 08:03 PM
  2. pmjohnson99's Avatar
    tried also and are curious. Should work out of the box. No luck.
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    09-17-2011 10:14 PM
  3. Nrbelex's Avatar
    So that's two negatives. Anybody had any luck?
    09-18-2011 12:18 AM
  4. RamboDroid's Avatar
    I got it to pare to a blue tooth mouse and keyboard...cool seeing that cursor pop up.... I know it's no usb but it's something positive.
    09-18-2011 01:01 AM
  5. Nrbelex's Avatar
    I got it to pare to a blue tooth mouse and keyboard...cool seeing that cursor pop up.... I know it's no usb but it's something positive.

    I did the same. Very cool, but not quite as practical as USB would be.
    09-18-2011 01:53 AM
  6. youngjediboy's Avatar
    I'm very curious too. I was thinking of getting one of those cheap host cables as well to connect to USB drives or SD/CF card readers. I might order it anyway to try it, but so far no one's had any luck?
    09-18-2011 01:55 AM
  7. RamboDroid's Avatar
    I did the same. Very cool, but not quite as practical as USB would be.
    Once I get the micoUSB to HDMI thingy I will be able to plug into my tv and sit at the couch and browses and play videos and look at pics with the mouse and keyboard.
    09-18-2011 01:57 AM
  8. youngjediboy's Avatar
    09-18-2011 06:05 AM
  9. Nrbelex's Avatar
    Good luck! But be forewarned that the Amazon description is almost certainly referring to the international version.

    (Mine also said it's compatible with the GS2.)
    09-18-2011 09:50 AM
  10. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Thanks! Very true, but I can't imagine why Samsung would change anything about the microUSB port or drivers or anything for the US versions. Of all the changes it seems like they've been enhancements, have any of the changes taken away any features?
    09-18-2011 03:50 PM
  11. Nrbelex's Avatar
    Any updates from anyone?
    09-19-2011 12:07 AM
  12. kugreg's Avatar
    Ordered one myself, no luck on the Epic GS2, sorry folks, this myth looks busted. Might have to wait for a kernel hack to get this feature.
    09-20-2011 05:35 PM
  13. youngjediboy's Avatar
    I just ordered one too but haven't gotten it yet. Darn it sucks if it doesn't work...
    Remember that first unboxing video we saw? That guy got an HDMI adapter in his box... so why would Samsung include it for the reviewers if the feature doesn't work? Or maybe you just have to buy the Samsung branded one in order for it to work? Either way it sucks!
    09-20-2011 05:58 PM
  14. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Just an update, received my OTG host cable and tried it with a USB wireless mouse and a USB thumb drive and no luck. I'm thinking I either got a defective unit or the OTG host feature doesn't exist or was disabled.

    Not completely related but I had also previously bought the HDMI MHL adapter and that worked perfectly so we do know that feature remained from the intl version.
    10-03-2011 08:20 PM
  15. halmo20#AC's Avatar
    Sprint and/or Samsung disabled it on Epic 4g Touch. Hoping development community will fix it. I can't believe they disable such an important function....
    10-07-2011 09:41 AM
  16. youngjediboy's Avatar
    So it really was disabled huh? That really sucks. But it's just software right? The hardware capability still exists doesn't it? Yeah, hopefully they'll decide to bring the function back in a future upgrade...
    10-07-2011 06:41 PM
  17. milominderbinde's Avatar
    I have used two USB Host cables that work with the international SGS2 and it does not work. The Samsung Website clearly states that UBS Host does work.
    USB Host

    Attaching USB Devices to the Epic 4G Touch: With the optional USB adapter, you can connect devices such as keyboards, mice and thumb drives to the Epic 4G Touch. High-powered devices and charging another device from the Epic 4G Touch’s port are not supported.
    Here are more details on how it works on the itnernational version from the 25 Reasons to Consider the Epic 4G Touch:
    It's a Good Host
    The Epic 4G Touch adds USB Host that allows you to plug in a USB memory stick, mouse, or keyboard into a micro USB Host adapter as shown in these videos at xda-developers.
    We should all call Sprint *2 or Sprint Retention (877)775-4886 to complain that a promised feature is missing.

    Better yet call Samsung at (888)987-4357. If you try to use the menus from your Epic 4G touch, they won't work, so you might want to tell them about that too.
    10-08-2011 11:03 AM
  18. tangozebra's Avatar
    Ordered the cable from Amazon, no workie
    10-14-2011 10:43 PM
  19. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Can someone explain what an USB OTG means and what it is used for?

    I'm not familiar with the term OTG!



    PS I did purchase 2 MHL HDMI Connectors one direct from Samsung ($40) and the other from monoprice ($15). Both work like they should.

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    10-15-2011 02:13 PM
  20. aquaholik's Avatar
    Basically it means you can connect usb thumbdrive, usb keyboard, mouse, as well as powered hard disk drive that is fat32 formatted. It makes the SG2S acts like a computer instead of a phone. Imagine being able to pull movie out of your 500 GB hard drive when you are traveling.
    10-15-2011 02:49 PM
  21. garrettfarnum's Avatar
    Apparently the Zedomax Kernel has it pre-unlocked if anyone feels like trying to do it.
    10-15-2011 05:39 PM
  22. rlanza1054's Avatar
    That's what I thought you all were talking about.

    I have managed a keyboard but that was a bluetooth setup.

    I got the tv working, via HDMI adapter.

    I knew about the possiblity of hooking up some of this stuff but now because of this thread I'm curious to test some of this now.

    I am running into one issue.

    What kind cable adapter do you need to use, since for an example you hookup a printer, which usually comes with a standard usb connector at one end the other end has that square(ish) connector at the other end.

    I have a usb 7 port hub, that I would like to hookup.

    Not sure what kind of cable adapter to user.

    But everyone here is saying even if I do get all the cables correct, the Samsung will allow it because they closed that feature down for now and we would have to root just to try out that way.

    Is this what is happening to everyone?



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    10-15-2011 05:39 PM