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Connecting USBOTG To My Ellipsis 8, do I need to root?


New member
May 22, 2015
Connecting USBOTG To My Ellipsis 8

I have an Ellipsis 8 Tablet, Android version 4.4.2. I have purchased an "on the go" adapter (micro usb plug on one end and regular usb plug on the other end) so that I can retrieve and store files from my tablet to my flash drive. Unfortunately, my tablet does not recognise my flash drive. I have read several articles saying that I need to root my tablet first. Is there ANY app out there that will allow my tablet to recognise my flash drive that does not involve rooting? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Retired Moderator
Feb 12, 2012
The Verizon Ellipsis 8 tablet doesn't have OTG firmware, so you can't. Rooted or not, you can't.