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Question [Q] OTG USB memory

On my current Galaxy Nexus I can connect a USB memory stick through an OTG (On The Go) cable and read and write from and to it (root required for write).

How about the Nexus 5? I would not buy it if it could not do that.
 
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On my current Galaxy Nexus I can connect a USB memory stick through an OTG (On The Go) cable and read and write from and to it (root required for write).

How about the Nexus 5? I would not buy it if it could not do that.
Confirmed working OTG. I used OTG disk Explorer lite to mount without root.

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Confirmed working OTG. I used OTG disk Explorer lite to mount without root.

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Can anybody else confirm this just to make it entirely certain? Has anybody tried to write to USB mass storage?
 
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Great! Thanks.

Can anybody else confirm this just to make it entirely certain? Has anybody tried to write to USB mass storage?
I've just used Stickmount to mount a USB device and successfully written 2 files to it, so I can confirm USB OTG is working just fine.
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But you have to use a 3rd party app in order to write to a usb OTG flash drive or a simple file explorer is sufficient??
Also, you guys mention that no root is required, does this differ from 4.3 ??
On my Nexus 7 II with 4.3 I have to root it in order to use one of those 3rd party apps in order to write files on the usb disk. Is this correct?
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The device does not have any mounting capability by default, so you must use apps (or a custom kernel) to do it. That means root.
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Wow great to hear this. I have to return my N5 due to a faulty speaker, when i get a new one might drop down to the 16GB now if it has OTG.
 
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Well this is great to know. I didn't want to open my nexus 5 until this was confirmed. I hate that the nexus 4 didn't have this functionality and its the only major gripe I had with that handset. Has anyone tried it nexus 5 with dualshock controllers or keyboards and mice??

OK so I tried it with USB keyboard mouse AND dualshock 3 working great!
 
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The device does not have any mounting capability by default, so you must use apps (or a custom kernel) to do it. That means root.
root? but this user on this thread said this:

"Confirmed working OTG. I used OTG disk Explorer lite to mount without root. "
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root? but this user on this thread said this:

"Confirmed working OTG. I used OTG disk Explorer lite to mount without root. "
To my knowledge you can read from USB memory without root rights, but to write you need root. Example app: StickMount.

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