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25th February 2014, 03:51 AM   |  #1  
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Does the N5 require some kind of special host cable to be able to read an external micro SD card via a card reader? Can't seem to get mine to read or mount an external card at all? (32 GB model)


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25th February 2014, 04:38 AM   |  #2  
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Does the N5 require some kind of special host cable to be able to read an external micro SD card via a card reader? Can't seem to get mine to read or mount an external card at all? (32 GB model)


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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2477886

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Does the N5 require some kind of special host cable to be able to read an external micro SD card via a card reader? Can't seem to get mine to read or mount an external card at all? (32 GB model)


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Standard otg cable.

What custom rom / kernel / app are you using to mount?

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2477886

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Sorry, wasn't aware that this kind of question wasn't appropriate for "General"... If one of the mods could re-locate the thread to Q&A it would be appreciated...
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Standard otg cable.

What custom rom / kernel / app are you using to mount?

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Not using a custom rom or kernel just yet... Just a bog standard Nexus 5 right now. Why doesn't it just mount itself with the stock kernel/rom? All the tablets I have used with Android v4.x.x already do?
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Does the N5 require some kind of special host cable to be able to read an external micro SD card via a card reader? Can't seem to get mine to read or mount an external card at all? (32 GB model)


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Take a look at this thread as it covers a super compact micoSDcard reader and the various mounting software you will need to access the storage.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50540985

I did my own review of the Meenova OTG micoSDcard reader within the thread including pictures with my N5.

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