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USB OTG without root and free ?

18th April 2014, 06:06 PM |#1  
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I have an external hard drive that supports FAT32 and would like to get it to work without rooting and without buying an app.

I would like the best possible solution for reading and downloading files from the hard drive to the nexus 5.

Thanks.

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18th April 2014, 06:17 PM |#2  
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Install Total Commander: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TotalCommander and then
Install USB Stick Plugin: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ugins.usbstick

Open Total Commander and click on usb stick and do what you want
18th April 2014, 07:21 PM |#3  
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But its only a free trial I need something more permanent. Can I use the commander as a standalone app or do I need a plug in ?

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18th April 2014, 07:31 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Lucky_Slevin

But its only a free trial I need something more permanent. Can I use the commander as a standalone app or do I need a plug in ?

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The free trial gets extended as and when the app gets updated... I have used it for ages!
Total Commander is a file manager and it needs USB Stick Plugin to enable USB OTG!
If you don't want to pay that's the only option if you're fully stock.

If are rooted, then you can try out different roms/kernels which have native support for USB OTG.. I can confirm that AICP with ElementalX works great! I just use ES File Explorer to browse my flash drive!
19th April 2014, 06:56 AM |#5  
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Try nexus media importer v4 4m outside play store..

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19th April 2014, 07:14 AM |#6  
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Try nexus media importer v4 4m outside play store..

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It's a paid app and OP has clearly stated that he doesn't want to pay. If you're telling him to use cracked apps, it's against the forum rules m8!
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