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[Q] What's a file explorer that can r/w to OTG USB?

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By zolo185, Senior Member on 27th January 2014, 12:43 PM
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I have the meenova micro SD OTG reader and the only way i can access files from through my phone is from TWRP when i flash roms and such. I want to be able to move files back and forth from my phone using the Meenova but i've only seen peopl;e suggest nexus importer but it doesn't really work for me that well, I'm using root explorer right now and it doesn't let me access my usb otg. Basically i want a file explorer that let's me use the meenova to move files and not have to boot into twrp to have to do it and i dont want to have to pay a fortune for an app that will let me do this.
 
 
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27th January 2014, 12:56 PM |#2  
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Hi,

Take a look for these apps: https://play.google.com/store/search...t&c=apps&hl=fr.

Apps like Stickmount have a free version, you can test... After that I use Root Explorer without any issue.

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Hi,

Take a look for these apps: https://play.google.com/store/search...t&c=apps&hl=fr.

Apps like Stickmount have a free version, you can test... After that I use Root Explorer without any issue.

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Yes , for my usage I use Stickmount (the free version). Once the USB is mounted I can move, copy, delete the files. With Root Explorer the path is /sdcard/usbStorage/sda1.

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Depends what you want to do. Apps like stickmount are ok if you just want to read/write data on the card through a file explorer. However since these apps dont mount correctly (mount in sdcard for non-root users), they're useless if you want to move game data onto usb otg. Fir that you need it mounting in /storage so custom kernel like chaos is what you'd need

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Depends what you want to do. Apps like stickmount are ok if you just want to read/write data on the card through a file explorer. However since these apps dont mount correctly (mount in sdcard for non-root users), they're useless if you want to move game data onto usb otg. Fir that you need it mounting in /storage so custom kernel like chaos is what you'd need

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How can I tell if its mounting to storage or not. I'm on purity using stock purity kernel.

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How can I tell if its mounting to storage or not. I'm on purity using stock purity kernel.

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Im sorry, I don't understand the question. Does purity say it automounts USB otg in its list of features? Most roms / kernels do not offer this.

I only know 1 kernel and 1 rom that does. Chaos kernel and Mahdi rom. This doesn't mean more don't do it but I don't know the features if every rom or kernel.

Browse to /storage on the root of your device to see what's there

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Im sorry, I don't understand the question. Does purity say it automounts USB otg in its list of features? Most roms / kernels do not offer this.

I only know 1 kernel and 1 rom that does. Chaos kernel and Mahdi rom. This doesn't mean more don't do it but I don't know the features if every rom or kernel.

Browse to /storage on the root of your device to see what's there

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Sorry, and it does not mention it in the ROM features and I don't have the USB otg with me at the moment I'm in school. But here is what it shows me now.


*note* the SDA 1 is what I just added to see if it would mount there later on as vicking said above.

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The attachment doesn't work.

If you use stickmount, it will mount to /storage/sdcard0/usbStorage/sda1

Chaos kernel mounts to /storage/USBdisk

You don't create anything yourself. It creates as and when required

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