Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,728,959 Members 44,446 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Wireless Charging while using USB-OTG

Tip us?
 
bixorastexante
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 15
Join Date: Dec 2011
Default Wireless Charging while using USB-OTG

I guys, today I tried to Wireless Charge while using the USB-OTG to copy some files (practically, it makes sense for me, since there is no need to connect the cable to the Nexus, we could be using that port to USB-OTG and charge at the same time).
I was surprised when it didn't work. I can't understand why would they implement this. Since it's not charging from cable, it could be charging by wireless...

It's not a defect from mine, right?

Anyway, thanks for your attention.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
 
charesa39
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 133
Posts: 401
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange County, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by bixorastexante View Post
I guys, today I tried to Wireless Charge while using the USB-OTG to copy some files (practically, it makes sense for me, since there is no need to connect the cable to the Nexus, we could be using that port to USB-OTG and charge at the same time).
I was surprised when it didn't work. I can't understand why would they implement this. Since it's not charging from cable, it could be charging by wireless...

It's not a defect from mine, right?

Anyway, thanks for your attention.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
It's not a defect. You need a custom kernel that supports Qi Charging while using USB OTG if you want that.
 
bixorastexante
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 15
Join Date: Dec 2011
Are you sure it's a kernel limitation? Do you know any that supports it?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
 
paychex
Old
#4  
paychex's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 279
Posts: 627
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Baltimore
Quote:
Originally Posted by bixorastexante View Post
Are you sure it's a kernel limitation? Do you know any that supports it?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using xda app-developers app
May not be a hardware limitation. But probably a very low priority for implementation
 
3DSammy
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 301
Posts: 674
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto
One way I've try to offset this limitation is to plug my OTG cable into a powered USB hub. All attached USB devices use the hub for power greatly reducing the battery drain on the phone/tablet.

Sent from my Nexus 10 using XDA Premium HD app
Google Nexus 5 & 10: [4.4.4] rooted Stock, Franco kernel (on N5, on N10), TWRP, Xposed, GravityBox, SuperSU Pro and ViPER4Android Audio Effects FX
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes