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27th April 2012, 07:19 PM   |  #1  
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Is this true thing or just a scam?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-OTG-Mic...item4cfef29303
P.S I dont know this dealer and i m not promoting him either
30th April 2012, 04:09 PM   |  #2  
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Is this true thing or just a scam?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10cm-OTG-Mic...item4cfef29303
P.S I dont know this dealer and i m not promoting him either


I think that is only an adaptor, so you should patch kernel to enable host mode; but afaik that patched-kernel works only on froyo rom..
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That cable works BUT, you need a power source to actually have the OTG working. Look for some Y cable. The Y cable should look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-MALE-TO-...#ht_500wt_1413
Except instead of mini usb end, you need female usb end.
you plug one end of the usb to phone and the other one to any usb power source.

You need the Y cable since Incredible S doesn't provide any power out from its microusb port, unlike the sgs2.

Of course you need to have a ROM that have the OTG capable kernel, I think those ICS should work, since OTG should be enabled on all ICS kernels.
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That cable works BUT, you need a power source to actually have the OTG working. Look for some Y cable. The Y cable should look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-MALE-TO-...#ht_500wt_1413
Except instead of mini usb end, you need female usb end.
you plug one end of the usb to phone and the other one to any usb power source.

You need the Y cable since Incredible S doesn't provide any power out from its microusb port, unlike the sgs2.

Of course you need to have a ROM that have the OTG capable kernel, I think those ICS should work, since OTG should be enabled on all ICS kernels.

If external power needed i dont see a use sadly .It would be nice to plug ur frnds pen drive and copy something in the move...
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i actually tried it. Nothing happens. Don't waste your money. Your phone will not be able to detect the pen drive.
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If external power needed i dont see a use sadly .It would be nice to plug ur frnds pen drive and copy something in the move...

Well, most people doesn't use flash drives these days, you can always use some online storage like dropbox etc, or email it to you.
The limitation of the system is the fat32, fat32 will not allow any file to be bigger than 4gb in 1 chunk, so you can't copy a whole hd movie out of someone's flash drive. And most flash drive now is 16gb+ and formatted in NTFS out of the box. All 3.5 external hdd is self powered, which makes it possible for you to read it from your device, but the chances of that drive is formatted in fat32 is really slim.

So yea, its a good thing to have but I think think its that usable though.
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Can someone tells me which rom has OTG function?
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there is a kernel support IS otg

but it's for android 2.2

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1097756

i have never seen otg support in any IS gb or ics rom

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