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the n7 supports OTG through root!!!

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30th June 2012, 09:10 PM   |  #11  
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Yeah, root and use that "Stickmount" app.

Yeap, I had to download & install "StickMount" to get my flash drives to mount.

The drive path when you mount is:

/mnt/sdcard/usbStorage/sda1, sdb1, sdc1, etc....

Nexus 7 with StickMount reads NTFS & FAT32 but not exFAT. Also I'm unable to write to NTFS either.
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Yeap, I had to download & install "StickMount" to get my flash drives to mount.

The drive path when you mount is:

/mnt/sdcard/usbStorage/sda1, sdb1, sdc1, etc....

Nexus 7 with StickMount reads NTFS & FAT32 but not exFAT. Also I'm unable to write to a NTFS either.

It means i can use my usb stick and See my movies from there?

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30th June 2012, 09:42 PM   |  #13  
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It can be outrageous on the pricing but if you're patient & lucky you can get it for $20-50 markup. Those are the people that I love dealing with since they aren't asking too much and willing to sell right away with no BS.

I just came home with my Nexus 7 so I should be testing in a bit. Since we met up at Frys, I got me a cheap 64gb flash drive for 29.99.

---------- Post added at 12:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:53 AM ----------

Using an OTG cable that I use for all my android devices with a 64gb FAT32 formatted flash drive didn't pick up the drive. I'm going to root & see if I can get it to recognize the flash drive.

Not bad at all. So you got the Google i/o white-backed version then?
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It means i can use my usb stick and See my movies from there?

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I plan to transfer a regular, 720p & 1080p movies & use Dice to play it on a flash drive. I'll report back once transfer & testing is done.


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Not bad at all. So you got the Google i/o white-backed version then?

Yes, I have the model that was handled out at Google I/O with the White back
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30th June 2012, 10:15 PM   |  #15  
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Following this thread like it's a championship finals, being able to mount a usb stick is what's gonna make me buy it or not.
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the title of the post should be edited to say the nexus 7 doesn't do mhl and usb otg natively, seems misleading.

RMXO, you are the shizzle! this is what I've been agonizing over since news came out of no micro sd slot. 13.something gb useable is a drop in the bucket without a micro sd slot. i can live without mhl, but not with a measly 13.something gb. i paid $120 for the very first 16gb micro sd card when it first came out. if they offered a 64gb or even a 128gb nexus 7 i would have gladly paid more for it. you can never have enough memory, but can definitely have too little. i bought the 1st gen ipad 16gb wifi when it came out from a friend for $300 bc it was such a good deal, then realized how useless it was. ended up giving it to my mom to play games on it.

i can deal with reading ntfs and fat32, and writing to fat32. considered cancelling my pre-order if usb otg didn't work, or just giving it to my mom so she could skype with my sister and niece, since the 1st gen ipad doesn't have a ffc. thanks again RMXO, i am grateful, and Google owes you! lol

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Originally Posted by RMXO

Yeap, I had to download & install "StickMount" to get my flash drives to mount.

The drive path when you mount is:

/mnt/sdcard/usbStorage/sda1, sdb1, sdc1, etc....

Nexus 7 with StickMount reads NTFS & FAT32 but not exFAT. Also I'm unable to write to a NTFS either.

Thank you for doing these tests so now we know that it is not baked into the system and we need root to use otg
30th June 2012, 10:37 PM   |  #18  
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You should be able to but let me check to be 100% sure. I plan to transfer a regular, 720p & 1080p movies & use Dice to play it on a flash drive. I'll report back once transfer & testing is done.




Yes, I have the model that was handled out at Google I/O with the White back


thx.


Waiting your OTG results.
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Here are my results when trying to playing video files from a flash drive via OTG.

I sued the following three apps (MXPlayer, Dice, MOBO Player) to play AVI, MKV (720 & 1080p) with.

All three apps couldn't play the video files. Dice would FC (I used a TiBU version since Dice shows as incompatible on Play Store). With Mobo Player I couldn't get it to recognize the ARM7-neon plugin even though I downloaded & installed it. MXPlayer would give me a video problem error.

So most likely those apps are incompatible with JB & I'm able to play those video files on my S3 with Dice to verify these are not corrupted files.
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Any possibility to transfer the files from the usb to the internal memory and try opening from there?

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