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Transfer files from one Android phone to another via USB cable

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10th March 2014, 02:44 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone.
I wonder if I could somehow transfer files from an Android phone to another one using its OTG capabilities and a USB cable. (not over wifi, bluetooth etc.)
I need this because I have Nexus 4 (8gb) and another phone with microsd slot, which I could use for storage purposes.
10th March 2014, 05:41 PM   |  #2  
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Hello everyone.
I wonder if I could somehow transfer files from an Android phone to another one using its OTG capabilities and a USB cable. (not over wifi, bluetooth etc.)
I need this because I have Nexus 4 (8gb) and another phone with microsd slot, which I could use for storage purposes.

do you have card reader and OTG cable ???
10th March 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #3  
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do you have card reader and OTG cable ???

I know what you're trying to say, but Nexus 4 doesn't support OTG (without external power). But my another phone does, so I want to send files from it to Nexus 4.
11th March 2014, 02:13 PM   |  #4  
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If I connect one device to another, it starts to charge and says it got connected via USB and after a while it stops charging..
12th March 2014, 02:43 AM   |  #5  
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If I connect one device to another, it starts to charge and says it got connected via USB and after a while it stops charging..

I meant the Y-OTG cable for nexus 4.. Does it shows turn on the USB connection on another phone ?
12th March 2014, 01:58 PM   |  #6  
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I meant the Y-OTG cable for nexus 4.. Does it shows turn on the USB connection on another phone ?

I connect the OTG cable end to xperia neo and other end to Nexus 4. It starts charging it and then stops, but USB connection persists.
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I connect the OTG cable end to xperia neo and other end to Nexus 4. It starts charging it and then stops, but USB connection persists.

Then open notification and turn on usb connection (android with usb as a hand turns orange) in your nexus 4. and mount usb storage on your xperia neo...
12th March 2014, 05:36 PM   |  #8  
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Then open notification and turn on usb connection (android with usb as a hand turns orange) in your nexus 4. and mount usb storage on your xperia neo...

I did turn on USB connection on Nexus 4, but xperia neo doesn't see any usb devices.. It's probably because nexus 4 usb connection requires drivers to be installed.. seems like it would work only if it mounts as a regular flash drive

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