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I'm currently using TWRP 2.6.x on my XT1080MDEV and have a question specific to the device.

First, my use case: I like backup images... They are wonderful... BUT, they occupy space. To help alleviate this I've started offloading them to a USB OTG device via manually copying them in a file manager after mounting the device in StickMount. I would like to be able to restore from this device directly in recovery, just in case the world burns down.

My issue: attempting to mount in TWRP never finds anything and thus no restore from the USB OTG device works for me. As I understand it, TWRP recovery does support USB OTG.

How do I accomplish mounting a USB OTG device in TWRP on the Droid MAXX?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.... Its greatly appreciated!!

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I'm currently using TWRP 2.6.x on my XT1080MDEV and have a question specific to the device.

First, my use case: I like backup images... They are wonderful... BUT, they occupy space. To help alleviate this I've started offloading them to a USB OTG device via manually copying them in a file manager after mounting the device in StickMount. I would like to be able to restore from this device directly in recovery, just in case the world burns down.

My issue: attempting to mount in TWRP never finds anything and thus no restore from the USB OTG device works for me. As I understand it, TWRP recovery does support USB OTG.

How do I accomplish mounting a USB OTG device in TWRP on the Droid MAXX?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.... Its greatly appreciated!!

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The latest versions of twrp and cwm support USB otg. I would check out dhacker29's versions

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The latest versions of twrp and cwm support USB otg. I would check out dhacker29's versions

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The TWRP I originally installed was from Hashcode here http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...droid-t2534850 and is version 2.6.3.1 which I believe supports USB OTG (But, obviously, its not working for me )

I looked around for dhacker29's version and all I can find is his thread in which someone asked about compatibility with Droid MAXX here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=110 in which a reply has not yet been submitted. The thread includes a broken link to a TWRP img however I think they are housed here http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/MotoX/ even so I cannot validate compatibility and would not know which one to pick... I'm not bold enough to potentially brick either.

Any other ideas or more information anyone can provide?

Is anyone else trying to do images from an off device storage source? I would think this might be a common thing to do, given internal storage and get botched too.

Thanks to anyone who can help in advance!
 
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The TWRP I originally installed was from Hashcode here http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...droid-t2534850 and is version 2.6.3.1 which I believe supports USB OTG (But, obviously, its not working for me )

I looked around for dhacker29's version and all I can find is his thread in which someone asked about compatibility with Droid MAXX here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=110 in which a reply has not yet been submitted. The thread includes a broken link to a TWRP img however I think they are housed here http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/MotoX/ even so I cannot validate compatibility and would not know which one to pick... I'm not bold enough to potentially brick either.

Any other ideas or more information anyone can provide?

Is anyone else trying to do images from an off device storage source? I would think this might be a common thing to do, given internal storage and get botched too.

Thanks to anyone who can help in advance!
http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/ look in the MotoX folder

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The TWRP I originally installed was from Hashcode here http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...droid-t2534850 and is version 2.6.3.1 which I believe supports USB OTG (But, obviously, its not working for me )

I looked around for dhacker29's version and all I can find is his thread in which someone asked about compatibility with Droid MAXX here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=110 in which a reply has not yet been submitted. The thread includes a broken link to a TWRP img however I think they are housed here http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/MotoX/ even so I cannot validate compatibility and would not know which one to pick... I'm not bold enough to potentially brick either.

Any other ideas or more information anyone can provide?

Is anyone else trying to do images from an off device storage source? I would think this might be a common thing to do, given internal storage and get botched too.

Thanks to anyone who can help in advance!
the moto X ones work for our phones. I like CWM, personally
 
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The TWRP I originally installed was from Hashcode here http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...droid-t2534850 and is version 2.6.3.1 which I believe supports USB OTG (But, obviously, its not working for me )

I looked around for dhacker29's version and all I can find is his thread in which someone asked about compatibility with Droid MAXX here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=110 in which a reply has not yet been submitted. The thread includes a broken link to a TWRP img however I think they are housed here http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/MotoX/ even so I cannot validate compatibility and would not know which one to pick... I'm not bold enough to potentially brick either.

Any other ideas or more information anyone can provide?

Is anyone else trying to do images from an off device storage source? I would think this might be a common thing to do, given internal storage and get botched too.

Thanks to anyone who can help in advance!
I don't know if this will help but this is what I do. After unlocking I set up a bone stock ROM and then to nandroid back up. While its quite large, I keep this backup on my SD in its original location. As I move forward with customization, tweaks, ROMs, ect I'll do a nand of that and move the file from the phone to PC. If anything should happen like bootloop or otherwise borking something I have the stock nand immediately available to restore and bail me out. If I want I can then hook up to PC and load the backup I want and restore through TWRP.

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http://androidhosting.org/Devs/Dhacker29/ look in the MotoX folder

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the moto X ones work for our phones. I like CWM, personally
OK... I installed the 2.7 image to no avail.

Do I need to manually mount the drive in a terminal or something ?

I ass/u/me/d it would mount on boot of recovery as external memory or something however perhaps that's not the case and I'm simply missing steps?

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OK... I installed the 2.7 image to no avail.

Do I need to manually mount the drive in a terminal or something ?

I ass/u/me/d it would mount on boot of recovery as external memory or something however perhaps that's not the case and I'm simply missing steps?

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I'm not sure about TWRP. I'm using CWM 6.4.0.7 and it mounts automatically
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I'm not sure about TWRP. I'm using CWM 6.4.0.7 and it mounts automatically
Yes, I've now tested CWM 6.4.0.7 and it does automatically mount the drive. I'll use this as a workaround for now and thank you.

Still looking to get TWRP to mount external storage - anyone?
 
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Yes, I've now tested CWM 6.4.0.7 and it does automatically mount the drive. I'll use this as a workaround for now and thank you.

Still looking to get TWRP to mount external storage - anyone?
I can't get TWRP to work either

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