Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] USB OTG flash drives?

OP CZ Eddie

7th May 2014, 01:41 AM   |  #1  
CZ Eddie's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Austin, TX
Thanks Meter: 1,082
 
3,755 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
Donate to Me
What's the word on these? If the kernel you're using supports USB OTG flash drives, does that mean that any USB stick is going to work fine? Or do you have to get one labled as "USB OTG"?

And is it as simple as plugging the stick into your computer, copying the ROM over to it, then plugging it into your phone, rebooting into TWRO and flash the ROM right off the USB stick?

Just wanna make sure before I purchase one.
7th May 2014, 01:50 AM   |  #2  
ahmadsraj's Avatar
Member
Flag Aleppo
Thanks Meter: 7
 
70 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
U dont need to rename it to anything
Just format it as fat 32 and you are good
And you can copy anything to it or from it to your phone.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
7th May 2014, 07:07 AM   |  #3  
Someguyfromhell's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter: 2,041
 
4,005 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2012
Donate to Me
More
I am not sure if you can flash a ROM from the USB stick, but you can definitely transfer files within Android, if you have OTG cable (bought myself one). You can also use a mouse, keyboard or even a game pad.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
7th May 2014, 10:15 AM   |  #4  
ahmadsraj's Avatar
Member
Flag Aleppo
Thanks Meter: 7
 
70 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Someguyfromhell

I am not sure if you can flash a ROM from the USB stick, but you can definitely transfer files within Android, if you have OTG cable (bought myself one). You can also use a mouse, keyboard or even a game pad.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

You can flash roms from it, I always do that.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ahmadsraj For This Useful Post: [ View ]
7th May 2014, 10:18 AM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 16
 
193 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahmadsraj

You can flash roms from it, I always do that.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

I flashed Android Revolution HD via otg and flash drive.

Sent from my HTC One using XDA Free mobile app
9th May 2014, 07:38 AM   |  #6  
CZ Eddie's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Austin, TX
Thanks Meter: 1,082
 
3,755 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
Donate to Me
So, you need a USB-OTG cable plus any old USB stick then. Thanks guys.
9th May 2014, 07:59 AM   |  #7  
nicholaschum's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Toronto, ON (Hong Kong S.A.R.)
Thanks Meter: 1,740
 
2,332 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by CZ Eddie

So, you need a USB-OTG cable plus any old USB stick then. Thanks guys.

Or this

http://www.verbatim.com.hk/en_HK/pro...rive-16gb-tiny

I use this and its so much better than any classical method of USB-OTG cable + USB stick, it's more convenient and compact.
9th May 2014, 05:42 PM   |  #8  
CZ Eddie's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Austin, TX
Thanks Meter: 1,082
 
3,755 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2011
Donate to Me
Nice!

Here's a USB 2.0 16GB for $9 with 4.4 stars.
I think I'll give it a shot.
I need 2.0 since I flash random phones for random friends.

http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-...ywords=OTG+USB

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes