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[Q] OTG Cable switch end?

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Plug [Q] OTG Cable switch end?

Hi guys. I just bought an OTG cable with micro usb male. I tried looking for one with a galaxy tab male connector so that I could use it on my tab 2, but unfortunately I couldn't find one. So I decided to buy the otg cable AND a data cable of the tab. So I'm wondering what would happen if i cut them both open then connect them to each other. Would it work? They both ARE for data transfer anyways. I know this is my first post, and I'm kind of a noob, but please help me on this. thanks
 
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OTG cables have the ID pin grounded at the connector that plugs in the device.

If the 30 pin data cable you have has a 4 pin full-size USB male on the other end, the ID connection is not carried through.
You could massacre the 30 pin, gain access to the ID pin and ground it there.

If the 30 pin data cable that you have has a 5 pin micro USB female on the other end then the ID connection might be carried through, but I kind of doubt it.

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