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USB Host does nothing? :(

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By enp82003, Senior Member on 27th February 2012, 11:26 PM
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So my USB host wire came today! i plugged in my flash drive and nothing... No messages no LED lights... nothing.... I tried plugging in a keyboard and nothing happen either... I am using calkulins e4gt 2.9. I tried looking in the ROM's thread with the search feature I found someone asking the same question but no replies...
Does anyone have any ideas?
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28th February 2012, 12:03 AM |#2  
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who said usb host was working?
28th February 2012, 12:15 AM |#3  
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USB host support has not been included in any ROMs/kernels as of today. hopefully some devs start to take an interest (like jamcar, who is trying to get it working on his DARKSTAR rom) but DO NOT pester the devs for this tho, if you ask once and it goes ignored, leave it.
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28th February 2012, 12:17 AM |#4  
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who said usb host was working?

Samsung....

http://www.samsung.com/us/article/ti...c-4g-touch#USB


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Attaching USB Devices to the Epic 4G Touch: With the optional USB adapter, you can connect devices such as keyboards, mice and thumb drives to the Epic 4G Touch. High-powered devices and charging another device from the Epic 4G Touch’s port are not supported.

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28th February 2012, 12:19 AM |#5  
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USB host support has not been included in any ROMs/kernels as of today. hopefully some devs start to take an interest (like jamcar, who is trying to get it working on his DARKSTAR rom) but DO NOT pester the devs for this tho, if you ask once and it goes ignored, leave it.

I won't and thank you as for the stock firmware does it have the USB host feature?
28th February 2012, 12:25 AM |#6  
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Everyone tweet this question of why it dose not work to Samsung John. Its on the feature list on Samsung's official page for the ET4G

http://www.samsung.com/us/article/ti...c-4g-touch#USB

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28th February 2012, 12:39 AM |#7  
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I won't and thank you as for the stock firmware does it have the USB host feature?

if by stock firmware you mean Android 2.3.x i dont believe so - it was only working with the initial stock firmware for the int'l version at release then for whatever reason Samsung decided to disable the feature and every update after that had it disabled. but from conversing with jamcar:

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good news all 4.0.3 kernels have it built in
and you win the prize of easiest request

it seems much more likely that with all the buzz and releases/tune ups for ics roms, some devs might add the necessary drivers/etc to wake it up
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and yet his 4.0.3 based rom doesnt have it :P
28th February 2012, 01:08 AM |#9  
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and yet his 4.0.3 based rom doesnt have it :P

afaik, hes the only one trying to incorporate it. and for that he gets props
28th February 2012, 01:19 AM |#10  
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I thought usb host would have to be enabled by the kernel not just the rom. Such as how it works on the tmobile version by flashing a custom recovery kernel. Darkstar rom might support it, but it has to be done in the kernel also, but I may be wrong.
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