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I bought a adapter that allows me to hook up a USB stick to my maxx. It would recognize it on jb I could transfer files to and from it. I just tried it on kk and it doesn't recognize it anymore in storage. I tried every USB option in storage and nothing. Can anyone else confirm this.
 
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I bought a adapter that allows me to hook up a USB stick to my maxx. It would recognize it on jb I could transfer files to and from it. I just tried it on kk and it doesn't recognize it anymore in storage. I tried every USB option in storage and nothing. Can anyone else confirm this.
Yeah, unfortunately Google disabled support for USB OTG (on the go) in 4.4, so you have to get an app to re-enable it such as USB Stick Plugin and companion app Total Commander
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Yeah, unfortunately Google disabled support for USB OTG (on the go) in 4.4, so you have to get an app to re-enable it such as USB Stick Plugin and companion app Total Commander
Awesome I love when they disable useful stuff thanks for the heads up.
 
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Yeah, unfortunately Google disabled support for USB OTG (on the go) in 4.4, so you have to get an app to re-enable it such as USB Stick Plugin and companion app Total Commander
Just want to confirm...after reading about these two apps, it looks like you don't need root on 4.4 to use these apps and be able to mount a USB drive/SD card adapter...correct?

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Would this help with USB tethering?

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Just want to confirm...after reading about these two apps, it looks like you don't need root on 4.4 to use these apps and be able to mount a USB drive/SD card adapter...correct?

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No idea I just know it works on a rooted phone I downloaded both pass and it works great.
 
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Apps like Total Commander or Nexus Media Importer don't exactly mount the flash drive. You can access files off the flash drive, but as far as I know you can only access the files through the app. You're at the mercy of the app to let you open individual files in another app (e.g., through Total Commander you can open a movie file with DicePlayer).

But since the flash drive isn't really mounted in the normal file system, other apps can just go in and see all the files. This means media cataloging apps (e.g., Mizuu) and music players don't really work well.

This is a disappointing change. I'm not going to root my Droid Maxx over it, but I did root my Nexus 7 tablet largely to get around this limitation.
 
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I switched to stick mount it let's you use any file app. All I need it for is transferring movies or music from my phone to USB and it works great.

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