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OTG cable what works and doesn't work

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16th October 2013, 05:43 AM   |  #1  
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I purchased some cheap OTG cables a while back off Amazon and don't remember them ever working on my Bionic, Thunderbolt, DroidX, LG Revo, Sero 7 Pro, or Nook Color. I plugged a USB stick into it and it worked great on my G2. Even found a way to record the HD 1080 60fps video directly to USB stick via OTG. Also mouse via hub and memory stick all worked together. No go for USB LAN.

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I posted what I've gotten to work and what didn't work on my blog. I'd appreciate some feedback and let me know if you what you've gotten to work with OTG.

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Rohde and Schwarz NRP-Z21 and Z24 power sensors work (when used with an NRP-Z4 USB adaptor cable). Not a very common thing but it sure is convenient if you do need it.
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I purchased some cheap OTG cables a while back off Amazon and don't remember them ever working on my Bionic, Thunderbolt, DroidX, LG Revo, Sero 7 Pro, or Nook Color. I plugged a USB stick into it and it worked great on my G2. Even found a way to record the HD 1080 60fps video directly to USB stick via OTG. Also mouse via hub and memory stick all worked together. No go for USB LAN.
I posted what I've gotten to work and what didn't work on my blog. I'd appreciate some feedback and let me know if you what you've gotten to work with OTG.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think OTG works without USB host mode on the device. Special kernels were always required on the earlier devices to get anything connected via USB and not to a computer to transfer data. From what I've read, the G2 has USB host mode enabled, so all sorts of stuff should plug right in and work. USB LAN might work with kernel tweaks, but that is beyond my somewhat basic knowledge.

There is a great mini micro SD card reader on another thread that would skip the use of OTG cables for simple storage expansion, and has a USB pass-through for plugging in a stick rather than a card. I believe the cost was around $12. That is a fancy set-up you have there, but seems spendy in comparison.
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There is a great mini micro SD card reader on another thread that would skip the use of OTG cables for simple storage expansion, and has a USB pass-through for plugging in a stick rather than a card. I believe the cost was around $12. That is a fancy set-up you have there, but seems spendy in comparison.

Do you happen to have a link to the thread or the mini micro SD card reader?
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Do you happen to have a link to the thread or the mini micro SD card reader?

It's called the meenova mini SD card reader. Here's a link http://www.meenova.com/ hope everyone likes it

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