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By kumar_r100, Member on 26th February 2012, 02:50 PM
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how to get Galaxy Nexus (GSM in particular) to work with Samsung USB connector?
 
 
26th February 2012, 04:24 PM |#2  
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27th February 2012, 02:54 AM |#3  
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You need to root your device if you want to mount external memory thru USB. Officially galaxy nexus will not have this function, unlike GS2 which supports it out of the box. The reasoning is that gnex does not allow expansion memory.

But you can plug in a keyboard on USB OTG for unrooted galaxy nexus. Or else you need to root it and install stickmount to allow external memory

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27th February 2012, 03:32 AM |#4  
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Also have to be on 4.0.2 or better. If you haven't received the OTA update yet, you'll either have to wait, flash the yakju rom, or flash a custom rom.
18th March 2012, 11:02 PM |#5  
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Does anyone know how it works with CM9 experimental yet? Since CM has root you would think it works. Is it also going to require the stick mount app? Assume the Y cable with external power is needed in all cases?
19th March 2012, 12:11 AM |#6  
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Does anyone know how it works with CM9 experimental yet? Since CM has root you would think it works. Is it also going to require the stick mount app? Assume the Y cable with external power is needed in all cases?

I can see absolutely no reason it won't work with any ROM, unless CM9 has some kind of stick mount built in, you will need Stick Mount, yes. You obviously don't need a Y cable for SD cards and adapters and USB sticks. However the phone can't power a 3.5" hard drive, no. So you would of course need an external power supply for the HDD.
19th March 2012, 01:02 AM |#7  
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You obviously don't need a Y cable for SD cards and adapters and USB sticks. However the phone can't power a 3.5" hard drive, no. So you would of course need an external power supply for the HDD.

I hope you're right but I know I read somewhere that it needed power even for the usb stick? Have you had a chance to personally try it yet?
19th March 2012, 01:22 AM |#8  
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I hope you're right but I know I read somewhere that it needed power even for the usb stick? Have you had a chance to personally try it yet?

It does not need power for memory cards or USB flash memory. Yes, I have tried it. Did you read the StickMount thread?

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19th March 2012, 01:27 AM |#9  
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It does not need power for memory cards or USB flash memory. Yes, I have tried it. Did you read the StickMount thread?

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Yes I read it. But I read it needed power somewhere else. Hey, if you've actually done it that's good enough for me.
19th March 2012, 03:49 AM |#10  
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Yes I read it. But I read it needed power somewhere else. Hey, if you've actually done it that's good enough for me.

Yup, yup. It definitely works just plugging a USB pen drive directly into an OTG, it's mounted in root/SdCard/usbstorage or something to that effect.
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Any rumors that this might be added to 4.04/4.05 when it drops? I have an aversion to rooting and this sounds simply spectacular.
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