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3rd August 2012, 05:58 AM |#61  
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OK thanks for your help!

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Good question. And the answer isssss

It depends on the app developer. They decide where the app looks for the data. Some allow you to choose locations. You should email the dev, explain the situation and ask how it can be resolved, they may include a fix in the next update

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3rd August 2012, 01:41 PM |#62  
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Nexus7 16GB rooted with Stickmount

USB-OTG cord: T & S Electronics Micro USB Host Cable (OTG Cable)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o05_s00_i00

DEVICE #1:
USB device: Dynex DX-CR6N1 6-in-1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
Reading Sandisk 8GB Level 4 SDHC card from Fujifilm camera
Could you see the files in the Nexus7 native file explorer?: Don't use native file explorer
Could you see them with any other explorer? Yes: both Dual File Manager XT and X-plore.
Do the files open normally from the explorer?: Yes (tried pictures only)

DEVICE #2:
USB device: Sony MRW63E Multi-card Reader/Writer, reading same SDHC card.
Could not see any files with any file explorer.

DEVICE #3:
Memorex 6GB TravelDrive
Files readable/copyable/runnable from file explorers (have not tried movies.)
4th August 2012, 12:23 AM |#63  
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I have now seen several posts that the T&S otg cable works. Any ideas why it doesn't on mine? I am rooted, and the cable works on another device as do the thumb drives. At least one of the drives has been confirmed to work on the N7 on this thread.

Is there something that needs to be done in settings or stick mount? I have read the threads and searched, but no suggestions so far..


NM: I was finally able to get it to work. There is a connection problem either with the cable or the Micro USB port on the phone N7. It took some jiggling for the cable to register. I have a couple more ordered. Hopefully it's the cable and the others will be easier to use. Nevertheless I was able to view videos directly off a Microusb card.

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4th August 2012, 06:11 PM |#64  
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I do like the wireless storage solution, but for me, it doesn't work well because I travel a lot.

In an airplane, you are NOT allowed to use ANY device that broadcast wireless signal, Wifi, RF, bluetooth.. heck even the wireless pS3 controller!

So I ended up just buying 64GB microSDXC card with the elago Nano USB reader ($9 @ Amazon) and OTG cable.



I am also planning to buy the Maxell AirStash. It's a USB dongle that accepts SD card and have built-in wireless. So it just like Satellite GoFlex, but if you already have large SD card (I have 2 64GB microSD), you can use this instead.

5th August 2012, 12:34 AM |#65  
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Micro-B USB Host OTG Cable for 3$ from Ebay

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive 43$ from Newegg.com

Works like a charm.

Could you see them with any other explorer? Yes
If yes which one: Es File explorer

Opens video,audio files.Prefer to use custom media players from playstore
6th August 2012, 10:39 PM |#66  
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Bought two different cheap USB-OTG cables from Amazon, this one, and this one. Only the second one has arrived.

The following USB Flash drives mounted with Stickmount and were visible to ES File Explorer.
Sandisk Cruzer 4GB Micro U3
Sandisk Cruzer 4GB
PNY Attache 256MB

The following microSD, and SD cards were inserted in Sandisk MobileMate SD+ Card Reader, mounted with Stickmount and were visible to ES File Explorer.
Sandisk microSD 16GB Class 4
Sandisk microSDHC I 16GB
Sandisk microSD 32GB Class 4
PNY Optima SD 2GB
Sandisk SD 2GB

The following two external hard drives did not mount with Stickmount when attached directly to the USB-OTG cable.
Generic EIDE case with 40GB 2 inch hard drive.
Toshiba 1TB USB3.0*
* Note the Toshiba drive partially powered up but made a clicking noise.

Connected a D-Link DSB-H4 USB Hub (USB 1.1) powered by an AC adapter to the USB-OTG cable. Then connected the two previous external hard drives to the USB hub and was able to mount both external drives, at the same time, with Stickmount and both drives were visible to ES File Explorer.

A couple of times ES File Explorer failed to read any files on the microSD cards even though Stickmount indicated the card was mounted. When I went into Stickmount and select Mount then the microSD card contents would be visible to ES File Explorer.

Both a USB keyboard and USB mouse when connected directly to the USB-OTG cable did not work.

However, using the aforementioned AC powered D-Link USB Hub connected to the USB-OTG cable, both the USB mouse and USB keyboard worked on the Nexus 7.
15th August 2012, 06:42 PM |#67  
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Nexus7 16GB

USB device: Samsung 500gb Slim Portable Hard Drive (Rated 5v)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2-5...5052332&sr=1-1

USB-OTG cord: Cheap Amazon OTG cable... http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o00_s00_i00

Could you see them with any other explorer? Yes
If yes which one: Works fine in Solid Explorer. Not tried anything else.

Do the files open normally from the explorer? Things APPEAR to be working fine.... I tried it, fully expecting it to not work, and stickmount grabbed it, and mounted it... I copied an episode of Big Bang Theory over to it, and launched it in MX Player. It played absolutely fine. I dont know how this works, being that its rated at 5v...
Nexus 7 battery was at 59% at the time of trying, which was 3785mV.
16th August 2012, 04:26 AM |#68  
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Nexus 7 16 Gb (stock, rooted)
Cheap generic USB->MicroUSB cable from ebay
16 Gb Patriot Supersonix Xpress USB3 flash drive

All files showed up fine in Astro File Manager and ES File Explorer.
Files opened using their default apps (MX Player for videos, Play Music for audio)
22nd August 2012, 07:30 PM |#69  
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*didn't even use Stickmount*

Nexus7 16GB or 8GB
8GB

USB device: (Manufacturer, model, size, etc. Whether it is USBdrive, Harddrive, or sdcard)
Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 3 - 16Gb - USB thumbdrive.

USB-OTG cord: (Brand, purchased from, relevant thread)
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/300743162602?...ht_1511wt_1352
no brand, eBay.

Could you see the files in the Nexus7 native file explorer?: Yes or No
didnt try actually...

Could you see them with any other explorer? Yes or no
If yes which one: (App name)
Yes. ES File Explorer recognizes this as an mounted device. or you can go to /mnt/usbdrive/

Do the files open normally from the explorer? (Can you click on a song and have it open automatically in your default music player? How about pics? Movies? apks?): Yes or no
If no: What happened? Was there an error? Did you find a workaround?
Yes. tried movies and excel .xls file. didn't try music. nor APK...
22nd August 2012, 11:03 PM |#70  
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I noticed that folder but it never sees my SD card

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23rd August 2012, 01:34 PM |#71  
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Has anyone tried this
I just wondered if anyone with an unlocked and rooted Nexus 7 with Stickmount loaded has tried a USB phone dongle to see if you can get 3G ?




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Originally Posted by Censura_Umbra

After reading some experiences on my other thread about how some USB devices work perfectly, and some only allow you to see and copy your material I am starting this thread so that people that need to buy external storage but are afraid it may not work.

So some people that already have the Nexus7 have been able to have Full USB support. Some have not been so lucky.

Here is how to have full usb support:

Step 1) Root your Nexus

Step 2) Download and set up the app Stickmount

Step 3) buy a usb drive and a USB-OTG cable (plenty of threads on where to buy

Step 4) Post your results in this thread using the forum below.

Nexus7 16GB or 8GB

USB device: (Manufacturer, model, size, etc. Whether it is USBdrive, Harddrive, or sdcard)

USB-OTG cord: (Brand, purchased from, relevant thread)

Could you see the files in the Nexus7 native file explorer?: Yes or No

Could you see them with any other explorer? Yes or no
If yes which one: (App name)

Do the files open normally from the explorer? (Can you click on a song and have it open automatically in your default music player? How about pics? Movies? apks?): Yes or no
If no: What happened? Was there an error? Did you find a workaround?


This should help us buy the right brands so we don't waste our money.

NOTE TO THE MODS:
This is not a thread requesting deals, or a thread discussing how to host USB

This thread is just for the effectiveness of each device.

This thread should ONLY have posts with the above format and replies that are designed to help fix any problems with that device.

If you want to discuss anything about the Nexus7's ability to host, or about it's host development, etc please post in this general thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1736825


Please only post in this thread if you have a review of your experiences, or if you have a method to fix someone's problematic experiences (though that could be handled through PM and then the OP of that review could update their post.


Let's keep this as a neat organized reference. If you want to thank anyone in this thread, just hit the thanks button, no need to post.

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