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Does the Droid 4 support USB OTG?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by wwdroid, May 7, 2013.

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    The OTG cord is only $2 on Amazon. I bought two for my S3.
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    So you are saying your Droid 4 DOES support USB OTG?

    I should have mentioned in the first post that I have bought 2 separate "USB OTG" cables...probably the same as yours, but neither of them work.

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    Thanks...
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    I can confirm that it does work however you need to use an external power source to power the USB device that you are trying to hook up to your phone.this is the one that I have, you have to plug in your phone charger into the female micro usb connection and then the male micro usb connection into your phone.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009YPYORM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile
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    OK...thanks...bought it.

    So you are saying that even with something as simple as a thumb drive, the Droid 4 still needs it to be externally powered?
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    Ya it does sadly.
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    I forgot to mention, but I think you might need to be rooted. There's an app on the Play Store called USB OTG Helper (root) that I use and it works really well. I'm not sure if you can still use the cable without the app/root but it makes it a lot easier, especially to mount the usb drive to view its files
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    I got the cable...that "USB Host Diagnostics" app from the Play Store says that the USB is recognized (I plugged in a thumb drive), but I can't access it? When I open a file manager type app (I've tried 3), the thumb drive does not show up. So maybe, like you said, rooting IS necessary.

    May I ask how you did your root?

    Thanks...
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    I believe you need an app to actually mount the usb drive to your phone. That is where rooting may become necessary. You can try to find an app that can mount it without root however if you want to root your phone there should be a good guide on this forum to root the droid 4. Ill edit this post when I find one.

    Here a link to rooting the Droid 4 on Jellybean. Its got a lot of more information as it is all about the Droid 4 jellybean update, but just go down to the section about rooting. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-general-discussion/239333-complete-jellybean-thread.html
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    Thanks so much K1ick!
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    No problem, glad everything worked out for you.
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