My Work with the Bionic and USB Host Mode

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    Hi everyone,

    I am posting this with the hope that I will be providing a condensed source of information looking to use the Bionic as a USB host without any docks and whatnot.

    Supplies:
    1 Standard USB A cable
    1 Standard USB A socket
    1 Micro USB plug

    Short version:

    Cut the USB A cable and splice the female socket onto the micro USB plug.
    Splice into that cable the USB male end so that you now have a three ended cable.

    Done!

    Here's a video explaining:

    http://s1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa378/harrismat/?action=view&current=otg.mp4
     
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    ...or just buy a cable from amazon?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Droid Forums
     
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    that would take away all the fun
     
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    The issue here isn't buying a cable, rather it is getting the Bionic to function in USB host mode without a dock. Do some reading, you'll see that even with a purchased OTG cable, the Bionic still needs some help to function as a USB host. Furthermore, my real goal is to experiment with the Bionic hosting different USB devices, primarily as I mentioned, an external camera.
     
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    Please keep us posted with any further progress . This is something I would be very much interested in .
    Also I was able to use my old D1 as a web cam and then access it from my bionic using wifi . If your interested let me know .
     
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    For the D1 - get an app called IP webcam. It will take a little setup, but you will be able to use the D1 as a webcam and then access it from a browser through IP. Rather simple, actually.

    I'm sort of at a roadblock with getting an external camera to work on the Bionic. I have the cable and power supply taken care of. Now the issue is drivers/app support.
     
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