Help with Cheepy Chinese Tablet and an Elm odb2 code reader

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Usage, Tips & Tricks' started by ceedy, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. ceedy

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    Hi all,

    Android Virgin here!!!

    I've just resurrected my grandsons 7 inch MID chinese tablet with a new touch screen ( bought him another Tab)

    And been trying to get it to talk to my Elm odb2 USB code reader, ( used this up until now with my now slight dead laptop)

    The tab talks to other usb devices ok, flash drives. mouse /keybds but not this ODB2.

    Can anyone give a clue to anything that can be done to get them talking.

    The torque app runs ok but obviously has no comms .

    Running Android 4.0.4

    Any help gratefully rec'd

    C
     
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  2. Greasy

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    My cheap chinese tablet really doesn't like communicating via the mini-usb much .. It's OK with memory sticks and the laptop, but hardly anything else works .. certainly it won't see a portable hard drive that the laptops see, or an external GPS, it won't see a USB bluetooth dongle .. I guess they're cheap for a reason!

    Mind, for 'playing' with and entertainment they're great :)
     
  3. ceedy

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    Same here . it talks to the PC perfectly and as its rooted I can get right in the crinkly bits , but thats as far as my current expertise goes ., also it doesn;t talk to a tiny blue tooth adaptor I have ,:(.

    There must have been many thousands of these sold this christmas , and some must have survived ?? ;)


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