Nexus 7 and USB Thumb Drive

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  1. chicknstrips

    chicknstrips Member

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    Hey,
    I am looking to pick up a nexus 7 this weekend and wanted to know if it's able to read a USB flash drive that holds all the video lectures for a CPA course course I'm taking. Some of the videos are 5 hours long... And I know i will need a cord to adapt the drive.

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    jgumphress Senior Member

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    Stickmount is free and allows access to USB drives.
     
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    I think you will need to root your device to use Stickmount. You can use Nexus Media Importer which is a paid app without rooting the device.
     
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    Correct and I fully agree.
     
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    In truth, tbere are apps on the market which do nlt require root for usb otg access. Unfortunately, stickmount and other known soljtions were broken with the 4.2, and subsequent 4.2.1 updates. I have not recently checked to see if those kinks have been worked out. Search store for "otg no root".

    Additionally, there are also solutions for usb otg+host mode charging. That means using otg and charging at the same time. A google search should point you to the right kernels, and the needed y cables can be found on ebay. Naturally, root and custom recovery(cwm or twrp) IS needed for this, since you will be flashing a modkfied kernel.

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    Nexus Media Importer still works well with 4.2 and 4.2.1. And there is no need to open the app. Just insert the flash drive and it opens the app.
     
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    Ill check it out. I really dont use otg in android anymore, but I am setup to dual boot android and ubuntu 13.04, and use otg in ubuntu constantly, and store most of my things there. Luckilly, when booted into android, i can access the ubuntu fs and grab anything needed.

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