USB Help

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Usage, Tips & Tricks' started by LTCSZ, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. LTCSZ

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    Hi: I am using a ASUS Android tablet with all the updates installed...I have also installed several file managers...No matter what I try, I cannot get either file manager to find and recognize my flash usb thumb drive...I have tried reinserting it and rebooting, etc to no avail...Can someone suggest something else to try? Thanks a lot...

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    You MUST have Android 3.0 or higher to recognize a usb thumb drive, or any USB device. This provides what is called "USB Host" support. Since you are up to day and have Android 3.0, try another device such as USB keyboard or memory card reader. Your Asus may not like that particular thumbdrive.
     
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    When you open the file explorer, be sure to navigate up a level from the initial start point, then look for "removable storage," that should be the mount point for it. The ASUS seems different from other tablets I have used in that it does not identify it as MicroSD, SDCard, SDCard2 or USB the way all the other tablets do

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    I can debunk the bit about needing honeycomb, my transcend flashdrive works fine on gingerbread with an OTG adaptor.

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