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Offline JAD82

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Usb port question
« on: December 17, 2012, 12:38:53 AM »
I searched and couldn't find an answer to this. Is there a way I can I use the usb port for charging and down loading at the same time. Thx



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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 12:45:14 AM »
When the cord is attached to the PC I believe it is charging. Slowly, but charging. Is that what you are asking? Or are you thinking of a split power cord and USB data flow ?

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 12:58:18 AM »
That's it a split power cord and USB data flow cord if there is such a thing. I noticed on the kindle fire HD it has 2 USB ports. I'm not sure if they have certain uses.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 01:02:00 AM »
I searched and couldn't find an answer to this. Is there a way I can I use the usb port for charging and down loading at the same time. Thx


If you do NOT root, you can not charge and do data transfer at the same time on the Nexus 7.

If you DO root, there is a modification that can be added that has been reported to allow data xfer and charging at the same time with a special cable (i doubt the cable is required per se). 

Read more here:    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1839145
 

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 01:07:23 AM »

Thanks trout.
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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 01:11:01 AM »
Thx. For the help. With out rooting it I wonder if that new dock will let me do that.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 01:32:35 AM »
I really don't see a need for that myself.  The battery on my Nexus last for hrs.. what are you downloading Moby Dick?

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 02:35:36 AM »
Thx. For the help. With out rooting it I wonder if that new dock will let me do that.

The folks building their own Pogo pin docks report that you can NOT use the microUSB port when charging.  No idea if this is different with the official dock  but we will find out soon enuf.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 11:41:28 AM »
Yeah, it's a nogo at this time. There are custom roms that allow otg + charging so it could be implemented in a future update. The powered hubs don't send voltage down the host cable.

I use a nas drive to stream media over wifi, it works while charging. If your router has a usb port, try plugging a flash or hard drive in it. Then use a file explorer to stream or copy. Or from another computer on the same wifi set to share folders with the network.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 02:46:52 PM »
Dude.. Damn! why didnt i think of that? Usb w a side of router. I use a Wi Drive but forgot all about my Comcast router ports.
BTW, When is this space station going to be fully operational? POGO NOGO

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 03:24:15 PM »
Your widrive is portable battery powered. Pogo will keep from straining the usb jack. Should see it soon, but for 50$ they better include the charger.
My uverse router doesn't have usb, check yours. An ethernet hard drive box would be cool, but would need some file server rom.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 03:34:04 PM »
according to early adopters of the official dock at XDA, not only does it NOT include a charger adapter, it does NOT come with a USB cable.  Who knows what it will include in the US version.

Comments expressing disgust followed ......LOL

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 03:52:54 PM »
Ffflamesss. We'll just have to open source the magnetic pogo pin subassembly and build our own. Spkrs included.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 05:01:38 PM »
I was using the Nexus Media Importer (google play) to download video (3gp) from my Android 2.3 phone and my Nexus 7 was charging the phone.

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Re: Usb port question
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 01:14:47 AM »
I was using the Nexus Media Importer (google play) to download video (3gp) from my Android 2.3 phone and my Nexus 7 was charging the phone.

What cable were you using and how was charging indicated while a file transfer over the same port was happening ?

 


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