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Offline mobile1

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Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:43:12 PM »
I have a micro USB to USB jack adapter.

When I plug in a thumb or jump drive, no file manager program -- that I have -- can see its contents.

Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?

Thank you for your help.



Offline Tiny

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Re: Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:33:22 PM »
You need an "On The Go" (OTG) cable.
This topic has been discussed here:  using Nexus 7 and an OTG cable

and here: OTG usb problems

and here: Which otg cable recommended?

and in a lot of other threads if you do a forum search for OTG cable
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Here's How to Do It
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 02:13:43 PM »
Use your OTG cable in conjunction with "Nexus Media Importer" app (see Play store).  Allows you to read/write between N7 and flash drive (or memory card and reader).  OK for pix, vids, docs, music, etc.  No rooting required.

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Re: Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 01:18:41 AM »
An OTG cable and the Nexus Media Importer only allow you to read from USB flash drives and other media. Your Nexus 7 must be rooted in order to write to those media.

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Re: Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 08:54:55 AM »
http://nexususb.blogspot.com/2012/08/welcome.html

Apparently, nmi will read/write to a fat formatted drive. Ntsf is read only for now.

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Re: Can the Nexus 7 read USB thumb drives?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2013, 06:57:48 PM »
An OTG cable and the Nexus Media Importer only allow you to read from USB flash drives

Not true!  Latest Nexus Media Importer allows both read and write to flash.

 


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