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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Jun 17, 11:58 AM
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    Android OTG problems
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:58 AM
    Android OTG problems 14th Jun 17 at 11:58 AM
    I am trying to get an OTG adapter (https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-laptops-Ultrabook-Android-smartphone/dp/B00Q2ONMI0/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1497437473&sr=1-7&keywords=UGREEN) to be recognised by my Moto G phone (supposedly it should work) but as yet no good
    Anyone successfully used OTG with Android 7 ?
    What is the procedure ?
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    • aerostar
    • By aerostar 14th Jun 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:17 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:17 PM
    What version MOTO G ?

    Have you tried connecting that to your phone and then plugging in a memory key ?

    You 'MIGHT' have to use a power supply for your hub.

    My G3 (Android 6.1) works with a powered hub and an OTG cable as my hub does not have the micro USB connector.

    OR just the cable and a memory key also works fine.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-USB-ON-THE-GO-OTG-HOST-CABLE-TO-FIT-MICRO-USB-PORT-FOR-Motorola-PHONE-TABLET-/371328735879?var=&hash=item5674eada87:m:m9nh8CBI1G TrehhiNjLq5KA
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Jun 17, 2:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:21 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:21 PM
    What version MOTO G ?

    Have you tried connecting that to your phone and then plugging in a memory key ?

    You 'MIGHT' have to use a power supply for your hub.

    My G3 (Android 6.1) works with a powered hub and an OTG cable as my hub does not have the micro USB connector.

    OR just the cable and a memory key also works fine.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-USB-ON-THE-GO-OTG-HOST-CABLE-TO-FIT-MICRO-USB-PORT-FOR-Motorola-PHONE-TABLET-/371328735879?var=&hash=item5674eada87:m:m9nh8CBI1G TrehhiNjLq5KA
    Originally posted by aerostar
    Its a Moto G 4 and yes - I did try with a USB key in - but nothing was seen by the phone !
    I didn't use a PSU on the adapter - could that be a reason - it does work as a USB hub without any power on Windows !
    • almillar
    • By almillar 14th Jun 17, 2:36 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:36 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:36 PM
    I don't think anything will happen until you actually plug something into it - a mouse for example, should give you a mouse pointer on the screen if you wiggle it around. That would be the easiest way to test it. I've just got a 1 cable USB to MicroUSB connector and I've never had any trouble with it, but it certainly won't register if I plug it in on its own.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 14th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
    Yes, hubs need power, so if there's not enough available from the tablet it won't work. Add power to it if you can. A USB hub on an Android phone or tablet is either overkill or not using it for what you're meant to, IMO.
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