Connect USB External Storage Devices To Google Nexus 7 (Without Root!)




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Bhaskar Pal: should I have FAT32 partition to support 1TB HARD DISK ??

David Scott: Is it possible to hook up a Nexus-attached OTG cable to a USB, such that the Nexus could read multiple external HDDs or USB sticks at once? Does the specific Nexus software allow for that, or is it limited to a single external drive at a time?

Wilder Rua: What case is that? i like it.. Im using the Poetic but i like to have multiple

TheGibly: Does music work on this app? And if so, do you have to save it to listen to it?

ADIGA!|Cheezo: Can you download Roms on the USB drive and use an emulator to play them directly of the usbstick?

Daniel K: Can I watch a movie from the SD card/any storage device?

Bartek Sekulski: Problem. I don't live in US,so..

Kobe Ali: Will this work one nexus 4

ivoroid: Having hard time connecting it to my Google Nexus 7 (2013) 

bendrowned3000: You can just get the "File Manager" from the Play Store :P

Will Lukas: Handy tips for the Nexus 7.

techdinosaur: Just search for Asus Nexus 7 Travel Cover and you'll find plenty :)

Daniel Orozco: Any chance I could connect my external drive to my note 2?

techdinosaur: Yes, you will need to be rooted in order for Stickmount to work and an OTG cable will allow you to connect external storage devices to your Nexus. Rooting your device will offer extra functionality, but it will void your warranty. I suggest buying an OTG cable (link in description) and using the apps I mention in the video. These do not require you to be rooted so your warranty will remain intact. In terms of how to root, I have used the Nexus Root Toolkit, but it is not something I will cover.

techdinosaur: What device are you plugging into it?

techdinosaur: That's very unusual. I would recommend a forced restart by holding down the power button for around 10 seconds until the Google logo appears. Are you rooted?

techdinosaur: @cjo1992 Yes exactly, and the app has improved since the video so it means that you can play directly from your memory stick for example (without having to copy to your Nexus)

techdinosaur: Thanks! In order to transfer to the flash drive, your device will need to be rooted. Rooting will unfortunately void your warranty so do this at your own risk.

BioProdigy2013: This case you have... Is it out for the nexus 7 (2013)

Villordsutch: Thanks for this video. I don't fancy rooting my N7 and this advice is perfect.

Justin Lim: Hey bro thanks for making this video, very good presentation and style. Quick question, via this method of non-rooting, any way of viewing .pdf and .cbr files that are stored on the external storage device?

Dave93UK: Is your Nexus 7 upgraded to the most current firmware and it still works?

techdinosaur: Yes exactly, but you can't do this on all tablets as they have to support USB OTG.

techdinosaur: It's the official Asus Travel Case - I have done a video on it already so have a look at that :)

Dave93UK: I bought the OTG cable in your description along with the App. Although it doesn't work at all. When I connect a USB or external HDD to my Nexus 7 there is no response.

István Mága: thanks, this was helpful

MadLadDesigns: Thanks for this as I'm considering getting a Nexus. Can you read pdfs using this method?

joany2000: fine video...have you any experience or tried to transfer, in the other way, from asus to usb key or hard disk? thx for help

Darren C B: Thx for the help bud

derekubc: After the initial thing - no problems. Original problem seemed to involve Picasa web albums. Now I can upload photos to Picasa and still delete images from the N7. No explanation. My aim - download from SD card, delete poor images and save the rest to the cloud for later. Works if I upload to Picasa web albums, having created a named album. Then, later download to Picasa itself and share the images to my laptop. Direct transfer from N7 at home with Explorer also straightforward. Derekubc.

techdinosaur: The Nexus 7 can handle 1080p, but it depends how compressed your files are. Try using a player such as MX Player (free) and if this doesn't solve the problem, then the bit rate of the video will be too much to for the tablet to handle. If this is the case, then compress the file further.

techdinosaur: @GC Klick Update: A new app update means you can copy whole folders under the Advanced tab.

techdinosaur: Yes :)

themrJosephtm: If it is a mechanical hard drive, it would not work, as they require more power which is generated through a normal usb slot, but not a micro usb port.

Zara Dowthwaite: Hello, Brilliant video, but I want to mount a CF card to my nexus, would this be possible as they are raw files, would the app be able to support these files?

ShawaebTee: Can you save files on the usb and move files to the external storage as such?

techdinosaur: Good question...as it stands using this method you can't. However, I am recording a video today that will show you how to move files to and from memory cards, flash drives etc. It requires rooting the device, however, it will give you more functionality and also allow you to access more files other than the video and pictures that this app is limited to.

techdinosaur: Yes, however, in order to 'write' to the USB stick/HDD, then you need to have a rooted device.

techdinosaur: That's good news! The reason I didn't recommend the stream option too much in the video is because I found that some video clips skipped a little. It sounds like those issues have now been ironed out which is excellent!

techdinosaur: Do you mean charge?

Diana Alejandre: Please Help Me .. i Want To Know If Its Possible To Connect 'My Trio Model Stealth Pro' Tablet To My Computer Without a Micro SD Card And If So How Can i Do It Please Help !!!

Abdalrahman Mohammed: is this work with the nexus 4 ?????????????????

techdinosaur: Unfortunately not, as the Nexus 4 doesn't support USB OTG as far as I know.

Oliver Blaser: Is there a way to stream videos directly from the USB Flash Drive without having to import the whole thing? I'd like to hook up a USB Stick and watch the movies that are stored on it without transferring the whole data.

cjo1992: So on the Nexus Media Importer App you can transfer videos to your Nexus without rooting? I'm getting the 16gb version and probably won't have enough space for lets say movies on a trip.

Dyan Leonard: thank you so much for the great solution! I just got my Nexus 7 and I'm by NO means particularly knowledgeable about technology. I knew what I wanted to do, found your video, and it worked PERFECTLY! ...piece of cake. BTW, I can see my PDF's on external storage using "PDF viewer" along with your recommended Nexus media Importer. I'm not sure if I downloaded it, it came with the Nexus, or what,... but it works! I'm going to check out your other Nexus videos.

techdinosaur: Hi there, according to the app's description, it supports raw files. Even if the app doesn't support your camera's raw type, then you should still be able to import them using the app and view them in another app such as RawDroid (free). Hope this helps!

Romance is Dead: Thank You!! Will this work for transfering photos from my iPhone 4s to Nexus 7?

darkveroth: So i can view all my music, videos(avi), and pictures on tablet when i connect external hardrive?? Also can i do this in other tablets.

Darren C B: Good bid, can you transfer media files,like downloaded films,music or pics to the storage device with this app?

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Connect USB External Storage Devices To Google Nexus 7 (Without Root!) 4.6 out of 5

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