USB OTG on Android devices
|Sandisk Dual USB Drive|
So last week I got a new Toy, a SanDisk Dual USB Drive (http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/dualdrive/).
The drive is available on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Android-Smartphone-Tablet-SDDD-032G-G46/dp/B00HR78S2Q
The product itself is a great idea, a Flash Drive for the computer AND mobile devices however, you should take notice that only android devices supporting OTG are compatible.
Sandisk has offered a partial list on their site, My Nexus devices were not on that list.
Inserting the USB Drive to the devices, I could get the drive to be visible.
Sandisk offers supporting software for the devices called "SanDisk Memory zone" free on Google play.
I tried installing the app but it didn't help accessing the drive.
Of course I checked Google for the issue for both my Nexus 5 and nexus 7 and results were not conclusive.
Some sites said that the Nexus devices supported OTG Some said they dont and others said you need to root the devices and some had other work a rounds.
|Nexus 5 with Sandisk Dual USB Drive|
|Nexus 7 with Sandisk Dual USB Drive|
How to Use USB OTG In Any Nexus Without RootingOk its very simple.
All I did was download ES File Explorer from Google play (its free), link.
Notice the USB2002 option on the bottom left.
Thats it, No rooting, No app buying.
Checked and working on both Nexus 7 and Nexus 5.