Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nexus USB OTG (On The Go)

USB OTG on Android devices

Sandisk Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Dual USB Drive

So last week I got a new Toy, a SanDisk Dual USB Drive (
The drive is available on amazon:

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 5 with Sandisk Dual USB Drive
Nexus 7 with Sandisk Dual USB Drive
Nexus 7 with Sandisk Dual USB Drive

How to Use USB OTG In Any Nexus Without Rooting

Ok 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.



  1. Thanks man, it worked just fine on my Nexus 5. Had not worked with File explorer, Astro or the SanDisk Memory Zone (I am using the SanDisk Dual USB drive).

  2. Thanks man, I TRIED it NOT SUPPORTING on my Nexus 5.

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