Amazon Fire and OTG

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Aussieotto
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Amazon Fire and OTG

Post by Aussieotto »

Folks

I have a Amazon Fire HD 8 and Ebay OTG cable . I have some questions.

Currently the fire does browse USB key in the OTG cable,

Is there "good" vs "bad" OTG cables with regards to connecting to the my MK3?

Does anyone have a link to w known good cable I can order.

Do I need to Root the Fire or do anything else to expect this to work ?

The OTG cable has a switch so it either charges or is in OTG mode. Is it possible to charge and be in OTG mode?

Thanks

Peter

lightningrod
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Post by lightningrod »

I have this cable. It works perfectly with an old Nexus 5 (not rooted).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KG ... UTF8&psc=1

Aussieotto
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Post by Aussieotto »

lightningrod wrote:I have this cable. It works perfectly with an old Nexus 5 (not rooted).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KG ... UTF8&psc=1
I have cable that works or that charges by moving a switch. I there a cable that charges and passes data at same time ?

Thanks

brentp
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Post by brentp »

The USB OTG spec does not allow connection and charging at the same time, unfortunately. It's not something in our control.

What is possible is to use a device that allows wireless charging, so you can connect with OTG, and then charge with a wireless charging pad, or something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Mount-C ... B01N9O537Q

Hope this helps!
Brent Picasso
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