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  1. jdevora's Avatar
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    Hi,
    I have a N800, another great "hacker's device"

    One great things that you can do with it is enable the "USB host mode" allowing you to connect and use lots of USB devices.

    Could that be done on the Pre? This way we could connect a USB Drive to the USB port,k mount it and use it for backups or media storage purposes.

    Cheers
    JD
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    Any news on usb host hacks for the Pre?
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    USB Host doesnt work out of the box.
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/pa...-usb-host.html

    However, this older article suggests that it is possible:
    Palm Pre Processor check it out! @ Mobility Today (On-The-Go support)

    Has anyone tried plugging in a cable and looking at dmesg?

    Further reading:
    Linux USB OTG on OMAP H2
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    interesting idea, but it honestly doesn't seem very useful to me. For backups, etc, I'd rather just use my computer!
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    If it works, it could open a new world of possibilities allowing to user not only usb-drives but other usb devices as well.

    Other difference is that you can put a usb-pen in your pocket for doing a backup or change your media collection on the go.

    I only know that it was very useful on my N800

    Cheers
    JD
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    This would be great! You could then also connect your camera and view images on the bigger screen.
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    Wow, the driver didnt cause an error when I set it to OTG mode. This may actually work.

    echo otg > /sys/devices/platform/musb_hdrc/mode

    I need to get a cable and see if this actually works.

    Note: setting it to 'host' causes a kernel panic though and makes the device crash hard. Need to do the VolUp->Pwr->Ringer(3times) to recover.
    Last edited by zonyl; 02/03/2010 at 07:00 AM.
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    What about using a wireless hard drive for the storage?

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