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USB OTG for Xperia E5

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USB OTG for Xperia E5

Hello,

Just bought an external USB DAC to my phone. Android is supported, the only thing needed is an On-The-Go cable. In theory at least. Does Xperia E5 support OTG?

 

I know the DAC works on Z5, and topics there talks about Settings-Devices-USB, but the only option there is to install application for Xperia on my computer. On Z5 there is a setting like "Detect USB device" aso, but not for me.

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Re: USB OTG for Xperia E5

Well according to the white paper http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/Xperia_E5_WP_1.pdf

 

OTG is not listed as a connectivity option


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Re: USB OTG for Xperia E5

Hi @Johan85,

As @nolramlb wrote, Xperia E5 does not support the OTG or USB Host features.


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Re: USB OTG for Xperia E5

This was a surprise indeed! USB functionality, I was sure, was standard on all phones. But USB on E5 is working with my Mac. Can I hope for a software and/or firmware update for my E5 to also support OTG/USB host soon?
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Re: USB OTG for Xperia E5

It is really up to sony devs to enable this officially, you can pitch in your request for this feature by emailing them: Local support

 

That is if it is not based on hardware specs.


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Re: USB OTG for Xperia E5

The device has USB support for several features, you can find them in the whitepaper on page 7.


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Dose sony xperia e5 has Otg feature

Dose sony xperia e5 has Otg feature.  And if not why dosent it. I think it has all the necessary requirements to have that feature

 

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Re: Dose sony xperia e5 has Otg feature

No OTG connectivity?

Definetly hate my Sony E5. 

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Re: Dose sony xperia e5 has Otg feature

Hi Everyone, as mentioned above - I am sorry to say that there is no official support for the OTG technology. Slightly frowning Face I do not know why such a decision was made during the development process, but I'll make sure to forward your feedback regarding this.


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