It works, but it's appallingly slow. I tested two transfer methods, (both in Solid Explorer) one allowing SE to mount/control the OTG drive, the other simply allowing Android to mount it in the usual location (/mnt/media_rw//) and using root access to copy to that folder. Using this plugin (and allowing SE to manage the OTG drive) I got a maximum of 80KB/s, and it stayed at that speed very steadily the whole time, almost seemed intentionally throttled. Using the Android mount with root method, I got anywhere from 4MB/s to around 12MB/s. For anyone too lazy to do the math, that's over 50 times faster at only the LOWEST SPEED. Over 100 times faster at it's higher speeds. Put simply, this plugin is UNUSABLE for anything more than the occasional song transfer. (All testing was done on Android 6.0.1 with a Nexus 6 [shamu])
Loads exFAT USB devices without root. Very impressive. If your device (a) doesn't support exFAT natively and (b) isn't rooted, try this!
I dont know how some other file explorers do it, maybe its because SE has to go through this plugin first, but i feel its a little too slow. And it doesn't like it when other applications try to access the same file.
This plugin worked fairly in Lollipop, not so much in Marshmallow. When I attach my usb drive it says I need to grant it access. But when I try to do that the usb drive never loads.
"USB Device or partition type is not supported by solid explorer." It's just a standard sd card reader and ES file explorer supports it just fine. Hopefully future updates will increase support; proper OTG is the only thing missing from this otherwise perfect app. UPDATE: Unfortunately, its still not working despite recent updates. Happy to provide more information if it would help.
Marshmallow developer preview 3 natively supports mounting usb devices but the app asked for this plugin to access the drive anyway. Mine was mounted under /mnt/media_rw/ so I could access the drive without this plugin. But since this is the most well designed, fully funtional file explorer on the Play Store I think an additional 0.99 towards developing this app is totally worth it.
It used to work perfectly in lollipop, but it works poorly in marshmallow... The default file manager can copy files to the USB drive at normal speed, while this can only manage 60kbps, pretty much useless... Needs work!
Plugged in my new sandisk USB drive and opened solid explorer... it automatically recognized the drive and promoted me to install the otg plugin! Works great.
Doesn't work in Android M. All files transferred with this app were not found on the USB drive afterwards. Had to navigate to /mnt/media_rw and do it manually.
You just saved my bacon on an 8+ hour flight because I accidentally formatted my stick as NTFS, which Marshmallow didn't support natively. Great addition to an already great file browser.
But why separate it from the main app,twice paying really disgusted me.
marshmallow has already supported otg for nexus and cm don't need this plugin, either…
Not working. Using usb-c
This was the best thing out there to support USB transfer but since updating to marshmallow my USB isn't showing in solid explorer.
On my rooted N5 and on my stock N9
Good, just wish it created video thumbnails.
Excellent Solid Explorer plug-in for my tablet.
Plss enable write support for ntfs format too soon enough...
Nexus 5 Android 6.0 USB OTG Sandisk , not show detail
I bought it assuming it would. I should've checked first before buying. ES file manager is capable of this but is much less stable.
Not working please fix.
Failing to work correctly with Marshmallow's OTG mode. Is there a workaround?
tried others and finally found this one...great
after last update, OTG completely undetected
Flawless on the Nexus 6
Not recognizing NTFS Portion on USB Hard Drive
Error for nexus 5 v 5.1.1
Can't find valid licence
Bought this to support you
Disorderly looses connection with usb flash drive during write/edit operations, CBW write errors etc. The same with Nexus 7 (2013). Maybe problem is in particular usb-stick.
Excellent! Had been hoping for this for quite some time. Works for me with Nexus 5 and 7 (2013), both with 5.1.1. Only one wish: please also support ext filesystems.
Can't see my multi partitions external hdd
Not working on Nexus 5 (Android M). Device was mounted okay but Solid Explorer ONLY shows Android and LOST.DIR folder. No other folder or data is shown. FIX IT ASAP.
The new update has now resolved my issue, thanks
It doesn't work on Nexus 7 2012 with Lollipop 5.1.1
Pretty simple and straightforward. Although I have to set the default option repeatedly, I still don't have regrets with the purchase.
This makes file transfers simple without having to use the cloud.
Shouldn't be charging for this but it works
Works great with Motorola Nexus 6