Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin$0.77

Rated 4.13/5 (852) —  Free Android application by NeatBytes

What are users saying about Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

J70%
by J####:

I have a Nexus 6p. It worked fine for exfat. It was, however, very slow: down to well under 1MB/s, vs 15+ for fat32 on the same stick.

Y70%
by Y####:

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.

E70%
by E####:

I bought this plugin for Nexus 6P and got this error message when connected the USB-C OTG cable: The plugin "Solid Explorer OTG Plugin" is missing valid license! I don't get this error when using a non-USB-C device (HTC M8, Nexus 7 2013).

N70%
by N####:

So, OTG used to be supported , was taken away, and now I have to pay for it?! a poor implementation with shockingly slow transfer speeds. Sort this mess out please

H70%
by H####:

Could copy files from USB to phone at 3MB/s, another file manager did the same at about 18MB/s. Good idea but the speeds are too slow

O70%
by O####:

I guess not everyone needs this functionality but I do and it works well, worth it to support an honest developer.

P70%
by P####:

Well I accidentally purchased this add-on & took too long to get a refund, now I'm stuck with it!

M70%
by M####:

When I put in my USB flash drive and open it using this solid Explorer plug-in I get a notification saying "USB device unexpectedly removed." I can still see the files on the flash drive but every other app can't see it anymore because they think the flash drive was unmounted. Also when I try to read/write files on to flash drive, the speeds are super slow. I know it's not my hardware's fault because I've done it with other apps and speeds are fast. Pretty much useless and defeats the purpose of the app.

B70%
by B####:

It works but whenever I try to copy and past pictures from my phone to the USB OTG it just disconnects and it doesn't connect constantly I have a few seconds before the usb is disconnected again from my devise, I'm using a blackberry priv and I really use USB OTG a lot so please try to fix this

Q70%
by Q####:

Ok. After some search I found that I need to choose in my Nexus 5X "use USB to PTP (Transfer Photos)" Then I can Play multimedia files from my Pendrive USB. I can play files as Music, Videos, Photos and Movies. But I have the feeling that my phone is not opening Solid Explorer when I choose open the Pendrive because the UI and MENUS are totally diferente. Anyway , very happy to support the developers with this nice App. Thanks a lot and hope you can improve this OTG Feature. Thanks in advance.

S70%
by S####:

It can't seem to hold the connection when transferring files.. Keeps erroring out saying write failed.. And I have to unplug and plug it back in constantly to get it to detect again.. I'm on marshmallow on a nexus 6p using a USB microsd card reader

L70%
by L####:

It works alright on my Nexus 6P, but the transfer speeds are insanely slow. Reading a file from my SD card hit just a hair over 4MB/s at the beginning, and would just jolt down to barely 400KB/s after the first few seconds of transferring. This is insane.

I70%
by I####:

Really pissed off as i needed it there and then and have purchased all the other things from the company. Watch all the comments it doesnt work!

U70%
by U####:

... It can be slow at times. Works for watching movies though, so I'm happy.

V70%
by V####:

A little disappointed. But Solid Explorer is worth the extra buck.

D70%
by D####:

Not reading the USB properly it can copy and paste but it's not reading the USB information and size

W70%
by W####:

NOT WORKING WITH EXFAT ON MY NEXUS 9

R70%
by R####:

Very rarely recognises the OTG... Other times it simply shows the usual mounted location having no write or delete permissions ... Please Fix it ASAP

F70%
by F####:

Too sad

C70%
by C####:

Of all the file managers with "USB support"...this is the only one that actually shows my USB stick. Amen. Transfer speeds between 5-10 MB/s with my Kingston thumb drive, $3 OTG cable bought on amazon, and N6.

E70%
by E####:

Just what I need for Solid Explorer to read the exfat partition on my 64GB SD card in my digital camera on my Nexus 6P. Fantastic.

N70%
by N####:

Doesn't even work on marshmallow

U70%
by U####:

Able to read/write files in exFAT... But only with a constant reminder in my notifications that the drive needs to be formatted in order for Android to read it. I can't get FAT32 to work at all, which is a shame. It just opens to a blank screen like other users have said. NFTS drives read but don't write as expected.

V70%
by V####:

When I plug the USB drive into my Nexus 6 and am asked to grant Solid Explorer permission, I hit Grant but it only takes me to a blank screen and I can't access the otg drive. I love solid explorer but this is frustrating, please help!

D70%
by D####:

Is it a symlink? Why doesn't it work? I would really love to give this a 5 star rating. Stickmount works as expected though...

W70%
by W####:

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!

Z70%
by Z####:

Loads exFAT USB devices without root. Very impressive. If your device (a) doesn't support exFAT natively and (b) isn't rooted, try this! Sadly, it doesn't work on my Pixel C.

A70%
by A####:

Top speed of FAT32 seems to be capped at 1MB/s. Compared to native mounting, which reaches over 8MB/s (average , not max), it's painfully slow. But it works, so that's something.

R70%
by R####:

Somehow file transfer is horribly slow. Frequently drops to 1 B/s. Without this plugin Solid Explorer cannot see my USB but my ROM mounts the USB fine.

Y70%
by Y####:

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])

F70%
by F####:

Loads exFAT USB devices without root. Very impressive. If your device (a) doesn't support exFAT natively and (b) isn't rooted, try this!

C70%
by C####:

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.

E70%
by E####:

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.

N70%
by N####:

"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.

H70%
by H####:

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.

K70%
by K####:

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!

O70%
by O####:

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.

X70%
by X####:

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.

P70%
by P####:

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.

M70%
by M####:

But why separate it from the main app,twice paying really disgusted me.


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