Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin$0.99

Rated 4.04/5 (979) —  Free Android application by NeatBytes


About Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

This plugin for Solid Explorer lets you access files stored on USB drives or card readers on Nexus devices. Minimum required version of Solid Explorer is 2.0. If your device already supports mounting OTG drives, you don't need this plugin.

Please note that Nexus devices running Android 6 have now built in support for FAT formatted USB drives, so Solid Explorer will work with them without this plugin.

All nexus phones and tablets with USB host capabilities are supported (Nexus 4 may not be supported without a custom kernel). You may also want to use this plugin on other devices with USB host in case they don't mount file systems out of the box.

Supported file systems:
- FAT32
- exFAT
- NTFS in read only mode

- full read/write access (except NTFS)
- media streaming - play music and videos on third party players, even on the Chromecast
- supports hard drives with external power supply

This plugin doesn't require root. In case of any problems, please use the "Send bug report" option under application's "About" section.

Always make a backup of your files. NeatBytes is not responsible for any harm done to your device.

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin version 1.0.6 on your Android device!
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Android package: pl.solidexplorer.plugins.otg, download Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
- minor bug and crash fixes
- fixed crashes during media streaming
- added support for 1TB disks and larger
- fixed major issues with accessing USB drives
- requires Solid Explorer 2.0.4 to function properly
- Fixed media streaming
- Fixed manipulation of files over 2GB
- Fixed some crashes
Price update  Price changed from $0.77 to $0.99.
More downloads  Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads
Price update  Price changed from $0.99 to $0.77.

What are users saying about Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

by T####:

Not as good as JS USB OTG app. This works half the time after several "error" remounts, and takes about a minutes to load.

by M####:

Can not open folder if there is a file with some unusual characters. Reports that folder path is not found. Android 7.1. exFAT.

by P####:

Always pops if I want solid explorer to be default, even after multiple times selecting the checkbox. Videos don't play off the USB drive

by O####:

Slow transfer speeds on exfat!!! which I pretty much need for my 500gb ssd. Needs a lot of work. Currently on Android 7.1.2

by H####:

Been trying to make this work. what is CBW read fail?

by F####:

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.

by V####:

Love Solid Explorer, but this plugin is ridiculously slow when transferring files to and from an OTG device. Using a 128GB (exFAT) UHS-1 SD card by Samsung in a Meenova USB-C adapter, on a OnePlus 3T with Paranoid Android 7.2.3, and I'm barely getting 200kb/s on everything.

by G####:

fake plugin. does nothing to solid explorer. it doesn't matter how much you pay for solid explorer products you'll never be able to access OTG with this. useless junk!

by P####:

Works on my Nexus 6, despite Android system insisting that the USB drive is unsupported. Now I can dump my digital camera pics from its sd card directly to my phone. A dollar well spent.

by X####:

Barely works. I tried four different drives, and only one worked. I'm unable to write files to it. It says the file system is read-only. Every other device I've tried can read and write to all four drives. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

by O####:

Needs some work. its functional, but the drivers are insanely slow unless its FAT32 (in which case this is unnecessary). a shame because on my previous device I didn't need this plugin and the main app worked fine. currently on a Nexus 6p edit: looks like it hasn't been updated in over a year. disappointing. regularly get speeds of 64 kB/s or slower

by N####:

It took a bit to figure out how to best use the plugin but it works. On my Nexus 5x running Android 7.0 I can watch a movie from an NTFS USB flash drive connected with a USB-c OTG adapter with VLC. All the formats it mentions work except the read speed of FAT which is native is about 10x as fast as NTFS or exFAT. It will be slow if you plan to use this plugin for massive copies. It would be cool if it supported ext4.

by N####:

Doesn't even work on marshmallow

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.

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.

by F####:

Too sad

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

by W####:


by D####:

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

by V####:

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

by U####:

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

by P####:

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

by O####:

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

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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...

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!

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