USB Host Diagnostics

USB Host Diagnostics


USB Host Diagnostics determines your device's USB host capabilities.

USB host is a very powerful feature of recent Android based smartphones and tablets, but on many firmwares (both stock and custom) the feature is somewhat broken.

For example, at launch the Galaxy Nexus told all the apps and the Market that it supported USB host, but USB host did not actually work (this was fixed in the Android 4.0.2 update). This broke several apps.

That is just one example of many. There are even cases where OEMs advertise USB host support, but the device does not support it at all. It appears as if USB host support isn't tested by Google or the OEMs when they push out new firmwares and devices at all.

As we cannot depend on Google or the OEMs to correctly provide information regarding USB host support, and the Android framework will regularly lie about it to both the Market as well as Android apps, this application was created so you can test your device's USB host capabilities for yourself.

If you allow it, the app will also submit your results to my website, so together we can create a complete database of devices and firmwares and their USB host support.

This tool may also come in handy for those porting firmwares.

Requirements:
- Android 2.3.1 or newer
- (Optional) Root
- USB OTG cable (unless your device has a fullsize USB port)
- USB memory stick, or another USB device to test the connection with

The result database is available here:
http://usbhost.chainfire.eu/

The discussion thread on XDA-Developers can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1493325

Recent changes:
- Detects some common issues with firmwares that can cause apps to be unable to use USB host, and if you are rooted, offers to (try to) fix the problem
- Gives you a unique code that can be used to locate your result, if uploaded to server
- Added option to follow me
- Fixed some more crashes
- Disabled rooted API for Jelly Bean and newer
- API 14 and higher get Holo look now
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About USB Host Diagnostics
USB Host Diagnostics determines your device's USB host capabilities.

USB host is a very powerful feature of recent Android based smartphones and tablets, but on many firmwares (both stock and custom) the feature is somewhat broken.

For example, at launch the Galaxy Nexus told all the apps and the Market that it supported USB host, but USB host did not actually work (this was fixed in the Android 4.0.2 update). This broke several apps.

That is just one example of many. There are even cases where OEMs advertise USB host support, but the device does not support it at all. It appears as if USB host support isn't tested by Google or the OEMs when they push out new firmwares and devices at all.

As we cannot depend on Google or the OEMs to correctly provide information regarding USB host support, and the Android framework will regularly lie about it to both the Market as well as Android apps, this application was created so you can test your device's USB host capabilities for yourself.

If you allow it, the app will also submit your results to my website, so together we can create a complete database of devices and firmwares and their USB host support.

This tool may also come in handy for those porting firmwares.

Requirements:
- Android 2.3.1 or newer
- (Optional) Root
- USB OTG cable (unless your device has a fullsize USB port)
- USB memory stick, or another USB device to test the connection with

The result database is available here:
http://usbhost.chainfire.eu/

The discussion thread on XDA-Developers can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1493325

Recent changes:
- Detects some common issues with firmwares that can cause apps to be unable to use USB host, and if you are rooted, offers to (try to) fix the problem
- Gives you a unique code that can be used to locate your result, if uploaded to server
- Added option to follow me
- Fixed some more crashes
- Disabled rooted API for Jelly Bean and newer
- API 14 and higher get Holo look now

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A Google User
6 days ago
Works! Now that I think about it, my phone started misbehaving when I updated my Android version. Things got desperate when I was using the Nav app and the battery sank from 100% to zero in one hour, fortunately I had been that way before.
A Google User
Aug 11, 2014
Wow! This app is a lifechanger. My android netbook now works like it's supposed to. Thank you!
A Google User
Aug 9, 2014
Thank you for asking whether to share my results and not just uploading them without me knowing.
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
Avi Thanx
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Does not work...on Micromax A116 I do not want to give single star also.........