Super developer Chainifire who has brought so much to the Android Community such as Mobile ODIN, DSLR Controller, Chainfire3D, CF.lumen, Live dmesg+logcat, NoMoarPowah!, CF-Root, USB Host Diagnostics, CF-Bench, SGS2 SIM Unlocker, GingerBreakAPK, SuperPower, and more! – Yeah a huge contribution.
He now adds something else to the massive repertoire, welcome people USB Host Diagnostics v1.2.
I’ll let his description tell you a little about what it.
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.
Also along with diagnosing your devices USB host capabilities the application also will, if you allow it, to submit details to Chainfire’s website so that a database can be put together for the Android world, this will allow the Community to get a real picture of what actually works on devices, firmware and what has support. Let’s all support this and do what the OEM’s and Google haven’t done themselves.
Here below is the full 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