Nexus USB OTG File Manager

Nexus USB OTG File Manager

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Nexus USB OTG File Manager allows you to open and copy files from any USB mass storage device with a FAT32 or NTFS filesystem using the USB OTG port of your device, tablet or phone.

With a FAT32 filesystem, you can copy files to any USB mass storage device and manage your files on it (edit filenames, add directories, delete files) too.
You can also manage your files in the internal memory of your device.

This application has been designed for Nexus products which have an USB "OnTheGo" port, as the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, and the brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. But it could work on any device with an USB OTG port Under Android 4.0 or later, including the last Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Root privileges are NOT necessary!

For now, FAT32 filesystem is supported for data read and write, and NTFS filesystem is only supported for data read. You can use USB sticks or SD card readers with any compatible USB OTG cable.


You can now play playlists (m3u and m3u8 files) and multiple audio files (mp3, aac, m4a, flac, ogg and wav files) at the same time from your USB OTG mass storage device. For that, you need to install my new app Simple Music Player which exists in two versions:
- Free version:
- Paid version to support my developments and get some additional features in the future:

Once Simple Music Player is installed, select the files you want to play on your USB device, push the open button and select the Simple Music Player app.
This is a brand new feature, so if you have any issue, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail! Your feedback would be appreciated too.

*** FEATURES ***

Nexus USB OTG File Manager allows you to open your files directly from your USB device! You just need to have an app that can handle it. For audio and video, I advise you to use VLC.
The new Network Access authorization is only here for local use to be able to open the files. The app NEVER send or receive data to/from Internet.

Nexus USB OTG File Manager supports devices with multiple logical units (like a GPS with an internal memory and an additional SD card) and allows you to choose which logical unit you want to read.

Nexus USB OTG File Manager now includes an "Advanced Mode" which allows you to access to all the files of your device. You can now create files and directories outside of the official Android public directories. This is for advanced users only!

Before buying this application, please try the free trial version named Nexus USB OTG FileManagerTrial to be sure that this application is working with your USB devices.

This is not an official Google application. Nexus brand is the property of Google.

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Recently changed in this version

* Improving Android 5.0 and new Nexus 9 compatibility
* Adding the possibility of caching a file if no installed app is able to open a file from a HTTP stream
* Bug fixes

v1.42: Some bug fixes

v1.41: Adding aac and m4a audio file support for Simple Media Player

Comments and ratings for Nexus USB OTG File Manager
  • (64 stars)

    by Brendan Mcilkenny on 15/01/2015

    Find it really difficult to use, and once I transfered my pictures it then won't let me open them saying 'media not found'

  • (64 stars)

    by Benjamin Lee on 14/01/2015

    Overall the application is good and I am able to access my flash drives but none of my HDD are able to connect to my nexus 9 via this application

  • (64 stars)

    by suyash shukla on 14/01/2015

    Videos are not playing directly from USB device on my nexus 5. You need to copy them to your phone for smooth play. I hope you guys fix thus issue.

  • (64 stars)

    by Deepak M on 14/01/2015

    Its works.. I can access my USB files well.. But video streaming is bit low.. Please fix it..

  • (64 stars)

    by Ariel Carrillo Buzo on 13/01/2015

    Can reach my USB files finally, but can't see anything from the USB. Have to copy first to the phone. Kind of what I needed, but If I had a chance to get a refund I would take it

  • (64 stars)

    by Arnab bhattacharya on 13/01/2015

    But you cannot copy or pest until u buy the full version

  • (64 stars)

    by Joanne Hanson on 13/01/2015

    Runs great on the galaxy tab 4 but doesn't open photos on the nexus 5 .It did open photos with vlc player twice after wiping cash and data in Google photos , but now can't find media again . copy and paste work for all files so far and video runs fine with vlc. I did see this photo problem in the reviews so I anticipate a fix .. okay.... Installed Cyanogen Gallery its all good, thanks !

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