Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin

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About this app

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.
Updated on
Aug 22, 2015

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1.2K reviews
B Mitch
June 29, 2021
Having issues with Samsung T5 2GB drive where I have to dismount drive (says error can't read volume) and /force close app before it will work. Works as intended after that. Behaved this day with drive fresh out of the box and subsequently. 2 stars to draw attention to this as I don't feel like the support site adequately addresses critical failures. Fine for feature suggestions. Wish it had a feature to automatically pause if cord shorts or drive disconnects mid-transfer. Like buffer 5MB.
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Taylor Passofaro
October 16, 2020
This plug-in works beautifully on my pixel 3a. Used it to read exFat sd cards to copy images and videos. However, I refunded my purchase and uninstalled since the transfer speeds were so so so slow. 2min to transfer one RAW photo (23mb). Speeds around 100-200kbps. I bought USB media explorer for $4 and it's 3mbs, much faster even though the UI is meh. If they fix the transfer speeds, I'll gladly buy again.
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A Google user
April 12, 2019
I avoided ES file explorer, and decided to invest into this one. I am honestly amazed at what the app can do without being bombarded with ads and expensive paywalls. I decided to give this plugin a shot because my SSD is NTFS and my Pixel 2 apparently only supports FAT32... I am not disappointed whatsoever, the quality of the app and the plugins are astonishing for how inexpensive they are.
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What's new

- 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