Connect a USB drive to the Nexus 7 for more storage

How To Use An USB Drive With The Nexus 7 Tablet [External Storage]

Google has launched its first Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean tablet, the Nexus 7 into the market but does comes up short on storage. What to do? Here’s a simple answer for your question, using a cable and free apps it is now possible to connect a USB drive to the Nexus 7 to gain some extra expanded storage. Details after this jump!

However the new Google’s Nexus 7 comes up with a 16GB of built-in storage, and pretty considered to purchase that version, and even though you want more storage to take movies on a flight or road trip this solution comes as optional to have in your mind. And that’s we got for you!

Connect a USB drive to the Nexus 7 for more storage


The cable of which we are talking about alos lets you use an Xbox 360 controller on your Nexus tablet to play action games. However I honestly to say that this solution isn’t so perfect, but works 90% of many, and the 10% we aren’t sure about. Following this tutorial, and after completion you will be able to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on the go, and those wouldn’t fit on your 7-inch Nexus tablet.

Using USB Drive with your Nexus 7 Android Jelly Bean Tablet

Step 1: First of all you will need the below ones:

* A rooted Nexus 7 tablet
* Micro USB to USB OTG Cable ( you will find this from Amazon with Prime Shipping section).
* StickMount application and EX File Explorer app (Google Play Store link)

Last but not least – you would like to put your movies and TV shows in the correct format with this app like SmartConverter on Mac.

Step 2: Keep in mind that you have to root the Nexus 7 tablet. Watch the video guide on roting nexus and how to unlock the bootloader from the embedded video below.

Note: Straiight to the point that unlocking Nexus 7 tablet will wipe all the device content, so make sure to back up before the process.

Step 3: Install StickMount that you downloaded from the Play Store. The app that makes the USB drive show up in Android file extensions. Once installed, plug in a USB drive and grant access to the app superuser permissions.

Step 4: Now install the ES FileExplorer that you got from Google store, or you can choose you unique file explorer for Android. This allows you to find the USB drive as open files on the Nexus tablet. To find the drive, go to sdcard/usbStorage/sda1/:

This folder will show the contents of the USB drive. From here, tap on a file to open it in the corresponding app.

That’s it! you’re now in and almost play all your desired movies and TV shows. It is also advised to use the SmartConverter on Mac or any best tool that can convert your files to play on your Android tablet without any blurr….! Via GottaBeMobile