HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN USB OTG CABLE

Have u ever wondered if u could just access the files on your flash drive, connect a bigger keyboard because the on –screen keyboard is too small or just prefer the freewill u enjoy using your system mouse. All of this can be done now on your android phone via a means called USB OTG (USB On-The-Go) in this mode your android devices micro usb port becomes a high voltage usb 2.0 port were u could connect any compatible usb device.(i.e mouse,keyboard,flash drives,xbox/ps3 game pad, usb hubs e.t.c)

Enough of the introduction let’s get to making of the cable already

Requirements:-

  1. A normal micro usb cable.
  2. A female usb to male usb cable( well its only the female u need anyway)
  3. A soldering iron
  4. Copper-wire
  5. Blade or Cutter
  6. A pair of tweezers

STEP 1

Cut open the usb cable at the micro connector end to expose the wires with a cutter or blade.

STEP 2

The major cable we need to expose is the black cable connector, Once exposed we test if your phone can access the OTG mode but connecting the black connector to ground (ground/earth is just any metal part on the cable shell) with a pair of tweezers.

STEP 3

Once u get a notification saying “usb connector connected” on your android device that means you are on the right track. Now is the time to test your soldering skills (WARNING!!!!! IF U HAVE NEVER ATTEMPTED TO SOLDER BEFORE PPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE ASK FOR ASSISTANCE OR SEEK EXPERTS THAT CAN HELP YOU SOLDER IT)

STEP 4

Now that you have soldered the black connector to ground re-test it to be sure it is properly soldered 

STEP 5

All u need do at this point is to cut your micro-usb cable at the base of it where u have the usb male

STEP 6

Connect the usb female to it color to color that is red-red, green-green,black-black,white-white

STEP 7

Tape it up with anyhow you like it and ENJOY

Examples of different usb connections

20 thoughts on “HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN USB OTG CABLE

  1. Is there, by any chance, a tutorial such as this for apple users? I mean possibility of having a USB OTG for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch?

  2. pls did method does not work with my HTC desire HD phone what should I do pls.,….I really want to use this otg method

  3. Cant I just cut the wire and put the (naked wire) and the black wire (ground) together? Is there a difference? if so,, Whats the difference?

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