USB storage devices now accessible on rooted Dell Streak

Streak-usb-drives When users discovered that the Dell Streak secretly supports USB host/OTG last month, USB keyboards hooked up to a USB OTG adapter (with pins 4 and 5 connnected) were the extent of how the function could be used. Storage devices like flash drives and memory card readers couldn't be mounted properly.

Until now, that is. Remember the guy who first confirmed that the Streak's charging/sync connector is PDMI and who later created a mini USB adapter for it? His name is John and he recently figured out how to access USB storage devices on the Streak. The process is quite complicated for the average user, requiring knowledge/use of ADB and command line prompts, but there's a tutorial at the link below that lays out everything you need to know if you're feeling adventurous.

[Linuxslate.com] Thanks, John!

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