Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Nokia N800 USB Host mode

There's an interesting thread on Internettablettalk about running the Nokia N800 in USB Host Mode.

For a newbie like me, what you need is a USB female to male adapter. If you have access to UK based Maplins their A80AH does the job. Their online catalog says they are EOL, but if you call the assistant can do a search on which stores actually have them.

I've not tried a (USB) keyboard yet, but my (Kingston) 2Gb thumb drive works OK.

To enable host mode you'll need to become root, and then run

$ echo host> /sys/devices/platform/musb_hdrc/mode

plug something in with fingers crossed.

I got the 'USB device not Supported' message, but don't worry. File Manager opened and off I went.

To go back to normal operation:

$ echo otg > /sys/devices/platform/musb_hdrc/mode

UPDATE: USB keyboard works fine

2 comments:

Keith said...

Thank you I found it very very useful.

QuiteTall said...

Great!