1. annanbhoy's Avatar
    i am on 2.0 and just bought an adaptor to plug by flash drive into it thinking it would recognise the files and come automatically like it would on a PC

    is it possible to watch videos from a USB stick ?

    thanks
    09-07-12 06:01 AM
  2. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    No.. That feature is called USB On The Go..
    And it is presently not supported by the PlayBook.
    Well in theory the required stuff is there in the OS but just not enabled.. With no root there is no way of enabling it..
    09-07-12 06:16 AM
  3. annanbhoy's Avatar
    No.. That feature is called USB On The Go..
    And it is presently not supported by the PlayBook.
    Well in theory the required stuff is there in the OS but just not enabled.. With no root there is no way of enabling it..
    am i right in thinking you cant root a 2.0 ?

    sorry i only got it last week so pretty clueless
    09-07-12 06:24 AM
  4. djenkins6's Avatar
    You could try a wireless WD drive and sideload the WD2GO and WD Photo's apps.
    09-07-12 07:22 AM
  5. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    The last rootable version was 2.0.0.4869
    But downgrading was locked somewhere near 2.0.0.7917 I believe..
    I've never tried the older USB OTG that was made available by the root but I heard it was buggy..
    09-07-12 09:18 AM
  6. frisco49ers's Avatar
    anyone have the link to the WD2GO? i would love to have that ability to watch my movies on my playbook anywhere without having to move my unit from tv to tv

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    09-07-12 09:21 AM
  7. trsbbs's Avatar
    Its too bad RIM cant flip the switch on this.

    To be able to use a USB drive is a basic item anymore.

    Tim
    09-07-12 09:25 AM
  8. annanbhoy's Avatar
    You could try a wireless WD drive and sideload the WD2GO and WD Photo's apps.
    excuse my thickness but what is a wireless WD drive ?
    09-07-12 10:32 AM
  9. rcm1301's Avatar
    Put it in the cloud like Dropbox or Bluebox.
    09-07-12 10:35 AM
  10. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Even with a rooted Playbook... USB stick support is spotty at best.... Had some interesting experiences with my USB sticks... most not very pleasant.. My rule of thumb... do what the operating system allows... things are usally blocked because the drivers are not fully developed....
    09-07-12 10:36 AM
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