1. frank-zappa's Avatar
    Is it possible to use a USB stick with a playbook for extra storage? Or to play files not stored locally?
    05-28-14 03:36 PM
  2. rthonpm's Avatar
    The hardware for USB OTG is built into the PlayBook but was never activated in the OS so unfortunately, it's not available.
    05-28-14 03:39 PM
  3. seascape's Avatar
    rthonpm is correct. With the PlayBook, you're unfortunately limited by the amount of storage that's built-in.
    05-28-14 03:40 PM
  4. pacoman03's Avatar
    You can play media files that are not stored locally, though, including files stored in the cloud or from networked devices over LAN. Ghost Commander (in app world) or ES File Explorer or X-Plore (both sideloaded), among others, will let you do this.
    frank-zappa likes this.
    05-28-14 03:50 PM
  5. ubeda92's Avatar
    Hi, Frank.

    Enjoyed (from the fourth row, near center) your 1976 Halloween show at MSG's Felt Forum.

    One great aspect of that show was that I originally had a seat in the 30th or so row. But, because a ticketholder to the 4th row seat wanted to sit next to his friends, he traded tix with me and threw in a joint with some pretty good innards.
    05-28-14 09:37 PM
  6. eldricho's Avatar
    Hi, Frank.

    Enjoyed (from the fourth row, near center) your 1976 Halloween show at MSG's Felt Forum.

    One great aspect of that show was that I originally had a seat in the 30th or so row. But, because a ticketholder to the 4th row seat wanted to sit next to his friends, he traded tix with me and threw in a joint with some pretty good innards.
    Reply of the day!

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    05-28-14 09:46 PM
  7. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Wow!

    Q10 with Telus on 10.3.0.296
    05-28-14 09:54 PM
  8. GooberNS's Avatar
    Lol just awesome!

    Posted via CB10
    05-28-14 10:20 PM
  9. Ragbert's Avatar
    I was wondering about this too. If the hardware supports it... would it be possible to sideload a bar file from a BB10 OS to activate it? I think the Z30 hardware supports OTG USB also.

    I know it sounds crazy, but wondered if anyone had tried it.

    The hardware for USB OTG is built into the PlayBook but was never activated in the OS so unfortunately, it's not available.


    Posted with my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.2947/2274 Radio
    07-16-14 03:03 AM
  10. blueberrymerry's Avatar
    Not possible, I'm afraid. Previous PB OS versions could have USB OTG enabled through a SSH hack but you needed a separate computer to enable it. Now that bug has been closed.
    Ragbert likes this.
    07-16-14 04:26 AM
  11. Ragbert's Avatar
    Thanks, blueberrymerry. What a shame - a great feature wasted. I'd love to see a developer create a 3rd party program which would activate this.
    Not possible, I'm afraid. Previous PB OS versions could have USB OTG enabled through a SSH hack but you needed a separate computer to enable it. Now that bug has been closed.
    07-17-14 02:28 PM

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