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Old 03-27-2009, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I use the USB/Charging port to access files on a standard USB 2.0 flash drive/thumb drive??? I really want to be able to use this form of data access with my 8800, but I would like to know if it is possible before I buy the cable/adapters. Anybody know if this will work?
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It won't. There are no drivers for the Blackberry to recognize the external drive.
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No apps to download? It can see the microSD card that I use to store files, I thought there might be something I could download that would use the external port to read files.
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No apps to download? It can see the microSD card that I use to store files, I thought there might be something I could download that would use the external port to read files.
There isn't.
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Nothing exists for this. Somebody would have to write it, get it signed by RIM, and test it. I don't think there's a big market for this so I wouldn't be holding my breath for it. :(
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There is a software to enable the mass storage mode, but i do'nt know if it's legal, it's a personal developpment and it works fine.
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but the external mode ?? i don't think so.
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No apps to download? It can see the microSD card that I use to store files, I thought there might be something I could download that would use the external port to read files.
I don't see how that's germane. The media card isn't accessed via the USB port.
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I don't see how that's germane. The media card isn't accessed via the USB port.
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