Thanks to a user of xda developers, the Nexus 4 could work with USB OTG support, below all the details
The Nexus 4 is undoubtedly one of the best Android phones of the moment, and while many are its virtues has some serious flaws which their users have complained repeatedly, and one of them is the lack of USB OTG support.
Nexus 4 and USB OTG, two who are not friends
The support USB OTG (On the Go) is what allows a device (Android smartphone in this case) to exchange data with anotherUSB device such as a pen drive or keyboard for example through an OTG cable. The Nexus 4, which at first was thought to possess this feature, conspicuous by the absence of the same, and this is something serious if we consider that the device has neither much internal storage (16 or 32 gb) nor with the ability to expand via microSD. That’s why today’s news brings some light on the issue.
The user of xda – developers CaptainMuon could enable this feature by the following process: just connected a powered USB-HUB and a mouse to my OTG cable, flashed the kernel and typed the commands directly with a terminal app on the device. Sounds simple but it was not so, there is a video that demonstrates the process if you are interested.
In the video you can see the process as well as the user running the Nexus 4 with a mouse. I recommend that if you try first go to the original thread on xda that you can follow here and as always act at your own risk as CaptainMuon said he was not responsible for damages that his little OTG hack may cause.
It is encouraging to see how the Android community continues to give solutions to the problems that manufacturers do not even bother to remedy, and this is one of the main reasons why Android is the best mobile OS in the world. You think?