View Full Version : Galaxy Note SGH-I717D USB Host Functionality

04-07-2012, 10:30 AM
Hello all... This is my first post.

I am super pumped about the Note... Best phone out there... However I want to get the most use out of it. It has practically become my laptop! Aside for aps like photoshop...

I rooted my phone as I wanted to install aps like a task killer to minimize ram usage, and a cpu monitor to reduce the amount of juice that the 1.5 ghz pig processor consumes. Having a screen, Ram, and cpu this big clearly makes for a juice eating monster!

An area of extreme frustration for me is the current USB host functionality. Initially, I was stoked about the DSLR controller app... But even after rooting, and buying an adaptor, my divice pops up an error saying that I don't have USB OTG Host capability. I was also hoping to be able to plug in external HDs to load files direct onto the note... No dice.

There are many videos out there with the N7000 with host... People plugging in USB keyboards, mice, USB drives etc.

I get that the SGH-I717D phone is brand new, and that I could likely wait for ICS which may come out with a different ROM enabling host... But I want it now... So... Anybody found a different ROM for the SGH-I717D? ... I am scared of bricking my phone by flashing / installing a new ROM.

Would love some help on this one!

Thanks in advance,


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04-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Hello JDU and welcome to the forum! We are delighted to have you as a member. :)

I'm afraid that I can't be a lot of help on the issues you're asking about - I'm not a technician. We do however have an outstanding group of guys called the Rescue Squad, and they have solutions for about any problem you run into. Hang on for a bit and one of them will swing by and give you a hand. :)