If you've got a device compatible with USB OTG, this tool is very handy. USB OTG Helper allows you to mount units on your device, although you'll need to grant root permissions to be able to make use of all its possibilities.
If you're shown a warning that says that it can't find any units, that's because your device isn't compatible. The developers of this app warn us on the Play Store that it might not work on certain devices. They've published a list on their web, but the link they offer is broken. In any case, it's free so don't hesitate to try it out and find out if it's compatible with your device.
What's USB OTG Helper for?
Thanks to this application, we can access our USB device or external hard drives, being able to check files and modify them in a very simple manner. A tool that can be very useful to make backups of our photos and videos without having to transfer them to our computer.
How does it work?
When you connect a device by means of OTG, the application will start running automatically, then you'll only have to mount the device pressing the mount button. Once you've finished, you'll only have to access your file explorer to view the data contained in the device you've connected.
The best thing is that the application doesn't contain adverts, but you'll have more options if you donate to its creators, improving your user experience. Now, it's up to you to decide if you need them or not.
What does USB OTG Helper offer me?
- Support for all NTFS, FAT, EXT 2/3/4 and exFAT devices.
- Notifications for when the device is mounted.
- Automatically reads all the modules necessary.
- Allows you to enable the UTF-8 mode if your device is compatible.