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Which flagship phones have USB OTG host capability that doesn't require rooting, unlocking, or any other tampering?

I am looking to upgrade to a new phone, and it will be a flagship model. Most likely, the Galaxy S5, the new HTC One M8, the LG G2, or the Motorola Droid Maxx. I have Verizon. I have searched the web far and wide for a list of phones with USB on-the-go host capability, not merely USB on-the-go. The spec sheet for the phones either do not specify, or they say that they have USB OTG, but do not specigy if it is host capable (with the phone as the host) or not. I have looked online in web forums for a list of phones, but have found conflicting information, with reports of some people stating they have successfully done what I want to do, and other saying it was not possible. Some people said they had to root, some said they didn't. I do not want to root, unlock, or otherwise tamper with my phone. What I do want to do, is be able to carry around a simple, male, micro USB to female USB adapter, or male micro USB to microSD reader, so I can carry around large video files on a thumb drive, and watch them on my phone, without having to use up all the internal memory, or continuously swap internal cards (if the model I get is one that allows swapping). It would be nice if this were a native feature and I did not need a special app, but I can deal with that. I am really hoping to be able to search whatever flash media I have with me via some sort of file directory which I can organize, and transfer files to and from my phone as well, all without having to connect to my computer via WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, or USB cable. Just the phone and the little adapter dongle. I will basically decide which phone to get on the basis of knowing, with certainty, that this will be possible, and work reliably. I would appreciate if anyone can provide a definitive yes or no for each of the above listed models, as to whether or not the have said capability. I would like to be able to use the phone as an OTG host for other things as well, like my favorite keyboard, that happens to be wired, but I can live without that. Thanks. Oh yeah, I have also asked sales reps at five different Verizon stores, as well as at their centralized telephone sales department, and have yet to get a conclusive answer other than, "I know for sure that SOME of the phones can do it, just not which ones." As long as I know the phone has the ability to do what I want, if it needs an app, I can do the research to find the best one, but in Google Play store, reviews of such apps also conflict as to whether they work with certain models and need rooting or not.

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