DriveDroid

DriveDroid


This application requires root

DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.

DriveDroid also includes a convenient download menu where you can download USB-images of a number of operating systems from your phone (like Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Arch Linux). Around 35 different systems are available at this moment.

You can also create blank USB-images which allows you to have a blank USB-drive. From your PC you can store files onto the USB-drive, but also use tools on your PC to write images to the drive.

Notes
• This application uses features of the kernel that may or may not be available/stable on your phone. Tests have shown most phones work without problems, but please keep in mind yours might not (yet) work out-of-the-box.
• Most kernels support emulating USB drives, some support emulating CD-rom drives and kernels with the right patches support both.
• Most Linux-related ISOs can be booted from USB drives, but some ISOs can only be booted from CD-rom drives or require some kind of conversion.

Paid version
• No ads.
• Resizing of images.
• Add your own download repositories. Nice for companies or groups that want to share custom or licensed images.

More info: http://softwarebakery.com/projects/drivedroid/

Recent changes:
* Added third-party libraries in about screen.
* Paid: Enabled image resizing.
* Free: Moved from Admob to Google Play Services.
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About DriveDroid
This application requires root

DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives.

DriveDroid also includes a convenient download menu where you can download USB-images of a number of operating systems from your phone (like Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Arch Linux). Around 35 different systems are available at this moment.

You can also create blank USB-images which allows you to have a blank USB-drive. From your PC you can store files onto the USB-drive, but also use tools on your PC to write images to the drive.

Notes
• This application uses features of the kernel that may or may not be available/stable on your phone. Tests have shown most phones work without problems, but please keep in mind yours might not (yet) work out-of-the-box.
• Most kernels support emulating USB drives, some support emulating CD-rom drives and kernels with the right patches support both.
• Most Linux-related ISOs can be booted from USB drives, but some ISOs can only be booted from CD-rom drives or require some kind of conversion.

Paid version
• No ads.
• Resizing of images.
• Add your own download repositories. Nice for companies or groups that want to share custom or licensed images.

More info: http://softwarebakery.com/projects/drivedroid/

Recent changes:
* Added third-party libraries in about screen.
* Paid: Enabled image resizing.
* Free: Moved from Admob to Google Play Services.

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A Google User
Yesterday 12:39 PM
One of the best apps on the market.
A Google User
Saturday 7:56 PM
Great app. Very useful! Desperately needed to install Centos on a PC. Didn't have an empty CD. Didn't have a USB drive. DriveDroid saved my life. I was able to boot from my Nexus 5 and install the OS. Awesome!
A Google User
Saturday 2:48 PM
Life saver, for years now Ok.. Wow. I used this in the first times of the app, then it wasn't working for a while getting to 4.x android, and now, well - - I dd'd the wrong hdd, and I just had my cellphone, so I tried - - my Note 3 did not work, but my LG Optimus G did :-) THANKS..!
A Google User
Saturday 5:30 AM
That's just perfect
A Google User
Thursday 11:41 PM
Killed my connection to pc Couldn't seem to get DriveDroid 2 work on sgs4. Now pc doesn't detect phone at all......