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
Nov 15, 2014
Fantastic
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
i found a fix for galaxy s5 i9600 just change your kernel to blaze kernel , and it works... edit:but it ruins regular data transfer, tried all, but unless i flush , cant move files fix please, it changes the file system permnent...
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Cool! Very useful app.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
I was looking for something like this all my live No need to carry a lot of CDs or DVDs if you need install software (mostly OSes or recovery CDs), even Windows XP ISO boots in old hardware using this program. And it Is more practical than "dumping" ISOs in USBs pen drives (most linux dist are compatible with this). Worked perfect in my Samsung S4 Mini (rooted).
A Google User
Nov 11, 2014
Very nice