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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File size
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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
Monday 5:05 PM
I love this app! I can finally use my phone to boot ubcd.
A Google User
4 days ago
No more Discs for this tech! This is the most excitement I have felt since I got my 1st android phone! App works great, simulated a CD and installs whatever OS or runs whatever diagnostic disc. ...... For some phones you may need the Windows app "Universal USB Installer" to convert the ISO to mass storage format.
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
PC not detecting phone MotoG My PC is not detecting my cellphone but detects my pen drive what can I do
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
AMAZING APP Thanks to the dev, if your phone is rooted it's a must have. Love booting PUPPY and UBCD on any not working windows Pc
A Google User
Jul 13, 2014
Replaces my thumb drive I lost my thumb drive, but didn't care because with cloud storage, I don't use it daily anymore. But I do use it occasionally to boot installer and repair disks. DriveDroid is the perfect solution. And unlike a thumb drive, my phone has internet access and can download any ISO I need even if my computer is currently not booting.