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:
* Fixed checksum option opening resize dialog.
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Free
90
4.5
User ratings
2318
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
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File size
2245 kb
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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:
* Fixed checksum option opening resize dialog.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 2:37 AM
Nexus 6 - Works Perfect. Nice bring able to boot my parents and friends computers up when their operating system is corrupt.
A Google User
Sunday 3:23 PM
Must have in my toolbox I really liked the app and it came useful to me many times. Just one minor complaint.. I've installed the free version and it's working perfectly but when I want to buy the paid version it tells me that this item isn't available in my country. I wish the developer solve this problem so I can get the paid version.
A Google User
4 days ago
Fixed my PC! My PC bricked so I used this to fix it! .
A Google User
4 days ago
Brilliant Useful in many ways. Good work!
A Google User
5 days ago
Life saver! Came to my rescue when my hard disk was going dead.