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
3639
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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Very good
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
This app saved me in a hotel. Laptop decided to kernel panic and I was out of usb drives. This app is staying on my phone permanently. Bailed me out of a hot situation. Thank you. This needed to exist.
A Google User
Aug 19, 2015
AWESOME !! such a awesome idea for a app and it works like a charm. I thank you tons for this app. I needed this app when my windows OS boot manager bugged and crashed. Used this to boot hirens boot iso and fixed my pc. Note that this is for usb/iso9x images only.
A Google User
Aug 14, 2015
Brilliant ... idea. Really, lovely concept, would use it forever. Insufficient requirements information in application description. Soft-bricked my rooted Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-i535 after installing and rebooting. Still attempting to recover my device and sort out why, believe it's to do with lack of support for USB Mass Storage in the verizon ROM.
A Google User
Aug 14, 2015
Lifesaver!!! Hats off to the devoloper