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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4.5
User ratings
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Installs
100,000+
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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:
* Fixed checksum option opening resize dialog.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 20, 2015
Works and Is Useful Most of the apps listed above this in the store do not work on the latest devices, but this one does. This allowed me to update my laptop's disk drive's firmware without having to find my USB drive. I plan on installing GNU/Linux to my computer soon using this. Many thanks.
A Google User
Jul 18, 2015
Good idea
A Google User
Jul 15, 2015
Fantastic app! This worked flawlessly out of the box using the repositories provided. However I've tried importing "Porteus" lightweight OS with no success. Bit of a suck it & see with the more specialist OS's. Loads of distros included, so there's little need to hunting for others. Very stable, never gone wrong. It's really fast to: it takes me 15 minutes to install Ubuntu on a second hand dell laptop. I can't fault this app
A Google User
Jul 14, 2015
Excellent Excellent app, Just remember to TURN OFF Android usb debugging, otherwise It won't work.
A Google User
Jul 14, 2015
Awesome You cannot believe how much time this app saved me. I was going to buy a new USB and go through the process of making it Bootable but all I had to do was get this app!
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