DriveDroid (Paid)

4.5
803 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

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
Updated on
Nov 21, 2018

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4.5
803 reviews
CruxCraft com
December 7, 2020
Didn't work for me. Pixel 2 Android 9... Root worked, images directory worked, but computer couldn't see the device image or in boot menu. Tried UEFI and legacy. I'll continue to mess with usb settings and maybe try a different usb cable, but otherwise I'm refunding. I probably should have tried the free one first lol but I was hopeful. DEV definitely put some work into this and not entirely their fault when it fails on different devices. Thank you for the work you do. App could use a UI update
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Hemi Patu
May 3, 2022
DriveDroid, sadly, is a dead project. - with the last update being in 2012. Due to this fact alone I can't recommend anyone purchase this app as it no longer works on Android 10 or above and any issues that where present at the time of it having been functional will still be there or exacerbated.
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A Google user
January 6, 2019
Had this app on my old Note 3 and it worked without any problems. Upgraded to an S9 Plus, rooted with Magisk and unable to host any images. The app works, can grant root access, find iso files but cant host them. Checked around for a kernel that supports cd/usb emulation and cannot find any.
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What's new

* Upgrade target to Android 9
* Upgrade several inner dependencies
* Fixed several crashes