EtchDroid [NO ROOT] - Write IS

4.2
5.7K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

NO LONGER ACTIVELY MAINTAINED.

EtchDroid is an open-source application that helps you write images to USB drives.
You can use it to make a bootable GNU/Linux USB drive when your laptop is dead and you're in the middle of nowhere.

Windows installer ISOs are **NOT** supported!

Features:
• Supports raw disk images and most GNU/Linux distributions ISOs
• Supports Raspberry Pi images (extract the ZIP file first; use a SD to USB adapter, the internal SD slot is not supported)
• Supports most DMG disk images (beta)
• No root - everything is done within the bounds of the Android API
• Free as in freedom

Planned features:
• Write common GNU/Linux distro in streaming from the Internet without storing it on the device
• Support for Windows installation ISO (will likely require root)
• Support for Unetbootin-style image flashing

Source code is on GitHub: https://github.com/Depau/EtchDroid
Updated on
Sep 14, 2020

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4.2
5.7K reviews
Nick Ruble
January 20, 2023
Did NOT expect this to work but it actually works beautifully! Was messing around with files I shouldn't have touched and essentially bricked my Surface GO 2 that was running kde neon. Had absolutely no way to make a new live USB because I lost SU privelages but I flashed an iso via this app and now I'm in the middle of doing a clean install. You're a lifesaver ❤️
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Ingmar Lambrechtse
January 18, 2023
I had no working PC to write bootable images to SD. Almost bought me a second hand laptop with that ability but I thought let's look up if etcher has an Android app. Bought me an external SD card reader and it worked like a charm! €10 spent well!
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Van Johnson
November 18, 2022
I love this! Zero ads, no pro version, free to use! I use this all the time to write bootables! Works with nearly any android device I have in my collection, and I change operating systems on my other pcs weekly to see how they work! This is a tool every IT specialist or hobbyist needs if they have android!
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What's new

- Updates and bug fixes to libaums will bring improved reliability with "picky" USB drives and Android devices
- Translation updates