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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.

• 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.
• Add your own download repositories. Nice for companies or groups that want to share custom or licensed images.

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Recently changed in this version

* Added third-party libraries in about screen.
* Paid: Enabled image resizing.
* Free: Moved from Admob to Google Play Services.

Comments and ratings for DriveDroid
  • (72 stars)

    by Chad Anthony on 22/06/2014

    I've been a happy customer for a while now. Rooted my Nexus 7 with towel root, installed super su and then Drive Droid. Confirmed working perfect! This is my go to app for OS reloads and recovery.

  • (72 stars)

    by Dirk de Boer on 16/06/2014

    just installed it and havent had any problems so far. will have to test more but so far so good

  • (72 stars)

    by Derek Traywick on 12/06/2014

    This app is awesome! If you use live USB drives them this is the app to get. I'd highly recommend getting the paid version so you can build your own images or add a different repository. I'm so very happy with this that I bought the paid version.

  • (72 stars)

    by mdo mdo on 11/06/2014

    now you have to wait for it to mount, to get root permissions and to launch it envolves waiting more than it used to

  • (72 stars)

    by Arif Rahman Ibrahim on 09/06/2014

    When I don't have flashdrive around, I could use this! Very handy!

  • (72 stars)

    by Ţĥąřŵǻŧ ǺßøŭĦĕĺął on 09/06/2014

    must have app which is very handy works perfectly… just loving it

  • (72 stars)

    by John Campbell on 09/06/2014

    This app saves me from having to carry around tons of thumb drives.