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.
– No ads.
– Resizing of images.
– Add your own download repositories. Nice for companies or groups that want to share custom or licensed images.
– 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.
What's New 0.10.28- Prioritize 'Standard Android Kernel' over 'Standard Android' for the USB system
- Allow removal/reset of image directory in wizard
- Fixed crash when no root is available in status overview
- Fixed crash when image directory is not accessible anymore in image list
- Fixed not being able to retrieve USB connection state on some devices, now uses root to do so
- Fixed download list not appearing correctly in some circumstances