DriveDroid 0.5 released!

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 CDs or USB pendrives.

DriveDroid also includes a convenient download menu where you can select a popular distibution to download and use.

How do you make this work?

  • Connect your phone to your PC using an USB cable
  • Download an image file (.iso or .img) through DriveDroid or download them manually
  • Select the image file in DriveDroid to let your phone 'host' the file over USB
  • (Re)start your PC and make sure the correct boot priority is set in the bios
  • The image should now be booted on your PC


  • Root
  • USB cable (from phone to PC)
  • USB Mass Storage-support should be enabled on your ROM (being able to mount SD card)


  • Some .iso files do not support being booted over USB, but most popular distibutions are. All images that are downloadable through DriveDroid are supported.
  • All .img files should work fine.
  • It is recommended to download distributions over wifi: those files are big!
  • Do NOT use DriveDroid while your SD card is mounted (being used on your PC). This can cause loss of data.

The downloads that DriveDroid provides are gathered using distscraper. If you want other distributions to be includes in the list, please open up an issue or do a pull request.